Latest headlines: Paul Konikowski on Zoom’s recent brush with the FTC, Leah McCann’s Day 1 wrapup of D=SIGN and more. Happy holidays!
December 21, 2020 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 24
Hello, Buyers Club! This is the last you’re gonna hear from me this year, so I would like to thank you all for coming along on the ride. It’s been a wild year, and it has felt both too long and too short but has mostly just felt weird. I know you agree. Here’s to next year being (hopefully) better, trade shows being back, COVID-19 disappearing, and an industry-wide boom. I am just going to put all that into the universe and hope it hears me and that it listens.
In this newsletter, you’ll see the latest and greatest from Paul Konikowski, who writes about Zoom’s brush with the FTC and its being on “probation.” I didn’t even know that it happened — but it happened in November. I blame COVID. Anyway, Paul gives a breakdown of what happened and explains his thoughts on the situation. He even explains the legal jargon. Yay! Also, catch Leah McCann’s wrapup from the first day of D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference. TL;DR: the show was a success! You can also read her wrapup of Day 2 here.
Enjoy all that, along with the latest news from the likes of GLP, Tascam, Pioneer and more.
P.S. I have a new podcast in the works. If you’ve been contemplating taking the CTS exam, I’d love for you to join me for Study With Steph! Here is some more information about it if you feel so inclined to check it out. Happy holidays!
On Nov. 9, 2020, the United States Federal Trade Commission announced a pending settlement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. According to FTC Matter/File Number: 192 3167, “Zoom Video Communications, Inc. will be required to implement a robust information security program to settle FTC allegations that the video conferencing provider engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users.” Wait — Zoom what now?
History’s first-ever D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference — an exciting new event created by AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) — began Tuesday. The two-day conference, delivered virtually this year,* was packed with products, education and networking for those in the digital signage industry: think AV integrators, retail/hospitality/healthcare/QSR operators, media and content professionals, and creative agencies that make the content for digital platforms.