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Lego Resume: Northwestern College Student Builds Her Way to the Top

Lego Resume: Northwestern College Student Builds Her Way to the Top

By Jasmine Allen March 29, 2014

One college student’s resume has gone viral. Northwestern University student Leah Bowman constructed her resume based off of Legos, which has now been seen by a number of prospective employers. Bowman-who majors in Communication Studies: Integrated Marketing and Anthropology-started working on …

Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars

You can take two important things from a recent study on honesty in communications. One, you really are more likely to lie in a text and two, that person you lied to is going to be incredibly pissed that you …

Skype iPhone/iPad Apps Get Updated Skype iPhone/iPad Apps Get Updated

Skype just got some new features on the iPhone and iPad versions. An update for the iPhone app includes a feature that reduces shakiness of an outgoing Skype video chat, when you’re using the rear-facing camera. “So, if you’re using …

Skype App Directory Launched Skype App Directory Launched
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Skype has launched a new application directory for apps built on the Skype API. There are apps for business, call recording, desktop and whiteboard sharing, faxing, integrations with popular software and mobile video communications. There are currently five apps in …

Skype Updates for Mac OS X Lion Skype Updates for Mac OS X Lion
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Skype announced the launch of a new version of Skype for Max OS X in version 5.3, which includes support for Mac OS X Lion and HD video calls. “Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X is built to work with …

Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant

If there is one thing that Google+ has been able to accomplish, it’s been letting the rest of the world get to know Google a little bit better. There has been plenty of discussion around whether or not Google+ will …

Gmail Calling Expanded to More Languages, Lower Rates Gmail Calling Expanded to More Languages, Lower Rates

Last year, Google announced a Gmail feature that would let users in the U.S. make and receive phone calls. Today, the company announced that it is available outside the U.S. in 38 languages. “You can now buy calling credit in …

Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype

Google was already starting to compete with Skype a little, by releasing things like video chat within Gmail, but Gmail is only a small segment of people in the broader landscape of web users. Now Google is thinking bigger, and …

Is Email Killing the Post Office? Is Email Killing the Post Office?
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Is email killing the post office? It’s not a new question. In fact, it’s been around nearly as long as the mainstream use of email itself, but it’s also not gone away, and the USPS has seen better days. I’m …

Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion
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Microsoft and Skype just announced that Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, and that the deal has already been approved by both boards of directors. Skype is being sold by an investment group led by Silver Lake …

Android Video Chat Via Google Talk Android Video Chat Via Google Talk
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Google announced the launch of Google Talk with video and voice chat for Android phones. Apple’s FaceTime is becoming less of a unique draw to the iOS. “You can now video or voice chat with your friends, family and colleagues …

Skype Hits 30 Million Users Online Record Skype Hits 30 Million Users Online Record
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In this industry, we often look at growth numbers for companies – how many users they have. These numbers are always interesting to watch, but they are not always indicative of just how popular a particular service is. Just because …

Telecom Companies Offering Free Communication To Japan

For those who have friends or family in Japan, this past week has been stressful, and worrisome. Lines of communication have been hard to come by, specifically with calls and text. To help in this regard, AT&T is allowing for …

RIM’s Risky Bet With BBM For Non-BlackBerry Devices
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Research in Motion (RIM) is planning to make its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available on Android and iOS platforms. What’s RIM thinking, and how will a cross-platform BBM impact your enterprise? BBM offers immediate gratification and exclusivity While RIM made …

Google Apps Users Get New Gmail Contacts Features

Google announced that it’s rolling out an updated version of Gmail Contacts for Google Apps. In addition to improvements made to Contacts for regular Gmail users last summer, the new version comes equipped with some business-specific features. 

Is Email Really in Danger Because of Social Media?
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I’m not sure which came first, the idea that social media is killing blogs or social media is killing email. Both arguments are brought up every so often, and both are equally ludicrous if you ask me. Earlier this week, we examined the former, and interestingly enough, the latter was also brought up by recent data from comScore and the Pew Internet Project. 

Skype Breaks Record with 29 Million Users Online

Skype has broken a new record, hitting 29 million people online. On Skype’s "Big Blog", Peter Parkes writes:

We’ve passed another milestone – at approximately 1800 GMT yesterday, there were more than 29 million people online on Skype. Another record broken, and an opportunity for us to remind you that you can get Skype in all sorts of places – on your computer, on your mobile and even on your TV.