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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...

APPROVED

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology

-- The Federal Trade Commission is letting software giant Microsoft Corp. proceed with its largest deal ever, an $8.5 billion bid for web chat and ca...

Comcast And Skype Partner Up

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 08.13.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Comcast subscribers: In the future, believing that the TV is talking to you might not be a sign of insanity. You may be getting a Skype vi...

Even More Skype Problems Reported

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology

Skype, the company Microsoft has agreed to buy for $8.5 billion, is reportedly experiencing problems--again. Skype acknowledged in a tweet posted T...

Skype Goes Down For Many

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.26.2011 | Technology

See update below Skype, which Microsoft recently announced it would acquire for $8.5 billion, recently suffered some downtime, with users worldwide r...

Influential Hedge Fund Manager Calls For Microsoft CEO To Step Down

Reuters | Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

May 26, 2011 12:57:38 AM By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn has...

Skype Cancels IPO

AP | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Internet calling service Skype has cancelled its IPO now that it's agreed to be sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion. Skype serve...

The Economist Joins the Tech Bubble Herd

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The closest thing to a bubble in tech these days may be the rush to declare it a bubble in the media. Even if it turns out to be the case, it would be more luck than prescience.

10 Fastest Growing U.S. Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

Over the course of the recession, major companies have failed, entire industries have withered. But at least a few have not only survived, but grown. ...

Bill Gates Says He Encouraged Microsoft To Buy Skype

BBC | Posted 07.17.2011 | Technology

Microsoft's founder, Bill Gates, has said he advocated the company's takeover of Skype, and urged other board members to support the move. ...

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.