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Five reasons Microsoft Lync 2013 matters

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Lync 2013 has a variety of benefits that businesses can take advantage of to make internal and external communications more effective and efficient. Lync, which comes bundled with Office 365 business subscriptions, is Microsoft's server platform for unified communications. In a former life, it went by the longer, but more...
Five reasons Microsoft Lync 2013 matters
How to get a telepresence robot without NASA's budget
Polycom And AT&T Partner For Video Chat And Collaboration On Multiple Screens

Skype for iPad just got prettier thanks to Retina Display support

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Even though I’m not one of the people who ran out to get a new iPad, one of the best uses for the device is definitely video conferencing with Skype. Hot on the tails of the device’s release, the company has announced a new version of the app complete with...
Skype for iPad just got prettier thanks to Retina Display support

The Science of Human-Robot Love

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MrSeb writes "Since Slashdot first covered lovotics back in July 2011, its creator — Hooman Samani — has been busy working on a couple of new applications for his fledgling scientific sphere of human-robot love: Kissenger and Mini-Surrogate. Kissenger is a robot with highly-sensitive and motor-actuated lips, which you...
The Science of Human-Robot Love

Online Fitness Startup Wello Launches Group Workouts, Enabling 3-5 Users To Work Out Together

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Last summer, online fitness provider Wello launched to provide personalized instruction to users via two-way video conferencing. That allowed its users to work with trainers from the comfort of their own homes. Now the company is letting its users take classes with friends through its new group workout classes. Rather...
Online Fitness Startup Wello Launches Group Workouts, Enabling 3-5 Users To Work Out Together

Jive Software Acquires Meetings.io and Producteev To Enhance Social Platform With Real-Time Messaging And Task Management

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Jive Software is acquiring meetings.io, a real-time communications platform and Producteev, a cloud-based task management provider in a combined deal worth $7.6 million and 460,000 in Jive stock. Meetings.io is a platform that Jive CEO Tonuy Zingale says fits into the company’s social platform by allowing screen sharing, video conferencing...
Jive Software Acquires Meetings.io and Producteev To Enhance Social Platform With Real-Time Messaging And Task Management

Cisco’s Mood Message: Not Happy With Microsoft/Skype Deal; Appealing To EU

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As one big tech merger gets approved by the EU, another might get kicked back into play. Today, Cisco launched an appeal against the purchase of Skype by Microsoft, a deal that was originally unconditionally approved by the regulators back in October 2011. The appeal hinges on Cisco’s contention that...
Cisco’s Mood Message: Not Happy With Microsoft/Skype Deal; Appealing To EU
Funding Daily: 'The startup is you!'

Meet The $35 Tablet That Could Connect The World

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TechCrunch got its hands on the new Aakash UbiSlate 7Ci, the super-cheap tablet that will attempt to connect every student in India to the Internet. Educators have long hoped that cheap computing devices could bridge the global information divide, but previous attempts have been dogged by disappointing performance, lack...
Meet The $35 Tablet That Could Connect The World

Google moves fast on broadband revolution

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While Britain makes vague noises about having a 'world-class' broadband network, Google is delivering genuinely superfast speed at knock-down prices in the USA document has come into my possession. It appears to emanate from the government of Ruritania or some other insignificant country. The cover is illustrated by a low-resolution...
Google moves fast on broadband revolution

Bank of America adds video chat with bank tellers to ATMs

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Bank of America is adding video conferencing to its automatic teller machines. The video chat facility will allow bank customers to see and speak to tellers in order to perform more advanced bank transactions than would normally be available to an ATM user, as well as providing a more personal...
Bank of America adds video chat with bank tellers to ATMs

Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

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Video conferencing has been an overlooked environment, left to by the wayside to run in closed environments over proprietary software. But there’s a need for an intuitive platform to host video conferences irrespective of the branded programs a user is running. Blue Jeans has gotten the model right – and...
Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank
Bank of America launches ATMs with Teller Assist, brings video chat to cash machines

AT&T Allows FaceTime for Limited Data Users. What About Unlimited?

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After four months, AT&T is allowing more iPhone customers to use Apple's video conferencing app, FaceTime, over its cellular network. However, customers with unlimited data plans are still left out....
AT&T Allows FaceTime for Limited Data Users. What About Unlimited?

Cloud Collaboration Service FuzeBox Hires VoIP Pioneer Michael Knappe

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FuzeBox, the surprisingly cool cloud-based service that produces virtual meetings and collaboration sessions that actually work and allow you to get things done, has just made a key hire, sources at the company tell AllThingsD. The company, which over the summer landed an impressive $20 million Series A round of...
Cloud Collaboration Service FuzeBox Hires VoIP Pioneer Michael Knappe
Cisco ends development on Cius tablet
Study Says Most IT Guys Are Ignorant

Google+ for Android now lets teens join Hangouts, Hangouts on Air from mobile

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Google updated its Google+ for Android app today, and the most notable tweak allows users to join Hangouts on Air from their mobile devices. That is not all: Teens can now create and join Hangouts from their mobile devices too. Apparently, they could not before, but Google now lets...
Google+ for Android now lets teens join Hangouts, Hangouts on Air from mobile

With $500k, Modern Guild targets college students with online career coaching

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Plenty of soon-to-be college grads will finish school with heavy debt loads and not a clue about how to get a jump in the market. But Modern Guild, an early-stage startup in New York, believes it can help students get a leg up on launching their careers by matching them with...
With $500k, Modern Guild targets college students with online career coaching

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 shipping this month for $1,099, ARM-powered Yoga 11 coming in December

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Lenovo is pulling back the curtain on several Windows 8 devices today, and among the bunch is a somewhat familiar face: the IdeaPad Yoga. We first got a look at the 13.3-inch device back at CES in January, where it stood out with a flip-and-fold design that lets it...
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 shipping this month for $1,099, ARM-powered Yoga 11 coming in December

Verizon, BT team on 'immersive-video' conferencing worldwide

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Verizon and BT unveil a new solution that will make virtual face-to-face meetings available in more locations worldwide across both companies’ networks....
Verizon, BT team on 'immersive-video' conferencing worldwide
Microsoft launches Office 365 for businesses, starting at $12/month per user

Your Video-Conference Setup Could Be Costing You Productivity

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If you've attended a meeting in which your coworkers are in one room but you're on the phone, you know there's a difference between physical and virtual presence.Steelcase researchers call that "presence disparity," when people in the same physical space have an advantage over those who are remote. With...
Your Video-Conference Setup Could Be Costing You Productivity

Citrix adds IM to Podio enterprise collaboration software

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Citrix has added instant messaging to its Podio enterprise collaboration product so that employees can engage in one-to-one and group text chats while they work on tasks and projects.This summer, Citrix will extend Podio Chat with audio communications and video conferencing, expanding the real-time communications features of the product."Now...
Citrix adds IM to Podio enterprise collaboration software

AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

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AT&T's decision to make Apple's FaceTime video chat feature available on its cellular network only through its premium data plan has raised questions over the interpretation of the federal government's "no blocking" rule for wireless carriers - and whether smartphone users will have to pay more for video conferencing and...
AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule
Skype 4.0 update for iOS has UI, stability, accessibility improvements

Boot up: Chrome v hackers, finding the Androids, the prototype iPhone and more

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Plus Ubuntu still can't get on TV, why YouTube can't stop porn, Google's nifty spreadsheet completion, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z reviewed, and moreA quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamChrome OS thwarts attack attempts in Pwnium challenge >> Phys.orgHackers...
Boot up: Chrome v hackers, finding the Androids, the prototype iPhone and more

Some Skype-certified Phones Failing to Log Into the Service

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Microsoft is investigating reports that about a dozen models of Skype-certified phones are having trouble logging into the IM, VoIP and video-conferencing......
Some Skype-certified Phones Failing to Log Into the Service

Logitech gambled big on video conferencing, lost

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Logitech's PR machine is on the loose this morning, trying to dampen expectations before the company announces its quarterly financial results later in the day. The key message is that we shouldn't expect any great shakes from the video conferencing side of the business. In fact, there'll be a...
Logitech gambled big on video conferencing, lost
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