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Logitech today expanded its offerings in the videoconferencing/collaboration space with the launch of its ConferenceCam Connect device ($499.99). Combining an HD 1080p video camera with dual microphones and a speakerphone for 360-degree audio, the ConferenceCam Connect is aimed at small workgroup collaboration settings (up to six people). The device sits between the entry-level BCC950 unit ($249.99) and the upper-end ConferenceCam CC3000e ($999.99).
Logitech says the new hardware is aimed at smaller conference rooms known as “huddle rooms,” where groups of employees congregate and need to then connect to videoconferencing systems (it’s certified for Microsoft Lync but also works with other systems such as Cisco Jabber, WebEx, Skype, etc.).
Two cities in North Carolina could be the first to benefit from a planned expansion of Google's fiber-optic Internet service.
The company is holding events in Raleigh and Durham on Wednesday and Thursday this week, apparently to announce selection of the cities as roll-out locations for the service, according to local TV station WRAL. Construction of the service could begin as early as April, the report said.[ Get your websites up to speed with HTML5 today using the techniques in InfoWorld's HTML5 Deep Dive PDF how-to report. | Get the latest insight on the tech news that matters from InfoWorld's Tech Watch blog. ]
The two cities, which along with Chapel Hill make up an area known as Research Triangle, were among a preliminary list of 34 locations that Google said last February were in the running for its high-speed Internet connections. The company said it would begin working with the cities to explore deployment of the service and provide more details on its planned roll-out towards the end of 2014. However, to-date, no further announcements have been made.
Middle East Updates / ISIS nearly driven out of Kobani by Syrian Kurds
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Philippines says deadly clash a mistake, hopeful peace not derailed
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Official: Device found on White House grounds poses no threat
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Officials Say 2 Sons of Egypt's Mubarak Freed From Prison
The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. Security officials said the two, wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak's ...
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German Business Confidence Exceeds Expectations
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FRANKFURT—Business confidence in Germany rose again to kick off the New Year, a widely watched survey showed Monday. The Ifo Institute's monthly indicator of business confidence increased to 106.7 in January from 105.5 in December, exceeding the ...
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Pediatricians Against Medical Marijuana, with Some Exceptions
Although a number of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational reasons in recent years, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says it is against such legalization, over concerns that these laws could be harmful to children. However, the group ...
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49 Philippine police killed after clash with rebels
Forty-nine Philippine police commandos were killed when they clashed with Muslim rebels in the south, police said Monday, a bloodbath which tested a peace accord signed last March. An 11-hour gunbattle broke out after police entered the remote town of ...
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Christie on Air: Undiluted and Pretty Great, if He Says So Himself
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EWING, N.J. — They call to complain about their pension payments, to grumble about their children's teachers, to vent about the fine they just paid for stacking firewood incorrectly. They dial in by the thousands, from Toms River to Park Ridge, jamming the five ...
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