Platform News: Zoom CEO

Zoom pulls in more than 200 million daily video users during worldwide lockdowns

Zoom’s daily users ballooned to more than 200 million in March from a previous maximum total of 10 million, the video conferencing app’s boss Eric Yuan said on Wednesda...

Home Bound

Home-bound users fume as video apps do not sync with TVs

Kat Volpe laid out an exercise mat and tried to sync her iPhone with her big screen TV for a fitness class webcast on Instagram last week during New York’s coronavirus lockdo...


Turn off the microwave to boost WiFi signal, says UK’s media regulator

Folk should avoid using the microwave at the same time as they are making video calls, watching HD videos or doing something important online because the ovens can slow wifi signal...

Video Conferencing

‘Can you hear me?’ Video conferencing complicates EU coordination

The European Union’s decision-making process is being sorely tested by video conferencing during the coronavirus pandemic, EU officials say, with one calling it a “cata...


Facebook also reducing its video streaming quality in Europe

Social media titan, Facebook stated on Sunday that it would temporarily reduce the streaming rates for videos on both its platform and also on Instagram across Europe to help allev...

Video Conferencing

Cats and pyjamas unwelcome as work video calling boom prompts new etiquette

Andre Hilden, a data architecture consultant in Oakland, California, missed a memo from his company last week requiring employees to use video conferencing for all meetings while w...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Twitter labels edited video clip of Biden retweeted by Trump as manipulated media

Twitter Inc has used its new “manipulated media” label for the first time on a video clip of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was later retweeted by ...


United States Senator wants to ban TikTok for federal workers

Republican Senator Josh Hawley announced on Wednesday that he will introduce legislation banning federal employees from using viral social media app TikTok on their devices and acc...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix to release ‘Top 10’ feature in push toward transparency

Netflix Inc has announced plans to launch a new Top 10 feature that will allow users to see the most popular TV series and films in their country. 

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook to allow transfer of your photos to Google Photos

Earlier this week, Facebook Inc announced it had introduced functionality enabling users the option to transfer their photos and video content from the social media network directl...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

TikTok apologises for temporary removal of video on Muslims in China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Social media app TikTok apologised to a user on Thursday for removing a video that criticised China’s treatment of Muslims, blaming a “human ...