More than 300 billion total calling minutes take place annually on Skype; 50% of those calls are video conversations.
While not all of us have Oprah’s Skype Guest Kit, which reportedly includes a state-of-the art laptop, desk-sized tripod, and prepaid return shipping label, there are some simple things the average business person can do to take online video chats to the next level.
If you’re looking down at your camera, the person you’re calling is looking up at you. Set your computer (if you’re on a laptop) on a few books so that you’re looking slightly up at the web camera. Just a few years ago the i Sight, Apple’s built-in cam, was excellent quality.
Not only will this tip make your image look better–and slim down that double chin if you have one–it will be easier to focus on the conversation instead of the empty space in front of you.2. However, many external web cameras have far surpassed this technology.
got a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson about the Skype London office shutdown, and clarified that about 220 workers will be laid off as a consequence of that decision.
Original story: Microsoft plans to close its Skype development offices in London, which will affect nearly 400 of its employees.