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Free Video Calls and Screen Sharing

video callsToday our phone and the Internet services are still separate animals, but things are changing. With each passing month, more providers are introducing businesses and the public to the possibility of transmitting both voice and images over the Internet, often for free.

Skype (www.skype.com) makes the simple claim that “you can talk to anyone, anywhere for free, forever.” Easy to download, Skype allows you to make free calls over the Internet to any other Skype user. Skype makes a profit by selling premium features like group video calling, screen sharing, and unlimited calling to foreign countries.

ooVoo (www.oovoo.com) works across a variety of platforms, including PC, MAC, Android, iPhone, and Facebook.  You can video chat with up to 12 others and record sessions for upload to YouTube.  The Screen Share feature allows for presentations compatible with all Microsoft Office Applications and web browsers.

While you wouldn’t want to replace the office phones with Skype and ooVoo, these new technologies can be great for businessmen on the move, whose wireless laptops can finally become the video phones promised since the days of The Jetsons and Dick Tracy. All you need is broadband access and an inexpensive PC camera and microphone to enter this brave new world.

 

 

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