Tag: video calling

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…

IBM Connections VSee Plugin Makes Video Conference Simple

Link: VSee integration with IBM Connections [VIDEO] VSee’s simplest one-click video conferencing and screen share is better than Skype, and you can use it right from your IBM Connections platform without any hoo-hah.  Make your virtual teams more productive and social.  Effortlessly put a live face to presentations, meetings, and work sessions and build…

If FaceTime Gives Me A Double-Chin, Does Skype Make Me Look Fat?

Cisco’s Umi Goes The Way of the Neanderthal

6 More Video Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid

In another video job interview tips post , we went over 6 bloopers in video presentation and environment control.  Today, we’ll talk about 6 technical/equipment pitfalls to avoid in your upcoming video conference interview.  Video calling is still relatively new, and people sometimes don’t have enough experience using video conferencing…

6 Most Common Skype Interview Mistakes

You’ve just landed your first job interview by video conference, and you haven’t a clue what to do.  Never fear! We’ve gathered 12 expert job interview tips from our seasoned VSee interviewers. This week, we’re  sharing 6 of the most common video conference job interview mistakes they’ve seen people make.  Continue…

VSee For Mac Is Officially Out!

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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…

The Dark Side of Video Conferencing

While video calling is great in  many ways (see Top 10 Reasons To Use Videoconferencing), it’s not a replacement for face-to-face meetings.  First impressions do count, and if you aren’t careful, you  could be headed for a video calling wipeout.  Just look at the effect of video (i.e.,  television) on…

Skype 5.0 News: 6 Reasons Redux

Yesterday while I was at a conference Skype announced on their blog that they were dropping the ‘beta’ label from their Mac release, and that group calling would now be a paid feature.  Obviously, I had to respond.  🙂 I have a lot of fun talking about Skype because I…

Why Water Cooler Conversations Are Essential to Work Productivity

During my recent U.K. trip, while doing VSee calls all day long, it was IM and Chatter that I depended on the most to keep in touch with my coworkers.  Those tools in addition to one-click video calling were critical for my informal interactions–those casual conversations that are so important for…

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,…

Share Valentine’s Day With Video…

Recently, I was in a hotel in San Diego for VSee-related business.  Milton and Colleen were also both in San Diego with me. My wife, however, was still up in Anaheim.  Milton and Colleen’s families were both up in Northern California. Let me tell you, a video call is so…

Don’t Forget Lighting! part 1

Ah, lighting. Never underestimate the importance of lighting in a video call. No matter whether you’re using VSee or Skype, Cisco or Polycom, the people you’re talking to want to see you.  They don’t want to see… …which is lit mostly from the front.  You’ll note that due to the smaller space I am…

Video Conferencing – The First 100 Years

This article was originally posted on my personal blog, and was what started my discussions with VSee, resulting in my becoming Chief Product Officer there. Video conferencing has been a popular staple of science fiction at least since Flash Gordon‘s Spaceograph, 2001: A Space Odyssey‘s video call from the moon and,…

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