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I know there's similar capabilities by other services as well, so it's not so much about Hangout as the service concept itself. I was very impressed. Great audio and video quality, the way the video feed switches to the person that's talking is, while an obvious and easy thing to do, is really an amazing and cool thing to experience. For the life of me, I cannot understand why companies insist on meeting in conference rooms for just "talk" meetings, or for that matter, having to work on site 100% of the time. To think the company I worked for in 1991 was a leader in compressed B&W video sent over 14.4Kbps modems, and the frame rates we were getting was maybe 1 image update per second at a resolution of 320x200 or so.