India's Reliance announces official launch of Zoom rival, TNW says » 12:5907/0207/02/20
Indian telecommunications giant Reliance Jio has announced the official launch of a Zoom (ZM) competitor JioMeet, wrote TNW's Ivan Mehta. JioMeet is platform agnostic and will have "support for 100 participants in one meeting," added the story. "The company had first announced the service on April 30, and now it has made JioMeet available for everyone. During its test period, more than 100,000 people had downloaded the app," added TNW. Reference Link
Zoom Video selected by Los Angeles Unified School District » 09:0607/0207/02/20
Zoom Video Communications…
Zoom Video Communications and the Los Angeles Unified School District announced plans to enter a formal agreement for Zoom to provide a safe, secure solution for students to continue learning, teachers to continue teaching, and employees to engage in webinars and other online collaborations. The agreement will provide unlimited access to virtual classrooms for nearly 30,000 educators and more than 600,000 students in Los Angeles Unified schools. The platform enables a teacher to gauge the responses and reactions from as many as 49 students at a time, a function not currently available from any competing platform. Los Angeles Unified's Zoom deployment will also use Zoom Video Webinars for school board meetings, professional development, community outreach and other large-scale events that can connect as many as 10,000 participants simultaneously.
Slack Technologies management to meet virtually with MKM Partners » 08:1907/0207/02/20
Virtual Meeting to be…
Virtual Meeting to be held on July 9 hosted by MKM Partners.
DocuSign price target raised to $210 from $170 at RBC Capital » 08:1707/0207/02/20
RBC Capital analyst Alex…
RBC Capital analyst Alex Zukin raised the firm's price target on DocuSign to $210 from $170 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares. The analyst is citing the findings of his intra-quarter study of DocuSign download data, which continues to support his thesis that demand trends are favorable. Zukin adds that the company appears to have the "greatest engagement durability" among his work-from-home names as digitization of business workflow sees DocuSign taking a "disproportionate" market share.
Zoom Video releases over 100 features in 90-day security push » 14:2307/0107/01/20
The Zoom Video CEO Eric…
The Zoom Video CEO Eric Yuan said in a 90 Days Done report: "During the first few months of 2020, the Zoom team worked around the clock to support the tremendous influx of new and different types of users on our platform. On April 1, we pledged to make a number of enhancements to address security and privacy. The 90-day program we rolled out that day refocused our company on 7 commitments that embedded security and privacy permanently in Zoom's DNA. Today I will provide a status update on each of those commitments, as well as share our path forward... We enacted a 90-day freeze on all features not related to privacy, safety, or security. With all of our engineering and product resources aimed in this direction, we released over 100 features...Acquired Keybase and started building end-to-end encryption (for all users, free and paid)..Going forward, we have put mechanisms in place to make sure that security and privacy remain a priority in each phase of our product and feature development." Reference Link
Facebook's WhatsApp allows up to eight people on video call » 12:3007/0107/01/20
FB, ZM, MSFT
Facebook's Instagram announced new WhatsApp features that are rolling out over the next few weeks. It said, "With now up to eight people on a video call, we've made it easier to focus on whoever you want by letting you press and hold to maximize a participant's video to full screen. We also added a video icon in group chats of eight or less, so you can easily start a group video call with one tap." Zoom Video Communications (ZM) and Microsoft (MSFT) also offer video group video calls. Reference Link
Zoom Video announces five-year strategic partnership with Claflin University » 10:0506/3006/30/20
Zoom Video Communications…
Zoom Video Communications and Claflin University announced a commitment to a five-year strategic partnership. "The video communications provider and Historically Black University have developed a multifaceted foundational program that represents $1.2M in educational and financial investments," they announced.
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Slack CEO says staff will work remotely indefinitely, Bloomberg reports » 18:1206/2506/25/20
Slack Technologies CEO…
Slack Technologies CEO Stewart Butterfold said that the company's employees will work remotely indefinitely, Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
Salesforce plans to roll out own messaging, collaboration app, The Register says » 10:4106/2506/25/20
WORK, CRM, MSFT
Salesforce (CRM) is…
Salesforce (CRM) is planning to write Slack (WORK) integration out of the equation by building enterprise collaboration into its applications and platform, The Register's Lindsay Clark reports. Sarah Franklin, Salesforce EVP and general manager of platform, said the company plans to make its Anywhere app accessible to developers, businesses it has made deals with and entrepreneurs on its application platform-as-a-service. Slack integration is also available via third parties including Zapier, Automate.io and Workato, while Microsoft (MSFT)provides integration between its collaboration tool Teams and Salesforce via a connector. Reference Link
Peloton resumption, DocuSign initiation among today's top calls on Wall Street » 10:0206/2506/25/20
PTON, DOCU, SEDG, VSLR, ALL, QURE
Check out today's top…