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Top 100 Multimedia Trends in May

From VR-Based Co-Watching Platforms to AR Exhibition Apps

— June 3, 2020 — Tech
The May 2020 multimedia round-up shares examples of tech-forward innovations that have spurred to meet the demand created by physical distancing rules which many governments have imposed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. From Samsung's collection of six fitness apps that are compatible with its TVs to the many AR-supplemented art fairs which are launch as a result of canceled events, the ground-breaking designs here seek to connect, entertain, and even soothe economic strain.

A great, tech-forward example of connectivity in the May 2020 multimedia list is Bigscreen who has launched Bigscreen TV and Bigscreen Cinema. Both are VR-powered experiences and platforms that connect users in different locations, enabling them to watch content together while being mindful of the physical distancing rules.
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Conferencing App Aquisitions
Conferencing App Aquisitions
Verizion Purchased the Bluejeans Video Communication Platform
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99
Hybrid Synthesizer Updates
Hybrid Synthesizer Updates
Waldorf Expanded the Performance of Quantum with an OS Firmware Update
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98
Content-Integrated Family Phone Plans
Content-Integrated Family Phone Plans
T-Mobile Family Plans Will Come with Free Quibi for a Year
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97
Organized Team Messaging Apps
Organized Team Messaging Apps
The Leverice Team Messenger App Prioritizes Important Information
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96
Audio Filter Effect Software
Audio Filter Effect Software
Audiomodern's New Motion Filter Plugin is for Creative Audio Movement
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95
Free Premium Radio Channels
Free Premium Radio Channels
SiriusXM is Making Its Premium Streaming Plan Accessible for Six Weeks
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94
Free Group Meeting Platforms
Free Group Meeting Platforms
Google Meet Will Now Be Free for Anyone with a Gmail Account
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93
Virus-Centric Search Results
Virus-Centric Search Results
Google Will Now Show COVID-19 Testing Locations on Its Search Engine
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92
Compatibility-Enhanced News Apps
Compatibility-Enhanced News Apps
The ABC News Live App is Now Available on Android TV and Fire TV
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91
Global Self-Serve Ad Platforms
Global Self-Serve Ad Platforms
Spotify Makes Its Ad Studio Available to All World Wide Users
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90
Compatibility-Focused Calling Platforms
Compatibility-Focused Calling Platforms
Skype Launched a New Call Feature Named 'Meet Now'
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89
Streamlined Banking Verification
Streamlined Banking Verification
RBC Launched New Identity Verification Solutions for Clients
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88
Simultaneous-Viewing Content Platforms
Simultaneous-Viewing Content Platforms
Movies Anywhere Created a New Feature Named 'Screen Pass'
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87
Social Viewing Beta Tests
Social Viewing Beta Tests
Twitch Expands Its Watch Parties Beta Tests to Its U.S. Affiliates
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86
Explorable Music Streaming Platforms
Explorable Music Streaming Platforms
YouTube Music Added an Explore Tab to Help Users Find Content
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85
Expense-Monitoring Web Platforms
Expense-Monitoring Web Platforms
The Digits Platform Has Officially Launched After Two Years
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84
Free Stress Management Exercises
Free Stress Management Exercises
Headspace is Offering Free Mindfulness Exercises to All
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83
Artist-Supporting Music Platforms
Artist-Supporting Music Platforms
The SoundCloud Platform Added New Ways to Support Artists
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82
Extensive eSports Coverage Broadcasts
Extensive eSports Coverage Broadcasts
ESPN2 Will Be Airing 12 Consecutive Hours of eSports
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81
Kid-Focused Streaming App Launches
Kid-Focused Streaming App Launches
The Spotify Kids App is Now Available to Users in the US
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80
Virtual Racing Competitions
Virtual Racing Competitions
NBC Sports is Releasing a Virtual IndyCar Race for the Second Time
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79
Mobile Employee Benefits Platforms
Mobile Employee Benefits Platforms
The Remolded HeatlthJoy Benefits Platform Was Recently Released
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78
Pro Digital Race Competitions
Pro Digital Race Competitions
Porsche is Hosting a Virtual Race Series with Professional Drivers
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77
Co-Branded AR Game Releases
Co-Branded AR Game Releases
Moviebill Created a New AR Game Title in Collaboration with Regal
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76
Mobile Foot Pedal Apps
Mobile Foot Pedal Apps
Kovaluu Launches the Beats and Loops App That Acts as a Virtual Foot Pedal
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75
Music-Streaming Smart TV Apps
Music-Streaming Smart TV Apps
The Apple Music App for Samsung Smart TVs is Available Now
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74
Virtual Football Tournaments
Virtual Football Tournaments
ESPN is Continuing Its eSports Push with 'Road to the Madden Bowl'
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73
Smart TV-Compatible Fitness Apps
Smart TV-Compatible Fitness Apps
Samsung is Releasing Six Fitness Apps Compatible with Smart TVs
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72
Interaction-Focused  Live-Streaming Platforms
Interaction-Focused Live-Streaming Platforms
The Mixer Platform Emphasizes Interactions with Fans
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71
Intelligent Adaptive TVs
Intelligent Adaptive TVs
The Samsung Q70T 4K UHD Smart TV Starts at $999
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70
Real-Time Live-Stream Polling
Real-Time Live-Stream Polling
The Sweet Platform Has Real Time Polling Data for Fan Interaction
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69
Virtual Baseball Tournaments
Virtual Baseball Tournaments
Baseball Players Will Compete in MLB the Show in a Digital Event
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68
AR Currency Scanning Filters
AR Currency Scanning Filters
The New Snapchat Filter Encourages Users to Donate to COVID-19 Relief
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67
Global Music Streaming Deals
Global Music Streaming Deals
Spotify and Warner Recently Entered into a Global Licensing Deal
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66
Smartphone-Powered Karaoke Kits
Smartphone-Powered Karaoke Kits
Cardboard Karaoke is an Inexpensive Solution for Singalongs
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65
4K Over-the-Air TV Systems
4K Over-the-Air TV Systems
The HDHomeRun QUATRO 4K Delivers High-Quality Content
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64
Digital Group Therapy Services
Digital Group Therapy Services
Hims Launched a Group Therapy Service in Response to COVID-19
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63
Multimedia-Compatible Social Platforms
Multimedia-Compatible Social Platforms
Pinterest Added New Software Tools to Empower Creatives
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62
Limited-Ingredient Cooking Shows
Limited-Ingredient Cooking Shows
Daily Kitchen Live Will Focus on Quarantine Friendly Recipes
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61
Data-Powered Interactive Sports Viewing
Data-Powered Interactive Sports Viewing
The NHL Collaborated with Disney Streaming on a Video Tool
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60
Branded eSports Tournaments
Branded eSports Tournaments
The Chipotle Challenger Series Will Transition to an Online Event
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59
Original Audio Content Platforms
Original Audio Content Platforms
Sonos Radio Will Be the Company's First Venture into Content
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58
Lossless Audio Gamer Headsets
Lossless Audio Gamer Headsets
The JBL Quantum 600 Performance Gaming Headset is Pro-Grade
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57
Custom Video Chat Backgrounds
Custom Video Chat Backgrounds
Microsoft Teams Added Custom Backgrounds for Professional Calls
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56
Desktop-Friendly Audio Customization Platforms
Desktop-Friendly Audio Customization Platforms
Sonarworks Released SoundID Listen for Computers
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55
Scannable Banana Sticker Promotions
Scannable Banana Sticker Promotions
Chiquia is Offering Branded Prizes Including Spotify Playlists
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54
AR Exhibition Apps
AR Exhibition Apps
ALL World Helps Artists Digitally Exhibit and Sell Artworks with AR
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53
Branded Live Workout Videos
Branded Live Workout Videos
Michelob Ultra is Streaming Workouts to Help Support Trainers
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52
AI-Integrated Sports Broadcasts
AI-Integrated Sports Broadcasts
The NBA and Microsoft Will Collaborate on AI-Powered Game Viewing
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51
Smart Home Entertainment Speakers
Smart Home Entertainment Speakers
The Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR Soundbar System Works with Any TV
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50
Budget Studio-Quality Microphones
Budget Studio-Quality Microphones
The RØDE NT-USB Mini is High-Quality and Low-Cost
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49
Modern Vintage Car Radios
Modern Vintage Car Radios
Porsche Created CarPlay-Compatible Radios Intended for Vintage Vehicles
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48
Mobile Lifestyle Audio Accessories
Mobile Lifestyle Audio Accessories
This New Range of Sony Headphones Includes Two Options
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47
Immersive Console Gamer Headsets
Immersive Console Gamer Headsets
The Razer Thresher Ultimate Offers Surround Sound for Xbox Users
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46
Extensive eSports Sponsorship Initives
Extensive eSports Sponsorship Initives
BMW Drastically Increased Its eSports Marketing Presence
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45
AI-Powered Mobile Banking Apps
AI-Powered Mobile Banking Apps
The ICICI Mobile Banking App Has Alexa and Assistant Capabilities
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44
Sweat-Resistant Wireless Headphones
Sweat-Resistant Wireless Headphones
Google's Second-Generation Pixel Buds Have Arrived
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43
Co-Branded Video Series Launches
Co-Branded Video Series Launches
ESPN's Enlisted Multiple Sponsors for Its 'The Last Dance'
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42
Interactive Game Streaming Platforms
Interactive Game Streaming Platforms
Genvid Technologies is Integrating Phones into Streaming
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41
Durable Athlete-Targeted Earbuds
Durable Athlete-Targeted Earbuds
The JLabAudio Epic Air Sport Earbuds Offer Up to 70 Hours of Use
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40
AI-Powered Interactive Trash Cans
AI-Powered Interactive Trash Cans
The TetraBIN by Sencity Attempts to Solve the Littering Problem
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39
Intuitive Quick-Charge Earphones
Intuitive Quick-Charge Earphones
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Headphones are Immersive
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38
Crypto-Powered Augmented Reality Apps
Crypto-Powered Augmented Reality Apps
The Triffic App Now Enables Users to Raise Funds for WHO
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37
Virtual Cinema Launches
Virtual Cinema Launches
Kino Lorber Launched Kino Marquee to Support Independent Theaters
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36
Communal Media-Streaming Services
Communal Media-Streaming Services
Metastream Allows Users to Watch or Listen to Content Together
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35
Cleaning-Friendly Headphones
Cleaning-Friendly Headphones
The Philips ActionFit Sport Earbuds Come with a UV Cleaning Case
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34
Voice Assistant Multimedia Projectors
Voice Assistant Multimedia Projectors
The WooBloo 'SMASH' Works with Amazon Alexa and More
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33
Social Media Cooking Shows
Social Media Cooking Shows
Stella Artois is Launching an Instagram Cooking Show for Virus Relief
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32
Social Media Virtual Concerts
Social Media Virtual Concerts
Fiat Chrysler Launches a Virtual Concert Series on Facebook Live
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31
VR Theater Platforms
VR Theater Platforms
Broadway VR Offers Fully Immersive Theatrical Experiences
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30
Skill-Building Celebrity Courses
Skill-Building Celebrity Courses
Masterclass Shares Online Lessons from Industry Leaders
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29
High-Quality Entry-Level TVs
High-Quality Entry-Level TVs
The Samsung Q60T QLED HDR Smart TV Has Quantum Dot Technology
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In-Game Music Performances
In-Game Music Performances
Fortnite Astronomical Gathered Players Virtually to See Travis Scott
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27
Socially Integrated Movie Streaming
Socially Integrated Movie Streaming
Vudu launched a Viewing Party Service for Popular Films
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VR Fitness Subscriptions
VR Fitness Subscriptions
Supernatural is Like a Virtual Gym That Shares New Workouts Daily
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25
Virtual Farm Visits
Virtual Farm Visits
'Goat 2 Meetings' Allows You to Interact with Farm Animals Over Zoom
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Smart Multi-Room Speakers
Smart Multi-Room Speakers
The Denon Home 250 Wireless Speaker Has a Powerful Design
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Boozy Online Brunches
Boozy Online Brunches
Belinda Chang's Virtual Boozy Brunch Supports Furloughed Restaurant Workers
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Meditation-Focused Mobile Apps
Meditation-Focused Mobile Apps
Happinss Redirects Its B2B Approach with a Free App for Consumers
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21
TV-Based Video Chat Platforms
TV-Based Video Chat Platforms
Facebook's Portal TV Enables Users to Chat, Co-Watch & More
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20
Wearable Stroke Rehabilitation Technology
Wearable Stroke Rehabilitation Technology
Constructing Connectivity Releases a Multi-sensory Tool
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19
Virtual Beachside Weddings
Virtual Beachside Weddings
A Couple Opts for a Virtual Wedding in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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18
Kinetic Charging Earbud Concepts
Kinetic Charging Earbud Concepts
The Conceptual Samsung 'Yinyang' Earbuds are Stylish
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Social Home Video Challenges
Social Home Video Challenges
GoPro Launched a Social Media Challenge to Encourage Staying Inside
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AI-Powered Social Media Ad Management
AI-Powered Social Media Ad Management
Sprinklr Added TikTok to Its Customer Experience Platform
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15
Virtual Skincare Consultation Software
Virtual Skincare Consultation Software
'DECIEM AT HOME' Will Provide Professional Skincare Advice
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14
AR-Supplemented Virtual Art Fairs
AR-Supplemented Virtual Art Fairs
Frieze is Adapting to COVID-19 Restrictions with Technology
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13
AI-Powered Wireless Earbuds
AI-Powered Wireless Earbuds
The 'ReduxBuds' Offer Active Noise Cancellation and More
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12
Face-to-Face Social Media Networks
Face-to-Face Social Media Networks
The HouseParty App Boasts Calls, Texts, Games, & Screen-Sharing
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11
Virtual Apartment Tours
Virtual Apartment Tours
The Zillow Platform Facilitates Rentals During Social Distancing
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10
AR Social Distancing Lenses
AR Social Distancing Lenses
Snapchat Created New COVID-19 Lenses in Collaboration with the WHO
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9
Ultra-Thin Wireless Earbuds
Ultra-Thin Wireless Earbuds
The YOBYBO Note 20 Earbuds are Powered by a Airoha 1532 Chip
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8
Eye-Tracking Film Experiences
Eye-Tracking Film Experiences
The Angry River is a Revolutionary Take on Interactive Storytelling
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7
AR-Powered Installation Exhibitions
AR-Powered Installation Exhibitions
New KAWS Installations are Spotlighted in EXPANDED HOLIDAY
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6
VR-Based Co-Watching Platforms
VR-Based Co-Watching Platforms
Bigscreen TV & Bigscreen Cinema Brings People Together in VR
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5
Futuristic Virtual Reality Installations
Futuristic Virtual Reality Installations
Space Popular's Work Predicts the Future of Communication
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4
Projector-Equipped Gaming Console Concepts
Projector-Equipped Gaming Console Concepts
The Xbox Project Oris Console Plays Games and Much More
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3
Vintage TV Console-Inspired Speakers
Vintage TV Console-Inspired Speakers
The Slab Audio Console Looks Like a Unit from Yesteryear
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2
Augmented Reality Exhibits
Augmented Reality Exhibits
Sebastian Errazuriz Helps Artists Sell Artwork During the Pandemic
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Restaurant-Inspired Virtual Backgrounds
Restaurant-Inspired Virtual Backgrounds
DoorDash's Zoom Backgrounds are for Virtual Dinner Parties
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