Just as commonplace is the streaming of co-operative game sessions while including your friends/family audio over Skype or google hangouts.
In education, initiatives to link teachers with students have redefined classroom learning.
In business, Skype has not only significantly reduced the cost of doing business, but also has changed the way companies hire new employees.
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Its ease of use and ubiquity is opening up new opportunities in health, education and business.