As Michael Lewitt mentions in his post, the rich get richer but looking at it from a technology and business standpoint rather than from a financial one we see that those who adapt to globalization, technology cycles and user behavioral changes are at the top of the list. It is true in communications and also in retail. WebRTC is helping global service providers enlarge their cake
Although it looks like the Dropbox WebRTC honeymoon wasn’t a successful one, looking at the market Dropbox is operating in, it must take WebRTC and unified communications seriously. The major gap it has now is in the unified communications part (voice, video and messaging). WebRTC is what can help Dropbox close this gap and become its growth engine in the enterprise space.
There are 2 main decision criteria for choosing a video codec – technical and business. Tsahi touched the technical part in his post. While I’ll get a bit into the technical aspects as well, in this post I also want to cover some of the business considerations. Let’s put one thing behind us. The difference between H.264 and VP8 from quality perspective is more of a religion than anything else.
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 the elephant in the room when it comes to advertisement but it does have its competitors and when it comes to mobile things get tricky for Google. Adding RCS to Android devices can allow Google to offer a cross device and cross network rich messaging, voice and video chat, RCS type of service that will compete with WhatsApp of Facebook and allow Google to increase their position in mobile advertisement.
The idea behind patent registration is valid, allow inventors and companies to protect their investment in innovation and extract value from it. The competition between companies has led to endless lawsuits between giant companies yielding a zero value game. In today’s reality, engineers at large and even small companies are many times paralyzed