Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mobile Live Video -- Early Doubters Are Doubters No More

Several years ago, when I was CEO of consumer video chat leader SightSpeed (acquired by Logitech in 2008), I predicted that mobile live video (both two-way video chat and one-way "see what I'm seeing") would be massive. That consumers and business users alike would eat it up. Here is one of my post about the subject a few years back (click here) -- in it, I described some of the primary use cases that I foreshadowed.

At the time, there were numerous doubters -- in fact, I think it is fair to say that doubters significantly out-numbered believers like me. Well, guess what, they are doubters no more.

Mobile live video is everywhere this holiday season -- in fact, it is used by some of the biggest names in consumer electronics and technology as THE headline and differentiating feature of their products. Consider this -- Apple and its iPhone 4 (Face-Time); Google, its CE partners and Droid phones; Samsung and its Galaxy tablet; and Sony and its new Google TV TVs. And, this is still just the beginning for mobile live video (and overall mobile video for that matter).

Hey doubters -- what do you think now?