Tag: TokBox alternative

Race is on for Easy Telemedicine Video Conference

Chris Stegh was right on when he wrote in this post about video telemedicine that “the race is on to perfect easy-to-use video tools.” One reason he says more video telemedicine isn’t being used is because traditional room conferencing solutions like Polycom, Cisco Tandberg, etc. have been difficult to use. It’s…

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…

Meetings.io Acquisition Signals Start of WebRTC Era?

updated: 3/20/2014 WebRTC (Real-Time Communication) has been getting a bit of press between meetings.io getting acquired by Jive (specifically chosen for its WebRTC technology) and TokBox announcing its new Opentok WebRTC for iOS SDK. What’s the big deal with WebRTC? WebRTC is exciting because it allows real-time audio/video to be…

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…

TokBox Picked Up By Telefónica – A Sad Day For Its People

Last week, a struggling TokBox announced its acquisition by Telefónica Digital for an undisclosed amount.  This is a pretty sad news for TokBox and its investors. They raised a lot of money, and given this is a semi-fire sale, its investors lost money.  Also, its people, who have worked long…

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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