Zoom is releasing a new tool to let paid users charge for admission to online events like conferences or fitness classes



Eric S. Yuan standing in front of a sign: Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications takes part in a bell ringing ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York Reuters


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Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications takes part in a bell ringing ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York Reuters

  • Zoom is introducing OnZoom, a new way to host events — free and paid — using the popular videoconferencing tool.
  • Zoom has come to be used to host all kinds of events amid the pandemic, from board meetings and conferences to fitness classes and concerts. The new OnZoom platform includes the ability to charge for tickets, as well as a directory of public event listings.
  • Zoom is also launching a new kind of app integration, called a Zapp, that can bring information from productivity tools like Dropbox, Slack, or Asana directly into a video chat.
  • Facebook launched its own features for paid videoconferencing events over the summer.
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As the pandemic drags on, Zoom is releasing a

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The Future of the Market is Up In the Air, Merxwire Enhances Online Ads for Retail Industry to Meet Challenges

TAIPEI, TAIWAN / ACCESSWIRE / October 14, 2020 / From October to Christmas, the global retail industry will usher in the shopping season. Department stores and shopping malls have introduced discounts to promote business demand and the growth of advertising and marketing performance. Merxwire’s online advertising services have enhanced customers’ sales competitiveness.

The global retail industry is about to enter the peak shopping season in October, and many department stores have begun to implement annual sales, and shopping malls also provide discounts to consumers. Some stores have launched activities in September, and the entire shopping season is not expected to stop until December 31. Consumers will purchase from the annual sale, double 11 promotion, to Christmas and celebration New Year’s Eve. These festivals not only promote the booming development of the retail industry but also the advertising and marketing industry and the tourism industry.

With the rapid growth of online

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Celonis Acquires Integromat, an Industry Leading Online Automation Platform

Integromat Acquisition Adds Deep Automation Capabilities to the Celonis Execution Management System

NEW YORK and MUNICH, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Celonis, the global leader in Execution Management Systems (EMS), today announced the acquisition of Integromat, an industry leading online automation platform. This acquisition deepens the automation capabilities of the Celonis Execution Management System and strengthens Celonis’ ability to unlock execution capacity trapped by customers’ rigid and complex systems by intelligently automating actions across hundreds of systems in a scalable and intuitive way. 

Integromat is a leader in the new class of online automation systems. These new systems are reinventing the automation market by making it extremely easy for business users to automate connections between all of the applications and systems they use to execute their business operations. Integromat has more than 375,000 users, is growing at more than 400% year over year and has more than 500 out

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3 Crucial Things To Consider Before Creating An Online Course


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“Distance learning”, “how to create online courses“ and “starting an online business from home” have been three of the hottest search terms on Google in 2020. 

Research and Markets has reported that the online education industry is predicted to become a $325 billion industry by 2025. Many business owners, especially coaches, consultants and online entrepreneurs, are taking action and adding an (additional) passive income stream to their product suites. Others are starting to build their very own e-learning platforms. 

However, many course creators out there are making the same mistakes when creating their online courses. Course creators get very excited about creating their digital products and dive right into creating them, which, in many cases, will result in them creating a product nobody wants to hear and see about. Most forget to consider the simplest steps

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Pearson sales fall despite rise in online courses

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Penguin books on a shelf. Last year Pearson struck a £530m deal to sell its stake in Penguin Random House. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Sales at education giant Pearson (PSON.L) fell 10% in the three months to September as a slump in its textbook and testing business eclipsed a rise in online learning.

It was the third consecutive quarter of decline, but an improvement on the second quarter’s 28% fall.

The FTSE 100 publisher, which is transitioning from traditional textbooks to digital, has suffered from tumbling sales this year as schools and testing centres shut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, digital revenue did manage to soften the pandemic blow as its online education business posted a 32% increase.

Enrolment in virtual schools jumped 41% in the first nine months of the year but overall sales were 14% lower in the period compared with 2019.

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Tufts University to Add New Online Master’s in Data Science and Post Baccalaureate in Computer Science

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tufts University School of Engineering is collaborating with Noodle Partners, a leading online program manager (OPM), to launch a new online Master of Science in Data Science program and a Post-Baccalaureate in Computer Science. The programs are expected to launch in January 2021 with classes beginning in Fall 2021. 

“We are laser focused on building online programs that help meet the growing demand for data and computer scientists.”

The Master of Science program in Data Science is designed to prepare students who have earned bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields for advanced careers in data analysis and data-intensive science. The program focuses on statistics and machine learning, with courses in data infrastructure and systems, data analysis and interfaces, and theoretical elements. 

The Post-Baccalaureate program in Computer Science is open to individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (BA

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Household Composter Market | Adoption of Online Sales Platforms to Boost the Market Growth

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

The household composter market size is poised to grow by USD 329.38 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Household Composters Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The adoption of online sales platforms is greatly benefitting the sales growth for household composters. The vendors are increasingly using their websites and e-retailing platforms for listing their products and capitalizing on the popularity and improving product

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Worried About All The Extra Packaging From Your Online Shopping? TreeEra Brings You 5 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint (and Do Your Part)

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / By mid-April, roughly a month after the World Health Organization had officially declared COVID19 a global pandemic, Amazon reportedly hired an additional 175,000 employees to help deliver on a surging demand of online orders. This employment boom indicates that, unlike other industries, the eCommerce industry did not experience economic pain as a result of the pandemic, but quite the opposite.

This increase in online ordering created both a packaging graveyard bursting with delivery materials and a massive influx in carbon emissions resulting from transporting goods from point A to B. TreeEra, an industry-leading Canadian based organization focused on sustainability through community-funded tree planting, is providing a simple solution to this complicated problem with their recently launched program 1:Tree. 1:Tree allows businesses and individuals the option and opportunity to plant a tree with each good or service sold, offsetting the

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United States Online Gambling Market Report 2020: Live Casino Gaining Momentum Despite Stringent Regulations

DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “United States Online Gambling Market- Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The United States online gambling market is projected to register a CAGR of 15.41% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025)

The current legislation framework for online betting in the United States allows only bookmakers licensed in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey to operate legally, as these are the four states where online betting is regulated

New Jersey is currently the largest market for regulated online gambling in the United States. Over a dozen legal and licensed online casino sites and poker rooms compete for an overall market that is worth more than USD 225 million a year. There are a number of sportsbooks and online sports betting apps live in the state.

As per the data released by the

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Four reasons online retail trade can keep working

Amazon Prime Day has arrived.

Amazon’s bargain-focused two-day shopping holiday on Tuesday and Wednesday highlighted consumers’ shift to buying online in a difficult year for brick-and-mortar retailers. The stock is up almost 89% year to date, driving online retail-based exchange-traded funds that hold the name.

The three ETFs with the most Amazon exposure on the market — Fidelity’s MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (FDIS), ProShares’ Long Online/Short Stores ETF (CLIX), and ProShares’ Online Retail ETF (ONLN) — are up 38%, 85% and 93% this year, respectively. ONLN hit a 52-week high Tuesday.

Four key factors have been driving investors to e-commerce, Simeon Hyman, global investment strategist at ProShares, told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” on Monday.

First, “the transition is earlier than you think. You have not missed it,” he said. “Only 16% of retail sales were online in Q2. So, 84 cents were spent in brick-and-mortar stores and a lot of

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