con·​fer·​enc·​ing | \ ˈkän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ How to pronounce conferencing (audio) , -fərn(t)-\

Definition of conferencing

: the holding of conferences especially by means of an electronic communications system computer conferencing

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About 28% were using Slack, and 24% were using Zoom for video conferencing. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Slack’s direct listing is a hit," 20 June 2019 Both Ren and his wife still work as English teachers, teaching Chinese students online via a web-conferencing platform., "Much-loved Alder Street food cart pod serves up its finale," 28 June 2019 But video conferencing software company Zoom Video Communications has taken things up a notch. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, "The other big winner in Zoom’s IPO? The tired old quarterly earnings call," 24 June 2019 The Independent also reported that Three has helped Arranmore fund the purchase of equipment for this new facility, which now has video conferencing, smart technology, and telecommunication abilities. Currie Engel, Time, "This Remote Irish Island Is Hoping To Lure New Residents," 14 June 2019 Earlier this year Plantronics itself bought out video-conferencing solutions maker Polycom for $2 billion, which had to have been the main factor in Logitech’s willingness to pay so much. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Logitech isn’t buying Plantronics after all," 26 Nov. 2018 That change was part of Google’s new focus for Hangouts, which will stay safe for now as a workplace communication tool in the form of G Suite’s Hangouts Chat, as well as video conferencing platform Hangouts Meet. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Google may shut down Hangouts for consumers in 2020," 30 Nov. 2018 For all the perks of working remotely—sending emails in your robe, getting to hang out with your dog—the truth is, video conferencing is not a great replacement for talking face-to-face. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Augmented reality video conferencing may come sooner than you think," 31 Oct. 2018 At Slack, the company has their robots routinely run a physical readiness check on meeting rooms — visually scanning for things like if the chairs are present and if the screens for video conferencing are turned on. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Is this robot really going to replace a security guard?," 8 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of conferencing

1865, in the meaning defined above

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