‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world's favourite video app

‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world's favourite video app

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/01/boris-johnson-zoom-call-world-favourite-video-app

Ten years ago, Silicon Valley had written off Zoom. Now it’s used by everyone from princes to piano teachers

On 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, read the invite sent out by Zoom, a video-conferencing company based in California, “for Zoomtopia 2020!” Innocently enough, Zoom was announcing a real-world get-together for its most ardent clients and fans – at the time, these were mostly customers in enterprise and education, who chose to use Zoom over any number of video-chat competitors because of its easy interface and the relative smoothness of its connections.