Posts Tagged ‘ video ’

Video conferencing industry poised for disruption?

May 16, 2012
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As many of you know, my views on video conferencing are contrary, if not downright sacrilegious. Those views come from deep reflective research, the kind of research that gives you an answer other than the one you wanted, but you can’t ignore it. So today we have a true expert, and I don’t mean that sarcastically, in video…

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Whitepaper provides unconventional perspective on “videoconferencing”

June 9, 2009
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I have released a brief whitepaper summarizing my contrary position with respect to “videoconferencing”. The paper is titled: Practical Applications of Low-cost Network-Based Video: Beyond Videoconferencing as a Substitute for Face-To-Face and is available at the following link: http://www.toyz.org/whitepapers/video_social2009.html This paper was originally written in 2003 but I was not able to publish until now,…

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More unconventional video wisdom

March 31, 2009
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Tsahi Levent-Levi at the TMC Talking Video blog refers to my recent post on video in which he says: Andrew MacDonald tried to see what’s his perceived audio quality threshold. He shows that improving audio quality improves the medium and the cues it provides. Ok, no problem. Many years of research bear this out. Audio…

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Not so startling Cisco research on video

February 2, 2009
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A tweet from Dina Mehta via Mark Petrovic pointed me to an article titled The psychology of videoconferencing that refers to some research Cisco recently released. Cisco says: [research published in 1971] revealed that only seven per cent of our understanding comes from pure words, and that 40 per cent is gleaned from the tone…

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Roku Netflix Player

May 29, 2008
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Roku Netflix Player

Well, I was going to get one of these, but now I see that it doesn’t have an interface for searching and selecting movies. You have to first log into your Netflix account and add the movie to your queue using your computer. The Roku Netflix Player only allows you to browse titles in your…

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Videoconferencing predictions past and present

May 29, 2008
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This week we’ve seen many references to “recently released” research suggesting that videoconferencing may finally be ready to take off. Videoconferencing – a much talked about, but seldom-used technology – may finally be earning its spurs within the enterprise. 85 per cent of respondents polled either use or plan to use video conferencing. Forty one…

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Execs provide (more) excuses for why users aren’t interested in video-calling

May 29, 2008
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Continuing in my recent theme regarding the dead end that is talking-heads video-calls, we find the VP of Nokia’s Nseries speaking in Barcelona attempting to explain why customer’s haven’t embraced the feature even though it has been available since 2005. According to techdigest.tv in Customers didn’t embrace video-calling as they’re vain Nokia’s exec said: Users…

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Sluggish sales for Blu-Ray DVD

May 24, 2008
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Even now that the Hi-def DVD format wars are over and Blue-Ray has won, sales of the new DVD players are still sluggish. Previously, the slow sales were blamed on the assumption that consumers were waiting to see which format would dominate (survive). Now, the “experts” are finding new excuses and believe the interest will…

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Video on the N95

September 16, 2007
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I keep trying out more things on the N95, as my schedule permits. I can guarantee I at one time have said something like “who would want to watch TV on a two inch screen” when all the hype around video on mobile phones started up a few years ago. I pretty much felt that…

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