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Dennis OConnor

Skype and Kinect could be Microsoft's new killer combo - GeekWire - 12 views

  • Microsoft’s blockbuster agreement to acquire Skype is all but assured now, with multiple reports citing a purchase price of $8.5 billion,
  • The skepticism is warranted. Microsoft has had a rough time with big acquisitions in the past, and Skype will be seen by many in the industry as tying its fortunes to an over-the-hill technology giant that has struggled in consumer markets.
  • But many of the people trying to wrap their heads around the deal are missing an important point — the more than 10 million Microsoft cameras connected to television screens in homes around the world.
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  • That’s how many Xbox 360 Kinect sensors have been sold in six months.
  • Whether or not all of this justifies the $8+ billion price tag isn’t clear. Google and Facebook were reportedly discussing $3 billion to $4 billion at one point in their talks with Skype, which suggests that Microsoft was willing to pay a premium to keep those competitors at bay.
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    A few years from now when the 'Holo Deck" is real and brought to you via the Cloud by our buddies in Redmond, will we remember it all started with Kinect & Skype?    if games drive virtual presence toward a 3d experience... I'll take the ride and try to figure out how to use it in teaching and learning. 
David Wetzel

What is the Technology Footprint in Your Classroom? - 25 views

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    Strategies and techniques are provided regarding the benefits of using digital tools to support teaching and learning in any content area or grade level.
Clif Mims

Skype in the classroom (beta) | Skype Education - 15 views

  • Meet new people, discover new cultures and connect with classes from around the world, all without leaving the classroom.
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    "Skype in the classroom is a free directory for teachers who want to use Skype to bring education to life in their classrooms. Join today to share resources, chat with teachers and even pair classes."
Angela Christopher

Teach Digital: Curriculum by Wes Fryer / virtualfieldtrips - 1 views

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    Virtual field trip overview; methods & tools for educators. A great resource.
Clif Mims

Call Graph - 0 views

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    The free Skype call recorder
Andrew D.

Techucation - Mikogo!!!!! Where Have You Been? - 0 views

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    Sept 21st: "I have always loved Skype and wished many times that i could share my screen while speaking to someone on the other end of the line… enter Mikogo!"
 Lisa Durff

Mikogo: Free Online Meetings - 1 views

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    Free Online Meetings. It's also an easy screen sharing tool. FREE!
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    If anyone uses this i would be interested in knowing what you think about it!
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