Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (commonly shortened to Zoom, and stylized as zoom) is a communications technology company headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides videotelephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform used for video communications (Meetings), messaging (Chat), voice calls (Phone), conference rooms for video meetings (Rooms), virtual events (Events) and contact centers (Contact Center), and offers an open platform allowing third-party developers to build custom applications on its unified communications platform (Developer Platform).
With products like Zoom Contact Center, Zoom Phone, Zoom Events, Zoom Apps, Zoom Rooms, and Zoom Webinar, the company brings innovation to a wide variety of customers, from the conference room to the classroom, from doctor’s offices to financial institutions to government agencies, from global brands to small businesses.
The company’s milestones:
2011: Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan, a former corporate vice president for Cisco Webex. He left Cisco in April 2011 with 40 engineers to start a new company, originally named Saasbee, Inc.
May 2012: the company changed its name to Zoom, influenced by Thacher Hurd's children's book Zoom City.
January 2013: Zoom 1.0 was released to the world.
August 2014: Zoom unveiled its Video Webinar platform.
December 2015: Company introduces “Breakout Rooms”.
July 2016: Zoom introduced virtual backgrounds to the core product.
April 2017: Zoom launched a scalable telehealth product allowing doctors to host remote consultations with patients.
2018: the Zoom app marketplace launched, housing various Zoom integrations to enhance the work experience within Zoom.
By March 2020: the Zoom app was downloaded 2.13 million times.
July 15, 2020: the company announced Zoom for Home, a line of products for home use, designed for remote workers.
May 2021: Zoom Events was launched to create specific Zoom spaces for virtual experiences.
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