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Riot Web 1.6.3 - a security update, shortcuts, toasts (and rageshakes)
Hello everyone! We’ve released a few updates for Riot today, grouped under the logically titled 1.6.3 (guess what the previous update was called...more on that later). Heads up that 1.6.3 is a security update, so please upgrade - many thanks to Quentin Gliech for
Steve Loynes
4/06/2020
Modular expands bridges and integrations
From day one we’ve strived to ensure that Modular is the quickest and easiest way to securely host Riot and other Matrix-based communications products. So we’re delighted to start rolling out a range of integrations and bridges to ease deployment and management, available at the click of a
Modular
3/06/2020
Automattic backs Matrix by investing $4.6M in New Vector!
We're very excited to announce that Automattic, the creator of WordPress, is making a $4.6M strategic investment in New Vector in order to back the Matrix ecosystem - effectively extending our Series-A round from October! Automattic is one of the most successful and well regarded open source companies, with
Amandine Le Pape
20/05/2020
Riot Web 1.6, RiotX Android 0.19 & Riot iOS 0.11 — E2E Encryption by Default & Cross-signing is here!!
Hi folks, We are incredibly excited to present the biggest change in Riot ever: as of the last 24 hours we are enabling end-to-end encryption by default for all new non-public conversations, together with a complete rework of Riot’s user experience around E2E encryption, powered by a whole new
Matthew Hodgson
6/05/2020
Modular goes global, adds new customers and introduces annual billing
We’ve brought forward our global expansion plans, launching regionally-based Modular operations in both the United States and Singapore to complement our existing European hosting regions (Germany and the UK). We have expanded our collaboration cloud-based infrastructure across three continents in response to strong customer growth and to ensure that
Modular
28/04/2020
Seven questions to ask yourself about the collaboration tools you chose (before someone asks you first)
Nagging feeling you chose the wrong collaboration tool? Here are seven questions you should ask.
Steve Loynes
16/04/2020
Looking sharper!
Hey Riot users, We’ve seen a massive spike in video conferencing in Riot so far this week: ...and the free conferencing deployment we’ve been running for Riot on the old matrix.org infrastructure has become completely overloaded. As a result, we’ve accelerated work to provide a properly
Steve Loynes
19/03/2020
High quality video conferencing from Modular
Introducing a brand new high quality video conferencing service at no additional cost! Widespread remote working has rapidly increased the use of video calls and conferencing; a trend clearly demonstrated by Modular’s usage stats. As we adapt to living and working ‘in isolation,’ we believe that video calls will
Modular
19/03/2020
Remote schooling: Health safety measures shouldn’t put our kids’ privacy at risk.
As everyone is taking drastic measures to halt the spread of Covid19, online collaboration is even more of a critical backbone for the world. But should we protect our health at the expense of our privacy? Moving most of our communications online means that most of our important and private
Amandine Le Pape
13/03/2020
Mozilla selects Modular and Riot to power their community instant messaging
After a formal 1-month trial of 4 different platforms, we are very excited that Mozilla have announced their decision to move their communications from IRC to Matrix, choosing Modular and Riot as their new home! We’ve always been big fans of Mozilla, few have done more for the open
Amandine Le Pape
19/12/2019

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