Facebook also joined the video conferencing market and launched “Messenger Rooms”

Affected by the coronavirus, many people choose to work at home. The opportunities for companies to conduct long-distance meetings have increased correspondingly, and the number of users of some video conferencing programs has increased rapidly in the past few months. Facebook also took this opportunity to launch a new service called “Messenger Rooms”. Facebook users can create a video conference room and invite others to participate in the conference. A conference room can accommodate up to 50 people, and it also provides a way for non-Facebook users to enter the conference.

Google may extend Android app review time

Google recently notified Android developers that due to internal working schedule adjustments, recent apps may take 7 days or longer to complete review. Affected by coronavirus, Google adjusted the number of employees in office. As a result, the Android App review process has been affected. Entire review process will be extended from about 3 days to 7 days or more. Since Google doesn’t specify which type of apps will be affected, it is believed that this arrangement will be applicable to all types of apps. The above arrangements are believed to be maintained until coronavirus is under complete control. If the outbreak shows signs of deterioration, the review time is more likely to be extended.

Chrome 81 supports more augmented reality and NFC interactions to enhance website interactivity

Google Chromium Team recently launched a new version of Chrome 81 Beta. The new changes are mainly aimed at the mobile AR interactive experience, and the NFC function allows websites to create more user experience. Browser web page NFC Near Field Communications (referred to as NFP) is a short-range wireless technology used to transmit small amounts of data. Web NFC allows websites to read and write NFC tags. This new set of APIs makes it easier for websites to access real-world item information, such as acquiring museum exhibits, managing inventory, and checking attendance records.

“.Org” domain management rights sold to private company

Many non-profit organizations use “.org” as part of their domain name. The Public Interest Registry, which manages “.org”, has recently confirmed its sale to a private company. The network immediately caused a great response, and the biggest reason was the impact on the price of domain names. As early as June, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided to abolish the price ceiling for “.org”, which caused a lot of controversy at that time. Management rights are now sold to private companies, and the representative price may be determined entirely by a company. As another factor, most of the pages that currently use “.org” as part of their URLs are non-profit groups. The suitability of handing over “.org” to a private company is also a focus. Now, non-profit groups have initiated joint signings online, hoping to withdraw the relevant transactions.