The annual general meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), India’s most valuable company, is always a spectacle, chock-full of big banner announcements. This year’s iteration, held on 15 July, had plenty of them, including the reveal of a $4.5 billion investment from Google in its subsidiary, Jio Platforms. But the medium of the meeting was as significant as the content. It took place online, with shareholders logging in through JioMeet, a video conferencing app built by the company’s telecom arm, Jio.
A rival to video conferencing leader Zoom, JioMeet is the latest app forged in the RIL fires.