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Skype Group Video Chat Function Coming Soon

AP | RACHEL METZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Internet calling service Skype plans a public "beta" test of a group video chat function that lets up to five people participate...

Five-Way Video Chatting on Skype

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Skype is expanding its services. Starting May 10th, it will offer five-way video chatting. The service will be free to start, but Skype does plan to charge for it in the future.

Does Technology Connection Mean Life Disconnection?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Has computer and communication technology allowed us to connect more deeply with life? Or, as we become more connected with this technology, are we becoming more disconnected from life?

Pelosi Questions Skype Security, Asks House Officials To Explore

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) has asked the chamber's Chief Administrative Officer and the House Committee on Administration to "further explore whet...

Queen Noor at Soliya on Obama, Islam and Interpersonal Global Communications

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

No one personifies the concept of thought leader and global citizen more than the Washington, D.C.-born, U.S.-raised, Princeton-educated regal woman w...

Can Social Networks Save The World?

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa

The New Haiti Project from Amanda Lin Costa on Vimeo. Michael Kutch co-founder and project manager of The New Haiti Project certainly thinks so. He ...

Ask Michael Cohen: Work It Out

Michael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Cohen

Here's the deal. You have to play by the three-day rule, which works both in the business and dating worlds.

Cut Cell Phone Costs: 7 Ways To Save Money On Your Calls (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Even in the age of email and Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, sometimes, we just need to make a call. Especially if you're calling internationally, y...

Live Report: Tremendous Progress Accomplished in Six Short Haitian Days

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Today was the beginning of the end of our six short days in Haiti to set the stage for post-disaster recovery here. April 1 officially begins the nex...

Live from Leogane: Orphans International Partners with Haitian School Founded by Orphan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"My father, Ambroise Beauliere, wrote our school's mission statement forty years ago to provide private education at the best possible quality at the ...

Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...

Social Media: The Choice of a New Generation

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Not another set of rules? I'm afraid so. Today's new forms of social media require follow-us-wherever-we-go rules, and they are changing even as you read this!

A Step by Step Guide on How to Fight Internet Censorship in Iran and What the U.S. Can Do

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

Here is a list of actions, policy shifts, and issues that are essential to giving Iranians more access to information and helping them fight against the Tehran's strong censorship.

The Impact of Cell Phones on Psychology, Community, Culture, Arts and Economics

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

To harness power, one must first acknowledge power. To some people, the ubiquitous cell phone is still 'just' a phone. To others, it is so much m...

Introduction to mFinance: Cell Phone Banking

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Growing up in Ohio as a young teen, I would take my savings account passbook to the bank and deposit my earnings from snow shoveling or grass mowing. ...

The Evolution Will be ooVood

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark Levine

With governments still largely in control of the streets and able to monitor or block access to sites like YouTube, Myspace and Facebook, what technologies are left to overcome connect people in meaningful ways?

Is Meg Whitman Like Arnold Schwarzenegger? Yes (In the Wrong Ways)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Whitman hates the comparison with Schwarzenegger, even though obvious, as both she and Schwarzenegger are Republicans, both are super-rich, and neither had any experience in elected office before running.

Q&A: Burma VJ so Powerful a Documentary it Garners an Oscar Nomination

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Balfour

When Danish documentarian Anders Østergaard took on the challenge to make Burma VJ, he had no idea how much he would advance the cause of citizen journalism.

How to Airplane Diet: Fly Less, Videocall More (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

If you can see and talk to our family and friends at any given moment that we're both online, shouldn't we be able to fly or drive just a bit less?

An Author's Love Letter To Selma's Book Group

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Cousin Sel, It was so much fun chatting with your fourth-Thursday-of the-month book group over the squawk box last week. Every author is thri...

'Empathic Civilization': Is It Time To Replace The American Dream?

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

To suggest that the American Dream itself is misguided, outdated, and even damaging to the American psyche, would be considered almost treasonous. Yet, I would like to suggest just that.

Digital Literacy -- Not Just For Kids Anymore!

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Juliette Powell

What happens when only a small portion of online users is actually digitally literate? Will we be divided into two classes, those with access to timely critical information and those without?

The Virtual Valentine's Day

Jamie Sorcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jamie Sorcher

We have technology to help keep the long-distance spark alive. From smartphones to online video calling, a special Valentine's Day can be no further than a click away.

Skype DOWN: Official Skype Blog Confirms Issues, Temporary Outage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Many people noticed Skype down today, Jan. 21, 2010, and wrote about it on Twitter and elsewhere, and Skype is now confirming that its service has had...

10 Things I Love About Technology

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I seem to be a technology doomsayer. The overriding theme I've identified in my own writing about technology is one of skepticism and caution. But the truth is that I am an optimist about new media.