Skype Connecting Classrooms with Classrooms

This is either a really cool online learning initiative, or the beginning of a global conspiracy to completely outsource teaching. Skype in the Classroom has a goal of connecting 1 million teachers with teachers. Teachers can sign up and create teaching profiles that...

Are Google and Facebook Trying to Buy Skype?

Rumor has it that Skype, a voice and video chat provider, is in buy-out talks with both Facebook and Google, the two biggest potential players, and therefore the biggest potential victims of the losing side of a buy-out. Let’s think through the repercussions. If...

7 Trillion Texts to Come in 2011

We’re using our phones more and more. But using our phone satellites less and less. ABI Research estimates that over 7 trillion SMS messages will be sent in 2011, from 4.2 billion mobile phones. And as more and more customers move to smartphone capabilities,...