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Take Aways MWC 19: Gadgets, AR, Mobile Payments, and more...

Cool article on the recent Mobile World Congress here

In addition: one has to add that there was actually less focus on mobile operators than in years past and more focus on mobile services such as machine learning, AI and more. Collaboration and unified communication was even less of a focus almost as it is a given today even though we still cannot connect most services to other services ex: webex to gotomeeting or Skype to Facebook.

That being said the new “mobile” world is upon us and the excitement from the Visiple team at MWC could be seen. More opportunities and possibilities to continue innovating technology that meets what people want and need.

Visiple Now Works With Google Hangouts

Visiple Now Works With Google Hangouts

Visiple ProVMR now works with Google Hangouts Meet!

Join Google Meet video calls using business video conferencing systems and modern software clients

Designed for organizations who want to join Google Hangouts Meet calls using business video conferencing systems from vendors such as Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, and many others. Employees can also join Meet calls using Skype for Business and other video-capable software video clients that they use everyday.

Our friends at Videonor have helped us provide this latest greatest service for our ProVMR users allowing meeting participants to join from Google Hangouts Meet as well!

We are focusing heavily on offering services that interoperate with other services. The day of the my service to only my service died decades ago in just about every other technology industry but is alive and well in video conferencing.

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Visiple ProVMR now supports traditional video conferencing systems, iOS and Android based devices, browser (webrtc), Skype for Business, and now Google Hangouts Meet.

Not everyone has the same service so why force them into using something else?

Visiple plans on launching several new services this year that will further demonstrate our commitment to offering the right services for the modern meeting participant.

Check here for more information!

Back to the Future; Apple and Goldman Sachs Entering The Card Business

The world is turning upside down or is it? Interesting enough that Apple the company build on user experience and the iCloud is now moving to plastic. Is this back to the future?

Goldman Sachs and Apple are preparing to launch a joint credit card, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The planned card would carry the Apple Pay brand and could launch early next year, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The iPhone maker will replace its longstanding rewards-card partnership with Barclays, the report added.

Goldman Sachs, Apple and Barclays all declined comment.

The news comes as Apple sharpens its focus on its services business that includes the App Store, mobile payments and music streaming. The unit’s revenue grew 31 percent to more than $9 billion in the three months ended March 31.

Goldman has been looking to expand its consumer banking business to offset weakness at its trading unit. Last year, the Wall Street bank’s executives laid out a goal to generate $5 billion in revenue from new sources, including consumer banking.

In February, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks with Goldman to offer financing to shoppers buying Apple products, including iPhones.

New companies have entered the payments space. We all know of Stripe and Paypal but now up and comers like Auka.io create a cost effective highly intelligent white lable service that a bank and now with PSD2 (opening APIs for 3rd party access to offer banking/payment services) will find very attractive instead of developing their own digital payment solution. 

Interesting marriage...to say the least.