Zoom sees sales boom amid pandemic 新冠肺炎疫情期間 Zoom 視頻通訊軟件銷售額飆升

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The Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed incredible growth for Zoom. The popular video conferencing app, which is now worth around $50 billion, said sales grew by 169% in one year.

新冠肺炎疫情給 Zoom 的業務帶來了難以置信的增長。這個廣受歡迎的視頻會議軟件應用目前市值約為500億美元,其銷售額在一年內增長了169%。

Zoom’s success reflects how it’s helped us to stay connected, from remote working, to learning, to simply staying in touch with friends and loved ones. Daily use has ballooned to 300 million participants from about ten million in a matter of months.

Zoom 被廣泛使用反映了它是如何幫助我們與他人保持聯繫的:從遠程工作到學習,再到與親朋好友們保持聯絡。在短短的幾個月內,該軟件的單日使用人數已從1000萬人激增到3億人。

But as more people have logged on, its security and privacy flaws have been exposed. Still, Zoom’s latest earnings report shows this issue has had little impact on its ability to grow and to generate cash.

但隨著更多的人登陸使用這個軟件,它在安全和隱私方面的缺陷已經暴露出來。儘管如此,Zoom 最新的營收報告顯示,這個問題對它們的業務增長和現金創收能力影響甚微。

If anything, these results confirm its status as a Wall Street star by proving you can turn popularity into profits.

其實,這些營收報告證明了公司可將人氣轉化為利潤,也由此肯定了 Zoom 公司的華爾街明星地位。

詞彙

unleashed 突然釋放了
video conferencing 視頻會議
stay connected 保持聯繫
remote working 遠程工作
staying in touch 保持聯絡
daily use 單日使用量
logged on 登陸
security 安全
privacy 隱私
popularity 人氣,受歡迎程度
profits 利潤

閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題 。

1. True or false? Zoom is an app which people use to make video calls.

2. What does the success of Zoom reflect, according to the text?

3. How long did it take for the app to grow from ten million to 300 million participants in daily use?

4. What flaws have been exposed as more people have started to use Zoom?

答案

1. True or false? Zoom is an app which people use to make video calls.
True. It is a popular video conferencing app.

2. What does the success of Zoom reflect, according to the text?
Zoom’s success reflects how it’s helped us to stay connected, from remote working, to learning, to simply staying in touch with friends and loved ones.

3. How long did it take for the app to grow from ten million to 300 million participants in daily use?
It took the app several months to do so.

4. What flaws have been exposed as more people have started to use Zoom?
As more people have logged on, Zoom’s security and privacy flaws have been exposed.