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Video conference
Video conferencing: How to make interviewing less awkward
“If businesses are going to use video-based interviews in their hiring process, they need to make the experience engaging."
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Microsoft Teams
New panoramic video conference camera by Jabra
The PanaCast is made for huddle rooms and spaces, delivering wall-to-wall video and audio, and data that is critical for modern video collaboration.
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Digital Transformation
Microsoft teaches a Kiwi institution a few new digital tricks
“Of course, moving data to the Cloud creates fraud and deception opportunities. This meant there were compliance issues to work through.”
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Microsoft
Cortana is coming to Skype, hope you don’t mind her watching
With Cortana’s in-context assistance, it’s meant to be easier to keep your conversations going...
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Digital Transformation
Lenovo transforms conference rooms with new device
“This wasted time can cost businesses millions in lost productivity, so we’re thrilled the ThinkSmart Hub 500 can help solve that issue”
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Microsoft
A first for WA: Zetta joins Microsoft’s Global Skype Operations Framework
Microsoft built SOF with the intention of creating a foundation for customers that will accelerate their Skype for Business Online journey.
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Skype
Helping students become global citizens with Skype
Technology is disrupting education in ways that students and educators could not have conceived.
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Microsoft
Skype while driving: Volvo to integrate Skype into semi-autonomous vehicles
"People need to be productive from anywhere – including their cars."
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Privacy
Snapchat and Skype not up to scratch with user privacy
“If you think instant messaging services are private, you are in for a big surprise."
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Microsoft
Progress in the shift to conversational computing
We envision a world where digital experiences mirror the way people interact with one another today.
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Music
Paul McCartney and Skype come together, all in the name of love
The former Beatle has partnered with Skype to celebrate Valentine's Day by composing music to accompany ten ‘Love Mojis’. Yes, you read that right.
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Microsoft
Auckland school kicks off Microsoft’s worldwide Skype-a-Thon
Yesterday New Zealand led the world into the global Microsoft Skype-a-Thon, a 48-hour long event designed to connect schools around the world.
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Education
Microsoft hosts nationwide Skype and education event
According to Microsoft, the event is designed to connecting classrooms around the world and showcase how technology can be used to enhance learning.
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VoIP / SIP
OTT voice providers challenging traditional operators
Over the Top voice providers such as Skype and WhatsApp are disrupting the traditional telcos, and encouraging them to ‘fight back’.
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Scams
Kiwis falling victim to 'intimate' Skype scams, warns NZ Police
"The victims would meet people on Skype and carry out intimate activities.The blackmailer would then use footage they had recorded to extort money."
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Android
Skype gets more personal on Android
“At Skype we take your feedback to heart and continuously make updates to improve your Skype experience."
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Android
Skype 5.6 for Android rolled out to users
Skype has ‘refreshed’ the product design and user experience for Android users with new updates.
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Skype
Skype for Web beta available worldwide
Skype for Web is an important step for Skype as it moves towards implementing the technology to make Real-Time Communications on the web a reality.
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Microsoft
Microsoft WiFi: coming soon?
A leaked webpage suggests the tech giant is rebranding its current Skype Wi-Fi service and will offer “hassle-free internet access across the world."
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Skype
Skype extends free calls following Nepal earthquake
"We want to help provide people with alternative methods of communication to reach friends and family in the region during this difficult time,”
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Communications
Inmarsat boosts Skype offerings with Quicklink
Inmarsat has announced the Quicklink TX solution has been certified and approved under the Inmarsat Certified Applications (CAP) programme.
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Unified Communications
Kim Dotcom releases MegaChat, says it will kill Skype
Kim Dotcom has released a public beta testing version of MegaChat, a video calling and messaging browser based service that uses encryption to rival competitors such as Skype.
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Collaboration
Polycom predicts the future of the NZ workplace in 2015
Collaboration technologies are ushering in a next generation workplace that is more productive, efficient and delivers meaningful cost savings to organisations of all sizes across New Zealand.
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Microsoft Lync
Kiwi businesses can now use Lync and Skype for video calling
Microsoft and Skype have announced Skype users can now video call their contacts on Lync and vice versa.