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Google brings automated summaries to Workspace ‘Spaces’

Other updates to the company’s app suite announced at Google I/O include video call transcriptions, third-party app integrations for Meet, and tools to improve call quality such as “de-reverberation.”

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Salesforce acquires Slack-bot maker Troops.ai

The sales and revenue communications platform will become part of Slack when the deal closes in 2023.

Apple shows how work-from-home is here to stay

Workers are increasingly making it clear they will not be forced back into the office. Just ask Apple.

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Q&A: Why video calls can be bad for creativity

The use of videoconferencing apps grew dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and helped many workers stay in touch with each other and their bosses. But there may be a downside to the video revolution.

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6 virtual collaboration solutions for remote teams

These tools should help remote teams collaborate more successfully, and help managers feel confidence in supporting employee autonomy in the new hybrid workplace.

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Google responds to EU data rulings with new Workspace controls

Google is boosting its data protection controls for European Workspace users.

It's time to speed up your business network

Now, companies need the fastest possible Internet service more than ever.

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Otter.ai argues remote meetings can be more productive than in-person

Otter.ai has been updated for iOS, introducing new tools that help it become a collaboration productivity hub. I talked to company CEO Sam Liang, who told me a little about his vision for the future of work.

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In the new workplace, all we want is a chance to Flow and grow

Flow Club is an unusually effective attempt at online virtual co-working that aims to power productivity for remote workforces.

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Salesforce gives developers tools to integrate with Slack apps

At its TrailblazerDX developer conference, Salesforce unveiled the Salesforce Platform for Slack. It includes an Apex SDK for app-building and connections to the company's Flow low-code platform to enable simple automations in Slack.

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The hybrid workplace needs to work for everybody

After talking to Kristi Woolsey, a BCG Smart Environments Group consultant, I get the sense that many companies may be missing the boat when it comes to settling on hybrid workplace plans.

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Execs to workers: Back to the office for thee, but not for me

Top brass are less likely to commute in every day, according to a survey by Slack, which claims workers are seeing more stress as a result of being required to go back into the office.

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Presentation platform Pitch adds asynchronous video

Users of Pitch’s presentation software can now record and insert short videos directly into their presentations.

WhatsApp Communities

WhatsApp Communities unites multiple teams chats in one place

Communities has potential to further boost WhatsApp’s use in workplace communications at small businesses.

Zoom

Zoom unveils its redesigned whiteboard

Six months after announcing plans to overhaul its whiteboarding tool, Zoom Whiteboard is available to customers.

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Zoom Events gets a virtual green room

The popular videoconferencing platform is adding a green room for virtual events as part of a raft of new features aimed at enterprise marketing and sales teams.

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Google to invest $9.5B in US offices and data centers this year

Google plans to boost its real estate spending as offices reopen and the company's hybrid work strategy begins to roll out.

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Box throws its hat into the digital whiteboarding ring

The cloud content management company becomes the latest to offer its customers a virtual whiteboard to help support collaboration amongst distributed teams.

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