Tag: video

VSee Telemedicine Kit in West Africa

In 2013, VSee made its debut in Gabon. Watch a video of an intern from the Albert Schweitzer Hospital uses VSee to deliver telemedicine in rural villages. At the same time, Swiss newsmagazine La Liberte featured CEO Milton Chen and the “doctor in a box” telemedicine kit:

What’s In A Face?

A voice without the face is still the same person…right? Given that humans are highly visual creatures, and that a disproportionately large portion of the brain is devoted to processing images (Wolfe, 2001), it seems to make sense that including video in virtual conferences could dramatically improve communication between people. …

People less truthful when texting

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…

Not just “Skype Etiquette”

This was a very interesting post Michael Arrington put up on TechCrunch yesterday.  I myself am guilty of a one of the sins:  I have a two-sentence limit on my IMs before I hit enter and continue…but I’ll explain myself at the end.  The points he makes are very good…

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…

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…

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.…

Tips on When to Use Email, Phone, or Video

We’ve all been there.  Someone sends you an email asking you a question.  You respond and ask for some clarification.  Three days of back-and-forth emails later, you get fed up with how slow the discussion is going and call the other person.  Three minutes later, you both have all the…

Applications Abound

My dad’s a lawyer. Yes, we’ve heard all the jokes.  Heck, I like to tell them.  But I’m proud to say he’s one of the good ones. He’s also a good example of what I was writing about at the end of last week.  You know—that Hillary’s speech is a…

Why Joel Stein is Wrong about Video…

Mr. Stein of Time recently wrote a post saying he dislikes video calls. Fortunately, I thinks he’s all wrong. His main arguments are that you lose the ability to zone out without getting caught when you make video calls, you can no longer multitask, and you lose the ability to…

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