Facebook helps Productivity?

I’m a few weeks late on this one, but this was an interesting headline:  “Twitter, Facebook Can Improve Work Productivity”  (PC World, citing a study from the University of Melbourne.) I’ve believed this for quite a while…with qualifications.  The reason stated is that taking quick breaks to scan Facebook and Twitter…

Twitter Chief: “It’s really complex to make something simple.”

Bless you, Jack Dorsey. I certainly hope that designers of tech products, whether coders, GUI designers, network architects, whatever, absorb that statement: It’s really complex to make something simple. This isn’t a new statement.  Others have said it.  But perhaps when the founder of Twitter says it on Charlie Rose…then…

Happy Holidays from VSee!

Skype Crashing and Supernodes

Sometimes Christmas comes a few days early.  Forgive me for the Schadenfreude, but the fact that PC Mag, TechCrunch, GigaOm, BBC News, and so many other outlets discussed the BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS of Skype’s crash yesterday amuses me.  To quote Om Malik from GigaOm: …over past few years it has become…

The Dreamforce Pitch…

…and The 6 Month Challenge. We had an amazing time at Dreamforce.  More on that in another post. For now, watch Milton at Dreamforce telling you why you need VSee to help your sales teams: Dreamforce 2010: Milton Chen, VSee – Cutting Edge Video Conferencing In the Clouds, Reduce Sales…

Winners at Dreamforce Daily Draw!

CONGRATULATIONS! 4 lucky visitors of the VSee booth at Dreamforce 2010 have won for themselves a FREE VSee HD Telepresence Kit!

Richard Dreyfuss meets with Milton

Cisco Security Threat Announcement

“Until a patch is issued by the vendor, Matta recommends you unplug the device from its network socket.” – 11/17 advisory re: Cisco Unified Videoconferencing products Hoo boy.  Apart from staving off companies like ours, releasing expensive novelty items to home users, and then getting blasted in the stock market,…

VSee Enables Playing for Change LIVE: Uniting Cultures Through Music & Technology

Here is our press release that just went out this morning.  Please support what Playing for Change is doing and watch the event tomorrow at www.playingforchange.org/live! Tuesday November 16, 2010 – 10:00 AM EST Business Wire News Releases Released By VSee WHO: Playing for Change Foundation, VSee WHAT: Live Video-Synchronized Music Performance,…

Polycom Vaporware Announcement?

My friend Jeff Urdan, honcho of VeaMea (a friendly competitor of ours that uses a client-server architecture), sent me an interesting email yesterday with the title “A laugh for your blog?”  Apparently the big guys, realizing they’re a little behind in desktop videoconferencing innovation (read: not optimized for ad hoc workflow),…

The New Release is Out! (10.0.0.1103)

Obviously, I’m quite excited by all our releases.  This one, however, has a few extra treats that I want to point out in addition to our release notes. First, if you are a home (non-commercial) user, you now have free HD video calling.  So whether you hook up to your…

Phone’s still great for business…socially, it’s dying

That headline really means audio-only phone calls.  The (“smart”)phone as the swiss army knife of communications tools will never die.  LONG LIVE THE PHONE! May I present the evidence?  I call to the stand this blog post by Larry Lisser, titled All I wanted for my birthday was a lousy phone…

People less truthful when texting

Video Testimonial

I generally work hard to keep this from being only a product blog, but it’s pretty exciting to get a video testimonial.  We’re going to create a space on the site specifically for more of these, so if you’ve used VSee and love it, please send us more testimonials! Thank…

Bill Flutie talking VSee at the Inbound Marketing Summit

The Pulse Network tracked down our own Bill Flutie, Director of Sales and Business Development, at the Inbound Marketing Summit, held last week in Gillette Stadium. Here’s what he had to say:

“Technology must be self-evident.”

AARNet Desktop Video Conference report

Obama’s CTO met with Milton!

Cisco for Home? Skype for Business? Skype V. Cisco?

Wow. The last couple days have been full of news and it’s time to write about it!  Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting headlines for videoconferencing and discuss the implications: Skype, which keeps claiming to be a business conferencing tool but isn’t, hired Tony Bates to…

How to Present and Act in Virtual Meetings

Here is a must-read article in today’s New York Times by Eilene Zimmerman.  It touches on several common questions about how to behave in virtual meetings which I haven’t covered here.  (I’ll be honest: I didn’t think of them.)  Although it touches briefly on advice for presenters, it mostly focuses…