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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

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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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Skype App Launches Beta Version for Windows Phone

Written on February 28, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Skype launches Skype for Windows Phone Beta, allows free audio and video calls to Windows Phone users.

Microsoft has released a beta version of its free voice and video calling app for Windows Phone.

The Skype for Windows Phone Beta allows Windows phone users to ‘make free audio and video calls’ to their Skype contacts using 3G, 4G or WiFi connections

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Skype for Windows Gets Full HD Video Calling

Written on February 03, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Skype releases update for Windows client that includes full HD video calling, group screen sharing and support for Facebook audio and video calling.

Skype has released an updated version for the Windows client. Skype version 5.8 for windows, which was released on Thursday, includes a bunch of new and improved features.

Some of the cool new features are Full HD Video-Calling, a new feature which allows you to make video calls in HD quality, a Group Screen Sharing which can be used to share an entire screen or a single application window and Video-Calling to Facebook contacts which can be used to make calls, even if your friends are not on Skype. It also has a new ‘push to talk’ feature that allows the use of hotkeys to trigger the microphone, a feature that most gamers will find useful when playing multiplayer games.

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How Much Did Skype Pay for Year-old Company, GroupMe?

Written on August 24, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Fact or rumor? Skype acquires GroupMe for $85 million.

Last Monday, AllWeLike reported that Skype is acquiring Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci’s “GroupMe” in order to provide better group messaging services. However, no one knows about the real terms of the deal, and how much did Skype paid to get the year-old company.

Recently, a rumor has been hovering around claiming that Skype paid as much as $85 million for the group messaging company. This payment seems to be too high, isn’t it? At last, some sources close to the two companies have finally disclosed the real pricing for the acquisition.

The sources confirmed that Skype is just providing an initial payment of $43 million, with deferred payments of up to $68 million over four years. The founders of GroupMe were also reported to receive another few million dollars for their long-term employment deals. Perhaps this payment was a big catch for the investors and founders, since they’ve only put $11.5 million into the company.

For now, the sources are confident of assuming that Skype will pay between $43 million and $68 million – not $85 million – for the group messaging company, GroupMe.

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Skype Acquires Group Messaging Service ‘GroupMe’

Written on August 22, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Skype buys GroupMe, plans to offer group messaging services to smartphones users.

Recently, Skype has acquired Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci’s “GroupMe”, allowing the company to bring mobile group messaging into its services. Skype remained silent with regards to their exact plans, the terms of the deal and pricing were not even disclosed, but the company confirmed that one of their goals is to deliver the “best in class text-based communications.”

Like BlackBerry’s Messenger and Apple’s iMessage, GroupMe also offers unique features that are truly interesting. It allows users to access question-oriented conversations, set up private phone group settings, experience free conference calls, and even send group text messages. According to the developers, they have started with Android, BlackBerry, and iPhone apps first; and then they’ve added a Windows Phone 7 version which would help Skype in its future role to Microsoft. The service also lets users to do chat on the web — a vital feature for Microsoft’s cloud aspirations and future partnership with Facebook’s Skype-based services.

Although the service might not arrive until early next year, Microsoft affirmed that they are looking forward to offering services similar to BBM or iMessage once the Skype becomes available to Windows Phone’s core interface.

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Skype Unleashes Video Calls for Limited Android Devices

Written on July 01, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Good news for selected Android smartphone owners! Skype just rolled out a new version of their video calls app for Android.

Skype has released an update of its Android app, which brings video calls to selected batch of Android devices. The Skype video calls for Android will be available for Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro. But as more smartphones are having front-facing camera and being updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, expect the list of compatible device to grow longer.

Skype is following other companies, like Netflix and Hulu, to make previously unavailable apps accessible to limited devices. Check out the video after the break, to know more about Skype’s new version of video calls for Android.

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After Making Deals with Microsoft, Skype’s Executives Got Fired

Written on June 20, 2011 by Lulu

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On immediate aftermath of FTC approval of its deals with Microsoft, Skype fire several of its executives of their company.

After the FTC approval of deal with Microsoft, Skype immediately fired some of their executives to reduce overlap with Big Red’s own marketing and HR teams that have a similar role to them. Executives Don Albert, Doug Bewsher, Chris Dean, Anne Gillespie, David Gurle and Russ Shaw have all either left or have clear plans to leave Skype. Two senior officials – Allyson Campa and Ramu Sunkara – were also brought in from Skype’s buyout of Qik.

Even though Microsoft and Skype have different division on its organization, Skype’s lay-off was used to relieve their fear that the latter might redevelop them —  non-Windows platforms or even the Skype itself. Windows’ developer hardly makes success on folding in large acquisitions, and is known for having torpedoed Danger by suppressing many of the assets that had given the Sidekick its reputation.

A Skype spokesperson also said that Skype is like a pragmatic organization that constantly changes to deliver their best product to their consumers and clients. The cuts has been done just for the sake of their customers.

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Introducing: Skype in the Classroom

Written on March 31, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Thanks to Skype, teachers can get connected with each other now with the help of Skype in the Classroom.

Skype has been used by many teachers to connect with other classrooms around the world, bring in guest speakers without the need to travel, and organizing virtual field trips. Last Tuesday, Skype launched a new feature that will make it easier for teachers to do so. Introducing, the Skype in the Classroom!

Skype in the Classroom is a dedicated teacher network that connects them to other educators across the globe. Using Skype, teachers can make profiles that describe their classes and teaching interests. In addition to this, Skype in the Classroom features a world-wide directory of teachers grouped by student age range, language and subject.

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Couple Say their ‘I Do’s’ Over Skype

Written on March 08, 2011 by R. Depp

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Love and Skype form a mutual relationship.

A couple from California does not let sickness stop their way to everlasting love. Samuel Kim and Helen Oh decided to get married over Skype last weekend.

The event happened in a California hospital where Kim stayed since he is cured for lung infection. Family and friends came to celebrate with the couple.

Skype, an app which provides free video calls, posted a blog post in response to the unique happening

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Skype video calling now available for iPhone

Written on December 30, 2010 by Marc

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Skype is now officially release on iPhone Apps. Make Skype calls via iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to PC or iPhone to Mac. The best part is Skype App for iPhone is Free to download.

Skype today release an apps that will allow iPhone users to be able to use video calling via Skype. iPhone user can now make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls over 3G and WiFi. Share video calls on Skype user over iPhone, PC or Mac. Talk face-to-face or show what you’re seeing with front- and rear-facing cameras. This is a great gift for the coming 2011 new year where all people across the globe can now communicate with a single iPhone apps in their iPhone mobile phone. Go to www.skype.com/go/iphone and download the app for free. The big question next is whether or not will Skype implement this apps for Android phone user but we hope the app will develop on Android soon.

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Top Ten Must-Have Apps for iPhone

Written on December 26, 2010 by B Waldorf

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"Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It's very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. Apple's been very fortunate in that it's introduced a few of these." ---Steve Jobs, CEO Apple

iPhone is called a smartphone for the obvious reason that it has smart features. You can make calls, sent messages, play games and browse the Internet using a single device. It runs under the iOS platform and user can access the exclusive App Store where applications and games can be downloaded.

Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs once said that:

“Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It’s very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. Apple’s been very fortunate in that it’s introduced a few of these.”

Jobs was right about it. Apple’s iPhone created a new phase in the mobile phone industry. iPhone has so much to offer that is is sometimes overwhelming. AllWeLike makes things easy for you by shortlisting the hundred apps to top ten.

Read the list after the skip.

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