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Video conferencing: How to make interviewing less awkward
Fri, 5th Jul 2019
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Candidates still prefer face-to-face job interviews, finding them less awkward than video interviews, according to a BBC report.
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New panoramic video conference camera by Jabra
Wed, 19th Jun 2019
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The PanaCast is made for huddle rooms and spaces, delivering wall-to-wall video and audio, and data that is critical for modern video collaboration.
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Microsoft teaches a Kiwi institution a few new digital tricks
Fri, 24th Nov 2017
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BNZ partners with Microsoft to upgrade their communication tools, improving staff efficiency and team collaboration. #digitaltransformation.
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Cortana is coming to Skype, hope you don’t mind her watching
Wed, 11th Oct 2017
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AI assistant Cortana joins Skype chats, promising seamless help - but will privacy concerns override convenience?.
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Lenovo transforms conference rooms with new device
Fri, 29th Sep 2017
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Lenovo has revealed its ThinkSmart Hub 500, a Skype Room Systems device, at Microsoft's Ignite conference in Orlando.
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Harry Potter/The Flash star Tom Felton is coming to Auckland Armageddon Expo
Fri, 7th Jul 2017
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Harry Potter villain and The Flash's Tom Felton set to cast his spell on fans at Auckland's Armageddon Expo.
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A first for WA: Zetta joins Microsoft’s Global Skype Operations Framework
Thu, 22nd Jun 2017
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Microsoft built SOF with the intention of creating a foundation for customers that will accelerate their Skype for Business Online journey.
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Helping students become global citizens with Skype
Tue, 10th Jan 2017
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Skype revolutionises classrooms, empowering Kiwi students as they connect globally and grasp international perspectives.
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Skype while driving: Volvo to integrate Skype into semi-autonomous vehicles
Tue, 10th Jan 2017
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Volvo to introduce Skype app in its 90 Series cars, allowing drivers to make calls and view upcoming meetings from their dashboard.
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Snapchat and Skype not up to scratch with user privacy
Tue, 25th Oct 2016
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Snapchat and Skype amongst apps not protecting user privacy, according to Amnesty International. Only 3 of 11 tech firms provide end-to-end encryption.
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Genesys announces its new Microsoft status
Wed, 21st Sep 2016
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Genesys becomes a Microsoft Gold Partner, strengthening their collaboration & providing customers with more value.
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Progress in the shift to conversational computing
Mon, 8th Aug 2016
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Microsoft heralds a new era with Skype's latest bots, enhancing conversations with travel and entertainment to simplify life.
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Paul McCartney and Skype come together, all in the name of love
Fri, 12th Feb 2016
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The former Beatle has partnered with Skype to celebrate Valentine's Day by composing music to accompany ten ‘Love Mojis’. Yes, you read that right.
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Auckland school kicks off Microsoft’s worldwide Skype-a-Thon
Fri, 4th Dec 2015
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Yesterday New Zealand led the world into the global Microsoft Skype-a-Thon, a 48-hour long event designed to connect schools around the world.
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Microsoft hosts nationwide Skype and education event
Fri, 27th Nov 2015
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According to Microsoft, the event is designed to connecting classrooms around the world and showcase how technology can be used to enhance learning.
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OTT voice providers challenging traditional operators
Wed, 7th Oct 2015
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Over the Top voice providers such as Skype and WhatsApp are disrupting the traditional telcos, and encouraging them to ‘fight back’.
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Kiwis falling victim to 'intimate' Skype scams, warns NZ Police
Tue, 8th Sep 2015
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NZ Police alert: Sextortion hits home as males fall prey to Skype blackmailers.
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Skype gets more personal on Android
Wed, 19th Aug 2015
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Skype introduces personalised features in latest Android update, including customisable ringtones and photo forwarding.
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Skype 5.6 for Android rolled out to users
Fri, 24th Jul 2015
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Skype's new 5.6 update for Android enhances chat visibility, online statuses, and brings a sleek interface to users.
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Toshiba reveals new Windows 10 optimised laptops
Mon, 22nd Jun 2015
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Toshiba’s new Satellite S Series laptops include features built for Windows 10, the latest performance technologies, and new 4K Ultra HD screen option.
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Skype for Web beta available worldwide
Fri, 19th Jun 2015
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Skype for Web is an important step for Skype as it moves towards implementing the technology to make Real-Time Communications on the web a reality.
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Microsoft WiFi: coming soon?
Wed, 3rd Jun 2015
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Microsoft is developing a new WiFi service called Microsoft WiFi with the aim of offering hassle-free internet access worldwide.
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Skype extends free calls following Nepal earthquake
Mon, 11th May 2015
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Skype offers free calls from Nepal to help locals communicate following earthquake. Discounted rates for calls into Nepal.
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Inmarsat boosts Skype offerings with Quicklink
Wed, 25th Mar 2015
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Inmarsat has announced the Quicklink TX solution has been certified and approved under the Inmarsat Certified Applications (CAP) programme.