Paul Stenhouse: Zoom's expansion continues

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Publish Date
Sat, 27 Mar 2021, 11:38AM
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Paul Stenhouse: Zoom's expansion continues

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 27 Mar 2021, 11:38AM

Zoom's expanding their reach 

They've released technology to allow developers to effectively build Zoom into their apps to create more tailored experiences instead of needing to use Zoom's app for everything. It's effectively turning Zoom into a platform. So now if you own a fitness studio, you can build you own app, with its own interface, but using Zoom's very scalable and reliable tech in the background. I'm excited to see what people build because we've got used to doing things over video now. 
 
Space X's rocket made a dramatic re-entry 

There were plenty of people on Twitter who though it could be a UFO.. but no, it was space junk. The disposable part of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket usually burns up in orbit, but this didn't so as it came back to earth it put on a spectacular show over Washington & Oregon. This is the bit of the rocket that guides the satellite payload into its proper spot after the booster rockets land back on earth. 

You can now Slack someone at a different company 

Slack has expanded its features to allow people to send messages outside their group/organization - called "Slack Connect". So instead of sending an email to someone, you could simply send them a DM on Slack. The future is to allow people to contact others across a private business network - so if you have vendors you work with, or clients, then they could be added to your network for seamless communication. There is one hiccup - you can send someone an unsolicited message as you 'invite them to chat' which has been flagged as a harassment concern, but this same issue exists in email. Remember though - your organization can see your messages if they want to, so before you add your friends think twice. 

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