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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Grandpa in hospital use a webcam and Skype across the miles...video call to grandkids

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About: Ubiquitous Computing- Grandpa and grandkids use a webcam and Skype across the miles...


Monday, June 23, 2008

Hello.-- Skype...

About Skype
Hello. We’re Skype...

We have something to tell you.Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Skype created a little piece of software that makes communicating with people around the world easy and fun. With Skype you can say hello or share a laugh with anyone, anywhere. And if both of you are on Skype, it’s free.

Skype is available in 28 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype, based in Luxembourg, has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers and is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).

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Friday, May 9, 2008

social capital benchmarking study by The Boston Foundation

Building Impact: "A recent social capital benchmarking study by The Boston Foundation, cites the following compelling statistics:

* 47% of Boston respondents felt that they had encountered barriers to becoming involved in their communities.
* 40% of the above responded that occupational and workplace barriers are the greatest obstacle preventing them from being more involved.
* Close to 40% of Bostonians felt that they lacked information about how to get involved, compared to 31% of national respondents.

In summarizing the implications for the future based on these facts, the study concludes that “it is critical that there be increased local efforts to educate people about the importance of giving. A new movement to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism is called for as Boston works to build on its social capital strengths”."


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Monday, May 5, 2008

Vermont offers special deals to Floridian travelers - The Boston Globe

Vermont offers special deals to Floridian travelers - The Boston Globe: "'We want to get the Floridians up here, and out of the heat,' said Steve Cook, deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.

To that end, some inns and hotels across Vermont are planning to offer Florida residents special package deals - ranging from discounted room rates to complimentary cheese farm tours to gift baskets full to bursting with maple syrup and other locally produced goods."