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june 2016 by robertogreco
"It’s beautiful.
Visually rich, clean, and elegant, Wire delivers a communication experience like no other. Write, talk, share pictures, music and video with people on phones, tablets and desktops — Wire is thoughtfully designed. For your every thought.

It’s pure.
With Wire you can easily move from messages and pictures to HD voice. Wire’s pristine audio quality makes it feel as if the people you are speaking to are right there with you.

It’s happening.
Photos on Wire display beautifully inline, SoundCloud music and YouTube videos blend nicely with text and pictures. So you can share your nicest moments, in the moment.

It’s everywhere.
Phone, desktop or tablet — Wire goes where you go. Wire for browsers will be available soon.

It’s on.
Wire is perfect for staying connected with any group. Create a conversation, name it as you wish, and add people — your groups will be taking off whether they’re about work, family or fun. Oh, and Wire groups are full democracy."

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december 2014 by robertogreco
African King who governs via Skype has royal regalia stolen from home in Germany - Europe - World - The Independent
"Despite living in Germany, where he runs a garage, King Basah still governs the 200,000 Hohoe people through Skype and telephone calls, often staying up late into the night to rule on tribal disputes."
internet  ghana  skype  web  online  2014  communication 
december 2014 by robertogreco
Rogue Amoeba | Piezo: Charmingly Simple Recording From Applications and Audio Devices
"Piezo makes it a snap to record audio on your Mac. In seconds, you'll be recording audio from any application or from audio inputs like microphones.

Piezo requires almost no configuration, and it's a blast to use. Simple and inexpensive - that's a winning combination."
via:nicolefenton  applications  mac  osx  audio  recording  piezo  skype  microphones 
january 2014 by robertogreco
The Coming Cloud Wars: Google+ vs Microsoft (plus Facebook) | Epicenter |
"Right now, it’s easy to share links, pictures, location and videos on Google+. Soon, it’ll be equally easy to share maps, office documents, news and shopping deals.

That’s where things really get interesting — particularly if Google can turn its identity system into the kind of purchasing system that Apple and Amazon have, pairing it with its advertising power and ever-present mobile phones to create a virtual mobile wallet.

If Silicon Valley were hosting a basketball tournament for consumer money and mindshare in the cloud, right now we’d be looking at a Final Four of Google, Apple (plus Twitter), Microsoft (plus Facebook) and Amazon (especially if they can make a compelling tablet). Apple just had its earnings call; Microsoft’s is tomorrow.

The stakes are high, the players are ready. It’s a fun time to be a fan."
timcarmody  google+  google  amazon  apple  facebook  microsoft  skype  twitter  social  cloud  cloudcomputing  identity  sharing  notification  communication  bing  search  spotify  from delicious
july 2011 by robertogreco
Parent-child relationships in the Facebook, cellphone and Skype era -
"…not so long ago parents drove a teenager to campus, said tearful goodbye & returned home to wait week or so for phone call from dorm. Mom or Dad, in turn, might write letters…

But going to college these days means never having to say goodbye, thanks to near-saturation of cellphones, email, instant messaging, texting, Facebook and Skype. Researchers are looking at how new technology may be delaying the point at which college-bound students truly become independent from their parents, & how phenomena such as the introduction of unlimited calling plans have changed the nature of parent-child relationships, & not always for the better."

[Anyone looking into comparisons w/ countries where university students mostly live at home? This isn't new to them. There's something to be said about maintaining strong family ties. Many implications here regarding depression, over-emphasis of the individual, etc. Helicopter parents exist for reasons other than technology.] 

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families  parenting  connectivity  helicopterparents  trends  universities  colleges  adulthood  society  sherryturkle  adolescence  cellphones  mobile  phones  communication  skype  texting  im  facebook  solitude  barbarahofer  helicopterparenting  from delicious
june 2011 by robertogreco
The Medium - Let Them Eat Tweets - Why Twitter Is a Trap -
"Bruce Sterling ... proposed ... the clearest symbol of poverty is dependence on “connections” like the Internet, Skype & texting. ... “Poor folk love their cellphones!” had the ring of one of those haughty but unforgettable expressions of condescension, like the Middle Eastern gem “The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.” “Connectivity is poverty” was how a friend of mine summarized Sterling’s bold theme. Only the poor — defined broadly as those without better options — are obsessed with their connections. Anyone with a strong soul or a fat wallet turns his ringer off for good and cultivates private gardens that keep the hectic Web far away. The man of leisure, Sterling suggested, savors solitude, or intimacy with friends, presumably surrounded by books and film and paintings and wine and vinyl — original things that stay where they are and cannot be copied and corrupted and shot around the globe with a few clicks of a keyboard."
twitter  poverty  connection  connectivity  internet  skype  mobile  phones  brucesterling  society  distraction  wealth 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Call me on my iPod Touch - Truphone releases app for the kids
"UK-based Truphone, a VoIP service provider for Wifi/data enabled handsets, today unveils a special version for owners of the latest version of the iPod Touch. The move is significant. The software effectively turns the Touch into a mobile phone, if limited to calls over WiFi. But there will be plenty of young people and college students who will use the Touch now for calls over their campus networks. For not only is the software free (available from the Apple store here), but the calls will be too: to other iPod touch owners, to customers of Truphone’s Internet telephony service, and to Google Talk users. Other features are planned like calling to normal landlines, calling and IM to Skype and MSN, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration. To make calls the Touch needs a headset and microphone like those for the iPhone or a microphone adaptor (Truphone will also be marketing an adaptor)."
iphone  ipodtouch  applications  voip  touch  mobile  truphone  wireless  wifi  skype  googletalk  im  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Apple Is Ready to Take a Bite of Silicon Valley | Epicenter from
"The obvious opportunity given the country's state of financial ruin is for Apple to swoop in on smaller companies while they're vulnerable and cheap. But with the iPhone netting $4.6 billion in revenue this quarter, making Apple the world's third-largest mobile supplier, it's difficult to imagine what exactly Apple would need to acquire." I like the GM, Iceland, and Skype ideas the most.
apple  skype  business  gm  iceland 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Fring brings Skype and other VoIP services to iPhone
"After 6 months of not-quite-official availability for those of us with jailbroken iPhones, Fring, a free mobile Voice-over-IP service (VoIP), has made its way to the App Store. With that, a day that some said would never come has arrived: Skype calls can now be made on the iPhone, no hacks required."
skype  iphone  applications  voip  im  fring  mobile  ios 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Ora la droga arriva dal web i trafficanti usano Skype | Torino la
"Temono e sanno di essere intercettati, si adattano ai tempi e alle nuove tecnologie. Usano sempre meno i cellulari, sfruttano la rete internet per trasmettere voci e messaggi istantanei e parlarsi senza il rischio di essere ascoltati. È Skype l´ultima bestia nera degli investigatori che danno la caccia agli importatori e ai grossisti di droga, i signori del business criminale che sotto la Mole hanno una piazza strategica e redditizia."
italy  crime  skype  communication  drugs 
august 2008 by robertogreco
IM+ for Skype :: iPhone / iPod Touch :: Products
"M+ for Skype is web-based iPhone / iPod Touch application that enables voice and text communication with other Skype users and provides cost-effective calling to landlines and mobiles."
applications  iphone  mobile  skype  voip  ios 
august 2008 by robertogreco
fring – Make free mobile calls, IM with Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk™, SIP & Twitter, AIM® & Yahoo!™
"Take all your buddies mobile with fring™, call and chat with them for free and see who’s online before dialling! fring™ is a mobile internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free ca
voip  mobile  skype  free  phones  fring  smartphones  iphone  im  wireless 
april 2008 by robertogreco
ooVoo - Free Video Conferencing and Video Messaging
"ooVoo is the next evolution in online communication — a remarkably easy way to have a face-to-face video conversation with friends, family or colleagues, no matter where they are in the world."
business  chat  collaboration  p2p  phone  conferencing  skype  telephony  voip  free  freeware  windows  mac  osx  online 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Ten things holding back tech - ZDNet UK
"1. Microsoft's stranglehold on the desktop 2. Operator lock-in 3. Input methods 4. Battery life 5. The mania for speed 6. Intellectual property law 7. Skills inequalities 8. Web 2.0 9. National interests 10. The current lack of global wars and/or disaste
future  innovation  technology  trends  progress  information  development  change  microsoft  speed  input  batteries  ip  skills  web2.0  disasters  war  twitter  skype  facebook  leapfrogging  qwerty 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Learn a foreign language – over the Web |
"Internet phone programs and webcams give students daily practice with native speakers."
skype  foreign  language  instruction  learning  conversation  education  online  internet  technology 
august 2007 by robertogreco
"soZiety, the language-learning social network based on Skype."
education  english  language  skype  voip  learning  social  socialnetworks 
march 2007 by robertogreco
The Venice Project
"We're working on a project that combines the best things about television with the social power of the internet - a project that gives viewers, advertisers and content owners more choice, control and creativity than ever before."
movies  online  tv  skype  video  advertising  content  internet  web  social  socialsoftware 
october 2006 by robertogreco
» Blog Archive » The messiness of it all: Assessment
"How do we grade this stuff? Well, if as teachers (or if as a class) we set clear objectives for the group and for the individuals, and tangible goals, then the rest is easy."
education  innovation  language  learning  skype  teaching  curriculum  readwriteweb  students  assessment  schools 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Gizmo – A free phone for your computer
"Gizmo is a Free Phone for Your Computer That makes calling as easy as instant messaging"
applications  audio  communication  community  skype  productivity  phones  software  voice  messaging  networking  opensource  internet  conferences 
october 2006 by robertogreco

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