Viber has released a desktop version of its Voice over Internet Protocol and messaging application that makes it compete even more with Skype, David Meyer writes. "What puts it apart from Skype is how tightly integrated it is with the mobile experience. Skype went from the desktop to the phone. Viber went from mobile to desktop -- the implication for the user is amazing," Viber CEO Talmon Marco says. Features include the ability to transfer messages between the mobile and desktop environment and recognition that messages have already been read when transitioning from one platform to another.