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Alex Wagner

Will Microsoft-Skype Union Produce A Game Changer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

In 1974, a young Bill Gates would lie on the floor to brainstorm, in an office located next to a vacuum cleaner store and a massage parlor. These ...

Where the Rubber Meets the Skype

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Steve Ballmer is paying almost $13 per user. Microsoft would have to sell an additional Xbox machine or Office license to each one of Skype's 663,000,000 users for this deal to make sense.

Microsoft Investors Puzzled By Cost Of Skype Deal

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Bill Rigby) - Microsoft Corp's move to buy money-losing Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion was immediately skewered by criti...

Skype's Owners Made $5 Billion In Microsoft Deal

Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - Skype's owners, led by private equity firm Silver Lake, will make more than three times their investment - a ...

Bianca Bosker

Does Microsoft's Skype Buy Mean It Finally Understands What People Want?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Does Microsoft’s plan to buy Skype, a company that provides voice and video chatting services over the Internet, mean the software giant has finally...

Amy Lee

Microsoft Bets Its Future On Skype

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

As Microsoft agreed to hand over $8.5 billion to capture the voice and video online calling company Skype, the computing giant essentially bet its fut...

What's Microsoft Going To Do With Skype?

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

So now that Microsoft's $8.5 billion (in cold hard cash) purchase of Skype is official, what exactly does it mean for Skype's 170 million active users...

Is Microsoft's $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition A Good Call?

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Microsoft announced the biggest acquisition in its 36-year history Tuesday morning, leaving tech analysts grappling with one question: Is the decision...

Microsoft's Skype Deal By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Microsoft confirmed Tuesday morning that it would be buying VoIP giant Skype in a deal that is the biggest in Microsoft's history. Here's a look at...

Microsoft Will Acquire Skype

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest dea...

Facebook And Social Media: What Would Jesus Do?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Would Jesus unfriend Judas on his way to appear before Pilate? Would Jesus already be unfriended by all his disciples and all those who once clamored to be on his profile?

Massive Skype Security Flaw Exposes Users' Data

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

The ten million users of Skype for Android are vulnerable to a hack that reveals a huge amount of personal data, Android Police reports. The site u...

Skype, Gmail Ban Rejected

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 06.09.2011 | Technology

MOSCOW -- A Kremlin official has rejected a proposal from within Russia's main domestic security agency to ban Skype, Gmail and Hotmail as a major thr...

Sex Scandal Rocks Aussie Military

AP | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's defense force, already under fire for racist comments made by soldiers serving in Afghanistan, was rocked by anothe...

WATCH: Skype In The Classroom Connects Students, Teachers Worldwide

Posted 06.05.2011 | Education

For teachers looking to broaden students' horizons, Skype in the Classroom is the modern-day version of the pen pal. The free platform, out of beta ...

Do Writers Need an Agent for Success?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I started my career at a time when the conventional wisdom was that you couldn't even have a career without an agent. But experience has proven something different.

Teacher With Cancer Comes To Class Via Skype

Ed Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

About once every three weeks, Brother James Kelly doesn't feel well enough to teach because of the chemotherapy he receives to fight his prostate canc...

Skype To Start Showing Ads

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Skype for Windows will begin offering advertisements this week to customers in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. According to an official company blog po...

Couple Married Over Skype

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEE UPDATE BELOW. Volcanic ash in Iceland thwarted plans for a London wedding, so what did the couple stranded in Dubai do? They got married ove...

Can Technology Ease The Pain Of A Split?

Eric Villency | Posted 06.19.2011 | Divorce
Eric Villency

It's the mornings that get you. You avert your eyes as you walk past his bedroom door, walking briskly to the kitchen it is the longest walk in the ...

Group Video Conferencing Emerges for Publishers from TokBox

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK via TokBox  -- TokBox, the San Francisco-based group video chat company, has shuttered its consumer product and is put...

Through A Lens, Constantly

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

Gramma's live-blogging the whole thing. She's got her friends on GrannyNet, and they're hanging on every word. Later she'll try to get Baby Rufus on her lap long enough to Skype them and show off a little.

The Saga of a Stranded Traveler

Jodi Bettencourt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jodi Bettencourt

After reading story after story about travel rage and how airports are completely unprepared to deal with severe weather conditions, Mate Tokić's travel saga was a refreshing reprieve. It even left me feeling a little, what's that word... hopeful?

Nate C. Hindman

Famed Investor On Startups, Breaking Up Big Banks And Dealing With Castro

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

William Henry Draper III, the 83-year-old author of a new book, The Startup Game, has lived a life that's stretched far beyond the venture capital industry he helped create.

Deployed Soldier Watches Child's Birth On Skype

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A New York hospital recently experienced it's first online birth. The birth of baby Jackson Matthew was streamed live via Skype, so that his solider d...