Skype v Hangouts
Still using Skype for video calling? You should take a look at Google+ Hangouts, which are free, and provide arguably the best video conferencing platform ever.
A lot of companies I interviewed recently say they used Skype before Hangouts, but abandoned Skype when making comparisons:
In small type, Skype warns: “Group video calling can be between 3 and 10 people, depending on the device. For best quality, we recommend up to 5 people.”
B.L. Ochman is CEO of Maximum-Plus.com – Events and Training for Google+ Success, serving leading brands, associations and agencies. As a digital strategist, GooglePlus Helpouts coach, YouTube Channel Creator, President of whatsnextonline.com, and publisher of What’s Next Blog, she’s been helping blue chip companies incorporate new media into their marketing mix since 1996. B.L. contributes to Ad Age Digital Next, Social Media Today and others and has spoken at more than 25 marketing conferences. Follow B.L. on Google+ or Twitter.