Technically WebRTC and SyntaxNet have nothing in common. What they do have in common is that Google again makes it easy to add capabilities, once in the hands of the rich and experts, as a feature into applications. Once this is possible, Natural Language Understanding (NLU) can be added also into WebRTC applications. How can WebRTC applications benefit from it?
Google is again taking a technology that was until now in the hands of the rich and experts making it a feature in any application. SyntaxNet will do the same to the complex technology of NLU. With SyntaxNet becoming a free to use open source, Google is doing to NLU what it did in 2011 to communications. Both WebRTC and NLU are technologies. They can be combined together
Mitel needed much more feet in the ground and Polycom was the right answer to this need. Playing it right, Mitel will be able to capitalize on this strong market presence of Polycom in the enterprise market.
The Polycom Mitel deal is a result of the need of 2 companies to improve their market position in face of competition coming from collaboration services.
Learning from the SIP standard, implementations by vendors are in many cases diverted from the pure standard to proprietary versions of SIP thus requiring mediation between vendor environments. Which areas of WebRTC should be covered by the standards and which areas should be left for the vendors to decide on? What level of interoperability and compatibility do we want to have?
RingCentral is a cloud PBX and contact center provider that also offers Glimp, a team collaboration platform. Lately they decided to open up their WebRTC APIs. RingCentral already had integration APIs in their platform. Is there anything significant in the RingCentral WebRTC API announcement and what does it mean to the existing PaaS WebRTC services (e.g. TokBox).
WebRTC Helping Local Businesses – An Interview Philippe Vayssac, Chief Innovation Officer for Groupama
Starting something new that is not directly inline with common business of a large company is like pushing a large rock up a hill. How WebRTC and other open source and cloud platforms come to the rescue of internal innovators is the theme of this interview with Philippe Vayssac, Chief Innovation Officer for Groupama who started a social network for local businesses in rural France.