Elance adds video chat to its virtual workrooms

Elance recently introduced video chat to its users as a new feature embedded directly into the site. That will allow employers and contractors to have face-to-face communication without having to open a different application or video chat client.

Google plans to open Hangouts for interoperability

Hangouts may be the killer feature of Google Plus, but the ability to join a Hangout could eventually come to third-party apps and services as well. Google has said that it wants to bring interoperability to the service, which could spell further trouble for Skype.

Top 10 Teleconferencing Tips

The issues that distributed teams face are not really down to shortfalls in technology so much as how we use that technology. One “old school” collaboration tool that remote teams use frequently is the teleconference; it’s a tool that can fail miserably if not used well.