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Zoom has acquired the Zoom-based broadcast tools created by the startup Liminal, along with two of the company’s co-founders, the videoconferencing platform announced on Monday. Liminal’s add-ons, ZoomOSC and ZoomISO, are built for creating professional virtual events, which Zoom will likely natively integrate into its software as part of the acquisition. As noted on Liminal’s […]

A U.S. government committee that reviews foreign investment in telecom is probing videoconferencing company Zoom’s $14.7 billion deal for cloud call center company Five9. In an August filing with the Federal Communications Commission, the Justice Department, which chairs the committee, said it would review the deal “to determine whether this application poses a risk to […]

Virtual classrooms

Teachers are accustomed to this scenario all too well; you ask your class a question only to hear crickets.   Awkward silence follows, as pressure on students to answer begins to build up. They start looking at the ceiling, flipping through their notebooks, in an attempt to dodge answering the question.  The question seems simple to you, […]

Zoom stock surges, market value tops Boeing, Starbucks

NEW YORK (AP) — A Zoom call has become an integral part of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, Wall Street acknowledged as much by boosting the videoconferencing company’s market value above that of more established companies such as Citigroup, Boeing and Starbucks. Zoom shares rose 40.8% to $457.69, pushing its market value […]

New End-to-end encryption feature not available for Free Zoom accounts

Zoom is trying to upgrade its security and trust at the same time. Audio and Content flowing between Zoom users are end-to-end encrypted. However, in the near future, Zoom will offer an end-to-end encrypted meeting mode to all paid accounts, states the company in a blog post published on May 7, 2020. Founder and CEO […]

Zoomboomsaspandemicdrivesmillionstoitsvideoservice

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemic. Tuesday’s release of the once-obscure company’s financial results for […]

Zoom 5.0 update – Security and privacy concerns drive development

After lockdown was implemented in most countries around the world, Zoom went from having 10 million to 200 million subscribers in less than three months. However, the surge in user activity and its popularity also brought a new wave of concerns. The easy-to-use video-conferencing app later caused an outcry from users after security researchers found […]

Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls

By REGINA GARCIA CANO and AARON MORRISON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her. Someone parroted her words. Then Britney Spears music came on, and someone told Weber to shut up. Someone threatened to rape her. Hackers had targeted […]