Verizon is shutting down the videoconferencing app it purchased for $400 million

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Verizon is shutting down BlueJeans, its Zoom competitor it acquired within the early days of the covid pandemic, as reported by 9to5Google.

9to5Google shared the textual content of an e mail acquired by BlueJeans clients that stated that “we now have made the troublesome determination to sundown our suite of BlueJeans merchandise.” BlueJeans’ just lately launched free Fundamental plan and free trial choices might be discontinued on August 31st, in line with the e-mail. That e mail doesn’t say how lengthy folks on BlueJeans’ paid choices could have entry to the corporate’s companies. Verizon didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

BlueJeans was an enormous acquisition for Verizon; when the deal was introduced in April 2020, CNBC reported that Verizon was going to pay round $…

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