During the week of July 11, 2010, Fring, a mobile VoIP network that lets users make video calls over 3G and other things, unveiled its new app for the iPhone 4 and set off a heated debate with Skype. Motorized bicycling is taking off in Israel and Conduit is continuing to report big numbers. For these stories and more, see this week’s headlines below.
A few weeks ago, the Globes reported that the video service, ooVoo.com is “in negotiations to produce original Israeli content for its website, and on websites of prominent Israeli broadcasters.” The company is interested in spending $500,000 on the project. Not surprisingly, ooVoo’s technology was developed in Israel, so it makes sense that it wants to develop Israeli content.
The plan will include “very high quality video and audio chat rooms about Israeli and international celebrities.” When contemplating the current nature of video on the Internet (Skype, YouTube, Ve-Oh, BlogTV, Walla), live video and audio chat rooms is a new concept that none of these sites have really explored or fully embraced. It will be interesting to see how this proposed project fares with Israeli users and how other sites will integrate this in the future.
If you want to learn more about ooVoo, there are a bunch of videos currently floating around on YouTube. Below is one I found from Kiwibox.com on YouTube that shows ooVoo in action at the Digital Life Expo a few weeks ago.