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.
08 Feb 2023Technology
Zoom has announced its decision to axe 15% of its workforce or about 1,300 jobs, amid global economic uncertainties.
08 Feb 2023COVID-19
Companies are on a firing spree, and Zoom is no exception. The communications technology firm announced that it is axing roughly 15% of its global workforce or around 1,300 employees.
10 Nov 2022Microsoft Office 365
Zoom is known for its professional meeting platform. However, the company has been taking steps to build a complete hybrid work solution.
07 Dec 2021New York City
Vishal Garg is all over the internet.
13 Aug 2021Technology
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.
01 Jul 2021Business
Popular video calling platform Zoom has announced plans to acquire Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions GmbH, also known as Kites.
01 Jun 2021Jammu And Kashmir
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.
18 May 2021Microsoft
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.
30 Apr 2021WhatsApp
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.
29 Mar 2021Hollywood
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.
08 Mar 2021Coronavirus
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.
05 Mar 2021WhatsApp
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.
21 Feb 2021Beauty
Dressing waist up and learning to apply just about the right amount of makeup, in a minute, has become the latest necessity.
11 Feb 2021Facebook
A French hacker with a penchant for embarrassing Indian software endeavors claims to have found data breaches in the Koo app.
11 Feb 2021Technology
Video conferencing app Zoom had added the Studio Effects beta feature in September 2020, however it has been garnering users' attention just lately.
09 Feb 2021iPhone
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.
14 Nov 2020Barry Allen
The Flash is an integral part of the DC Universe. But this responsibility comes with a set of villains.
20 Oct 2020World
The New Yorker magazine suspended its long-time contributor and chief legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, after he allegedly exposed himself on a Zoom call.
12 Sep 2020Facebook
Zoom has had plenty of security issues, but among all of them, Zoom-bombing has been a persistent one.
30 Aug 2020Microsoft
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.
24 Aug 2020Technology
Following Gmail and Google Meet, video conferencing giant Zoom has also fallen victim to an outage.
20 Aug 2020Facebook
A lot has happened in the world of technology since last night.
13 Aug 2020Microsoft
Google has announced a new set of features to make Google Meet, its famous virtual conferencing solution, more useful for educators.
30 Jul 2020Security
Even after all the promises, video conferencing giant Zoom keeps running into security issues.
26 Jul 2020Facebook
A few months ago, Facebook introduced Messenger Rooms as its own "casual" take on Zoom and Google Meet.
17 Jul 2020Security
Zoom video conferencing service has had plenty of trouble in keeping its platform safe from uninvited hackers and so-called 'Zoom-bombers'.
16 Jul 2020Twitter
Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.
03 Jul 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
10 Jun 2020YouTube
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.
22 May 2020Murder
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.
12 May 2020Microsoft
The spread of COVID-19 has surged the global demand for video-conferencing services like Zoom and Google Meet.
11 May 2020YouTube
Even after seven years of its conclusion, The Office continues to spread smiles in the lives of people.
08 May 2020Security
Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
01 May 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
29 Apr 2020Google
Google Meet, the premium video conferencing service operated by Google, is now free for everyone around the world.
26 Apr 2020Facebook
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.
23 Apr 2020Technology
From students to remote workers, everyone knows the pain of trying to take down notes while attending a virtual meeting.
22 Apr 2020Elon Musk
You may already know about deepfakes, the AI-generated clips that show one person's face or voice in another person's video.
22 Apr 2020Twitter
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'.