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Apple adds virtual IDs on iPhone, video plans that rival Zoom, Teams

Apple Inc, facing accusations from rivals that it has too much control over its App Store, outlined plans to increase user privacy and keep consumer data out of other companiesR...

AI optimised video chat

Skin in the game: Video chat apps tout ‘inclusive’ AI features

Video conferencing services have for years boasted that their technology is “intuitive” to use or “integrated” to function with other tools, but now vendors...

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Zoom forecasts upbeat revenue, expects boost from hybrid work

Zoom has forecast current-quarter revenue above estimates, as increased adoption of hybrid work models by companies is expected to drive steady demand for its video conferencing to...

Platform News: Google

Google’s Starline shows promise and perils of 3D chats

Google’s Project Starline 3D videoconferencing system, unveiled last week, is well-timed for a post-pandemic world but still has a long way to go in seamlessly marrying the i...

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Russian lawmaker floats idea of Zoom ban after it halts sales to state institutions

A lawmaker from Russia’s ruling party floated the idea of banning Zoom after the video conferencing company reportedly told its distributors to stop selling subscriptions to ...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom recovers from outage, says issues were due to local internet glitch

Zoom has said it had recovered from an outage where some users were unable to join meetings on the video-conferencing platform.

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple users may spend more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024

Apple’s customers may end up spending more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024, as lockdown lifestyles result in users looking beyond games to apps that help with more essentia...

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Cisco revamps Webex, targets virtual events

Cisco has revamped its Webex video assembly software because it targets a larger share of the booming online collaboration marketplace, adding new features like background noise ca...

Virtual Reality

Suited avatars and digital offices: bankers embrace Virtual Reality

After the preserve of players, virtual reality was seized on by the financial industry as a means of enlivening home functioning for lonely traders or isolated executives and repli...

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Zoom to enhance security as part of proposed US settlement with FTC

Zoom must implement a new information security program as part of its proposed settlement with US regulators over user privacy issues, the Federal Trade Commission has said.

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Webex participants near 600 million as COVID-19 pandemic flares again

Cisco’s video-conferencing app Webex spanned 590 million participants at September and is on course to record 600 million this month, almost double the amounts listed in Marc...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Australia regulator dares Facebook to block news content

Facebook will probably be “weakened” in case it stops Australians from sharing information so the corporation can avoid paying for content under proposed legislation, A...


Indonesia adds Twitter and Zoom to list of platforms that must pay 10% VAT

Indonesia has added 12 more companies, including social media giant Twitter and video-conferencing business Zoom Video Communications, to a list of online platforms that must pay a...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom forecasts sales surge as video conferencing becomes the norm

Zoom increased its annual revenue forecast by over 30% after comfortably defeating quarterly estimates on Monday since it converts more of its huge free user base to paid subscript...

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