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Should Students Be Allowed To Attend Class Via Video Chat?

By Angel Idowu Angel is a high school reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. Many students d...

WATCH: Soldier Skypes To See Child's Birth

Posted 03.30.2012 | Parents

Specialist Brock Howland wasn't able to attend his son's birth, but he did the next best thing: Howland Skyped with his wife, Mary, throughout the del...

How Skype Changed the World

Robert Whent | Posted 04.18.2012 | Technology
Robert Whent

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.

Have Skype, Will Do International Business...

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Unless homo sapiens mutate and our senses become muted, the face-to-face interaction will remain our favorite and most-needed way of building trust with one another. And trust, as we know, is the key ingredient of any long-lasting relationship.

Email Use On The Skids Among Teens

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology

With texts, tweets, Facebook Chat, and Skype all available as means of instantaneous communication, it's no surprise that the good ol' email seems to ...

WATCH: Couples Get Techie On Their Big Days!

Posted 01.17.2012 | Weddings

It's no surprise that the Internet has made the wedding planning process a little bit easier for couples everywhere -- with websites that put the brid...

Cool Icelandic Phone Technology Is Hot

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Sometimes I doubt that all the amazing communications technology the world has seen in the last decade has resulted in increased or better communicati...

Skype Offers Free Wi-Fi For The Holidays

Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel

Holiday travel brings families together, but only after uncles, aunts and beloved cousins run the logistical gauntlet of delays, cancellations and lon...

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Yet Another Stealth Maneuver to Control the Internet

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.10.2012 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons ...

Tweet This, Deny That: Social Media and the End of Denial

Michele Weldon | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media
Michele Weldon

Digital shaming has become the newest form of public stocks, ensuring the wrongdoings of individuals are widely known and impossible to erase.

Memo to Single Men: Man Up or Shut Up

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 01.30.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Tannen

A few weeks ago, I got a random Facebook message from an attractive man I know. I was excited for approximately three seconds before feeling, instead, furious.

Boomer Professionals Embrace Video Conferencing

Don McNay | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Don McNay

Video conferencing is not a new technology. But being able to do it easily and efficiently, with good quality, is new to me. It opens up new ways to communicate and grow my business.

'I Felt Like I Was There': The Undeniable Impact Of Social Media On Military Families | Mike Chalmers | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact

In previous deployments to Iraq and South America, Master Sgt. Clifford Snyder relied on letters and brief phone calls to keep in touch with his wife ...

Cops: Mom Forced Daughter To Strip For Web Cam

Posted 11.14.2011 | Crime

A 41-year-old Massachusetts mother is facing child endangerment charges after she allegedly forced her daughter to pose nude in front of a web camera....

Wyandotte, MI: Guitar Teacher Gives Lessons Worldwide From The Comfort Of His Home | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

"The power of Skype is that it takes away that geographical constraint and allows you to be taught by truly talented teachers."...

The Nature Of Reality And The Long-Distance Relationship

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Wendi L. Adamek

I'm about to get on a plane to see my partner. We haven't seen each other in four months. Well, OK, we've seen each other virtually every day for four months. On Skype, of course.

Microsoft Closes $8.5 Billion Deal

Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology

‪‬ By Ina Fried Microsoft said late on Thursday that it has completed its deal to acquire Internet calling leader Skype for $8.5 billion. W...

Peace Through Entrepreneurship?

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
Jeff Bussgang

I had an out of body experience last week. A few days before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in the Jewish calendar and a spiritual day of remembrance, I found myself in front of ten Palestinian high-tech CEOs talking about entrepreneurship.

Will Smartphones Replace the Therapist's Couch?

Harmon Leon | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Harmon Leon

Forget about awkward visits to the doctor's office; cell phone app technology has opened the doors to having therapy sessions at the beach, park and mall. You can now literally carry your psychiatrist in your pocket.

Travel by Mouse Instead of Jet?

Bill McKibben | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

On the list of paradoxes, not many beat flying around the world to give talks about climate change.

WATCH: Conan Spoofs Skype Questions At GOP Debate

Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

At the CNN/Tea Party Express debate on Monday, viewers were encouraged to ask questions of the candidates via Skype, because if there's anyone who kno...

Can You Be Hypnotized Over The Internet?

Valorie J. Wells, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Valorie J. Wells, Ph.D.

There is an alternative way to keep the value of hypnosis without the guilt of feeling like a failure at relaxation. There is no need to schedule time off from work or school, much less take on the hassles of travel.

7 Innovative Ways Schools Are Going High Tech

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 10.21.2011 | Technology

Many schools across the country have rules about tech in the classroom, but they’re not the rules you might think. Teachers instruct students to tak...

Skype Buys Year-Old Startup

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.21.2011 | Technology

Online calling service Skype, which Microsoft said earlier this year it would acquire for $8.5 billion, announced its own acquisition on Sunday: accor...

Google+ Feature Comes To YouTube

The Huffington Post | Jake Bialer | Posted 10.19.2011 | Technology

Google now lets YouTube users invite their friends to join group video chats and watch videos together via Since Google publicly laun...