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Microsoft connecting Skype to Lync for business users

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One of the big questions when Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion was what would happen to Lync, the Redmond company’s unified communication service for companies. This morning, Microsoft delivered at least a partial answer, announcing plans to connect Skype with Lync for instant-messaging, voice calls and presence information. The...
Microsoft connecting Skype to Lync for business users

Microsoft Announces Skype And Lync Interoperability With IM & Audio To Start, Video Soon

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Microsoft announced today that two of its big-name communications services – consumer-facing Skype and enterprise-ready Lync – will now interoperate, meaning users can access their Lync contacts via Skype and vice versa, and then message them or place an audio call. Support for video calling and other features, as well...
Microsoft Announces Skype And Lync Interoperability With IM & Audio To Start, Video Soon

UCSD's robot baby appears, is happy, sad, a little creepy (video)

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Development on the UCSD's Diego-san has been underway for several years and now the robot child is read for his first home movie. The bot is being constructed to better understand the cognitive development of children, with a camera behind each eye recording (and learning from) human interactions around...
UCSD's robot baby appears, is happy, sad, a little creepy (video)

Microsoft Has A Creepy Patent That Lets You Hug Someone Over The Internet Using A Robotic Pillow (MSFT)

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If you can't be with all your loved ones this holiday season, you soon may be able to send them a hug or a hearty handshake over the Internet. And we're not talking about a text-based emoticon. We're talking a bona-fide squeeze-and-be-squeezed-back hug. The technology requires using battery powered pillows...
Microsoft Has A Creepy Patent That Lets You Hug Someone Over The Internet Using A Robotic Pillow (MSFT)
Microsoft Plans To Bring Its Lync Enterprise Communications Platform And Skype Closer Together, Announces Lync 2013 Mobile Apps

Spanish startup INDISYS raises $5m from Intel and others to improve human-machine interactions

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Intelligent Dialogue Systems (INDISYS), a company that specializes in machine-human interactions, announced today that it has closed a round of funding worth $5 million. The round, led by Intel Capital and with participation from Inveready SCR, will be used to try and speed up the company’s international expansion. INDISYS is...
Spanish startup INDISYS raises $5m from Intel and others to improve human-machine interactions

How Can Google's Project Glass Avoid Being an Even Greater Tech Distraction to Human Interaction?

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s favorite moment using the futuristic Project Glass prototype was taking a hands-free picture of his son in a moment of joy when he threw him in the air. Glass project manager Steve Lee said he loves that he can see text messages from friends who are...
How Can Google's Project Glass Avoid Being an Even Greater Tech Distraction to Human Interaction?

RT @arainert: Great post from @steffanantonas showing the power of mobile to enhance real-world human interactions. http://icio.us/yqk3q4

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RT @arainert: Great post from @steffanantonas showing the power of mobile to enhance real-world human interactions. http://icio.us/yqk3q4

DailyDirt: Deconstructing Social Networking

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Social networks are clearly a very fashionable field of study right now because they provide an unprecedented volume of records for human interactions that can be mined for trends and correlations... and marketing strategies. Figuring out how viral messages spread could teach us how to educate our peers or to...
DailyDirt: Deconstructing Social Networking

Google Announces New 3D Features for Google Earth, Is "Committed to Offering" Google Maps on 'All Platforms'

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In a last minute press conference, Google today shared "the next dimension" of Google Maps. The presentation, which some felt was underwhelming from a product perspective, included a lot of history around the Google Earth, Maps and Street View products, as well as a peek at what's to come. The...
Google Announces New 3D Features for Google Earth, Is "Committed to Offering" Google Maps on 'All Platforms'
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