Collaboration & Social Networks

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Bolste aims to be the next generation of team communication and collaboration software

Bolste is aiming to provide the next generation of team collaboration tools; and although the company doesn't directly compare itself to Slack, that's the market it's going after. Bolste officially launched this morning after spending months in beta.

Spotlight: Google is apparently working on an AI-driven messaging app

Rumors indicate Google is working a messaging application that will use AI to essentially create a chatbot within the app.

Kubi telepresence robot gives users new perspectives

Revolve Robotics's Kubi telepresence robots allows users to remotely change the camera angle in a video call. That functionality has found uses in a number of different use cases, but videoconferencing in the enterprise might not be one of them.

Cisco sets sights on Slack as it beefs up voice and video capabilities of Spark

Cisco will be taking on Slack and other team collaboration tools as it beefs up the voice and video capabilities of Spark. The company unveiled the changes yesterday, providing capabilities that Slack currently doesn't provide and potentially giving Cisco a leg up in the team collaboration space.

UberConference adds support for HipChat and Slack

Switch Communications is adding more collaboration and chat capabilities to its UberConference service with integrations with both HipChat and Slack.

Up close and personal with AVer VC520 videoconferencing system

If you are alive and working in 2015, odds are you have used videoconferencing tools or have at least participated in a videoconference during your career. Why go the traditional, boring conference call route when you can see your partners face to face? We tested out AVer's VC520 videoconferencing hardware – what they call a Plug-N-Play USB Video Conference Camera System – and here's what we found.

Cisco widens lead over Microsoft in collaboration market

Cisco continues to maintain a leadership position in the collaboration market. A new report from Synergy Research found Cisco widened the gap between itself and closest competitor Microsoft during the second quarter of 2015.

ShoreTel rolls out single user interface for UCC

ShoreTel released a new single platform and user interface designed to provide enterprises with a variety of configuration options, including cloud, on-premises and hybrid. The intent of ShoreTel Connect is to provide customers with more flexibility while also increasing employee collaboration options.

Spotlight: New collaboration certifications from Cisco

Cisco is beefing up its training and certification portfolio again--this time around collaboration.

ThinkingPhones adds big data to UC with acquisition

Unified-communications-as-a-service provider ThinkingPhones has added some new big data analytics capabilities to its solutions portfolio. The new features come through the acquisition of Contactive, which is anything but your typical big data company (if there is such a thing).