Fremont Police Detention Facility Offers Pay Upgrade For Jail Stay

Napa County Jail Introduces Video Conferencing For Inmates

Inmate visitations at the Napa County Jail entered a new era on Monday with the introduction of a Skype-like video conferencing system aimed at increasing safety.


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Bitstrips Amuses, Annoys As Its Comics Go Viral

Bitstrips may seem like a sudden sensation now but they are all over social media…


Tim Draper speaks at the Inaugural Palo Alto International Film Festival on September 30, 2011 in Palo Alto, California. (Max Morse/Getty Images)

Venture Capitalist Gets Green Light For San Mateo Entrepreneur School

A new type of school, for would-be entrepreneurs, is coming to downtown San Mateo. The City Council late Monday night approved a plan to open Draper University for Heroes.


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Tech Report: Skype Set To Launch Video Messaging Service

Although the company hasn’t officially confirmed it, Skype appears to be ready to launch a video messaging service.


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ConsumerWatch: Group Video Chat Has Limitations

Can’t be with your family for Thanksgiving? A company called OOVOO now makes it possible to connect up to a dozen people on a video conference call, two more than SKYPE and Google+ Hangout, which both set their limit at ten.


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San Jose Elementary School Participates In Tech-Based Exchange Program

Some lucky San Jose elementary school students are going to China as part of a tech-intensive exchange program.


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EBay Reports Higher 4Q Earnings, Revenue

EBay said its net income grew in the fourth quarter, helped by a gain on the sale of its remaining investment in Skype and higher revenue.


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Skype Adds Facebook Video Chatting

Internet phone service Skype is letting users of its computer-based software make video calls to their Facebook friends and receive them, too.


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ConsumerWatch: More Therapists Treating Clients Online

A growing number of Americans are confiding their problems to mental health professionals they’re meeting and seeing on-line. But, experts warn there are risks to dealing with a therapist who you might never actually meet face-to-face.


Facebook video chat

Facebook Rolls Out Video Chat Feature Powered By Skype

Quick on the heels of Google’s launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook is rolling out video calls. It’s powered by Internet phone company Skype.

CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011