Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Skype Adds 100-Person Conferencing

Skype introduced a new "Skypecast" features enabling users to participate in live, moderated conversations of up to 100 people.

Skypecasts are live, moderated conversations where people to discuss shared interests/ The calls are moderated by a host, who is able to mute, eject or pass the virtual microphone to participants when they wish to speak. Hosting or participating in a Skypecast is free.

Several Skype partners are currently piloting Skypecasts with their communities. For example, Six Apart, a leader in blogging software and services for individuals and businesses, plans to promote Skypecasts as a way of expanding their online communities.

Skypecasts can also be promoted on any website using HTML snippets. All live Skypecasts are available in preview form.http://skypecasts.skype.com

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