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Zoom iOS app will no longer send data to Facebook following backlash

Users need to update their apps to remove data sent without permission
Tags: Facebook, News, Privacy, Trends, Remote Work, Computing, Video Conferencing, Zoom

Attract, engage and retain employees in the new remote-work era

Irene DeNigris Contributor Share on Twitter Irene DeNigris, chief people officer of iCIMS, has a passion for cultivating a highly engaged, high-performance culture. When looking for answers, where do people first turn? For many, it’s Google. During the first half of March, we saw Google searches for “work from home” reach a 12-month high, garnering at least 50% more search interest than the anticipated peak, which usually occu...
Tags: Google, Work, Startups, Column, Employment, Tech, Remote Work, Recruitment, Hiring, Video Conferencing, Human Resource Management, Telecommuting, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Irene DeNigris

The do’s and don’ts of video conferencing etiquette

Want your video conference meetings to go well? Follow our do's and don'ts of video conferencing etiquette.
Tags: Work From Home, Trends, Computing, Video Conferencing, Remote Working, Video Calling, Online Etiquette, WFH

A Norwegian school quit using video calls after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link

A school in Norway has stopped using popular video conferencing service Whereby after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, the man exposed himself in front of several young children over the video call. The theory, according to the report, is that the man guessed the meeting ID and joined the video call. One expert quoted in the story said some are “looking” for links. Last year security researchers told TechCrunch that malici...
Tags: Health, Security, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Norway, Video Conferencing, WebEx, NRK, Web Conferencing, Groupware, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University Norway

A Norwegian school quit Zoom after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link

A school in Norway has stopped using Zoom, the popular video conferencing service, after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, the man exposed himself in front of several young children over the video call. The theory, according to the report, is that the man guessed the meeting ID and joined the video call. One expert quoted in the story said some are “looking” for links. Last year security researchers told TechCrunch that ...
Tags: Health, Security, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Norway, Video Conferencing, Zoom, WebEx, NRK, Web Conferencing, Groupware, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University Norway, Zoombombing

The best Google Hangouts tips and tricks everyone should know

Videoconferencing isn't limited to corporate conference rooms. Those at home can become pros with these tips.
Tags: Google, Trends, Computing, Hangouts, Google Hangouts, Video Conferencing, Video Conference

The best tips for using Zoom

These tips will help you become a Zoom pro
Tags: Trends, Computing, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Video Conference

The best Zoom videoconferencing tips and tricks

These tips will help you become a Zoom pro
Tags: Trends, Computing, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Video Conference

How to fix the most common Zoom videoconferencing problems

We help you get past the technical hurdles of videoconferencing
Tags: Work From Home, Trends, Computing, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Teleconferencing

How to fix the most common Zoom video conferencing problems

We help you get past the technical hurdles of video conferencing
Tags: Work From Home, Trends, Computing, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Teleconferencing

The best video chat apps to turn social distancing into distant socializing

The vicissitudes of social distancing have taken many people by surprise, making video calls a new necessity for distant socializing. But which of the two dozen apps out there should you and your (perhaps not as tech-savvy) friends and family use? Here are our recommendations, whether it’s for a coffee meeting, a family get-together, or a late night gaming hangout. This list is for individuals looking for a free solution to easily connect with others, not for small businesses or enterprises. The...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Squad, Marco Polo, Skype, Video Chat, Video Conferencing, Video Calling

How to Look and Sound Great on a Conference Call

The coronavirus pandemic has suddenly made video conference calls a central part of our lives. Unfortunately, webcams have the uncanny ability to reveal us at our most vulnerable and least flattering. In the video above, we share some tips on how to look and sound your best on a video call.Read more...
Tags: Work From Home, Remote Work, Lifehacks, Facetime, Google Hangouts, Video Conferencing, Video Calling, Conference Calls, Coronavirus

PSA: Yes you can join a Zoom meeting in the browser

Work in the time of coronavirus is driving huge growth in videoconferencing, as scores of office workers go remote and log on to meetings from home. Zoom — which offers a range of slick features like auto-transcription and virtual backgrounds — has been a key beneficiary of this viral boom. Back in February research analysts Bernstein estimated the company had pulled in more active users in two months of 2020 than in the whole of 2019, citing data from Apptopia which builds models fed by an SDK ...
Tags: Google, Apps, Tech, Video Conferencing, Sdk, Zoom, Group Management, Bernstein, Apptopia, Web Client, Dark Pattern Design, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Firefox Safari Edge

How to Make Video Conferencing From Home Less Terrible

The only thing worse than meetings are virtual meetings. It’s especially bad when you’re working from home, in clothes you might not normally wear to the office, in a space that might not be as clean as you’d like it to be, with kids and partners and pets and roommates claiming pieces of your attention—not to mention…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Video Chat, Video Conferencing, Video Call, Coronavirus

Online ID verification is seeing a spike in demand driven by COVID-19

With many businesses switching staff to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic there’s been a clearly chronicled and others comms tools like Zoom. Other types of startups are also seeing a bump in usage as both consumers and businesses seek to do more online during a global health crisis. Telehealth is an obvious one. Earlier this month US president Trump waived restrictions on telehealth services for the federal health insurance program, Medicare — opening the door to a surge in remote c...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Europe, Sweden, Germany, US, Tech, Medicare, Telemedicine, Medtech, Video Conferencing, Online Banking, Digital Healthcare, Trump, Onfido

European Commission goes teleworking by default over COVID-19

The European Commission is switching all staff in “non-critical functions” to remote working from next Monday in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In an email sent to staff today the Commission writes that president Ursula von der Leyen has activated a business continuity plan that requires all but those in “critical functions” to telework from next Monday. Previously the EU’s executive body had been implementing limited teleworking for high risk employees such as those returning from Italy ...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Italy, Commission, European Commission, Belgium, European Parliament, Video Conferencing, Remote Working, Telecommuting, Ursula von der Leyen, Home working, Coronavirus, COVID-19

European Parliament moves to majority teleworking in response to COVID-19

The European Parliament is instructing managers to prepare for all but a minority of staff to work remotely for 70% of the week as of next Monday — dialling up its response to Covid-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Full-time remote working may follow, it has also said. In an email sent today European Parliament staff have been instructed that teleworking will be introduced on March 16 — for “all colleagues whose physical presences in Parliament is not absolutely indispensable”....
Tags: Apps, Europe, UK, France, Tech, Eu, Spain, European Union, United Kingdom, Italy, Commission, European Commission, Belgium, Luxembourg, World Health Organization, Strasbourg

Edtech startups prepare to become ‘not just a teaching tool but a necessity’

As Stanford , Princeton , Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online.  At the same time, tech companies that enable remote learning are finding a surge in usage and signups. Zoom Video Communications, a videoconferencing company, , and Duolingo, a language teaching app, has had 100% user growth in the past month in China, citing school closures as one factor.  But Kristin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Crowdsourcing, Education, Stanford, China, Tech, United States, Princeton, Stanford University, Duolingo, Video Conferencing, Online Learning, Boston University, Outschool, Conferencing

Despite earnings beat and upbeat forecast, Zoom shares fall after reporting Q4 results

Today after the bell, Zoom reported its Q4 earnings. The company’s recorded revenue of $188.3 million and its adjusted per-share profit of $0.15 were ahead of expectations, including $176.55 million in revenue and earnings per share of $0.07, according to Yahoo Finance averages. Down several points during a broad market rally, Zoom has been a hot company to track in recent months. Its profile was heightened due to its position as an incidental benefactor of the world’s grappling with the nove...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Yahoo Finance, Corporate Finance, Coronavirus

Smart TV hub Solaborate secures $10M Series A and a go-to-market partnership

When siblings Labinot and Mimoza Bytyqi fled the war in Kosovo in 1999, arriving as refugees on the West Coast of the US, they would have had no idea they’d go on to launch a technology company together. But as adults, the pair set up attacking the $6.7 billion telepresence and video communication category which hasn’t evolved much since the older business systems form Cisco and Polycom . By integrating their Solaborate device with Smart TVs, the entrepreneurs have come up with a drasticall...
Tags: Google, TC, Messenger, Europe, Video, Technology, Microsoft, US, Tech, Cisco, Encryption, United States, Telecommunications, Denmark, West Coast, Kosovo

Meet the b2b videoconferencing startup that’s gone crazy for online dating

Founder Andreas Kröpfl has spent almost a decade hard-grafting in the b2b unified communications space, building a videoconferencing business with a patented single-stream system and a claim of no ‘drop-offs’ thanks to “unique low-bandwidth technology”. His Austria-based startup’s current web-based videoconferencing system, eyeson (née Visocon), which launched in 2018, has had some nice traction since launch, as he tells it, garnering a few million customers and getting a nomination nod as a Gar...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Europe, Video, Tinder, India, Tech, Austria, Telecommunications, Portugal, Dating Apps, Video Conferencing, Singh

Schools and online education

Photo by Sergey Zolkin on unsplash Many educators are now investigating how online technologies can improve, extend or enrich teaching and learning experiences. Some schools have begun to experiment, and a few are well down the road to adopting and using online education as a viable supplement, or even replacement for face to face teaching. We now need to think about learning environments rather than simply 'classrooms'. We now need to consider that geographical distance need no longer be...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Digital, US, Social Media, Online, Teachers, South Dakota, Schools, New Zealand, Pedagogy, eLearning, Video Conferencing, Hui

Rumpus, the collaborative toolkit from Oblong Industries, is now available on Webex

In a previous life, John Underkoffler spent his days in Los Angeles dreaming up all of the possible ways men and machines would interact as a science adviser on films like Minority Report. Now, he designs those systems for the real world through his company Oblong Industries, which has labored to create a full stack of collaborative tools for business users that are every bit as high-tech as the one’s Underkoffler dreamt for the silver screen. The first bolt in the quiver of tools that Underk...
Tags: TC, Video, Los Angeles, Tech, Cisco, Telecommunications, Minority Report, Real-time, Microsoft Windows, Video Conferencing, Cisco Systems, Mezzanine, Video Services, WebEx, John Underkoffler, Oblong

How we scaled our startup by being remote first

Michael Risse Contributor Michael Risse is VP & chief marketing officer at Seeq, a company building advanced applications for engineers to accelerate insights into process manufacturing data. He was formerly a consultant with big data platform and application companies, and prior to that worked with Microsoft for 20 years. Startups are often associated with the benefits and toys provided in their offices. Foosball tables! Free food! Dog friendly! But what if the...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Column, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Future Of Work, Remote Work, New Jersey, SaaS, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Houston, Talent

Under the hood on Zoom’s IPO, with founder and CEO Eric Yuan

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark sat down with Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of video communications startup Zoom, to go behind the curtain on the company’s recent IPO process and its path to the public markets. Since hitting the trading desks just a few weeks ago, Zoom stock is up over 30%. But the Zoom’s path to becoming a Silicon Valley and Wall St...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Video, Enterprise, Finance, Ipo, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley, Augmented Reality

Next Generation Video Conferencing

I’ve been a remote worker for many years. As a result, I think I’ve used every flavor of video conferencing and screen sharing going back to Carbon Copy and PC Anywhere. Today’s bell of the ball is Zoom, which has an outstanding video and audio conferencing experience. But, like most video conferencing services, there are significant limitations when you are working with content in a video conference. Existing video conferencing is adequate when one person shares content with a group. Sometim...
Tags: Google, Investments, Trends, Video Conferencing, Mezzanine, Feld, WebEx, John Underkoffler, Oblong

A new era for enterprise IT

Aaron Levie Contributor Aaron Levie is the Chief Executive Officer of Box. More posts by this contributor Now the cloud wars (really) begin The Industrialist’s Dilemma Amidst the newly minted scooter unicorns, ebbs and flows of bitcoin investments and wagers on the price of Uber’s IPO, another trend has shaken up the tech industry: the explosion of enterprise software successes. Bessemer notes that today there are 55 private compa...
Tags: Google, Uber, Column, Microsoft, Okta, Ipo, Cloud Computing, Satya Nadella, Tech, Cisco, Web Browsers, Economy, Larry Ellison, Computing, Ibm, Api

4 Easy Ways To Improve Your Video Calls

Are you looking for ways that you can improve your video calls so that the video and audio is a whole lot better? That is certainly possible, and in fact… Read more » The post 4 Easy Ways To Improve Your Video Calls appeared first on
Tags: Business, Tips, Video Conferencing, Info Tech, Business Communication

Zoom increases IPO price range ahead of Thursday listing

Zoom, the developer of video conferencing software, plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “ZM” at between $33 and $35 apiece, per an updated S-1 filing. The company has also announced plans to sell $100 million in Class A shares to Salesforce Ventures at the initial public offering price. The latest price range is a step up from Zoom’s earlier plans to charge between $28 and $32 per share. Zoom plans to sell 9,911,434 shares of Class A common stock in the listing, expect...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ipo, Tech, Venture Capital, Stock Market, Sequoia Capital, Nasdaq, Video Conferencing, Initial Public Offering, Salesforce Ventures, Emergence Capital, Zoom, Li Ka, Snap Inc, Board Member

Zoom addresses CFO’s past workplace conduct ahead of IPO

Zoom, the only profitable unicorn in line to go public, priced its initial public offering at between $28 and $32 per share Monday morning. The video conferencing business plans to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “ZM.” Zoom, valued at $1 billion in 2017, initially filed to go public in March. According to its amended IPO filing, the company will raise up to $348.1 million by selling 10.9 million Class A shares. The offering will grant Zoom a fully diluted market value of $8.7 bill...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ipo, Cisco, Ceo, Companies, Telecommunications, Venture Capital, Jp Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Vice President, Sequoia Capital, Morgan Stanley, Zoosk, Yuan