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Zoom takes lead over Microsoft Teams as coronavirus keeps Americans at home – Source Reuters Tech News

(Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications Inc’s (ZM.O) average user numbers in March were nearly three times that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Teams, according to research firm Apptopia, as the cornonavirus-driven stay-at-home lifted demand for video conferencing platforms.

K’waun Conquest (L) and Parris Bender organize students before a live virtual lesson over Zoom at One Martial Arts as California continues its statewide “stay at home order” directing the state’s 40 million residents to stay in their homes in the face of the fast-spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Millbrae, California, U.S. March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Daily U.S. user volumes rose to a record 4.84 million on Monday for Zoom, as millions of children switched to virtual learning programs and companies asked employees to work from home to contain the outbreak.

Business-focused Teams was used by 1.56 million users on the same day, while Slack (WORK.N) saw less than 500,000 users….

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