eWEEK Newsbreak Video Sept 30 2010
Research in motion, officially announced that the will be releasing a new tablet PC to the market. The new tablet is called playbook, which leaves many still curious as what market they'll be targeting - playbook making it seem as if they'll go after the general consumer as opposed to business users. The Playbook is set to be released in early 2011; AOL is purchasing Techcrunch, but no-one seems to know for how much. A key term of the deal is that Techcrunch Founder Michael Arrington will be able to maintain his Websites' editorial independence without interference from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong or his executives. We'll discuss all the details; According to a new survey video chatting is gaining popularity; Companies can also make use of this technology, helping to cut down travel costs and phone bills. Most recently, Avaya, a major seller of corporate phone systems, joined teams with Skype. Starting in October, Avaya will be bundling the Skype voice chat systems into their phones, at no extra charge to their customers. The New York Times is reporting that Facebook and Skype will soon be forming a partnership as well.