Tag: opentok alternative

OpenTok Drops Free 1-on-1 Video Calls

It may be time to give VSee group video chat a whirl now that OpenTok (WebRTC version) 1-on-1 calls are no longer free.  Not only are VSee 1-on-1 calls always free, even group video calls are always free. OpenTok is now requiring everyone to pay at least 50 bucks a month…

Why Google Hangouts Dropped Vidyo For WebRTC

Updated July 9, 2014 So Google really has dropped the Vidyo plugin for Hangouts as it switches over to its VP8 video codec. It’s still not on WebRTC, although it’s surely getting there.  On dev versions of Chrome, Google Hangouts is now plugin-less. In my article on VSee vs. Google+ Hangouts, I…

OpenTok Customers – We’ll Pay You To Switch VSee

 OpenTok customers, it’s the perfect time to find an alternative! Need an OpenTok alternative?  With OpenTok going through acquisition changes, now is a good time to start exploring other options.  You never know how things will change under the new boss. VSee invites you to switch to our simplest video…

(OpenTok) TokBox Acquisition Price

Several people have commented on the speculative nature of my earlier article on the TokBox acquisition being a semi-fire sale.  I want to give our readers a more thorough explanation for my statements. When a company is acquired for more than $20-30M, typically the price is leaked, since the acquiring…

VSee vs. Flash: Video Conferencing Considerations

Convenience The beauty of Flash for video conferencing is that it’s nearly ubiquitous.  Unless you happen to be working on student computer in a public school, Flash is probably already installed and running like a deer on your computer.  In fact, if you can watch videos on YouTube, Reuters.com, or…

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