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Industry Mavericks Team Up to Build TenHands HD Video Collaboration for Business; Free, Virtualized, Cloud Based Service Leapfrogs Skype

May 4, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
TenHands_logo.jpgSunnyvale, CA May 03, 2012 -- TenHands, Inc., the innovative service provider that delivers free, easy video collaboration for business announces that industry leaders have teamed to create this revolutionary advancement in video communications. Founded by Mark Weidick, former head of Cisco's Telepresence Exchange business, and Jack Blaeser, former President of BT Conferencing, TenHands is the first 100% virtualized, cloud based commercial offering available. Based on Google's WebRTC initiative ( to put real time communications capability in the web browser, TenHands is now in beta release and invites the public to try their free video collaboration service by requesting an invite at:

"The WebRTC project will change the way we communicate in much the same way the browser changed the way we access information. Current offerings are built on client downloads. TenHands is built on browser based technology and is the future. This choice enables easier and deeper integration with popular collaboration apps such as Box, Yammer and LogMeIn," explained Mark Weidick, Co-founder and CEO of TenHands, Inc.

"Video collaboration is emerging as the most in-demand application of the new information age. TenHands is helping companies transform how people work and impacting key c-level strategic initiatives such as productivity, travel cost reduction, globalization, home and agile working and Co2 reduction," explained Jack Blaeser, Co-founder and CCO of TenHands.

TenHands' unique approach addresses unmet needs in video collaboration through: Cost via a freemium service that includes group calling; Quality through exclusive TenNet and intelligent network routing; Ease of use from a simple, intuitive interface. "We're all going to live in our browsers to get things done. We're the first company to create a commercial service that is browser based and runs 100% virtualized in the cloud. We scale on demand to gain a tremendous delivery cost advantage over incumbents. TenHands is a disruptive alternative to Microsoft Lync, Cisco WebEx and Citrix HDFaces," Mark added.

TenHands' team comes from renowned video collaboration and communications companies such as Cisco, BT, Yahoo, Sylantro, Tellme, and Google, where they successfully built leading edge, scalable real-time communications businesses.

TenHands is holding a drawing on May 22nd to win an Apple 4G LTE iPad to solicit feedback regarding how video collaboration is being used by the masses. To enter the drawing, try out TenHands' free, easy-to-use video by requesting an invitation at See contest details on Facebook at:

About TenHands, Inc.
Founded in 2011 by industry authorities on video collaboration, TenHands' revolutionary personal video collaboration service is based on Google's WebRTC initiative to get real-time video and audio into the browser, and is 100% virtualized and cloud based in Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud. Using TenHands' video conferencing, teams and organizations can benefit from greater productivity gains, reduced cost in travel, accelerated globalization, environmental savings in Co2, greater agility of human resources, and enhanced business continuity. The "TenHands" concept emerged from the philosophy of John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who emphasized the value of teamwork and insisted that all five players (read: ten hands) touch the ball before shooting. For more information, visit

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