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Facebook aims to launch unmanned drone by year-end

The aircraft is designed to provide Internet access to people in underserved areas

Zuckerberg: Video today, virtual reality tomorrow

The Facebook CEO seems set on virtual reality as the next medium for sharing content


Yahoo unveils app for texting with silent video

Livetext is another attempt by Yahoo to provide a messaging app that resonates with users

IBM launches platform to enhance collaboration, mobility

IBM has unveiled a new platform for developers based on open source technologies, announcing plans to release 50 projects designed to spur a new class of innovation.

Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service

Facebook opens Internet.org to more mobile operators

A new online portal will make it easier for carriers to adopt the Internet.org app, Facebook says

Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

It's starting with YouTube, where users won't need a Google+ account to upload videos or post comments

RingCentral integrates Microsoft Office 365; Digium introduces new metered option

RingCentral Office is now integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and, in other news, Digium has a new Switchvox release with feature upgrades and a metered pricing option.

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Review: 4 low-cost videoconferencing devices keep you connected (video)

If you need to conduct meetings with remote colleagues or clients, these relatively low-cost videoconferencing devices can enhance the experience.

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4 great Gmail tips you might not know about

A short list of useful Gmail hacks that are surprisingly useful

Facebook prevails in shareholder lawsuit over IPO

The ruling looks to be the last nail in the coffin for suits filed in 2012

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Videoconferencing Gear Roundup

Computerworld's Brian Nadel shows off four videoconferencing kits that can help you communicate with employees, clients or customers more effectively.

Downloading your LinkedIn contacts can now take all weekend

Gone is the option to instantly export your contacts.

YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end

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Educators embracing technology at the expense of common sense

An Iowa school district is planning to equip its school administrators with body cameras. This is a terrible idea.

Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Line Lite is under 1MB and doesn't have audio and video, but it reflects the company's strategy

Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

Tests by RootMetrics found coverage is improving but inconsistent

New York City eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York

Twitter will reconvene Flight for mobile developers

The event for third-party developers is scheduled for Oct. 21 in San Francisco

WebRTC market analysis shows users' activity and plans

The 2015 Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report covering WebRTC was released today, providing insights and qualitative analysis on how IT professionals are using WebRTC today and how they plan to use it in the coming year.

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