How to make the most of your at-home videoconference setup: Microphone edition – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Working from home isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and a slew of companies just announced longer-term initiatives to make their remote work practices either extend or permanent. That means for some it’s the perfect time to take their at-home videoconferencing setup even further, so we’re going to take a closer look at various core…

Verizon wraps up BlueJeans acquisition lickety split – TechCrunch

[ad_1] When Verizon (which owns this publication) announced it was buying video conferencing company BlueJeans for around $500 million last month, you probably thought it was going take awhile to bake, but the companies announced today that they has closed the deal. While it’s crystal clear that video conferencing is a hot item during the…

Origin wants to make accessible physical therapy women’s new normal – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “I spend a lot of time being angry — but I’m still hopeful. Gender bias in medicine is systemic,” says Carine Carmy, the fast-talking CEO and co-founder of Origin, during a condensed chat about her startup mission to make physical therapy for women and mothers accessible and affordable across the US, both online and…

6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Rocio Wu is a venture partner at F-Prime Capital who focuses on early-stage investments in software/applied AI, fintech and frontier tech investments. While some U.S. investors might have taken comfort from China’s rebound, we still find ourselves in the early innings of this period of uncertainty. Some epidemiologists have estimated that COVID-19 cases will…

Zoom to improve encryption and security controls in version 5.0 update

[ad_1] Sorry, Zoom eavesdroppers.  Zoom announced Wednesday that its version 5.0 update will add some security upgrades that privacy-minded “Zoomers” will appreciate. Most significantly, Zoom is improving the encryption standard that it uses, which makes call data more resistant to getting intercepted. Encryption has been a big issue for Zoom since The Intercept uncovered that…