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Skype offers early access to free group video calls on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile

Skype celebrates its tenth anniversary of free video calling by adding free group video calls to its mobile apps (a feature already available on Skype for desktop). Eager Skypers can sign up to get it earlier.

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Google Apps for Work gets an SMB boost via Kronos integration

Small businesses that use Kronos workforce-management software will soon be able to tap familiar Google tools in their HR efforts thanks to a new integration project.

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Tableau opens the doors to its first European data center

Users of Tableau's cloud software for business analytics can now choose whether to store their data in North America or Europe thanks to a new data center the company has opened in Ireland.


Periscope live streams arrive inside Twitter, no separate app required

Twitter users on iPhone can access Periscope live streams without a separate app (but no broadcasting or commenting).

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T-Mobile admits Binge On throttles all video, blames everyone else for confusion

T-Mobile's John Legere decides to "help clarify" how Binge On throttling works after weeks of dodging questions.

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Don't rush your company into an IoT app platform

Enterprises deploying Internet of Things devices and accompanying software don't have to go it alone, but choosing a platform for building your applications is a big decision that's hard to go back on, says IoT analyst Dima Tokar.


Xumo is another streaming app for cord cutters to watch

Xumo turns Internet video into streaming channels, with smart-TV integration from LG, Vizio, and Panasonic.


After SeeSo, NBC plans six more niche streaming services

Instead of duplicating its main TV network online, NBC plans up to nine streaming service to scratch specific itches.

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5 essential Google Docs and Sheets add-ons

Translate text, purge spreadsheets of duplicate data, and more with these helpers.


Sengled partners with JBL, Nuance on new multifunction smart bulbs

Two bulbs are set to release: one in partnership with JBL that includes a 13 watt speaker, and the other with built-in voice activation and control thanks to Nuance.

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Look for Amazon's new homegrown chips in data centers, not Fire devices

Amazon's jump into the chip business won't change what's in Fire devices -- for now -- but it'll help the retailer drive more media delivery, file storage and cloud systems in homes and data centers.

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DeepSpar's RapidSpar is a pro tool to recover SSDs, HDDs with data loss

DeepSpar's tool combines the cloud and local diagnostics to recover data.

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Sennheiser launches new flagship headphones, the HD 800 S, and moves into the 3D-audio space with Ambeo

The HD 800 S is all about refinements, while the new focus on immersive audio signals a strategic shift for the company.


Sling TV’s menu system gets the makeover it deserves

Sling TV aims to make its interface less confusing with a new “My TV” landing page, emphasizing content over channels.

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Amazon WorkMail can now be yours for $4 per user per month

After nearly a year in preview, Amazon's WorkMail hosted email and calendar service for enterprises is now generally available.