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  • Storyboard18 | Zoom has evolved from a product to a platform: Velchamy Sankarlingam Apr 13, 2022 09:33 AM IST

    Storyboard18 | Zoom has evolved from a product to a platform: Velchamy Sankarlingam

    Velchamy Sankarlingam, president of product and engineering, Zoom, sheds light on how the platform has evolved over the past two years and what lies ahead as the world moves towards more hybrid ways of living and working.

  • After Better.com’s Vishal Garg, British CEO sacks 800 employees via video message Mar 21, 2022 05:55 PM IST

    After Better.com’s Vishal Garg, British CEO sacks 800 employees via video message

    P&O Ferries is one of the UK's leading ferry companies and carries over 10 million passengers a year. However, its demand slumped in the pandemic.

  • Better.com's Vishal Garg plans next layoffs, over 3,000 employees in India, US: report Mar 09, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    Better.com's Vishal Garg plans next layoffs, over 3,000 employees in India, US: report

    The latest round of layoffs have reportedly started, with an employee telling TechCrunch that affected workers have started receiving severance money through the company’s payroll app with no communication from Better.com executives.

  • Vishal Garg's Better.com was on hiring spree in India before Zoom layoffs: report Feb 15, 2022 08:58 AM IST

    Vishal Garg's Better.com was on hiring spree in India before Zoom layoffs: report

    For most of 2021, Indian-origin Vishal Garg’s Better.com was hiring actively in the United States and in India.

  • Better.com employees leaving in 'droves' after Vishal Garg returns as CEO: report Jan 31, 2022 08:34 AM IST

    Better.com employees leaving in 'droves' after Vishal Garg returns as CEO: report

    Better.com CEO Vishal Garg laid off 900 employees in a single Zoom call in December 2021.

  • Vishal Garg, who laid off 900 in Zoom call shocker, returns as Better.com CEO: reports Jan 19, 2022 11:51 AM IST

    Vishal Garg, who laid off 900 in Zoom call shocker, returns as Better.com CEO: reports

    Vishal Garg had apologised for his manner of handling layoffs at Better.com after a video of him firing 900 people via a Zoom call went viral on social media

  • Most downloaded apps of 2021: TikTok tops the list followed by Instagram and Facebook Dec 31, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Most downloaded apps of 2021: TikTok tops the list followed by Instagram and Facebook

    WhatsApp, Telegram and Snapchat were popular as well

  • Tokenisation: Startups, digital platforms seek six months extension from RBI Dec 22, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Tokenisation: Startups, digital platforms seek six months extension from RBI

    The Merchant Payments Alliance of India (MPAI) and the Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF) have written to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) expressing concerns that a disruption in digital payments could lead to loss of revenue to the tune of 20% to 40% for digital businesses.

  • Anand Mahindra slams Better.com Vishal Garg over layoffs: 'What type of culture...' Dec 12, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Anand Mahindra slams Better.com Vishal Garg over layoffs: 'What type of culture...'

    Anand Mahindra, who joined hundreds of others in slamming Better.com CEO Vishal Garg, had some strong words for the manner in which he carried out the layoffs.

  • Anand Mahindra weighs in on Better.com CEO Vishal Garg's mass layoffs via Zoom Dec 09, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Anand Mahindra weighs in on Better.com CEO Vishal Garg's mass layoffs via Zoom

    Anand Mahindra retweeted several people replying to his question, with most of them slamming Better.com's Vishal Garg for his actions.

  • Better.com CEO Vishal Garg apologises after laying off 900 via Zoom, says, 'blundered the execution' Dec 09, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    Better.com CEO Vishal Garg apologises after laying off 900 via Zoom, says, 'blundered the execution'

    Vishal Garg, who has come under intense criticism after SoftBank-backed Better.com laid off about 9% of its workforce through the video call, said he had "bl.

  • Better.com CEO Vishal Garg, in Zoom call shocker, lays off 900 employees in US, India. Watch Dec 06, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    Better.com CEO Vishal Garg, in Zoom call shocker, lays off 900 employees in US, India. Watch

    Vishal Garg said 15 per cent of employees of the New York-headquartered Better.com have lost their jobs as part of the lay-offs.

  • Zoom, Five9 to terminate nearly $15 billion all-stock deal Oct 01, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Zoom, Five9 to terminate nearly $15 billion all-stock deal

    Five9 presented an attractive means to bring to customers an integrated contact center offering, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said on Thursday.

  • Healing Space | Zoom dysmorphia: How overusing your filter is harming you Sep 11, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    Healing Space | Zoom dysmorphia: How overusing your filter is harming you

    A new study indicates that with too much webcam use, people are increasingly dissatisfied with how they look and it’s giving rise to body image issues.

  • Zoom has added a new focus mode meant for students to not get distracted during lessons Aug 13, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    Zoom has added a new focus mode meant for students to not get distracted during lessons

    According to the company the feature will help children stay attentive during classes

  • Zoom to buy cloud software provider Five9 in $15 billion deal Jul 19, 2021 07:55 AM IST

    Zoom to buy cloud software provider Five9 in $15 billion deal

    Five9 will become an operating unit of Zoom and its chief executive, Rowan Trollope, will become a president of Zoom and stay on as chief of the unit after the deal, which is expected to close in the first half of 2022, it said in a statement.

  • Byju’s-owned WhiteHat Jr will launch music, science & English classes Jun 11, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    Byju’s-owned WhiteHat Jr will launch music, science & English classes

    Karan Bajaj shot into prominence in August last year when he sold his then 20- month-old startup, WhiteHat Junior, to Byju’s for $300 million. In this interview with Moneyconrol’s Editor (Tech), Chandra R Srikanth, he talks about his international plans, how WhiteHat Jr has evloved over the years, where edtech platforms fail and succeed and more.

  • India is a critical market for Zoom, says Velchamy Sankaralingam, President, Product and Engineering May 20, 2021 09:01 AM IST

    India is a critical market for Zoom, says Velchamy Sankaralingam, President, Product and Engineering

    Zoom has seen its free user base grow about 60 times in India compared to 30 worldwide in the last year. Education and healthcare will remain areas of focus for the video-conferencing app in India, where it plans to step up hiring as well, says Sankaralingam.

  • Why India is a huge market for Zoom May 19, 2021 09:17 PM IST

    Why India is a huge market for Zoom

    Zoom fatigue or not, it is an app that is here to stay, with the video communication app betting big on India as it seeks to work in the government, education and healthcare space. Zoom has already set up an engineering centre and is looking to hire big. Listen in to Velchamy Sankarlingam, President of Engineering and Product, Zoom in conversation with Moneycontrol's Swathi Moorthy.

  • Project Starline, Google's hyper-telepresence tech represents an evolution of video chat May 19, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Project Starline, Google's hyper-telepresence tech represents an evolution of video chat

    Project Starline uses 3D projection technologies to make you feel like you are actually in the room with another person

  • Zoom bans sales and distribution to Russian Government, State firms: Report Apr 07, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Zoom bans sales and distribution to Russian Government, State firms: Report

    Since last year, the video conferencing platform had emerged as a leading virtual meeting platform as millions were forced into self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Zoom recovers from hours-long outage, says issues were likely due to local internet glitch Mar 04, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    Zoom recovers from hours-long outage, says issues were likely due to local internet glitch

    Outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed nearly 2,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Zoom at its peak at 9 am ET on March 3.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, marks 90th birthday on Zoom Mar 02, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, marks 90th birthday on Zoom

    Gorbachev has been in quarantine in hospital for months as a precaution during the coronavirus pandemic, and will host a virtual party with close friends and staff from his foundation, Gorbachev's spokesman Vladimir Polyakov said.

  • Zoom Fatigue is real, here's what you can do to deal with it Mar 01, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Zoom Fatigue is real, here's what you can do to deal with it

    Spending hours stuck in video calls can be mentally and physically draining

  • Zoom had 70x user growth in India amid pandemic: CEO Eric Yuan Feb 19, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    Zoom had 70x user growth in India amid pandemic: CEO Eric Yuan

    He said the app, which enjoyed a runaway jump in valuations after the pandemic, will continue to be relevant for its users as the world switches to a hybrid mode of working, which entails dividing time between home and offices.

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