Zoom CEO Eric Yuan on the challenges of adapting an enterprise product for consumers

There’s been a lot of talk about the consumerization of IT in the workplace. But in the case of Zoom, the pandemic forced the high-flying video conferencing service to rapidly shift gears in the other direction, resulting in some painful lessons along the way.

Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan said despite the company’s culture of always trying to see the world through its customers’ eyes, it had to rethink many of its assumptions when suddenly a wide range of consumers began using Zoom for everything from distance learning to having virtual cocktails with friends.

“On the one hand, we were very excited, because after many years of hard work your dream is coming true of helping people stay connected,” Yuan said. “But then suddenly, you have 30 times more growth than you were expecting, so how do you handle that? You’ve got to work harder.”

Yuan spoke on day

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US Labor Board Challenges Google Moves Against Activist Employees

Google has been given two weeks to respond to a US labor board complaint accusing the internet giant of using surveillance, interrogation and other tactics to spy on activist employees.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint filed late Wednesday stemmed from the dismissal a year ago of a quartet of employees dubbed the “Thanksgiving Four.”

The workers sought a federal investigation into their dismissal, alleging they were sacked in retaliation for their labor organizing efforts, while Google maintained that the employees had violated data security policies.

A copy of the NLRB complaint seen by AFP contended that Google “surveilled” employees by peeking at slides being preparing in support of unionizing workers.

Google also “interrogated employees about protected activities” and threatened reprisals for venturing outside official company channels for handling complaints on such matters as workplace conduct, according to the complaint.

In addition, Google selectively applied rules to workers who

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AI makes huge progress predicting how proteins fold – one of biology’s greatest challenges

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A “deep learning” software program from Google-owned lab DeepMind showed great progress in solving one of biology’s greatest challenges – understanding protein folding.

Protein folding is the process by which a protein takes its shape from a string of building blocks to its final three-dimensional structure, which determines its function.

By better predicting how proteins take their structure, or “fold,” scientists can more quickly develop drugs that, for example, block the action of crucial viral proteins.


Solving what biologists call “the protein-folding problem” is a big deal. Proteins are the workhorses of cells and are present in all living organisms. They are made up of long chains of amino acids and are vital for the structure of cells and communication between them as well as regulating all of

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Global Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) Software Market 2020 Status and Outlook, Industry Growth Rate, Opportunities and Challenges to 2026

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Global Web Taxi-Sharing Platforms Market 2020 Status and Outlook, Industry Growth Rate, Opportunities and Challenges to 2026

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Global Statistical Analysis Software Market 2020 Opportunity Assessment, Key Drivers and Challenges, Growth Rate and Forecast to 2026

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Global Bioinformatics Software Market 2020 by Future Developments, Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges 2020 to 2026

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NJ digital divide is shrinking, but challenges remain amid pandemic

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The New Jersey Community Development Corp. distributed over 200 Chromebooks and grocery gift cards in Paterson to help students during the pandemic.

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Parents lined up at schools in Dover, Haledon and Camden this week to pick up computer devices for their children, as New Jersey makes strides to close a digital divide that has strained families and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 35,000 students across the state still lack computer devices or internet connections at home, a big improvement from the 231,000 tallied in August, according to a New Jersey Department of Education survey earlier this month.

But while the number is narrowing, it doesn’t give a full picture of remote-learning challenges, say advocates and school leaders.

“We’re in a good place when it comes to devices,” said Norma Fernandez, deputy superintendent of Jersey City’s schools. “But the digital divide does go beyond access to WiFi and

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7-Year-Old Social Media Star Challenges Perceptions of People With Disabilities

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South Dakota ER nurse recalls how dying coronavirus patients spend last minutes insisting virus isn’t real

South Dakota ER nurse Jodi Doering has seen some disturbing examples of COVID-19 denial as she works through the pandemic.After a Twitter thread of her experiences started circulating, Doering appeared on CNN’s New Day on Monday to describe how South Dakota hospitals are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients — and yet some of them don’t believe the virus they have is real. While many patients are “grateful for the care they receive” from nurses, some COVID-19 patients spend their last moments refusing to call family and friends because they’re convinced they’re going to be fine, Doering said. “Their last dying words are, ‘This can’t be happening. It’s not real,'” Doering recalled. In some cases, patients even insist they have the flu or lung cancer to avoid acknowledging the coronavirus.> A South Dakota ER

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Solving the performance challenges of web-scale IT

Web-scale IT, an approach that entails large cloud resources, can bring performance challenges, but there are ways to overcome these obstacles Solving the performance challenges of web-scale IT image

What needs to be achieved in order to get the best out of this increasingly common system?

Once only seen within the headquarters of big tech corporations, web-scale IT infrastructure is now being used to maintain operations at scale, using the cloud. Data centres and infrastructures  allow for increased agility and efficiency. But as deployment leads to company systems getting larger, performance can falter.

Performance challenges can also occur when moving data from an operational database to an analytical database, where there is a danger that assets can become stale, rendering it useless.

“With web-scale IT, organisations can run hybrid IT operations that enable the agility required to scale to millions of users,” said Eugene Kim, director of product strategy at Cisco AppDynamics. “The growth of sophisticated and scalable

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