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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.

Skype Comes To Your Home Phone

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- With two new products, Skype has made it easier to make Internet calls from home phones, for savings on international calls and potentiall...

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 YouTube.com. Since Google publicly laun...

8 Tech Tools For College Students

usatoday.com | Posted 10.17.2011 | College

The smartphone has become the centerpiece of many students' digital lives. Yes, it can be a distraction, but it also is an incredible tool that can...

Skype For iPad Goes Live, Dies, Goes Live Again

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

Ladies and gentlemen, the incredible disappearing Skype for iPad! Web-calling giant Skype released its first made-for-iPad app, only to pull it hou...

A First: Deported Mexican Parents Testify Via Skype In Child Custody Hearings

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

MEXICO CITY -- Two girls ages 4 and 8 were reunited in Mexico with their deported migrant parents Monday, after the couple was allowed to offer testim...

Google+ & Facebook: Different Approaches to Video Chat

Larry Magid | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

It's been a big couple of weeks for video and social networking. Last Wednesday, Facebook launched its Skype-powered video chat and the week before that, Google launched its Google+ social network featuring group video chats.

Universal Pulses & Floating Cities: Chatting with 311's Nick Hexum and Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to 311's Nick Hexum, the band's new album, Universal Pulse, with its premier single, "Sunset In July", is "kind of like the ultimate Summer jam, and about the experience of touring."

Facebook May Be Planning Its Own Music Service

The Huffington Post | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

That seems to be the question on the minds of music fans in-the-know today when, just a day after Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced the social netw...

Facebook vs. Google+: How Their Video Chats Compare

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Circles vs. lists, +1 vs. "like" buttons, Hangouts vs. Video Calling: the Google+ v. Facebook battle is in full force. On June 29, Google launched ...

FLASHBACK: MySpace Partnered With Skype 3 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

Facebook unveiled a video chat product Wednesday as part of its new partnership with Skype. But this isn't the first time a social network has team...

Hands-On with Facebook's New Video Chat

Larry Magid | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

After returning from Facebook headquarters to hear Mark Zuckerberg make his "awesome" announcement, I had a chance to try out the new Facebook video chat which is powered by Skype.

New Skype App For Mac: See The Features

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology

A new version of Skype for Mac, version 5.2, has just rolled out. The new version features several updates from the previous 5.1 edition: Users wi...

Facebook To Launch Video Chat Through Skype Partnership

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently promised that on July 6, Facebook would "launch something awesome" that the company's Seattle team ...

Post Mortem on Weiner Coverage: He Looked Bad, but So Did the Media

John Farr | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
John Farr

After all the public flogging this once proud public servant has undergone, doesn't there come a point when enough is enough? Not where most of today's media is concerned, it seems.

World's Strongest Net Neutrality Law Poised For Approval

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 08.22.2011 | Technology

AMSTERDAM -- The Dutch parliament approved a bill Wednesday forcing mobile Internet providers to let customers use Skype and other rival services on t...

Skype Fires Execs, Avoiding Payouts After Microsoft Buyout

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology

Just after the Federal Trade Commission approved Microsoft's purchase of web calling service Skype, Bloomberg reports that Skype will fire a number of...