Tag: collaboration

VSee: Video Chat + Collaboration Go Together Like Chips and Salsa

“So how is VSee different from Skype?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions we get at VSee.   It’s one of those things that’s hard to explain unless you’ve seen VSee in action.  I like how E27’s Joanna Yeo says it in her recent VSee article: VSee…

Four Best Practices for Keeping Your Remote Team Connected

Skype and Facebook

It could happen. There are rumors (according to Bloomberg) that the two have been chatting about it.  Skype users can already call and SMS Facebook friends, making video the next logical next step. Personally, this feels like a natural extension of Skype’s current incarnation as a consumer video calling tool.…

Major New Release: 11.0.0.202.

We’re only one month into 2011 and we’re already introducing a major new release of VSee!  There are some significant and exciting changes, so please set your preferences to “automatically update” or just download the new version right here! (And then set your preferences to “automatically update”.) You have to…

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!

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…

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…

Re: VSee’s video conferencing solutions arrive in Europe

Skype IPO doesn’t mean Enterprise Solution

Skype announced it will soon have an IPO.  (Also here.) Let’s not confuse this with being a business tool. Yes, video calling is handy for businesses.  But what about presentation and collaborative tools? Skype has an immense user base, and yet operational income for the first half of 2010 was…

Reasons for Collaboration Moderation

Believe it or not, you act differently when you’re on a phone call. And different from that on video. Oh, and you reply differently via chat. And why did you respond that way in email? Folks, it’s not news, but the medium informs the communication.  Obviously we think everyone should…

Skype Group Calling? 6 Ways VSee Stands Above

1.  Skype’s beta only allows up to 5 callers—I’ve had an 11-way call* on VSee. 2.  Skype only shares desktop OR video—VSee shows both. 3.  Speaking of screen sharing:  Skype’s screen sharing quality can be sub-par—VSee’s starts pixel perfect. 4.  Skype has little else for collaborative tools—VSee does it all.…

Why Video Collaboration Needs to be on Desktops

Every day I have at least one conversation that revolves around using VC (“video conferencing” or “video collaboration”) to “get things done” rather than “meet”.  Obviously efforts to increase acceptance of putting video collaboration tools where they’re most beneficial are gaining traction. For example, I know of at least one…

Today was About the Buzz…

If you read any tech news at all today, you read about Google Buzz.  ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, you name it (CNN), they wrote about it.  (Figures CNN’s headline mentions taking on Facebook…right when I start a full court Facebook blitz.  Dang.) Well, the reason I bring it up here isn’t to…

The Competition is Heating Up…

…But it’s just not there yet.  I mean, we’re free for most users, right? So this was an interesting bit of news today from TechCrunch and ViVu. Basically, ViVu created a Skype plug-in called “VuRoom” that will enable multiparty calling and some additional collaboration tools. Aaaand they’re going to charge…

Videoconferencing Now Ready For Its Close-up

Originally posted on my personal blog shortly after joining VSee as Chief Product Officer. Since I left Convoq, the web conferencing start-up here in Boston where I served as CTO, I’ve gotten a lot of calls from companies doing personal video communications products. Some were in the process of raising…