Fuze is #10 in Top 16 Web Conferencing services
Last updated: May 26, 2015
Fuze is a cloud-based visual collaboration and personal telepresence service that enables the mobile enterprise to share ANY content, from ANY device, ANYwhere in the world.
Positions in ratings
#10 in Top 16 Web Conferencing services
#8 in Top 13 Videoconferencing software
The best alternatives to Fuze are: WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype, Google Hangouts Meet, Join.me, Anymeeting
Latest news about Fuze
2015. Fuze acquired online team collaboration platform LiveMinutes
Web Conferencing company Fuze has qauired LiveMinutes, the online team collaboration platform. In LiveMinutes co-workers could set up workspaces where they could share files, including Office documents, PDFs, PSDs and more, as well as make conference calls over the web or Skype. With this addition, Fuze is no longer focused only on online meetings, but is now also rolling out a new product called Fuze Spaces which allows colleagues to chat, share and comment on files, organize projects, and more via a web-based dashboard. Fuze also announced today it had closed on $20 million in new funding to continue to expand its business. The company positions itself as a more modern alternative to services like WebEx and GoToMeeting with its voice and HD video conferencing solution aimed at helping distributed teams connect, share content and share screens via the cloud.
2009. Box.net has partnered with Fuze Meeting
Box.net has partnered with Fuze Meeting to add real-time online meetings and screen sharing to its online office suite. Using Fuze as part of your Box account will allow you to conduct meetings, share your desktop (which requires a download), and upload your Box files to a Fuze collaboration space. Box has added the Fuze Meeting support as part of its OpenBox system, which allows users to share their files with a plethora of services. Everything from Gmail to Zoho and beyond can be connected to a Box account, so this is really just another addition to the ecosystem for Box. But Fuze is competing against some extremely entrenched services, namely WebEx and GoToMeeting. To draw in Box account holders, an enterprise user base that is naturally more open to new SaaS tools, might be a big boost in its quest to gain market share.
2009. Fuze Outdoes Free Online Meeting Makers in Several Ways
After trying Fuze, even though it’s not free and I’ve been slightly more impressed with the features in paid services such as WebEx’s, I think many web workers will want to try it. With telecommuting on the rise, and everyone looking to save on travel costs, the environment is ripe for growing collaboration in online meeting applications. Dimdim, Yugma, Yuuguu and other free applications are all outstanding, but Fuze offers some very slick features that usually cost a fair amount of money in paid conferencing applications such as WebEx’s. Fuze is entirely browser-based, which is a convenience. This means that neither you nor people you invite to meetings have to download and install anything. You can invite people into your Fuze meetings, or you can use a process called “Fetch” to ping an attendee online, and all that’s required to join a meeting is a link to your secure session.
2008. Remote meeting app Fuze is decent but incomplete
There's a new WebEx competitor hitting the market: CallWave's Fuze. Its advantages: No download required on either the viewing or the presenting side. It works with video and allows markup of video frames. And it has some nice call-handling features. I used the tool briefly and although I found some bugs and performance issues in this early version, I like the design and found it simple to use. You can upload documents to share (images, text files, PowerPoint presentations, even videos), and once you're sharing them, use simple drawing tools to mark them up and illustrate points. On the shared video player, you can sketch over the top of a paused video, and the sketches stay attached to the particular frame; you can see which frames have markups by little icons on the player's progress bar. On the downside, you can't (yet) use Fuze for screen or application sharing, since that would require a software install on the sender's side. The company is working on that, although the people I talked to there want to push the "no download required" pitch as long as they can, which explains the delay.