Week 4 Article - Videoconferencing Has a LifeSize Moment...

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Videoconferencing Has a LifeSize Moment "Telepresence" is helping the tiny startup—and giants like Cisco by Peter Burrows LifeSize's Malloy says "telepresence" isn't only for rich companies Watt McSpadden When Colin Buechler left Dell ( DELL ) last year, he never thought he would end up at a T ) unveiled a videophone prototype at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, the technology has promised the moon but delivered mainly jittery pictures and out-of-synch audio. Buechler knew there was a videoconferencing system at Dell, but never bothered to use it. "I couldn't even tell you where it was," he says. Then Buechler met up with Craig B. Malloy, CEO of startup LifeSize Communications, across town from Dell in Austin, Tex. As they talked, Malloy launched high-definition-quality video calls with business partners in Guatemala, Norway, and India, and Buechler was struck by the way these sharp images enhanced the whole interaction. He quickly signed on as LifeSize's
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