has announced that it will no longer be supported by , after threatened the mobile app company with legal action. Fring has lambasted over what it calls an ‘anti-competitive’ stance, noting: “Since its foundation in 2006, Fring’s rich mobile communications have been available to both Fring users and open 3rd party networks including GoogleTalk, SIP, Twitter and, until now, . “However, despite Fring expanding its network capacity over the last days to serve its enlarged user base, is refusing to allow Fring to restore connectivity to .” The statement continues: “’s anti-competitive ambush comes in the wake of Fring’s mobile calling on 4 launch, which continues to set the standard in rich mobile communication.” Muzzling competition Fring is not taking being snubbed by lightly, with Avi Shechter, Fring’s Co-Founder and CEO, saying about the news: “We are disappointed that , who once championed the cause of openness, is now attempting to muzzle competition, even to the detriment of its own users. “We apologise to our users for the impact of ’s bullying and we will be happy to reconnect with once reverses their decision.” Ouch.

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