Articles about Zoom

The quarantine measures that followed the COVID-19 outbreak almost became synonymous with Zoom, a California-based video-chat app. Launched in 2011, the communications tech company received increased fame during the pandemic, with its app being downloaded 2.13mn times in March 2020. Despite its share market slump, the company’s stock price spiked more than double in just three months. However, it also came under the media lens and faced public ire because of security and privacy issues. Zoom has been founded by Eric Yuan, a Chinese-American billionaire businessman, an alumnus of Stanford Graduate School of Business. Video-telephony, online chat, and business telephone systems are some of the services being offered by it. In 2019, the company went for initial public offering, thus becoming a public enterprise.

Who is Vishal Garg, who fired 900 employees over Zoom?

07 Dec 2021

World
Who is Vishal Garg, who fired 900 employees over Zoom?

Vishal Garg is all over the internet.

Now, students will be less distracted on Zoom: Here's why

13 Aug 2021

Technology
Now, students will be less distracted on Zoom: Here's why

Amid the pandemic, the single most important company Zoom has now taken steps to ensure children attending classes online on its platform don't get distracted while the teacher can monitor the classroom.

Zoom announces plans to acquire machine translation start-up Kites

01 Jul 2021

Business
Zoom announces plans to acquire machine translation start-up Kites

Popular video calling platform Zoom has announced plans to acquire Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions GmbH, also known as Kites.

Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

01 Jun 2021

India
Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

A six-year-old girl's video message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining of a huge burden of homework through online education triggered a policy change in Jammu and Kashmir to lighten the pressure on school kids.

Microsoft Teams now available for everyone, offers free 24-hour calling

18 May 2021

Technology
Microsoft Teams now available for everyone, offers free 24-hour calling

Following in the footsteps of other enterprise-grade video calling solutions that opened their doors to the masses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has launched a version of Teams for personal use today.

Telegram promises to implement group video calling feature in May

30 Apr 2021

Technology
Telegram promises to implement group video calling feature in May

After introducing one-on-one video calls, WhatsApp's rival messaging platform Telegram recently announced that it would get a group video calling feature in May.

'No Zoom' Oscars: Academy mandates nominees' in-person attendance, faces backlash

29 Mar 2021

Entertainment
'No Zoom' Oscars: Academy mandates nominees' in-person attendance, faces backlash

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apparently issued a mandate that there will be no video-conferencing facilities like Zoom available for the 93rd Oscars ceremony.

Scientists bat for hosting virtual conferences even after COVID-19

08 Mar 2021

World
Scientists bat for hosting virtual conferences even after COVID-19

Despite "Zoom fatigue" and the inability to simulate in-person networking with colleagues, scientists want conferences to be held virtually even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, citing ease of attending from anywhere and low carbon footprint among its many perks.

WhatsApp releases voice and video calling feature for desktop client

05 Mar 2021

Technology
WhatsApp releases voice and video calling feature for desktop client

WhatsApp has released the long-awaited voice and video calling feature for the app's desktop version. The feature doesn't yet support group calls, but it is optimized to work in both portrait and landscape orientations.

Few tips to achieve the right look on Zoom meetings

21 Feb 2021

Lifestyle
Few tips to achieve the right look on Zoom meetings

Dressing waist up and learning to apply just about the right amount of makeup, in a minute, has become the latest necessity.

NewsBytes Briefing: There's some Chinese in my Koo, and more

11 Feb 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: There's some Chinese in my Koo, and more

A French hacker with a penchant for embarrassing Indian software endeavors claims to have found data breaches in the Koo app.

Here's how you can add facial effects on Zoom calls

11 Feb 2021

Technology
Here's how you can add facial effects on Zoom calls

Video conferencing app Zoom had added the Studio Effects beta feature in September 2020, however it has been garnering users' attention just lately.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more

09 Feb 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more

Apple had recently taken great pains to warn us about its evil Big Tech brethren and their evil advertisements. Looks like it forgot to heed its own warnings.

#ComicBytes: Who are the most powerful enemies of the Flash?

14 Nov 2020

Entertainment
#ComicBytes: Who are the most powerful enemies of the Flash?

The Flash is an integral part of the DC Universe. But this responsibility comes with a set of villains.

New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin allegedly masturbates on Zoom call; suspended

20 Oct 2020

World
New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin allegedly masturbates on Zoom call; suspended

The New Yorker magazine suspended its long-time contributor and chief legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, after he allegedly exposed himself on a Zoom call.

#TechBytes: How to secure Zoom account with two-factor authentication

12 Sep 2020

Technology
#TechBytes: How to secure Zoom account with two-factor authentication

Zoom has had plenty of security issues, but among all of them, Zoom-bombing has been a persistent one.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

30 Aug 2020

Technology
#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, including a few interesting hardware launches and some rather concerning security issues, outages, and data leaks.

#OutageAlert: Zoom goes down, keeping users from starting/joining meetings

24 Aug 2020

Technology
#OutageAlert: Zoom goes down, keeping users from starting/joining meetings

Following Gmail and Google Meet, video conferencing giant Zoom has also fallen victim to an outage.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, and more

20 Aug 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, and more

A lot has happened in the world of technology since last night.

#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

13 Aug 2020

Technology
#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

Google has announced a new set of features to make Google Meet, its famous virtual conferencing solution, more useful for educators.

Zoom bug allowed breaking into private password-protected meetings

30 Jul 2020

Technology
Zoom bug allowed breaking into private password-protected meetings

Even after all the promises, video conferencing giant Zoom keeps running into security issues.

Messenger Rooms: How to use Facebook's new Zoom challenger

26 Jul 2020

Technology
Messenger Rooms: How to use Facebook's new Zoom challenger

A few months ago, Facebook introduced Messenger Rooms as its own "casual" take on Zoom and Google Meet.

Zoom bug allowed mimicking organizations; now fixed

17 Jul 2020

Technology
Zoom bug allowed mimicking organizations; now fixed

Zoom video conferencing service has had plenty of trouble in keeping its platform safe from uninvited hackers and so-called 'Zoom-bombers'.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

16 Jul 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

03 Jul 2020

Technology
JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

After a nearly three-month-long fundraising spree, Mukesh Ambani's telecom-to-digital entity Reliance Jio Platforms is expanding its footprint to step into the arena of video-conferencing.

Google Meet gets AI-powered noise cancellation: Here's how it works

10 Jun 2020

Technology
Google Meet gets AI-powered noise cancellation: Here's how it works

In a bid to take on Zoom and cash in on the exploding demand for video conferencing, Google is updating its premium virtual meeting app, Google Meet, with the much-needed noise cancellation capability.

72-year-old man killed by son during Zoom call in US

22 May 2020

World
72-year-old man killed by son during Zoom call in US

A 72-year-old man was stabbed to death during a call on the video conferencing platform Zoom in New York, United States. The attacker is said to be the 72-year-old's own son.

Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

12 May 2020

Technology
Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

The spread of COVID-19 has surged the global demand for video-conferencing services like Zoom and Google Meet.

'The Office' cast just reunited for an online wedding

11 May 2020

Entertainment
'The Office' cast just reunited for an online wedding

Even after seven years of its conclusion, The Office continues to spread smiles in the lives of people.

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

08 May 2020

Technology
Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

01 May 2020

Technology
Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

As more than a third of the world's population remains under some kind of lockdown, video-conferencing has become the go-to option to connect and interact, be it with colleagues or friends.

Google Meet video conferencing service is now free for everyone

29 Apr 2020

Technology
Google Meet video conferencing service is now free for everyone

Google Meet, the premium video conferencing service operated by Google, is now free for everyone around the world.

Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom

26 Apr 2020

Technology
Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom

In a major move, social media giant Facebook has launched Messenger Rooms, a dedicated virtual meeting platform to take on the likes of Zoom and Google Meet.

This tool can transcribe your Zoom meeting in real-time

23 Apr 2020

Technology
This tool can transcribe your Zoom meeting in real-time

From students to remote workers, everyone knows the pain of trying to take down notes while attending a virtual meeting.

Watch: AI-created Elon Musk Zoom-bombs virtual meeting

22 Apr 2020

Technology
Watch: AI-created Elon Musk Zoom-bombs virtual meeting

You may already know about deepfakes, the AI-generated clips that show one person's face or voice in another person's video.

No! 'Namaste' is not Indian government's answer to Zoom

22 Apr 2020

Technology
No! 'Namaste' is not Indian government's answer to Zoom

A few hours ago, multiple reports suggested that the Indian government has launched a video-conferencing service called 'Namaste' to help people replace Zoom, a virtual meeting app it recently declared 'unsafe'.

Watch out! Hackers are bombing Zoom classes with porn

21 Apr 2020

Technology
Watch out! Hackers are bombing Zoom classes with porn

As India faces the COVID-19 lockdown, educators are rushing to use digital resources to ensure students keep learning even while being at home.

Now, New Yorkers can have 'video weddings' via Zoom

19 Apr 2020

Technology
Now, New Yorkers can have 'video weddings' via Zoom

Given the whole COVID-19 situation, New York has officially started allowing wedding ceremonies to be conducted via video conference.

Zoom v/s Google Meet: Which one is better?

17 Apr 2020

Technology
Zoom v/s Google Meet: Which one is better?

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, more and more people are rushing to handle most of their jobs from the safety of their homes.

Indian government says Zoom is 'not safe' to use

16 Apr 2020

India
Indian government says Zoom is 'not safe' to use

Zoom, the video conferencing app that shot to fame before being embroiled in several privacy-related debacles, has been red-flagged by the Indian government.