ooVoo and Intel Bring Augmented Reality to Video Chat

New technology will allow users to create virtual avatars that mimic facial expressions in real time and replace the background inside the video.

The video chat market is beginning to open up to more participants; each new service attempts to offer something unique. Skype’s Qik service allows ephemeral messaging. Kim Dotcom’s Mega service offers secured video chat. And ooVoo, which offers high quality video chat with up to 12 people, is teaming up with Intel to offer new features and stay ahead of the pack.