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Better.com CEO who fired employees over Zoom returns to work after hiatus
Board of directors say Vishal Garg has reflected on his leadership style and received executive coaching during his time off

Gloria Oladipo

20, Jan, 2022 @6:08 PM

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From Zoom to Disney+ watch parties: tech for family fun at Christmas
There are plenty of ways to make a remote Christmas more fun, from video calls to multiplayer games

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

21, Dec, 2021 @2:01 PM

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Polyworking and Zoombies: welcome to the new home office jargon
One good thing that could have come from home working? The end of ridiculous corporate speak. But new words have emerged to describe our blurry, zombie, Zoom-call days

13, Dec, 2021 @4:48 PM

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The mass Zoom sacking proves it: we should leave firing people to robots | Ed Cumming
The US mortgage firm Better sacked 900 workers in a video meeting. It’s time to entrust such tricky human resources tasks to artificial beings

Ed Cumming

12, Dec, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Better.com CEO to take time off after firing hundreds of employees over Zoom
Vishal Garg apologizes for failing ‘to show the appropriate amount of respect and appreciation’ for laid-off staff

Lauren Aratani

10, Dec, 2021 @7:41 PM

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Better.com boss apologises for firing 900 staff on Zoom call
Vishal Garg admits he failed to show adequate ‘respect and appreciation’ for employees he sacked

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

08, Dec, 2021 @12:49 PM

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‘Not great news’: US boss fires 900 employees on a Zoom call
Vishal Garg told the Better.com staff they were ‘part of the unlucky group’ that would be terminated ‘immediately’

Samantha Lock

07, Dec, 2021 @5:13 AM

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Does overhearing your spouse’s work calls put you on edge? Me too. I found out why | Sophie Brickman
A couples therapist told me: ‘It can be very shocking to encounter a person you’re unfamiliar with, especially if we don’t like that version’

Sophie Brickman

13, Sep, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Zoom meetings mean you have to face your own face
Is that little flickery square in the corner of the screen the real me? By Eva Wiseman

Eva Wiseman

05, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘I believe it’s a mental health issue’: the rise of Zoom dysmorphia
Time spent on the ‘funhouse mirror’ of video conferencing calls has resulted in a distortion of our self image

Priya Elan

01, Sep, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Do dress up, don’t get drunk: how to have a great virtual date
Lockdown or no lockdown, the video-call date is here to stay. Experts reveal how to look your best, keep the conversation flowing and turn that online spark into a face-to-face meeting

Emine Saner

24, Aug, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Zoom dilemmas solved! Expert advice on making video chats less awkward and more fun
Whether it’s chatting with small children, planning occasions or finding ways to socialise off-camera, after 18 months of lockdowns we’ve learned what works

Natasha May

22, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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