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ViVo, a video communication solutions provider for enterprise and Skype has just teamed up to bring real-time video communication and collaboration a reality. To make this possible, a new ViVu plug-in for Skype, called VuRoom was launched by Vivo.
VuRoom is built on the Skype platform and provides users witn instant multi-user video conferencing. This is designed to help remote business users to collaborate in real-time in the comforts of their respective offices. Hence allowing business entities to save valuable time and money.
So, how does VuRoom works? It’s quite simple actually. To enable VuRoom’s multi-user video conferencing expeirence, the meeting host needs to download and install the VuRoom plug-in. The host will then need to select the contacts they want to communicate/collaborate with and then initiate a “call group” command. Once the call confirmation pops up the session will commence.
What’s good about VuRoom is that other participants are not required to have the ViVo plug-in installed on their machine. Any participant can join the video conference by simply clicking on a specific URL for the video conference session. What’s more, whoever is presenting during the video conference will have the right to share their interface with other users.
VuRoom integrates well with most streaming video and conference solutions. It is hosted in the cloud and can be considered as iVaaS or interactive Video-as-a-Service. VuRoom can be used for both small web conferences to a bigger corporate training session.
If you’re interested with this service, VuRoom is currently available for both Windows and Mac users. VuRoom cost $9.95/month. You may register for a 30-day free trial if you can’t decide immediately whether to pay for VuRoom or not.
Entertainment industry execs, take note: this is how an old classic can successfully make the transition into new media. When The Muppet Show was cancelled in 1981, a lot of us felt like we lost our old gang of childhood friends. Fortunately, the Muppets just launched their own YouTube channel, and they’re hitting the medium of online video with the force of Gonzo shooting out of a cannon.
Kermit and crew clearly did their homework. With punchy new original content perfectly tailored to the viral, shortform, fourth-wall-breaking nature of online video, the Muppets know exactly what they’re doing on YouTube — despite Statler’s and Waldorf’s constant assertions to the contrary. Apparently, old frogs can learn new tricks.
Even goofball Hollywood comedians know the value of distribution in new media. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, cofounders of the comedy video site Funny or Die, announce the launch of their site’s YouTube channel. Considering that fans have been uploading Funny or Die clips to YouTube for over two years now, it’s about damn time.
Watch out for a cameo by Mark Wahlberg — apparently on the set of his upcoming movie with Ferrell, The Other Guys.
It’s amazing what can make you famous in the new media. Two years ago, a gymnastics video made $27,829 on Metacafe. Five months ago, a bunch of college kids started filming their crazy basketball shots and posting them to YouTube, getting more and more extreme as they went along. Almost nine million video views later, their group Dude Perfect is a YouTube sensation. Here they are revealing their extreme throwing techniques.
As revenue-sharing members of YouTube’s partner program, these kids are making money from their videos. Who knew playing around with a camera and a basketball could make you a national sensation?
Comedienne Christine “Happy Slip” Gambito was among the first video creators to receive ad revenue shares through YouTube’s partner program. She’s a poster girl for professional independent online video. Three years and 300,000 subscribers after she first hit the ‘Tube, Happy Slip celebrates by showing us the evolution of her equipment, along with a remastered version of her very first YouTube video.
Aspiring online video moguls and marketers, take note. Success in online video is about authenticity and consistency, not fakery and one-hit wonders.