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The German state of Hesse wanted to replace Microsoft's Teams video conferencing software with one made by a local vendor. However, the court found the alternative solution to be rather inadequate.
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Video conferencing platform Zoom has added a new feature called Focus mode, that will keep students from distracting each other, and make teachers' lives a tad bit easier in virtual classrooms.
Zoom will make automatic closed captioning live for its free users beginning in the fall of this year. Starting this week, though, they can manually request access to the accessibility feature.
Google is rolling out a new capability for Workspace customers that will give them the option to end a meeting for everyone at once or keep participants on a meeting even after they leave a call.
Amazon announced that users can now make group calls with up to seven people via Alexa-enabled devices. Support for Zoom and Amazon Chime video calls are also rolling out starting today.
IBM researchers discovered three vulnerabilities in Cisco's Webex that allowed attackers to join meetings without being detected, even after being expelled. The bugs have now been fixed.
Zoom now lets hosts suspend participant activities and remove a disruptive participant. It also unveiled an internal feature for alerting meeting organizers to potential Zoombombing attacks.
Google Meet has added a new feature that makes it easier to accept pending requests to join a meeting, called knocks, all at once. It's rolling out to both business and personal Google accounts.
Microsoft has introduced a new feature - Meet Now - for seamless video conferencing on Windows 10. It allows you to quickly start a meeting or join a scheduled one you've been invited to via Skype.
Zoom for Android has been updated with support for adding virtual background images. There are other enhancements such as improved link previews in chats, better calendar sync, and more.
Cisco has introduced a new version of its video conferencing platform that allows teachers to connect with students and parents as part of remote learning programs amid the ongoing pandemic.
Google has been spotted stealthily adding Meet link to emails containing invitation to a Zoom conference, an aggressive move as a part of its efforts to push its own video conferencing tool.
The UK regulator, Ofcom, has revealed in a new report that Britons are spending more of their time online than ever before. It said the daily average usage was four hours and two minutes per day.
Zoom is planning to add encryption to the app but it will be for the paying customers. Zoom's security consultant Alex Stamos confirmed on Friday that the company is working on end-to-end encryption.
Facebook unveiled today a bevy of new features coming to Workplace, including Workplace Rooms that uses the same technology as Messenger Rooms. These features are rolling out in June.
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Under the May 9 update, passwords will be required for all meetings, both new and previously scheduled. Other changes involve screen sharing privileges and waiting rooms to further improve security.
Popular video conferencing app Zoom stated in a blog post earlier this month that it had more than 300 million daily users. However, it has now updated the blog post, admitting a mistake in counting.
COVID-19 has surged Zoom's numbers, with the firm's daily users increasing from 10 million last year to 200 million in June. However, the company is facing backlash over security concerns.
The video conferencing company has faced backlash recently after security and privacy issues were reported within the software. It is currently enacting a 90-day feature freeze to fix the issues.
Google is extending the availability of Meet's advanced features to G Suite and G Suite for Education customers until September 30 at no cost. The free access was initially set to expire on July 1.
The video conferencing software has seen a surge in users resulting from lockdowns across the globe. Resultantly, millions globally have turned to the app to work and socialize during the crisis.
Video conferencing services have seen a surge of users, as millions remain at home to reduce the spread of the virus. Webex reported that 324 million users used the service in March.
Zoom has addressed yet another issue with its service. The company fixed "abusive preinstallation scipts" of its macOS installer so that users now have to approve it before installing.
In addition to the feature freeze, Zoom unveiled that it has seen a massive surge in daily users from 10 million in December to 200 million, including both free and paid, in March.
Skype has launched the screen sharing capability to its Android and iOS version for everyone along with a streamlined and simplified video call design that rids your screen of any obstruction.
Following reports about the impending closure of Hangouts sometime in 2020, Google now seems to be working on migrating consumers to Hangouts Meet and Chat, which are currently available on G Suite.