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Google Cloud CEO says video-conferencing use is soaring into the clouds

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By Jon Swartz

The head of Alphabet Inc.'s /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +0.45% /zigman2/quotes/205453964/composite GOOG +0.52% Google Cloud division issued a blog post Tuesday in which he said daily usage of its premium video-conferencing product Google Meet is more than 25 times what it was in January. The outbreak of COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a flood of educators using it and the free service, Google Hangouts, according to Thomas Kurian. Over the last few weeks, he said, Meet's day-over-day growth surpassed 60%.

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$ 1,892.56
+8.41 +0.45%
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37.79
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$1282.98 billion
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Volume: 1.27M
Jan. 22, 2021 4:00p
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Market Cap
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