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Zoom Launches a Virtual Events Marketplace

Entrepeneur 15 Oct 2020 02:02
Zoom Launches a Virtual Events Marketplace
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Between work meetings, kids' lessons and chatting with friends and family, most people are feeling Zoom fatigue. But the videoconferencing company hopes folks will log on for a few more hours to take advantage of its new online events platform and marketplace.

The public beta for OnZoom launched Wednesday with a slew of free and paid online events that cover everything from education and entertainment to health and home.

"We were humbled and inspired by all of the amazing ways the world adapted to a literal shutdown of in-person events amid Covid-19," product manager Aleks Swerdlow wrote in a blog announcement. "When business owners, entrepreneurs, and organizations of all sizes had to find some way—any way—to stay the course and continue providing services to their customers, many turned to Zoom. OnZoom simplifies that experience."

An extension of the company's unified communications platform, OnZoom lets paid users create, host and monetize virtual events like fitness classes, concerts, improv shows and drawing lessons. List and sell tickets, share and promote events, and reach new global audiences of up to 1,000 attendees.

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