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Verbit Announces New Integration with Zoom

By Danielle Chazen

The need for remote work and learning has grown exponentially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of Verbit's customers are utilizing Zoom Video Communications daily to communicate with their colleagues and teams or host online lectures for their students. Zoom is a remote conferencing services company that allows users to conduct video and audio conference calls, online meetings, eLearning and…
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Schools are Shifting Online Due to the Coronavirus

By Danielle Chazen

A growing number of universities and colleges are shifting to remote learning and cancelling in-person classes due to fears of the spread of the coronavirus. Some schools are even asking students to leave their campuses. More than 1,000 cases have now been reported in the US. American University, the University of Maryland, Syracuse University and Rice University are among those…
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Full Transcription Style Guide for Professionals

By Danielle Chazen

Serving as an effective stenographer or professional transcriptionist requires both skill and speed. In addition to personal preferences for how to tackle projects efficiently, there are transcription guidelines and transcription rules to be aware of when producing materials. For example, there are many transcription nuances to consider. Is there a correct way to handle transcribing numbers? Do you know how…
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Connections Sparked at Kaltura Connect

By Danielle Chazen

From Mayo Clinic’s use of video to connect with its patients to Mark Sunday’s advice on adopting live video technologies, last week’s Kaltura Connect conference engaged 500 attendees around the importance, growth and evolution of video. Verbit served as an event sponsor and sent some of its leaders to New Orleans to connect live with customers experiencing the benefits that…
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Helping International Students Succeed on Campus

By Danielle Chazen

The number of international students in the US reached an all-time high in 2019, making it the fourth consecutive year with more than one million international students. International students make up 5.5 percent of the total US higher education population. They also contributed $44.7 billion to the US economy in 2018, an increase of 5.5 percent from the previous year,…
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Verbit Raises Additional $31 Million in Series B Funding Round

By Danielle Chazen

Verbit is excited to announce the close of a $31 million Series B round, led by growth equity firm Stripes and with participation from Viola Ventures, Vertex Ventures, HV Ventures, Oryzn Capital and ClalTech. This latest round of funding brings Verbit’s total amount raised to $65 million, following a $23 million Series A round in January 2019. Verbit's valuation has…
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ASR and the Next Generation of Transcription

By Danielle Chazen

Today’s consumers expect to be able to access anything, anywhere and at any given moment. This on-demand mentality has driven the voice technology market to new heights. Voice technology allows us to be hands-free. It’s reinvented the way we place calls, complete daily chores, lock our cars, take notes and a seemingly endless array of other applications. Voice-driven technologies continue…
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Closed Captioning 101: What You Should Know

By Ayelet Weizs

Leaders in higher education are captioning their content more than ever before. Institutions are utilizing closed captioning services to assist students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as students who retain content better when it’s also presented visually. Unlike open captions, which are displayed on the video by default, closed video captioning services are controlled by the…
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How Technology Assists Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

By Ayelet Weizs

Individuals navigating a multitude of disabilities that often aren’t evident by the naked eye, frequently do not disclose them. As a result, these individuals often aren’t taking advantage of tools that can greatly assist them in their studies, workplace or daily lives. This reality is elucidated by statistics, which include: 1 in 8 people in the U.S. is experiencing hearing…
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