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Steve Ballmer Talks Windows 8, Windows Phone 7, Office 365 and Other Future Microsoft Tech at Imagine Cup 2011 Finals

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer talked about Microsoft’s future projects, including Windows 8. at the 2011 Imagine Cup finals, being held in New York City.

During his speech, Ballmer talked about a number of Microsoft’s divisions and businesses. He spoke in general about Windows 8, saying, “Hey, what’s Windows 8? How do we drive …

Enabling Facebook “Video Calling” in Lion: Safari, Chrome, Firefox

Facebook has designed their Skype-based “Video Calling” feature specifically for each browser and OS combination out in the market. Unfortunately, you might notice if you are running a pre-release version of Mac OS X Lion that it simply doesn’t work. In reality the Facebook video calling feature will work on Lion …

Mark Zuckerberg Public Response To Google+ – Public Sharing Around 4 Billion – Law of Social Sharing

Today at the Facebook news conference at its Pal Alto headquarte, “a reporter asked CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg what he thought of Google+?”

Zuckerberg responded by saying that “lots of companies are going to build things like video chat, but Facebook competitors also have to build up their social graph first. Facebook’s …

Facebook Launches Skype-powered Video Calling and Improved Facebook Chat to 750 Million Users

So, the curtains are lift, Mark Zuckerburg and the team have finally announed the much anticipated “awesome” i.e. introducing “video calling” and other improvements to already existing Facebook chat.

First the Facebook chat: The new chat design now includes a sidebar that lists the “people you message most”. Now …

Facebook Project Spartan: Could Unveil HTML5 Based With Skype Tie-in

Facebook’s event is just hours away, that may unveil Skype iPad app or a Facebook iPad app, or both! in one?! TechCrunch takes a look at some of the upcoming features of a Project Spartan.

“Sometime in late July (soon!), Facebook will reveal a HTML5 …

Skype 5.2 for Mac Arrived with ‘Group Screen Sharing, Video Calls’ and More!

After the release of Skype 5.5 for Windows, featuring deep Facebook integration, the company has just launhced a new Mac version of its voice and video calling software.

Skype 5.2 for Mac can not only do group video calls but also share their screens during such calls. “Screen sharing is …

Facebook Launching In-Browser Video Chat Powered by Skype Next Week!

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been making no bones about Facebook’s plan to launch “something super awesome” next week. The press invitations to that event went out today, saying nothing more than “Please join us for an event at Facebook” on July 6.

A source …

Microsoft: Office 15 Start Selling at the End of 2012 – Office 365 Will Get Skype

Kurt DelBene, president of Microsoft’s Business division, talked about the pending acquisition of Skype on Tuesday during the launch of Office 365.

“Office 365 will be the lead offering along with the client that should drive parity” with Skype, DelBene said to Seattle Times. “Client” refers to the desktop version of Office software …

Ericsson Shows Off ‘3GPP Release 10’, 10x Faster than LTE

On Tuesday, June 28th, Swedish telecom leader Ericsson blew all the speed of 4G LTE with the next-gen network technology that’s 10 times faster than LTE.

“Dubbed 3GPP Release 10, also known as LTE Advanced, was first submitted to the ITU in 2009 and included “high mobility” and “low mobility” peak …

Cambridge TV White Spaces Trial Exploring Anytime, Anywhere Connectivity Will Explore Better Use of Broadcast Spectrum

With more than five billion cell phones and a growing “Internet of Things,” the demands we’re placing on spectrum have run headlong into the traditional ways that society regulates and allocates spectrum use, based on approaches that’re nearly a century old. This’s an issue that goes well beyond dropped cell phone calls, and can’t be …

Skype 5.5 Beta for Windows with Facebook Integration – Skype Sheds Executives

Skype for Windows 5.5 beta is released, and the new version now includes support for Facebook Chat, allowing users to instant message Facebook friends directly from Skype.

The beta also includes a Skype contact tab dedicated to Facebook friends, and a new call control toolbar. The company hasn’t said when the final version …

2011 Father’s Day 2011 Google Doodle: A Tie for Dads

Happy Father’s Day!

Google has posted a special doodle for the special third Sunday every June dedicated to honoring fathers.

The special Google Doodle appears in numerous countries today around the world, including the United States, South Africa, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, among others.

ntouch Mobile SVRS App Brings 3G Video Chat on T-Mobile Nexus S

With Android 2.3.4, Google equipped its Google Talk app with video and voice chat support, which became a banner feature for the Nexus S on T-Mobile. Unfortunately, T-Mobile began to block users from connecting to video chat over their 3G/4G connections, and only allowed users to connect while on Wi-Fi.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile’s Video …

Technical Details of IM an Expert: Video

In Part 2 of IM an Expert series, Matthew Richardson, researcher at Microsoft, describes the technical details of IM an Expert, as well as the experiences that he and fellow researcher, Ryen White, had while developing a bot using the Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) 3.0 for Lync.

“IM an Expert is a …

Now Permanently Keep Your Previous Google Voice Number

The Google Voice and Sprint integration which was announced in March this year, went live on May 3rd.

Google said there’re two ways to bring Google Voice to your Sprint mobile phone. In both the cases below, Google Voice replaces Sprint voicemail and international calls made from the Sprint phone will …