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Microsoft Buys Skype

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gestures during a news conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, announcing Microsoft's acquisition of Skype. USA Today story here. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Question: What do you generally use Skype for?

Skype Connects Students w/Soldiers

Coeur d’Alene’s Holy Family Catholic School honored veterans with a virtual visit with servicemen deployed in Iraq during school Thursday.Schools have celebrated Veterans Day with assemblies for decades. At Holy Family Catholic School they had an assembly with the music, the flag and veterans but they also added Skype so they could speak with servicemen deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.The students were able to say thank you and learned a lesson in sacrifice from fellow student Julianna Saltus. Julianna is a 6th grader at Holy Family, and one of the soldiers the students got to talk to Thursday was Army Major Richard Saltus, Julianna’s dad/Erik Loney, KXLY. More here.

Question: Do you Skype with anyone?

T-Texan: Interviewing By Skype

Facebook Friend Transplanted Texan writes that he has a job interview today via Skype: “A Skype interview? How cool is that? Oh modern world.” To which a FF of Transplanted Texan’s responded: “Pretty cool. Though I have to admit that a holographic projection interview would be waaaaay cooler.” And later added: “We’ve already got the communications technology, 3D capture, and 3D display technology. I’m willing to bet the technology is available now, and will be common and cost-effective within the aforementioned 10 years. Technology is incredible.”

Question: Do you Skype? And/Or: What amazing new technology in the area of communication will we have in 10 years?

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