Google Duo shows you video before you answer the call

Google Inc. is adding yet another video chat app to mobile app stores, and it can be described as a hybrid between Microsoft's Skype and Apple's FaceTime. Google Duo is a one-to-one video

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Meet the new Skype – now with bots

While Microsoft is trying to expand the functionality of Windows 10 with its new Anniversary Update rolling out globally this week, unless you have an ultrabook with biometric sensors or know how to

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Dave Yin


Telus teams with Microsoft and Avanade to provide Skype for Business

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. has joined Rogers among the pantheon of Canadian telecommunication giants offering Skype for Business, the company announced this week. Available immediately, Skype for Business, powered by Telus, allows Canadian businesses

Published on: February 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Now you can talk on Skype or design a PowerPoint presentation in your car

If you've ever been late to a meeting thanks to a traffic jam, or thought of a last-minute change to an important presentation during your morning commute, you're in luck: automotive technology company

Published on: January 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Symphony’s secure enterprise messaging platform has backing from Wall Street

New York, NY - Could Symphony be the future of enterprise communication? The company sure hopes so. The self-proclaimed startup, headed by former senior Skype executive David Gurle, launched its messaging and content distribution

Published on: September 16th, 2015 Dave Yin

Four reasons Skype for Business has a place in your enterprise

The venerable Skype consumer instant messaging and audio/video chat has received a corporate makeover. Microsoft, which has owned Skype since 2011, has introduced Skype for Business as the new presence, instant messaging and

Published on: May 29th, 2015 Robert Dutt

Don’t overlook Skype in your Office 365 business suite

An Office suite is a must-have for most business users, and most businesses choose to provision Microsoft’s Office 365 for their employees. The suite includes a number of different applications and, while you

Published on: May 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

How Influitive uses IT resources to powerfully boost employee engagement

There is a lot of interest in apps, and new ones are being continuously developed to make things easier, more efficient, and accessible. From apps to summon taxis, to doing personal banking, to

Published on: April 30th, 2015 Marylka Empey

First look at Skype for Business

Atlanta - It was way back in 2011 that Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion. It was just last November that we learned Microsoft planned to replace its office collaboration software Lync with

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft tapping consumer savvy for slew of enterprise announcements

Atlanta - Microsoft Corp. pitched its software solutions and cloud offerings for business on the strength of its experience making consumer products, as it announced a slew of updates to core enterprise products including

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Lync to become Skype for Business

Microsoft Corp. plans to release the next version of its Lync software in the first half of next year, but will be rebranding it as Skype for Business, according to a blog post

Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ottawa firm expands cloud-based video collaboration services

Ottawa-based Magor Corp. announced last week new updates to its video conferencing service that includes a new Windows desktop client and three new features to its cloud services. So far the TSX-listed firm

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toshiba puts Windows 8 tablet in your pocket

Toshiba Corp. is putting out an 8-inch touch screen tablet this month, which it describes as a pocket-sized device that runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Running on an Intel Atom processor

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson