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Skype group video calls finally free on Windows, Mac desktops and Xbox

Microsoft is now letting Skype users make group video calls for free via PCs, Macs and the Xbox.

Aereo argues that ruling against it could hurt cloud storage business

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that streaming video provider Aereo violates the copyrights of TV networks, it may also put cloud storage services at risk, the company's lawyer argued Monday.

Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights

The ability of television viewers to control and watch programs may be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a copyright infringement case brought by TV networks against Aereo, a service that streams...

Kubi: Really cool, effective, robotic telepresence

It's quite common to have remote workers join in a staff meeting but telephone or VoIP connections don't make the experience engaging. Video conferencing using a service such as Skype is a whole lot better but there's a static...

After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, alleging "massive copyright infringement" of music.

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Want to be Bond or Snowden? Swann's HD RemoteCam is for you

Looking like a car remote control key fob the Swann HD RemoteCam is stealthy and cool

Google envisions Glass in businesses

Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work.

Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.

This is a blog post about a generic brand video

Written by Kendra Eash for McSweeney's Internet Tendency and called "This is a Generic Brand Video," it's also a plug for a company that makes this kind of thing possible, Dissolve Footage. And it's done so well that all concerned...

'Innocence of Muslims' actress files contempt motion against Google

An actress in an anti-Islam movie trailer has filed for a contempt of court order on Google for its alleged 'near-total disregard' of an appeals court's order asking it to take down copies of the video from YouTube.

What's the problem with DMCA takedown notices?

A U.S. government effort to encourage agreement among copyright holders and Web-based services on how to improve the notice-and-takedown process in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act began Thursday with some disagreement about what...

Google, Viacom settle (finally) on YouTube lawsuit

Google and Viacom have settled a 2007 lawsuit in which Viacom originally demanded US$1 billion from Google for what it said was massive copyright infringement on YouTube.

USPTO to examine DMCA take-down process

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking for ideas on how to improve the controversial notice-and-take-down provisions of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, amid complaints that the current process is cumbersome for...

Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service

Unify has set a timetable for the launch of its Project Ansible unified communications product, with beta testing scheduled for May.

Video ads come to Facebook

An assortment of video ads will soon start appearing in Facebook users' feeds as the company grasps at a larger slice of the lucrative TV advertising market.

How to Make Meetings More Productive

With the right collaboration tools and an open-minded management team, the phrase 'productive meeting' doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

US appeals court permits YouTube to display anti-Muslim video with changes

Google has been allowed by a court to keep a controversial film trailer that mocks the Prophet Muhammad on YouTube, but the video has to be scrubbed to remove the performance of actress Cindy Lee Garcia, who claims infringement of her...

YouTube ordered to remove controversial 'Innocence of Muslims' video

An appeals court in the U.S. has ruled that YouTube should take down the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video that sparked off violence in many countries in 2012, reversing a district court's denial of an...

Microsoft pushes ahead with Skype-Lync integration

Microsoft will demonstrate on Tuesday how Lync and Skype users will be able to communicate via video conferencing, the next stage of the integration between its enterprise unified communications server and its consumer IM and IP...

Vidyo, Google to let Hangout users hang out with other video callers

As Google unveiled its first videoconferencing hardware on Thursday, it also introduced software with partner Vidyo that can bring together employees in video meeting rooms and users of Google+ Hangouts.

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