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It will have a laptop-sized screen, wide-angle camera, microphone, and speaker boasted by AI.
This is the first major product from the company's experimental Building 8 lab, which launched last year to develop hardware products to further push users into the Facebook system comprised of the the newsfeed, messenger and more Sources say Facebook's Building 8 hardware lab is working on a video chat device for your living room.
A Cisco research report last summer estimated that although video calling and video instant messaging are still a "small fraction of the overall internet traffic," video communications will increase tenfold from 2008-2013.
All that activity has some forward-looking marketers and ad agencies exploring how they can use video chat for advertising directly to customers, market research, customer service and even branded interactive experiences. One of the things marketers want to do is to humanize their brand. She pointed out that some research shows video is the most trusted medium by consumers and wondered, "Why aren't they using video more? Why not get the brand manager on talking about your new product? " Rachel Geltman, founder of Video Chat Network, is a former ad-agency researcher and account planner who now works with agencies and marketers using video chat for market research.
A videophone is a telephone with a video display, capable of simultaneous video and audio for communication between people in real-time.
Videoconferencing implies the use of this technology for a group or organizational meeting rather than for individuals, in a videoconference.