Google acquired Jibe Mobile and officially announced supporting RCS. Why is this move so interesting and how will it affect communications? There is no easy answer, and many possibilities now open for Google to use this latest acquisition.
Twilio’s Signal event took place last week. In it, Twilio made it clear that they are betting on being the best of suite in communication APIs. Here’s some of my quick thoughts about the many announcements made during this event and how they affect our ecosystem.
Jive Chime was released. Its target? Competing with Slack and HipChat. Problem is, it can’t really stack up against them, giving a feel of the 90’s instead of 2015. Where has Jive missed and what made them release their service before it was ready?
WebRTC gains a lot more than just being available on Chrome and on Android. These two open projects mean that WebRTC gets adopted in many non obvious places. Call it the unintended consequences of having Google bring WebRTC to life.
Set top boxes may be running WebKit, but they aren’t going to need WebRTC for your living room anytime soon. The main use case of video chat with others is a hard nut to crack in the living room environment.