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Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset
Virtual Reality

Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset

The tech company unveiled plans for a prototype visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and more to 3-D life.
Google's Translate App to Offer Instant Speech-to-Text Translation on Mobile Phones
Communication

Google's Translate App to Offer Instant Speech-to-Text Translation on Mobile Phones

The update echoes similar efforts currently being spearheaded by Microsoft's Skype.
Geoff Weiss
Microsoft Ditches Lync for New Skype for Business Suite
Messaging

Microsoft Ditches Lync for New Skype for Business Suite

By merging Skype with Lync, its enterprise-specific messaging system, Microsoft looks to be gaining on Facebook Messenger.
Nina Zipkin
 From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)
Apps

From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)

IM apps have 4ever altered how we communicate. Countless messaging tools have come and gone in the 18 years since they first debuted. Which ones will stand the test of time?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here's How to Get a Sneak Peek at the New Skype Translator
Communication Strategies

Here's How to Get a Sneak Peek at the New Skype Translator

Microsoft just rolled out its new Skype translator, but it isn't available to just anyone.
Nina Zipkin
9 Juicy 'Extras' to Offer Journalists That Can Instantly Sweeten Any PR Pitch
Press coverage

9 Juicy 'Extras' to Offer Journalists That Can Instantly Sweeten Any PR Pitch

If you want publicity, you have to make it as easy -- and enticing -- as possible for journalists to jump on your story.
Joan Stewart
Richard Branson on the Right Way to Communicate With Global Partners
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on the Right Way to Communicate With Global Partners

Whenever possible, first establish a personal relationship and then follow up online.
Richard Branson
8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home
Productivity

8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

If you focus on creating structure, you'll be amazed how much you can accomplish.
Stephen Key
When It Is --and Isn't -- Worth Meeting in Person
Suitcase Entrepreneur

When It Is --and Isn't -- Worth Meeting in Person

Strategic investment in travel can save both money and time.
5 Ways Telecommuting Saves Employers Money
Telecommuting

5 Ways Telecommuting Saves Employers Money

Many employees hate commuting to jobs they otherwise love. Employers can save big money allowing them to work happily from home.
Drew Hendricks
Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator
International business

Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end.
Benjamin Kabin
How Not to Embarrass Yourself During a Skype Interview (Infographic)
Technology

How Not to Embarrass Yourself During a Skype Interview (Infographic)

It's never ok to interview in your underwear. Not even on Skype. Get a clue and step up your video interview game with these fast, fun tips.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million
Technology

Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
Benjamin Kabin
Report: Andreessen Horowitz to Raise Another $1.5 Billion
Finance

Report: Andreessen Horowitz to Raise Another $1.5 Billion

The noted venture-capital firm is reportedly in the process of raising $1.5 billion in its new round of fundraising.
Geoff Weiss