Real-Talk: A Monthly Spotlight on Live Video and Real-Time Communications – January 2019

January Real-Time Communications

Thanks for tuning in to another issue of Real-Talk where we bring you the hottest monthly news, views and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

In January, all eyes were on the healthcare industry with major telehealth startups announcing funding rounds; new video-powered health services launching internationally; and governments around the world look to the US to build out their digital healthcare systems with real-time communications. This month also saw analysts take out their crystal balls and forecast what developments lie ahead for the industry in 2019.

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Vonage Study Reveals Live Video’s Shift from Social to Business Use

We’re proud to announce the latest results of our live video communications report, “Video Chatterbox Nation” – now published here.

We gathered research over the past six years and compared it with the results of our study from this past summer, to get a closer look at the changing behaviors of American audiences towards live video and the role it now plays in their daily life.

Today, 1 in 3 people live video chat at least once a week

Every year people become more comfortable using technology in nearly every area of their life. And live video is no different. Live video communication grows in popularity every year, with many businesses moving faster to accommodate consumer demand. Businesses across different industries are using live video communications to help their consumers do things like schedule physician consultations, bank online, or study in a virtual classroom.

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

December Real-Time Communications

Welcome back to a new year of Real-Talk where we’ll continue to bring you monthly roundups of the latest news, views and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

Looking back on December, the first consumer 5G video call signals a promising future for live video communications; virtual healthcare continues to replace doctor visits for a growing range of non-emergency conditions; No Jitter highlights the top 10 acquisitions from a busy year of M&A activity in enterprise communications; and Skype announces it’s getting AI-powered real-time subtitles and captions for live video calling.

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

November Real-Time Communications

Welcome back to another month of the hottest news, views and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

Highlights from this month’s issue of Real-Talk include a new study that reveals the skyrocketing adoption of telehealth; innovators predict the future of remote collaboration will be powered by augmented, virtual reality and telepresence robots; and Facebook turns to teens to boost its live video chat app Bonfire.

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

October Real-Time Communications

Welcome back 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.

Looking back on October, Facebook unveiled its AI-powered video chat device for living rooms with reports a video calling product for TVs is on the way; Apple doubled down on AR with the acquisition of a real-time video editing startup; Verizon looked into the future of communication with live holographic video calling; and executives explored how video meetings are powering the remote work revolution.

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Helping Seniors Connect with Friends and Family Using Live Video

As we all know, the widespread adoption of tablets and smartphones has made it easier than ever to stay connected to family and friends, no matter where in the world they may be. Live video is the next best thing to being in the same room with loved ones, enabling a deeper connection than a phone call alone can provide.

However, one group that has been slow to adopt live video is the senior community. Not having grown up with the wide range of digital devices we use today, the complexity can be intimidating and overwhelming. Tiny controls and screens can be tricky for those with vision or mobility issues, and what should be an enjoyable experience can deteriorate into one that leaves seniors feeling frustrated and isolated.

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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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