Why is Zoom zoooming?

Jul 15, 2019 18 Comments

The rise of Zoom stock is crazy! What gives? Sorry if I sound ignorant but isn’t Zoom just another video conferencing tool? Why the hype?

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  • Cisco not-stacy
    They go after all the small customers that we don’t care about (yet).. this will change soon as Webex suite is still the top dog
    Jul 15, 2019 8
    • Microsoft
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      Cisco makes things other than routers and misc networking gear?
      Jul 15, 2019
    • Cisco not-stacy
      That’s like asking if Microsoft makes other things than windows and office??
      Jul 15, 2019
    • Microsoft
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      Everyone knows we make Xbox and Bing too
      Jul 15, 2019
    • Cisco not-stacy
      Gotcha yeah I guess Cisco tailors more to the enterprise so def less known around the security and collab side etc
      Jul 15, 2019
    • Airbnb Daswea
      There are very high switching costs for businesses. Webex isn’t going anywhere even if it is bad.
      Jul 15, 2019
  • SAP / Eng XPManager
    They care about security a lot
    Jul 15, 2019 1
    • Booking.com GlennBezos
      I see what you did there
      Jul 15, 2019
  • Amazon picklz
    Zoom PMs: “I leave my front door open to provide my friends a seamless experience when visiting”
    Jul 15, 2019 1
    • Facebook / Eng lkj630
      😂😂😂
      Jul 15, 2019
  • Microsoft fantasiA
    Zoom has engineers in China. They must be pretty competitive against Cisco engineers. Zoom just works and is popular amongst new project teams and startups. Its UX is not very good but so are competition. I saw malfunction of Cisco product at two companies. People didn’t know how to use it when I went for interview sessions. Zoom on the other hand is quite straightforward and east to use. This might be the beginning of Chinese outsourcing era. I am not sure if we should be worried but the quality of their engineering seems better than most of other countries. I wish I can speak Chinese so I can found a company with engineering in China.
    Jul 15, 2019 1
    • Expedia / Eng hnAy18
      MSFT is hiring in China and you don't have to speak Chinese.
      Expedia does hire too.
      LinkedIn as well.
      On top of these Chinese companies also hire people. I know Alibaba hires non Chinese speaking people.
      But I don't think you would wanna work in China.
      Engineering quality is hell a lot lower than USA.
      Chinese engineers cannot work on bigger tasks individually. They speak very poor English and simply cannot learn new technologies and frameworks as quickly as US Engineers.
      Most of them love copy pasting code without fully understanding it. They hate test driven development. They copy paste so much that they also copy paste the tests that do not make sense.
      Jul 15, 2019
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    chajimogomore
    Zoom is generally one of the easier web conference tools to use. WebEx honestly makes me cringe.
    Jul 15, 2019 0
  • Unity NcOr36
    They have solid financials
    Jul 15, 2019 0
  • Zoox / Eng VyGO67
    They're the only recent IPO that's not overhyped?
    Aug 16, 2019 0

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