Zoom is now worth more than the 7 biggest airlines in the world combined

The COVID-19 pandemic has more and more people turning to video chat

The Dave Glover Show
May 18, 2020 - 1:37 pm

Many people have turned to video chat for work meetings and social functions since the COVID-19 pandemic has everyone sheltering at home. Zoom has emerged as the leader of the pack as far as video conferencing goes - and some people use it as a catch-all term for video chat (think "Kleenex" when referrring to facial tissue). Now, Zoom is seeing the financial benefit of being on top - and they are worth $48.78 BILLION - that's more than Southwest, Delta, United, IAG, Lufthansa, American Airlines, and Air France combined. Here's a handy chart to illustrate:

Do you think Zoom will continue to dominate even as the world slowly starts transitioning back to "normal"? Many companies have made it possible for people to continue to work from home after stay at home orders are lifted,  so it is certainly a possibility. Right now many television programs and radio shows are being produced via apps like Zoom and Skype. Even SNL produced several shows via home video:

If you are using Zoom or another video call service and you're unhappy with the way you look in your front-facing camera, here are some tips to look your best:

Whatever you do, don't use Zoom for evil, like the guy who threw his cat during a meeting: