Zoom gives K-12 schools in COVID-19 affected countries video-conferencing tools free of charge

Author: Alex Konrad, Forbes , Published on: 24 March 2020

“Exclusive: Zoom CEO Eric Yuan is giving K-12 schools his videoconferencing tools for free”, 13 March 2020

[As] Covid-19…lead[s] to quarantined cities and shut-down schools, Zoom has emerged as one of the leading tools to keep businesses up and running and students learning. [Zoom CEO Eric Yuan] took [the] measure to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus: he decided to remove the limit for any K-12 (kindergarten to 12th grade)…schools affected in Japan, Italy and the United States. 

Students or teachers who fill out an online form using their school email addresses and are then verified…will have any accounts associated with that school’s domain also gain unlimited temporary meeting minutes. The free Basic accounts are also available…in Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Poland, Romania and South Korea...

Yuan…[is] already working on new features for…a work-from-home lifestyle,…[and] a lecture tool for professors, while he continues to roll out Zoom free to affected schools. How much Zoom stands to profit…is another sensitive subject. [Yuan] says...“If you leverage this opportunity for money, I think that’s a horrible culture”.

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