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Volvo has announced that Microsoft’s Skype for Business will be added to its 90 Series models: the XC90, V90, and S90

first time an automaker has implanted the software in a vehicle. Though we’d have to survey people who consistently take conference calls in their cars to validate Volvo’s claims, the premium brand said Skype for Business is the most intuitive and safe way to conduct a meeting while sitting in traffic. “We’ve all been there. Sitting in the car trying to join a conference call. You either fumble with or drop your phone while trying…

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Skype finalizes its move to the Cloud

It has been a slow transition, but Skype is finalizing its move away from a peer-to-peer system to a cloud-based one. When it was first created, the Skype network was built as a decentralized peer-to-peer system. PCs that had enough processing power and bandwidth would be elected as “supernodes” and used to coordinate connections between other machines on the network. Similarly, text, voice, and video traffic would flow between peers, directly when possible (when intervening…