Zoom announces billion-dollar Five9 deal
26 July 2021 | 3:11 pm
Zoom has announced a $14.7 billion (£10.7b) deal to buy a cloud-based call centre operator.
19 Apr 2019
Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan discusses his company's IPO with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on 'Bloomberg Technology.'
2 Apr 2020
Video conferencing app, Zoom is currently under FBI investigation over several complaints by users over privacy and security concerns. Zoom exploded in popularity as people turn to the video calling software amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
15 Apr 2020
We look at coverage of the first anniversary of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire, while a gloomy IMF report warns of a future world recession and Donald Trump suspends US funding to the World Health Organization. Finally, there's a new term for a relatively new phenomenon caused by confinement - zumping, the act of being dumped via the videoconferencing app Zoom!
16 Apr 2020
Google has banned the popular videoconferencing software Zoom from its employees’ devices, citing ‘’ security vulnerabilities’’. However, Google isn’t the first company to ban employees from using Zoom. Earlier this month, SpaceX, a rocket company, also banned employees, citing “significant privacy and security concerns'.
18 Apr 2020
Video-conferencing platform Zoom issued an apology over privacy and security issues, as it prepared to introduce new safety measures to address concerns raised by many governments around the world.
29 May 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digitalization at schools, in health care and other social interaction. Some say the rapid change was unimaginable just a few years ago. Is it a threat to our online privacy?
13 Jun 2020
US and Hong Kong-based activists have reportedly had their Zoom account temporarily suspended following Tiananmen commemorations. Zoom said participants are required to comply with their respective local laws.
25 Aug 2020
A Zoom glitch left many US students and teachers unable to attend classes remotely for several hours on the first day of school. In Mexico, the government turned to television to broadcast classes across the country.
2 Sep 2020
As the world ground to halt and people stayed home, Zoom's video conferencing service boomed. Second-quarter growth raised the company’s value above well-established global brands.
23 Sep 2020
From today in France, the Covid-19 rules in primary schools are being relaxed. But with cases continuing to rise, the move is worrying some parents and teachers. Meanwhile, the UK is bringing in new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, as the public mood grows more critical of the government. Finally, we take a look at reactions to the UN General Assembly's 75th session - a virtual event which is also being called the world's worst Zoom meeting.
12 Feb 2021
A Texas lawyer has sparked worldwide delight after a mishap with a cat filter on Zoom. "I'm here live. I'm not a cat," says lawyer Rod Ponton as he and his assistant try to turn off the filter during a virtual court hearing.
13 Feb 2021
It started as a joke at the beginning of the lockdown, but now Dot McCarthy from Cronkshaw Fold Farm has made a successful business from hiring her goats to appear on Zoom calls. For a small fee, anyone who wants to spice up an online work or family meeting can invite a goat to participate in it. from Cronkshaw Fold Farm
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The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
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Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
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Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.