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.
22 May 2020
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.
12 May 2020
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.
11 May 2020
'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.
01 May 2020
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.
29 Apr 2020
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.
26 Apr 2020
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.
23 Apr 2020
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.
22 Apr 2020
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.
22 Apr 2020
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'.
21 Apr 2020
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.
19 Apr 2020
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.
17 Apr 2020
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.
16 Apr 2020
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.
14 Apr 2020
Zoom will let customers choose data centers for routing calls
It has become dichotomous for video-conferencing giant Zoom. On one hand, its user have sky-rocketed, but on the other, those users are fast losing confidence, given the shady security practices of the company.
12 Apr 2020
Microsoft Teams update brings Zoom-like custom background for video calls
Microsoft has rolled out an update for its Teams communication platform that introduces custom background support for video calls.
09 Apr 2020
Zoom creates 'security council' to fight data privacy concerns
In light of growing privacy-related concerns, popular video-conferencing service Zoom has announced a new 'information security council and advisory board'.
06 Apr 2020
Man 'walks in' on himself in Zoom meeting. How exactly?
With video calls on the rise, it is not totally uncommon to see people walk in on virtual meetings.
05 Apr 2020
More than 15,000 private Zoom meetings leaked online: Details here
Zoom, the video conferencing service that shot to fame in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is drawing flak for leaking private meetings of its users.