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Granddaddy of Google Hangouts, Skype, FaceTime turns 50
So many of us have gotten so used to Microsoft's Skype, Google's Hangouts and Apple's FaceTime for the last decade, but only few realize their "granddaddy" is now half a century old.
On April 20, 1954, Bell's Model I Picturephone provided visitors to the World's Fair in New York a chance to take part in a video phone call with those at an exhibit in Disneyland in California, Mashable reported.
"(V)ideo chatters viewed a vertical black-and-white 30-frame-per-second image, but had to stay perfectly motionless within a 16 x 21-inch frame to stay in view at the other end. A single button push could disconnect the video connection at either end," it said.
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