Real-Talk: A Monthly Spotlight on Live Video and Real-Time Communications – September 2018

real-time communications industry news wrap September 2018

Welcome back again to our monthly news wrap where we bring you the latest news, views and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

In September’s issue of Real-Talk, Microsoft unveils its mixed reality app with video calling to provide field workers with remote assistance; brands are increasingly turning to interactive live video content to engage customers; telehealth providers go global; and banks are urged rethink in person customer experiences with interactive digital communications.

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The Most Innovative Live Video Apps in Europe

Live Video in Europe

Europe has the highest smartphone penetration globally with 84% of the population on mobile. Enabled by internet speeds that race ahead of the world and highly competitive broadband prices, Europe has pioneered many live video communications applications.

From major financial institutions like RBS launching live video for wealth management, to Babylon Health bringing online doctor consultations to the UK, and customer experience innovators Unblu and InfoCert – businesses across Europe are using live video to transform user experiences. With the power to reduce fuel costs and carbon footprint, enhance education, plus improve patients’ lives, the rise of real-time video communications in Europe is a force for social good too.

Here is a closer look at some of the most innovative applications of live video in Europe:

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Real-Talk August: A Spotlight on Live Video and Real-Time Communications

real-time communications industry news wrap august 2018

Welcome back to Real-Talk, where each month we bring you the hottest news, views and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

This month’s news was all about group video. WhatsApp rolled out 4 person video chat; Facebook introduced a feature that lets groups watch videos together; and Apple came up against the challenges of building multi-party video announcing delays to group FaceTime. In other developments, the combination of AR and live video is poised to transform communications across industries, and of course some big news of our own!

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The News from TokBox | August 2018

News from TokBox - monthly live video news roundup

We look back at the last month at TokBox. Catch up on new features available for the OpenTok platform, find out where we’re going to be popping up at an event near you and check out the top content from the month.

It’s your monthly live video news round up!

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TokBox – now a part of the Vonage family

TokBox acquired by Vonage

Today I’m pleased to announce that TokBox has been acquired by Vonage, and will become part of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform.

We’re incredibly excited and believe this is a great development for our video platform and the customers who use it. TokBox and Vonage share a vision of making businesses of all sizes and across all verticals more successful through the creation of engaging communications applications and experiences.

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Update to Chrome Screen Sharing

[UPDATED September 6] As you may know, Google recently announced the deprecation of inline installation of Chrome extensions in an effort to improve transparency and security. For end-users, this means that the process for installing screen sharing extensions will change from inline installation to installation from the Chrome Web Store. Below, you’ll find information on the deprecation timeline provided by the Chromium team:

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Real-Talk: A Monthly Spotlight on Live Video and Real-Time Communications

Real-Talk Real-time communications roundup July

Welcome to the first edition of Real-Talk. Each month, we shine the spotlight on the hottest news, views, insights and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

In this month’s wrap, Instagram doubles down on video calling; telehealth continues to heat up with a massive cap raise by American Well; shoppable videos arrive on the scene, highlighting the endless possibilities for video; and Juniper Research reveals the enormous potential for Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) for enterprise.

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The News from TokBox | July 2018

The News from TokBox July 2018

We look back at the news from TokBox over the last month. Catch up on new features available for the OpenTok platform, find out where we’re going to be popping up at an event near you and check out the top content from the month.

It’s your monthly live video round up!

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Live Video News Roundup

Live video news June 2018

In our monthly post, catch up on all the live video news. Check out the features now available for the OpenTok platform, find out where we’re going to be popping up at an event near you and keep on top of everything that’s happening in the industry. 

It’s your monthly live video news round up!

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Making the Telehealth Opportunity Simple for Private Practice

telehealth for private practice with SimplePractice

We’ve written before about the possibilities available via live video to improve access to vital health services. While we see a lot of adoption in large hospital chains, telehealth for private practice presents an important opportunity to increase access to a whole range of health and wellness services.

Existing software providers know that telehealth is coming. More and more are adapting their platforms to react to the demand of their customers: doctors, therapists, dietitians and more.

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