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  • In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

    Steven Spielberg's biopic, Lincoln, included a famous line President Lincoln may or not have said: "I am the President of the United States, clothed with immense power." That description might apply today to D.J. Patil.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Feb. 15 02:09
  • Logitech expands video/audio gear for meeting rooms

    Logitech today expanded its offerings in the videoconferencing/collaboration space with the launch of its <strong>ConferenceCam Connect</strong> device ($499.99). Combining an HD 1080p video camera with dual microphones and a speakerphone for 360-degree audio, the ConferenceCam Connect is aimed at small workgroup collaboration settings (up to six people). The device sits between the entry-level BCC950 unit ($249.99) and the upper-end ConferenceCam CC3000e ($999.99).

    Written by Keith Shaw26 Jan. 15 20:04
  • Skype implicated in EU corporate income tax scandal

    Skype used two Luxembourg companies and an Irish subsidiary to avoid paying corporate income tax during a five year period, according to documents detailing deals with Luxembourg tax authorities.

    Written by Loek Essers11 Dec. 14 01:03
  • Wire App from Skype Co-Founder Targets Hipsters, Minimalists

    Wire is a new, free communications app for Android, iOS and Mac OS X from Janus Friis, a Skype co-founder. Does the world need another Skype competitor? Maybe. In my opinion, however, Wire doesn't fit that bill, at least not yet.

    Written by James A. Martin06 Dec. 14 03:40
  • Does Skype for Web mean WebRTC is ready for prime time?

    Microsoft's upcoming Skype for Web service will use the new WebRTC standard so it works in all modern browsers -- but not right away: Early users will have to download a plugin that's only available on Mac and Windows.

    Written by Mary Branscombe19 Nov. 14 01:56
  • Microsoft finally gets a real Instagram account

    We're not sure, maybe it's another thing to credit new <a href="">Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella</a> for. But we applaud Microsoft for belatedly joining Instagram and <a href="">grabbing a formal corporate account</a>.

    Written by Bob Brown13 Nov. 14 07:32
  • How WebRTC Is Making Enterprise Inroads

    Jeff Singman operates two brick-and-mortar specialty toy stores in New Jersey and has wanted to provide an ecommerce website as well. Singman says his two Toy Genius stores, which he co-owns with his wife, offer shoppers a high level of product knowledge and customer service to stand out from other toy sellers. Employees wear lab coats and demonstrate products for customers. Gift wrapping is free of charge.

    Written by John Moore10 July 14 22:51