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Skype 5.5 for Windows: Deeper Facebook, New Emoticons and More

Yesterday Skype released the “Gold” or “user” version of Skype 5.5 for Windows. Many of the features, including the Facebook integration, were discussed in Skype for Windows 5.5 beta: First Impressions with Facebook Integration and Skype for Windows 5.5 beta: The Call Bar. In the final release these have been enhanced; at the same time […]

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Smiley’s Silver Anniversary

Yesterday (Sept. 19) was the 25th anniversary of the birth infamous smiley via a bulletin board message on a primitive pre-ARPA Carnegie Mellon Universtiy network. Smiley’s inventor Scott Fahlman tells the story of its emergence into the public domain.. Given the nature of the community, a good many of the posts were humorous (or attempted […]

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