back to article Amazon Chimes into video-conferencing: Look out, Skype, Google

Amazon has opened a new front in its battle for enterprise applications against Microsoft, Google and Cisco. The giant has unveiled Chime – a cloud-based unified voice, video and chat communications service targeting corporate IT as much as end users. Chime will, Amazon claims, eliminate common frustrations found in video-chat …

  1. DCFusor

    G+ charges money?

    Been on G+ quite some time, hangout regularly, never paid a cent. Is this something new they didn't bother to tell me about or is the author confused? We regularly have hangouts with screen sharing and other features with a goodly number of simultaneous participants. Above some number it turns into chaos, but that's a people problem, not a tech one.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: G+ charges money?

      Enterprise customers purchase G Suite, including G+. It is free for consumers.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: G+ charges money?

        "Enterprise customers purchase G Suite, including G+. It is free for consumers."

        Very few Enterprises do that. Most get Office 365 (Or Run Lync / Skype / Cisco internally).....

  2. Charlie Clark Silver badge

    awful writing

    This article really epitomises why you shouldn't write one sentence paragraphs! It reads like a stream of unconnected statements.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Another conferencing tool. Just what we've all been waiting for.


  4. ChaosFreak

    Skype and Hangouts Suck -- There's a Real Opportunity Here

    Our organization has shifted back and forth from Skype to Hangouts as we experienced constant instability with both platforms. With a hangout with more than 4 people, there's about a 100% chance that one of them will be unable to get audio or video to work.

    On Skype, the issue is drop-offs, occasional complete inability to make or receive a call and screen sharing is hit or miss.

    If Amazon comes out with a solid, high-quality service, they could clean up.

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