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Skype Video for “Live On Location” Television

Take a MacBook with embedded webcam, add Skype video and mix into a WiFi Connection Amber MacArthur is a local Toronto-based technology reporter who not only does daily television broadcast reports for CityTV but also has her own CommandN.tv online video podcasts. Last Wednesday at mesh 2007 I found her in one of the conference […]

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Unitye’s Tale: Pioneering and Persevering as a Skype SDP

Over at O’Reilly’s eTel, Gershon Goren, CTO of Webdialogs, Inc., publisher of the Unyte Desktop Sharing Extra for Skype, goes back to the time when Webdialogs decided to partner with Skype and speaks of the trials and tribulations they went through in working with Skype to launch Unyte. There wasn’t always a Skype Developer Program […]

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Om: BT Gets It…

The Skype Developer Program is all about delivering software applications where real time conversation (aka voice and IM) is a key element for providing a mission critical business resource. For instance, OnState brings call center experience, Skylook provides a key tool for customer relationship management; Pamela supports podcasting and other voice recording applications, Unyte allows […]

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Skype for Salesforce: Evolution, Promotion and Initial Implementation

With the launch of Skype for Salesforce.com last week, I had the opportunity to talk with some of the people behind the launch and learn more about its evolution as a free Salesforce AppExchange offering. Scott Miller, Skype’s Director of Business Development, based in San Jose, pointed out that Skype initially partnered with Salesforce.com back […]

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Skype Extras: Goals and Achievements

Recently Skype announced the crossing of a benchmark for the Skype Extras program: passing the ten million download mark in just over four months of availability. In the past I have written about a few of their successful partners: Pamela, Skylook, Unyte and HiDefConferencing. According to this press release (and the Skype Extras Downloads report) […]

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Skype for SalesForce Launched

Salesforce.com has been an ongoing web application success story over the past few years. Securely accessing an individual enterprise’s customer database on-demand from the web and promoted largely through viral customer adoption, I have encountered many enterprises who have come to rely on Salesforce.com as their primary Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool. It is a […]

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Unyte Testing Beta of Enhanced Desktop Sharing Tool

On Wednesday Web Dialogs made available a beta version of its forthcoming enhanced desktop sharing tool for Skype: Unyte 2.5. The new features include: Unyte P2P viewer Enhanced image quality Remote assistance New integration options available in the Unyte API Most interesting is the P2P viewer which creates a direct connection between the host desktop […]

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Click to Call: What Does It Do For Closing Your Sales?

All versions of Skype for Windows 3.x have included an option to embed Click-to-Call within Internet Explorer; there is also a Skype Web Toolbar for Firefox that provides the same capability. Click-to-Call is a feature claimed by many products incorporating voice these days but how it is deployed and why it is available covers a […]

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Skype’s Prime Balancing Act

Lost in all the blog posts on Skype Prime amid the speculation about how it could be used for a wide range of knowledge exchange and services is the prospect for conflict between Skype and its Extras Gallery partners, BitWine and Jyve. But first to put the motivation for using these services in perspective, I […]

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HighSpeedConferencing.com – When The Meeting Grows Beyond Ten

Skype 3.x allows conferencing for up to ten participants whether on Skype or SkypeOut; of course for SkypeOut participants there is the standard SkypeOut charge. Actually, you need one of the newer Intel Core 2 Duo processors to get to ten, otherwise the limit reduces to five. And you can set up conference calls directly […]

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