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Snap is shutting down its desktop camera app that allows users to apply filters during video calls

Snap is shutting down its camera app for the desktop that allows users to apply filters like cat ears and pirate hats on video calls. The company said on a support page that the product will be discon

Tesla’s latest OTA update adds Steam games, Apple Music, Zoom and a wild light show mode

Tesla owners: Go check your cars. You have some new toys. The latest OTA update added a bunch of features; most notable, Steam, which brings along thousands of games. This app, however, is limited to

Tesla vehicles will soon have Zoom video conferencing

Zoom is working with Tesla to bring video conferencing into its vehicles. The announcement, made at the 2022 Zoomtopia conference, was light on details. But according to Zoom’s group product man

Why watch a movie when you can watch your corporate all-hands meeting?

Movie theater attendance is down, largely thanks to the pandemic, but chains like AMC still need to make money. If meme stocks aren’t a reliable business plan, why not find another use for a gia

Zoom’s adding email and calendar as it pushes harder to expand the platform

At the height of the pandemic Zoom was the go-to application for meetings with people stuck at home in lockdown. During FY 2021, the company was growing at an unsustainable triple-digit rate, peaking

Zoom is down in a major outage

Update, 11:57 AM ET: Zoom’s status page says that all systems are now operational again. If you had a meeting you really didn’t want to attend this morning, it’s your lucky day. Zoom

Press and Law v. Adam and Elon

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Venue raises $4M from Accel and the CEOs of Slack, Remote and Squarespace to give teamwide video meetings a new breath of life

Zoom has in many ways “won” the mindshare game when it comes to video conferencing: Whether you’re actually using Zoom or another service that’s wrapped into another platform l

Spinach.io wants to help agile engineering teams run better online meetings

During the pandemic as businesses moved online, Spinach.io co-founder and CEO Matan Talmi observed that engineering teams had a specific set of needs for online meetings than other teams. At about the

Fonoa raises $60M to automate tax compliance for global companies like Uber and Zoom

Fonoa, a tax automation platform used by companies such as Uber and Zoom, has raised $60 million in a series B round of funding. Founded out of Dublin, Ireland, in 2019, Fonoa targets digital services

Maze raises $40M to help facilitate software product research

Product research generally involves determining whether an idea for a new product might be successful and how to best develop and sell that product. It’s a straightforward process, in theory, bu

Zoom dives deeper into intelligent customer service with Solvvy acquisition

Zoom swung for the fences last summer when its stock value was soaring, offering almost $15 billion to buy Five9 to get into customer service. Eventually the deal fell apart when the stock price plung

The age of the centaur: $100M ARR is the new cloud valuation milestone

As the public cloud market pulls back, VCs and founders alike must prioritize recurring revenue over sky high valuations that are often as mythical as the unicorns they’re named after.

Lumos wants to build an app store for the enterprise

Lumos, a startup that wants to provide an end-to-end solution for enterprises to manage all of the SaaS apps their employees use, is coming out of stealth today. The company plans to take on the SaaS

Zoom announces Zoom Whiteboard, gesture recognition among several updates

Zoom announced a slate of updates and new features, including a virtual whiteboard and gesture recognition. Among the updates is Zoom IQ for Sales, which uses AI to analyze calls. Zoom added Gesture R

Zoom launches AI-powered features aimed at sales teams

Today during its second Work Transformation Summit this week, Zoom announced Zoom IQ for Sales, a product that uses AI to analyze sales meetings and deals to provide insights. It’s the company&#

Tome livens up slide decks with real-time data, flexible layouts

The company thinks you should be spending less time trying to adapt your content to a presentation page and more time on storytelling.

Forma raises new funding to make employee benefits more flexible

Companies across the board are fighting to recruit and retain employees as the war for talent rages on. Employee benefits are no longer viewed as a cookie-cutter, standard set of offerings — rat

LeadGenius co-founder gets back to user-centric design roots with Marvin

Marvin’s technology is an interview and user research tool that plugs into video conferencing tools to record customer interviews and them them into searchable insights. 

New DocuSign-Zoom integration lets you sign docs in a Zoom meeting

Anyone who had to get documents signed early in the pandemic knows how harrowing and dangerous the situation was. Nobody wanted to meet face-to-face, but we still had to conduct business. Today, in an
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