Vidyo Raises $25 Million in Series C — Look Out, Cisco!

Like most video conferencing vendors, Vidyo is gunning for Cisco’s position as top dog in the market. And with the $25 million they recently earned in their Series C funding round, there’s a possibility they’ll be serious competition a lot sooner than we think. The funds all came from existing investors, like Four Rivers Group, […]

 

iPhone Video Conferencing?

We don’t put a lot of stock into gossip here at WebConferencing.org, but this one has received a decent amount of press, and if it’s true, it could have a big impact on the video conferencing market. Much of the hubbub surrounding the end of AT&T’s exclusivity deal with Apple will be about the standoff […]

 

InterCall Acquires Streaming, Integrates with Help Desk

The state of web conferencing is constant flux, and today we’re going to look a bit of news we missed back in January: InterCall’s acquisition of Stream57. InterCall has positioned itself as not just a web conferencing facilitator, but a collaboration services provider as well, so it makes sense that they would aspire to be […]

 

More Video Conferencing to Come! A Cisco Study Shows IT Managers Will Increase Collaboration Spending

A recent study, titled “Collaboration Nation,” indicated that the majority of IT managers at medium to large enterprises are planning to increase spending on collaboration tools in 2010. The report itself was conducted by a company with a lot to gain from that conclusion: Cisco. Anyone looking for or familiar with business productivity software knows […]

 

Video Conferencing News: Polycom & HP Team Up

Big news for telepresence and that market’s associated vendors today. Let’s put this in terms of competition: at the heart of recent innovations and partnerships is a standoff between Cisco and Hewlett-Packard. The former had previously supplied the latter with its video-based conferencing products, and their reseller agreement was severed some months ago, when it […]

 

Easy As Pie: Dimdim Makes Screen Sharing Painless

Of late, a number of video conferencing startups have emerged offering easy, browser-based meeting solutions, and several of them have surfaced as future market leaders. Dimdim is one of those bellwethers. Dimdim was founded in 2006, and has come a long way since—their latest product enhancement, instant screen sharing, was announced at the end of […]

 

Video Conferencing for Enterprise: PGi & AVI-SPL Team Up

Late last month we discussed Vidyo’s steps toward commercializing web conferencing by bringing their technology to university campuses, and recently PGi announced a partnership with AVI-SPL that will meet a similar goal. AVI-SPL is proud of its status as a global integrator of audio visual systems and services, and through this new partnership their customers […]

 

Vidyo Goes Off To College

We recently learned that Citrix would be investing training- and education-related products, and that the corporate-education market will be burgeoning by 2014 at $1.6 billion. Well another videoconferencing facilitator, Vidyo, is banking on the profitability of another kind of education, and is taking their product to college campuses. Last week, the New Jersey based company […]

 

Citrix Gets Into Education/Training, Announces Strong 4th Quarter

The beginning of 2010 has been eventful—or at the very least, promising—for Citrix Systems. At the end of January, their Q4 earnings report showed profit was up, and this week, their Citrix Online division announced the release of an online training solution called GoToTraining. First, the money news. Citrix’s fourth quarter profits rose 47%, and […]

 

Smartphone Zen: Citrix & OK Labs Announce THe “Nirvana Phone”

Within the next few years, the majority of mobile phone users will own smartphones. As of now, we tend to think of the iPhone as the “hip” smartphone, the BlackBerry as the original enterprise phone of waning prestige, and the Androids and Google’s Nexus One phones as potential iPhone usurpers. In America at least, the […]