A brief history of Skype

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.  It was like a telephone, but you plugged it into

Published on: June 21st, 2012 Rob Whent

ooVoo brings video chat to Facebook

One of Google+’s most attractive features is the free group video chat service called Google Hangouts. Soon Facebook users will be able to enjoy a similar experience, although no thanks to the social

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 IDG News Service

Startup aims to teach English on the Web

When Danny Wang came to Canada from China in 2000, he soon got a shock. “I learned about English in China for 20 years,” says the co-founder and co-chief executive of Toronto startup

Published on: October 7th, 2011 Grant Buckler

Luddite’s guide to online video conferencing

Video chat is all the rage these days, thanks to new services such as Google+ Hangouts and Skype/Facebook integrated video chat. Video chatting is a great way to stay in touch with family

Published on: August 9th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Facebook unveils Skype video chat

Facebook on Wednesday announced a new video chat capability it will roll out in conjunction with Skype, in what the social-networking giant said is the first of many announcements of new applications to

Published on: July 7th, 2011 Nancy Gohring and Juan Carlos Perez

Facebook unveiling overshadowed by Google+ surge

Facebook says it has "something awesome" planned for its press event Wednesday, but there's only one thing reporters really want to talk to Facebook about: Google+. The search giant's latest social effort launched

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Ian Paul

Skype takes group video chat out of beta

Voice-over-IP developer Skype says that its latest client for the Mac is now out of beta and officially available for download as a fully-supported product. With the latest release, Skype has made some

Published on: January 28th, 2011 Marco Tabini

How to set up an awesome video conferencing system

In business computing, some revolutions occur faster than others. After years of promise, video conferencing has finally become useful for small businesses, offering long-distance collabouration without the need to travel.Many people get their

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Curt Franklin

Apple iPad — 5 setbacks and two show stoppers

Many Apple followers are proclaiming the iPad to be the gadget of the future. I agree, except for one thing...The iPad's design is elegant, the size seems about right for a device designed

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Rob Griffiths

Video chat feature, more storage expected in new iPhone

The new iPhone hardware expected to ship this summer from Apple Inc. is rumored to have a video chat capability supported by MMS, among other new features.Today's roundup of rumors and speculation about

Published on: May 28th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Free or cheap online tools that help you communicate in style

As a mobile professional, travel is essential to your job. But it doesn't actually help you do your job, does it? In fact, travel actually gets in the way of being productive. Or

Published on: January 14th, 2009 James A. Martin and Zack Stern

How to buy a great Webcam for business and personal use

When you're on the road, camping out in a bland hotel room, there's something truly comforting about seeing your spouse, kids, or other loved ones in a live video chat. You can make

Published on: December 11th, 2008 James A. Martin

Top tips for hassle-free video-conferencing

Chat is cheap. Videoconferencing, on the other hand, gives your online conversations a more personal feeling. For telecommuting, keeping in touch with clientele, calling home from a business trip, or just checking in

Published on: November 27th, 2008 Zack Stern

Google adds video chat to Gmail

Google added a voice and video chat feature to Gmail today. The capability allows people who use the free e-mail service to click on a contact's name and, provided their computers both have

Published on: November 13th, 2008 C.G. Lynch and Daniel Ionescu