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.
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This pandemic has seen several significant philanthropic efforts from tech executives, with Zuckerburg committing $30 million, and Bezos donating $100 million. Dorsey has also joined the ranks.
Netflix rolled out these features, giving parents more power over what their children view. Starting today, parents can filter out titles that aren't appropriate for viewing by children.
Amid the coronavirus crisis, innumerable events have been canceled or put on hold indefinitely. Finland's annual startup event Slush announced that it wouldn't be organized this year.
The company announced the Work Hub though its website for placement of its out-of-work drivers who have seen colossal losses in income due to lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a drastic change to prevent trolling, Zoom will require users to enter passwords via Meeting ID, since these can be easily guessed or reused. The change will be functional as of April 5.
In an effort to help artists stay afloat during these trying times, SoundCloud will now let users add a direct donation button to their profiles. The button can be linked to Paypal and Patreon.
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.
The firm stated that it is expecting $100-million hit from surplus devices that it will now have to sell at discounted rates. Last year, more than 175 million items were purchased on Prime Day.
Following reports detailing Zoom's vulnerabilities, several state AGs are seeking information from the company. The video conferencing service has become popular in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
If the coronavirus lockdown is keeping you at home, you can use this time to get better at taking photos. This April, Nikon is offering its entire curriculum of online photography classes for free.
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.
Elon Musk's rocket company has banned its workers from using Zoom citing privacy concerns. Due to the crisis, Zoom and other digital communication services have seen a surge in users.
The Cupertino firm is asking retail workers to temporarily become work-from-home AppleCare employees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has closed all 458 non-China stores.
A survey of the chat app's users in Tokyo and its vicinity in which over 63,000 people participated estimates that around 4,500 people have experienced at least one of the symptoms of the virus.