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  1. Comment on The explosive rise of Zoom is creating big opportunities for startups, which are raising millions to build apps and integrations in ~tech

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    Hmm -- interesting. Because all the developers I interviewed were enthusiastic about Zoom's support for app builders.

    Hmm -- interesting. Because all the developers I interviewed were enthusiastic about Zoom's support for app builders.

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  2. Comment on Fry’s Electronics is shutting its doors for good in ~tech

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    The Fry's grocery chain (which is also in California) and electronics stores were started by two brothers. For a long time, we all thought the stores were related, when it was just the founders...

    The Fry's grocery chain (which is also in California) and electronics stores were started by two brothers. For a long time, we all thought the stores were related, when it was just the founders who were.

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  3. At some point, many people will return to office life, at least part time. How do you think that'll affect work behavior and the tools for it (Slack, Zoom, etc.)?

    What product features would you hope the vendors would add in preparation for that eventuality? For example... For the last year, we all have had “one connection, one face on screen.” That’s given...

    What product features would you hope the vendors would add in preparation for that eventuality?

    For example... For the last year, we all have had “one connection, one face on screen.” That’s given everyone a kind of equality, where we each have an equal seat at the table. (With or without cat filters.) Now we have to contemplate returning to an environment where SOME people are in the office, and thus huddled around a conference table, and the rest of the team is working from home. It was like that in the Before Times, but now everybody is more cognizant of the disadvantages… not the least of which is the poor video organization in conference rooms. Few companies are smart enough to install a camera that’s pointed at the people around the conference table, for instance, however simple/cheap an option that is.

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