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Ode To Skype

 

With Videoconferencing, Liberty, and Justice For All

One of the big successes in videoconferencing has been its use in judicial courts. The federal courts have long been using the technology for such things as arraignments, bail hearings, post-conviction hearings, and appellate court arguments. Washington and Lee University Law school faculty Aaron Haas notes that in 1972 an…

Videoconferencing All Around Us

Maybe it’s the $4 per gallon gas prices or perhaps people are tired of traveling 6-8 hours for one 45-minute meeting.  Maybe it’s the advances in networking technologies and services or the pricking of our environmental consciences.  Maybe it’s because the world really is a global village today or because…

A New Mantra Of Boredom

“Boredom is necessary for creativity” —Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow

We’re hiring!

Yes, you’ve heard right. We are hiring! For a full list of available positions, check out http://careers.vsee.com/ We welcome you to the VSee family 🙂

Helping Haiti on Facebook: Linkin Park, the UN Foundation and VSee

Smile For The Camera

One of the reasons we continue to be so gung ho about video calling is because studies in the field of communication have demonstrated the importance of nonverbal communication in interpersonal communications, many of which are expressed through the visual channel. For instance, one thing you can’t express very well…

Remote vs. On-Site Time Perception

I read this very interesting article on GigaOm last month and have been digesting it ever since.  Although I don’t necessarily think remote workers are any more (or less) productive than on-site workers, Ms. Laidlaw makes a fantastic point about the productivity mindset of remote workers.  Any company that has…

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…

Happy Holidays from VSee!

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…

Richard Dreyfuss meets with Milton

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…

Chat to Video in Sales

Lets say Susie is a sales rep and she’s meeting a customer in her office.  The customer asks a question that Susie doesn’t know the answer to, and she doesn’t know who to ask. Phone or video are not good choices here because Susie doesn’t know who to call.  A…

The Flash brick wall

Here’s an interesting article on Techcrunch about Chatroulette V2. Just a quick note: I love the Chatroulette concept – it addresses an addictive side of human nature. Their success finally landed them into the Flash scalability nightmare. Pretty much all the social video conferencing tools are build on Flash (rounds, tokbox,…

The search is on!

We chanced upon this poster by Julian Hansen recently, and it really resonated within VSee. What better way to pick a typeface than to do it the computer science and engineering way – through a flowchart? Here at VSee, we’re embarking on branding a new image, starting right from our…

iPads, Kindles, Netflix, and Video Collaboration

Why do iPads do so well despite being underpowered as computers? Why does Netflix do so well regardless of only TV and movie media offerings? Why do Kindles do so well when all they do is display and annotate books? What these three things have in common is that they…

Phones aren’t phones—call anyway!

It may not be official, but if you’ve been suspicious that people in their twenties and younger aren’t picking up their phones, you’re right.  There’s a ton of anecdotal evidence to support this (such as this recent ZDnet article).  I started really thinking about this two years ago when I…

VSee Hosts NUS Entrepreneurship Society Leaders

by and posted for Christina Milton, VSee’s CEO, personally hosted our visitors, speaking to them a great deal about his personal experience, start-up life, and VSee. They were also pleasantly surprised to meet our interns from Singapore, Penny and Kenny. At the same time, a demo of VSee had them…

The Cost of a Dollar

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