The end is near for videoconferencing platform BlueJeans
Verizon has decided to no longer offer the videoconferencing platform BlueJeans. The telecom operator lists "changed market conditions" as the main reason for the discontinuation.
Verizon bought the videoconferencing platform BlueJeans in 2020 during the height of the Covid pandemic. At the time... Read more
Lenovo debuts their ThinkSmart View Plus videoconferencing platform
The new standalone "smart collaboration solution" will be available in mid-2023 for $2,345.
This week at Information Systems Europe (ISE 2023) in Barcelona, Lenovo announced their all new ThinkSmart View Plus. Showcasing the Microsoft Teams display, the new product is a standalone collaborat... Read more
Nvidia Eye Contact automatically maintains eye contact in videocalls
Nvidia released a beta version of Eye Contact, an AI-powered feature that automatically keeps your eyes in the centre of the frame when you look away from the camera in real life.
The feature ships with Nvidia's Broadcast app, and the company is eager to hear feedback on improving it. Some user... Read more
Zoom introduces content delivery network solution Zoom Mesh
Zoom recently introduced Zoom Mesh, a content delivery network (CDN) solution that addresses bandwidth needs for large-scale videoconferences and other virtual events.
Zoom Mesh helps companies solve bandwidth issues for WAN and increase the speed of content streaming. The service is designed f... Read more
Review: Logitech Zone Vibe 100, conferencing headset for remote work
Logitech announced a new headset in September. The Zone Vibe 100 is designed for hybrid work and comes at a suggested retail price of €120 (VAT included). According to Logitech, employees can comfortably use the model to call and videoconference for hours on end. Techzine took the headset to the ... Read more
Cisco partners with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft announced a partnership with Cisco. Cisco's conferencing equipment will soon be certified for Microsoft Teams. Cisco attempted to compete with Microsoft by delaying the collaboration for years, but Teams has become too big to ignore.
As part of the collaboration, Microsoft Teams will ... Read more
WhatsApp focusses on conferencing, competes with Teams, Zoom and Meet
WhatsApp will soon allow users to invite participants to group calls through URLs. Furthermore, the organization is testing encrypted video conferencing with up to 32 participants. WhatsApp is expected to step up the competition with business tools like Teams, Zoom and Meet.
Mark Zuckerberg, th... Read more
Twilio lays off 11 percent of workforce to restructure and cut costs
Twilio will lay off 11 percent of its personnel as part of a cost-cutting reorganization strategy.
Twilio offers cloud services that software developers use to include messaging and videoconferencing in their apps. The corporation has grown into new areas in recent years. Twilio paid $3.2 billio... Read more
Critical vulnerabilities found in Zoom, fix available
Zoom's automatic update functionality contains vulnerabilities that allow cybercriminals to gain full control over devices. The issue was discovered by Mac security expert Patrick Wardle.
The first vulnerability concerns the signature check of the videoconferencing platform. This check reviews t... Read more
Slack updates Huddles with video support
Slack added functionality to conferencing service Slack Huddles Call participants now have access to video and screen sharing.
Slack's strategy revolves around software that replaces office functions. Slack Huddles is an important component. The conferencing tool focuses on short meetings. Acc... Read more