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Five ways to avoid traveling for meetings

Traveling for meetings is still usually expensive, time-consuming, and often thought to be unavoidable. If you can get away with it, joining or conducting a meeting via teleconferencing technology is definitely the way to go (until we perfect teleportation, that … Read

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5 things I’d like to see in our next conference room

I’ve spent a lot of time in conference rooms lately, and have been thinking about what we can do to take CRL’s own conference room into more modern times. This post is a general wish list for what I’ve been … Read

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Skype enhances “Skype in the Classroom” service

I remember a time when many, if not most, schools unilaterally barred Skype from being used in classrooms. It took the powers that be time to evaluate the service and deem it safe and secure enough for in-school use. Over … Read

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Facebook’s “something awesome” is in-browser support for Skype

Last week, on the heels of Google’s announcement of its new Google+ social networking app, Facebook promised that it would unveil “something awesome” itself this week. And on Wednesday, the social networking leader unveiled an all-new look to its built-in … Read

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Skype 5.2 For Mac includes group screen sharing and video calls

Skype for Mac users will want to download the latest version, which brings a couple of nice features: Group screen sharing: Make presentations, show documents, and demonstrate software or websites with others using Skype’s new group screen sharing feature. This … Read

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The state of the videophone

Earlier in the week, I mentioned Comcast’s planned partnership with Skype to deliver video conferencing via television to its customers. To continue this theme, Matthew Brada at Ars Technica has written a very nice piece on the current state of … Read

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Comcast customers: Make Skype video calls from your living room (soon)

Big news from cable provider Comcast and Skype: In the next few months, the two companies will begin rolling out a service allowing Skype to work on customers’ televisions. It sounds pretty neat–the service will include an adapter that connects … Read

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5 alternatives to Skype for video calls

Does the news that Microsoft purchased Skype this week have you scrambling for other free (or cheap, at least) ways to do video calls from your computer? While the dust hasn’t settled yet, many are weighing their options. Here are … Read

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Microsoft just bought Skype. Now what?

It’s official: Microsoft will purchase Skype for $8.5 billion. The news has Skype fans wondering what’s next. Will Skype still be free? What will become of the Mac and iPhone versions? In an article on ReadWriteWeb, Marshall Kirkpatrick shares some … Read

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Using Skype 5 on a Mac? Update now to address a major security issue

Last week, a huge security hole was discovered in the latest version of Skype for the Mac. Older versions of Skype and versions for Windows were not affected by this. In order to keep your computer safe, you should apply … Read

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