This week Amazon made lots of news with their announcement about the Echo Show, a video and touch screen enabled version of the popular Echo digital assistant that will arrive in late June. Then they dropped the bombshell. Echos new and old, along with their Alexa mobile apps, can make calls between one another, much like Skype offered in its earliest days.
In 2016 Amazon quietly acquired a small conferencing startup, Biba. This past week we saw the Seattle giant launch Chime, a new video and audio conferencing app based upon that purchase, and it has been one of the hottest movers on ProductHunt since its debut.