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From Alibaba to Zoom, China-US tech war spreads to video calls

Coronavirus lifts global demand for teleconferencing apps for work and play

Japanese internet ad agency Opt Holding uses DingTalk for a remote meeting with clients. 

TOKYO -- With more people around the world working and socializing from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rivalry between Chinese and U.S. technology companies has expanded into the area of teleconferencing.

In late March, Japanese internet ad agency Opt Holding was meeting with clients remotely instead of in person as a precaution against the virus. Its app of choice was Alibaba Group Holding's DingTalk which the company also uses to keep track of worker attendance and marketing efforts, and to promote communication with its team in China..

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