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Collaboration
Zoom announces CX innovations for 'work anywhere' workforce
Zoom Video Communications has unveiled its latest innovations in the Zoom platform to help businesses improve customer and employee experiences.
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Financial results
Zoom saw total revenue of more than $4 billion in 2021
The communications platform has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending 31 January, 2022.
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Video Communication
'Zoom fatigue' is turning Australians into frustrated multitaskers - Uniphore survey
72% of consumers felt either somewhat, very, or extremely engaged with other participants.
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8x8
8x8 rolls out enhancements to XCaaS offering
"We continue to innovate across 8x8 XCaaS, allowing organisations and their employees to maximise productivity and responsiveness as they collaborate from anywhere, on any device in the app of their choice.”
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Software Update
Kaspersky finds 1 in 5 employees pretend their devices are updating to avoid work calls
Kaspersky finds that 21% of employees surveyed say they have pretended their devices were installing updates to avoid attending a call or meeting.
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Video conference
DTEN's Zoom Rooms range brings 4K-quality meetings to every business
Many organisations will understand the difficulty of sourcing products during COVID, largely due to shipping issues and global stock shortages. 
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Financial results
Zoom reports massive revenue growth in Q2 2021 financial results
Founder and chief executive officer Eric S. Yuan says the world’s shift towards remote solutions and amidst business continuity concerns at the beginning of the year has greatly affected the company’s standing.
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Business Intelligence / BI
Minglr chat tool aims to bring 'watercooler' talk back to remote work
In the age of remote work, some people are sorely missing the so-called ‘watercooler talk’ and hallway conversations.
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Video conference
Remote work leads to 'transformative' growth for virtual meeting solutions
According to Frost & Sullivan, the number of remote workers post-COVID-19 will be up to 500% greater than pre-pandemic, creating a huge demand for online meeting platforms.
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Video conference
Zoom launches Zoom for Home hardware for remote workers
"The Zoom from Home category is a powerful way for the company to reach a work-from-home audience that craves tools to help with engagement, connection and collaboration.”
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Microsoft
Microsoft spruces up Teams platform with several new features
A new set of features to help virtual interactions become more engaging as the world pivots towards a stronger combination of remote and in-office working.
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Video conference
Poly unveils Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Poly’s Room Solution for Teams Rooms comes in a variety of different configurations for different room sizes, depending on individual requirements.
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5G
Verizon builds on unified comms portfolio with BlueJeans acquisition
The acquisition will feed into Verizon’s immersive unified communications portfolio. Primarily BlueJeans’ meeting platform will be integrated with Verizon’s unified communications as a service business.
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Remote Working
Google Meet's popularity explodes as video becomes the new normal
Google Meet usage has exceeded more than two billion minutes (3800 years) per day.
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Remote Working
Google's 12 remote working tips for better productivity
We've compiled Google's top tips for remote working in 2020.
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Collaboration
StarLeaf brings advanced video collaboration to enterprises
“Our focus remains firmly on providing our users with secure and intuitively simple room and video meeting solutions that can be used by anyone, regardless of where they are, the size of their meeting space or the existing tools they have in place.”
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Conference
Streamline and simplify your video meetings with Zoom DTEN D7
It's time to say goodbye to your video meeting woes with Zoom Rooms.
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Network attached storage / NAS
QNAP releases NAS-native video conference solution
The KoiMeeter smart video conferencing solution features wireless presentation, real-time transcription and translation, and on-premise storage.
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Cybersecurity
Zoom meetings infiltrated by hackers - Check Point
Check Point Research found hackers could eavesdrop on Zoom meetings by generating and verifying Zoom meeting IDs.
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Facebook
Facebook launches 'Portal', a new range of video calling devices
book is taking a leap beyond all things social networking – and into smart video calling devices as it tries to take WhatsApp beyond the smartphone.
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Frost & Sullivan
Zoom receives top honours at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practice Awards
Zoom has been named as the 2019 Asia-Pacific Cloud Vendor Collaboration Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. 
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Microsoft Teams
New panoramic video conference camera by Jabra
The PanaCast is made for huddle rooms and spaces, delivering wall-to-wall video and audio, and data that is critical for modern video collaboration.
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Facebook
Facebook video creators can now monetise 'Ad Breaks'
Facebook has rolled out Ad Breaks for New Zealand businesses who want to make money from their Facebook videos.
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Facebook
Facebook to bridge distances with new ‘Watch Party’ feature
Effectively, participants of a Watch Party can watch videos from anywhere (live or recorded) and interact with each other at the same time.