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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

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Can Skype Lure Investors into Its Almost Non-charging Business?

Written on August 11, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Following its going public with $100 million IPO, Skype admits there is an inflation of its users who are hooked on free. That is not a good selling point right there, but the company has contingency plans.

Skype, the VoIP service provider, announced on Monday its plans to sell $100 million worth of shares to investors. It has a portfolio of promising figures to show, anyway: 25% increase in net sales from last year’s first half to this year’s first half; and 40% growth in its number of connected users. If Skype’s IPO launches successfully, this is predicted to pave the way for Facebook and other booming tech platforms to go public in the future.

But there are doubting Thomases surrounding this plan–and they have a point. The Internet calling service has a majority of non-paying users, which increased from 91% in 2007 to 93% today.

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