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TalkingPointz Insider Reports provide enterprise comms professionals a concise ‘what you need to know’ report. Each issue contains a curated summary of recent news, and insights as to why it matters. There’s no better way to keep up with the news, events, and M&A.

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TalkingPointz Research: AV1 Codec

In In the rapidly evolving domain of digital video codecs, the AV1 codec has emerged as a game-changer with the potential to revolutionize video compression for enterprise communication. Developed by the Alliance for Open Media, AV1 promises unprecedented compression efficiency…

Insider Lite May 2024

Conspiracy Theory of the Month: “Do not ever trust OpenAI or its products,” said Edward Snowden on X after OpenAI appointed a former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) to its board of directors. “There’s only one reason for…

A Closer Look At The Crestron Videobar 70

A Giant In The Collaboration Space From A Giant In the AV Space Next up on the TalkingPointz Tech Bench is the new Crestron Videobar 70. The Videobar 70 comes in a box that is about 48” long.  I assumed…

Generative AI: Not the Droids You Are Looking For

Generative AI is a new tool and it’s still early. So far, it hasn’t done much, and we need to adjust our expectations that it might indeed be a while until it does.

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