Thursday, September 20th, 2012 .

Last week it was great being back at TechCrunch Disrupt, this time in San Francisco. We met a lot of great folks, talked more about our newÜberConference Pro service, and got back on stage as the previous winners to give an update on ÜberConference and pass on the Disrupt Cup to the new champs, YourMechanic.TechCrunch TV was on hand for an in depth interview to dig into everything to do with UberConference, which we hope to see soon, and here is another video of us returning the trophy.

All in all it was a great event and we really enjoyed being back part of it. The startup world is alive and well and we had a great time hanging with all the great companies there. Thanks to everyone that stopped by the booth, and congrats again to Chenyu for winning our iPhone 5 giveaway.

Here are some shots from the event:

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 .

Today we’re really excited to announce two major milestones for ÜberConference. First, we’re launching our ÜberConference Pro product. For just $10 per month, users get a local dial-in number from nearly any area code in the US, up to 40 participants on an ÜberConference call, 500 minutes of outbound dialing to originate conference calls (no need to even dial in!), recurring conferences, unlimited call recording and more. We’re really excited about the Pro product and think you’ll love it. Its the best deal on the planet.

Of course, we’ll always offer a compelling free product as well, which brings me to our second major milestone, which is the public availability of ÜberConference Free. Yes, no longer will new users need to get on a waitlist or be invited to join ÜberConference. Every ÜberConference Free account has unlimited conference calls for up to five participants, and you can easily increase that to 17 max participants by doing various things to make ÜberConference work better for you (like importing your contacts, linking your social accounts, completing your profile, etc.). We launched ÜberConference Free in closed beta back in May and have had tens of thousands of beta users testing the service and providing feedback and product suggestions. We have made a lot of improvements during the beta and we feel the ÜberConference is ready for prime time. We promise to continue to diligently improve the service on an ongoing basis.

So that’s it…thanks for being part of the ÜberConference story and go sign up for an account if you haven’t already. We’d love to hear what you think about it.

 

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 .

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Ah, it’s that time of year again. The air is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to fall, football is coming soon to fill the weekends, and TechCrunch is having another Disrupt conference. Here at ÜberConference we have a very soft spot in our hearts for TC Disrupt. It was just a little over 3 months ago that we took the stage at TC Disrupt NY 2012 and came away with the first place prize and trophy. The entire experience was a blur as we were racing to get the product ready to launch, preparing for the Startup Battlefield, flying the entire team cross country, etc. The time since Disrupt has been pretty crazy as well, as we scrambled to welcome a rush of users, added a bunch of new features, and more. So taking a step back, and catching our breath, we’re really happy about how things have progressed here at ÜberConference in the last 90 days since Disrupt NY.

First and foremost, we’ve done a LOT with the product. You can now create instant conferences, hold an IM conversation during the conference, make an ÜberConference “private” to invited participants, and view an ÜberConference call without having to create an account. There are also deeper integrations with calendars for easier scheduling and Evernote for rich call summaries, as well as many other little improvements. We’re even more excited about all the things we have in the works that are coming out soon.

The other major news was the addition of Andreessen Horowitz as an investor and having Blake Krikorian join our Board. These guys are amazing investors and great partners and we’re extremely happy to be part of both the Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures families.

Also, we’re hiring like crazy. We’ve added many great folks in the last few months, and are always looking for more. IOS developer lead? We’re looking for you…you too Android lead. Other SWEs, please come on by for a beer and a chat. We’d love to meet you.

So, in summary, we’re thrilled to be returning to Disrupt. We’ve got a booth there, some cool schwag to give out, new features to demo, and lots of friends to meet. Come visit us at our booth or afterwards for a beer. We’ll be there the whole time.

There is the one little thing of needing to track down what we did with the TechCrunch Disrupt trophy. We’re supposed to give it back on the last day of Disrupt, but with all the excitement, aren’t sure exactly where it is at the moment. I’m sure it will show up…