Client Peter Csathy, who has now joined the blogging ranks, was interviewed yesterday on Bambi Francesco’s MarketWatch video blog that is driven by Brightcove.
Peter presented a rather compelling case about how video is being used and where the growth opportunities can be found highlighting not only SightSpeed, but also competitors Yahoo and Microsoft. His comments paralleled what he had to say last week on a panel that I moderated which also included Ken Camp and Yahoo's Jeff Bonforte entitled "After VoIP there's Video."
No doubt the video market is hot now, especially in light of the You Tube purchase by Google.
What this means now that MarketWatch is covering personal video, and SightSpeed, is obvious to me as a media and telecom watcher. The sector beyond simply user generated content is about to emerge from the shadows, and the Instant Messaging audience is the right place to be. For Skype, Yahoo, SightSpeed and others this is going to be a ride with winners being decided on quality and ease of use.
I don't see the video phones though taking off as fast. Sadly the market being churned by Motorola with Ojo, Packet8 have slow moving product and despite hype, in many cases poorly user interface and even poorer performance.
For me the laptop with the built in webcam is the solution. And even before they were a client, SightSpeed was my choice for video communications. Maybe that's why I have yet to install the Skype 2.0 Beta for the Mac and maybe it's why nothing else even raises my interest level.