- Zoom CEO Eric Yuan left his mic on mute by mistake in an earnings call with his investors.
- Someone from the company's team indicated that he could not be heard after which he turned it on.
- Zoom has earned $328.2 million in revenue for its quarter that ended on April 30, revenue which was up 90 per cent from the same quarter last year.
With work-from-home culture becoming a norm, many have resorted to video calls for meetings and announcements. However, for some employees, it is a task to get the right network with clear visibility and audio.
The latest incident of Zoom CEO Eric Yuan forgetting to turn his mic on during an earnings call gives out a message that even the CEO of one of the most downloaded video-calling apps can struggle with virtual meets.
Zoom CEO, Eric Yuan in a meeting with his investors forgot to turn his mic on, CNBC tech reporter Jordan Novet posted on Twitter. This was reported by Business Insider.
Yuan was on an earnings call and left his mic on mute for several seconds before someone from the company's team indicated that he could not be heard.
When it comes to holding video conferences or meets, there are still a large number of people who haven't got the grip of it. While it has been over 2 months since the world went into lockdown with nothing but virtual meets as an alternative for real-life office.
While many people try to wrap their heads around virtual office spaces, there is an n number of hilarious videos on social media that show people making blunders leaving their colleagues in splits.
"We were humbled by the accelerated adoption of the Zoom platform around the globe in Q1. The COVID-19 crisis has driven higher-demand for distributed face-to-face interactions and collaboration using Zoom. Use cases have grown rapidly as people integrated Zoom into their work, learning, and personal lives." Yuan said.
A report by IANS noted that Zoom has earned $328.2 million in revenue for its quarter that ended on April 30. For its second quarter of the fiscal year 2021, the company expects $495 and $500.
Zoom secured a safe position as one of the most downloaded apps during the pandemic period. Although, the app has been criticised for its security and privacy issues. The app saw banning from various platforms who cited cyber-security issues. To name a few companies who did this were Google, SpaceX, and Standard Chartered.
The government of Taiwan asked its agencies to not use Zoom and in the most recent move, the Government of India issued a security advisory citing that using Zoom is "not safe."
Zoom, however, brought in multiple features like setting meeting passwords and waiting rooms by default on the platform. Giving the account admin the ability to choose if their data is routed through specific data center regions, increasing password complexity, etc.
Other video-conferencing apps like Google Meet, Google Duo also ramped up their features to take on zoom in the past months. Facebook introduced video calling for the Messenger app.