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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

Trolls find new targets in Zoom meetings: Here’s how to avoid ‘zoombombers’

Default settings can allow uninvited access to meetings and hangouts
Tags: Work From Home, News, Trends, Computing, Trolls, Zoom, Zoombombing, Zoombombers

Zoom Updates iOS App to Stop Sending Data to Facebook

Zoom, a video conferencing app that many people are using at the current time to keep in touch with coworkers while working from home, was sending data to Facebook without disclosing the data sharing to customers. As of today, Zoom has updated its iOS app to remove the SDK that was providing data to Facebook through the Login with Facebook feature, according to Motherboard, the site that first discovered Zoom's data sharing practices. Zoom was providing Facebook with data that included when ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Facebook, Mac, Rumors, Sdk, Zoom, Facebook SDK

People are buying shirts but not pants because they’re always on Zoom

A singular question reigns on the internet: Should I wear pants during a Zoom?
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Walmart, Pants, Zoom, Conference Call, WFH, Coronavirus

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

As Zoom's usage and stock have soared amid the coronavirus pandemic, two of its biggest venture backers have locked in billion-dollar gains (ZM)

Zoom's stock price has soared since its initial public offering last April, particularly so in recent weeks as usage of its video-conferencing service has spiked amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sequoia Capital and Emergence Partners, two of Zoom's venture backers before it went public, have seen huge returns from their investments and have moved to record much of their gains this month. So far, Sequoia has seen a return of about $2.3 billion — or more than 22 times the $100 million or so it inv...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, Nasa, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Sequoia, Zoom, Venture, Santi Subotovsky, Sequoia Capital and Emergence Partners, Zoom stake Emergence, App Annie Last

Covid-19’s impact on small biz

Small businesses are choosing to adapt and upgrade their offering in order to keep their heads above water until Covid-19 is contained The post Covid-19’s impact on small biz appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Whatsapp, Article, South Africa, Google Hangout, Zoom, Cyril Ramaphosa, Microsoft Teams, COVID-19, Hand Sanitiser, Small Medium And Micro Enterprise Smme

You can use ANY image for your Zoom background

Don't be boring! If you still have to go to work meetings via Zoom's video calls, switch up the background to something interesting. Using the "virtual background" feature (once you're logged into the meeting), you can insert ANY image you want behind you. Share your flair with the people you work with! May I suggest a few to get started? Dune, complete with sandworm: One of the many Scooby Doo backdrops: Spooky... or not: Pee-wee suggests taking that meeting in his Playhouse: (Pee-wee Herma...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Zoom, Backdrop, Don

How to use Zoom

If you're working remotely or need to collaborate with colleagues, Zoom is a great videoconferencing option.
Tags: Trends, Remote Work, Computing, Zoom, Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing, WFH

Practicing real estate from a distance? 5 virtual meeting platforms you need to know

Online buyer meetings, continuing education and digital listing presentations will become more popular than ever, even after coronavirus wanes. Here are some of the more popular virtual meeting options worth checking out.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Radio, Facetime,, Zoom, Distance Education, WebEx, Select, News Brief, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, Virtual Meetings, UberConference, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Looking back at Zoom’s ascent a year after it filed to go public

Zoom, a video chat service then popular with corporations, filed to go public on March 22, 2019 . Best known in venture and corporate circles, Zoom was far from a household name at the time. However, the groundwork for its 2020-era consumer breakthrough during the novel coronavirus epidemic was detailed during its IPO march in the years leading up to its public debut. The company didn’t begin trading until mid-April last year, but it was through its March 2019 IPO filing that its name t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ipo, Tech, Cisco, SaaS, Slack, Zoom, WebEx, Videoconferencing, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Make Sure You Don't Look Like a Big Weirdo Before Jumping on That Conference Call

Now that many of us lucky enough to be working are working from home and hosting our meetings virtually, we’re hyper-focused on making video conference calls less terrible, starting with making sure we look good on camera. But how sure are you that you actually don’t look terrible or that there isn’t something…Read more...
Tags: Work From Home, Lifehacks, Zoom, Conference Call

The best Zoom videoconferencing tips and tricks

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

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

How to Look Better in Your Next Zoom Meeting

Physical distancing means a lot of us have started to have virtual meetings or even virtual Happy Hours over Zoom.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Meetings, Video Chat, Zoom, Coronavirus

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 Prevent Jerks From Ruining Your Zoom Meetings

I think it’s great that everyone is now turning to virtual chat services to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones—everything from regular catch-ups, to awkward dinner hangouts, to Dungeons & Dragons games. What’s not so fun is when someone jumps into a Zoom call, public or otherwise, and starts…Read more...
Tags: App, Troubleshooting, Lifehacks, Zoom, Meeting, Conference Call, Coronavirus

Under quarantine, media is actually social

The flood of status symbol content into Instagram Stories has run dry. No one is going out and doing anything cool right now, and if they are, they should be shamed for it. Beyond sharing video chat happy hour screenshots and quarantine dinner concoctions, our piece-by-piece biographies have ground to a halt. Oddly, what remains feels more social than social networks have in a long time. With no source material, we’re doing it live. Coronavirus has absolved our desire to share the recent past...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, New York, Instagram, Opinion, Berlin, US, San Francisco, Social Media, Tech, Spain, Chicago

Zoom warns investors that the app's huge boom in popularity is making it more expensive for the company to do business (ZM)

Zoom has experienced a huge increase in usage over the past few weeks — consumers and businesses alike are turning to the red-hot video chat app to stay connected amid the spread of coronavirus. Zoom executives said earlier this month that much of that new usage is for its free product, so its too early to tell how it will translate into more business.  However, the increased usage puts more pressure on Zoom to keep up the quality of its product and forces the company to invest in growing its ...
Tags: Microsoft, China, NFL, Trends, Cisco, Yuan, Amazon Web Services, Zoom, Microsoft Google, WebEx, Eric Yuan, Microsoft Teams Google, COVID

The Best Alternatives to Zoom for Remote Meetings

Zoom is getting a lot more use these days now that people need to hold meetings remotely and carry on other events that require face-to-face interaction without the current risks posed by physical proximity. Zoom lets you create and host meetings, but it isn’t the only online video conferencing solution out there.…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Meetings, Video Chat, Zoom, Group Chat, Coronavirus

The Complete Guide to Live Streaming Virtual Events

Alright, so the world’s a bit different now. Real-life experiences are on hold. We’re living more virtually now than we ever have before. While every in-person conference, gathering, and meetup has been canceled for the next few weeks and months, many organizers are facing the tough decision of postponing or going virtual. And for people planning for events later this year, having a virtual Plan B (or even making it Plan A) is now part of the discussion. First off, if you’re an organizer t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Movies, Youtube, New York Times, Vimeo, Livestream, Livestreaming, Skype, Google Hangouts, Live Streaming, Elgato, Live Stream, Zoom, Seth Godin

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

The best video-conferencing software

If your team needs to work remotely, you need the right video conferencing software. Here are our top picks.
Tags: Work, Small Business, Trends, Computing, Zoom, Buying Guides, Video-conferencing Software

Trolls have started invading public Zoom calls to share porn — here's how to change your settings to make your chat safer (ZOOM)

People have started entering public Zoom video calls and sharing graphic, sexual videos.  It happened during a Zoom call on Tuesday hosted by venture capitalist Hunter Walk and The Verge's Casey Newton, as first reported by TechCrunch.  The issue is caused by a default setting in Zoom that automatically allows anyone to share their screen without the host's permission.  If you host Zoom calls with large groups or if you share the link to your Zoom chats publicly, you can go into your Zoom sett...
Tags: US, Trends, Cnbc, Newton, Walk, TechCrunch, Zoom, Josh Constine, Casey Newton, Constine, Hunter Walk

3 Tips for Smooth Web Calls

A lot more people are taking part in online communication these days. But if you’ve never been in an online group chat or a Zoom call, it can feel a little strange at first. Don’t worry, though. Video and online meeting technology are easy to use. You’ll get the hang of it quickly. However, there are some things you can do to make sure your web calls go smoothly. Things that are second nature to you, like eye contact, blocking out distractions, and not talking over someone are tougher in the onl...
Tags: Technology, Video Chat, Distractions, Zoom, Speaking, Eye Contact, Presentation Hacks, Google Meet, Gene Villeneuve, Online Communication, Internet Conference, Web Call, CRO of Tehama

Around is the new floating head video chat multitasking app

You have to actually get work done, not just video call all day, but apps like Zoom want to take over your screen. Remote workers who need to stay in touch while staying productive are forced to juggle tabs. Meanwhile, call participants often look and sound far away, dwarfed by their background and drowned in noise. Today, Around launches its new video chat software that crops participants down to just circles that float on your screen so you have space for other apps. Designed for laptops, A...
Tags: Travel, Google, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Video, Enterprise, Funding, Godaddy, Facebook Messenger, Video Chat, Ryan Hoover, Garry Tan, Credo Ventures

Beware of “ZoomBombing”: screensharing filth to video calls

The world is vulnerable to a new type of trolling as people turn to Zoom video calls to feel connected amidst quarantines. Jerks are using Zoom’s screensharing feature to blast other viewers with the most awful videos from across the internet, from violence to shocking pornography. That’s just what happened today on the WFH Happy Hour, a popular daily public Zoom call hosted by The Verge reporter Casey Newton and investor Hunter Walk. Suddenly, dozens of attendees were bombarded with disturbi...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Drama, Tech, Newton, Video Calling, Zoom, Sally, Jim, Casey Newton, Coronavirus, COVID-19

5 real estate execs share the secrets of running a remote workforce

In the face of coronavirus, brick-and-mortar real estate companies are quickly figuring out remote working options. Here's how they can make the transition.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Slack, Remote Working, Zoom, Chris Taylor, Tamir Poleg, Brokerage, Select, Luciane Serifovic, Management Tips, Knock, Working Remotely, Boomtown, RJ Jones, Exp Realty