Arik Hesseldahl

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Skype's Group Video Calling Restored

Just in time for Christmas, Skype say it has restored its group video calling feature. Still unrestored is the offline instant messaging feature.

Also still outstanding from CEO Tony Bates and his team is a full explanation about what caused Skype to fail for the better part of two days. He promises that will be coming early next week.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work