Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 .

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UberConference is excited to accept TMC’s 2014 Internet Telephony Excellence Award. This is the third year UberConference has won this award and we are honored to be recognized as an innovator in the telephony industry. The award came after a successful week at the ITEXPO West event where our CEO, Craig Walker, was a featured guest on the OTT and UC: The Future of the Telephone Number panel.

Walker also had the opportunity to sit down with Erik Linask, the Group Editorial Director of TMC to discuss UberConference’s role in disrupting the traditional conferencing space. “The funny thing is the things that are frustrating to users haven’t changed in 30 years. It’s dialing some ridiculous access code to get into your call and not knowing who’s in the room when you’re on the call,” said Walker.

“A lot of conference call providers used to give you a wallet card to remember their features. The truth is nobody used these features because nobody remembered to pull out the card. At UberConference, we wanted to change all that. No PINs. No access codes. You just dial a number and you’re on the call. We give you a web address where you can see who’s on the call.”

Another important topic of discussion was catering to the remote workforce with more robust telephony tools. UberConference’s audio heavy interface addresses that challenge with great ease. “Even though conference calling has been around forever, 80% of conference minutes are audio only. If you’re going to have more and more remote people doing it, it’s got to be easier for the remote worker.”

Monday, August 25th, 2014 .

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UberConference Business now offers a complete control panel for business administrators. From the new dashboard, account admins are now able to create individual team member accounts from start to finish.

Admins have more flexibility to create accounts in the way that best suits their team. To create an account on behalf of a user, specify the user’s signup email and conference number area code. Users will then get a welcome email with the ability to set a password.

Admins still have the option to let team members create their own accounts. With this option, each team member will simply get an invitation email with a link to sign up. After they finish creating their account, they will automatically become part of your team.

This new feature will work for both local and toll-free account generation.

Should the admin want to create accounts from a longer list, contacts can be imported from a .CSV file. Subsequently, they can also be exported into a .CSV file with their permanent new UberConference phone numbers. This portal also makes it easier for administrators to control team billing, group account management, and adding or deleting associated accounts instantly.

Questions? Contact our awesome support team at support@uberconference.com, or send them a quick message through live chat on our website. They’re available from 6am-8pm EST.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 .

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Craig Walker appeared in the Wall Street Journal Accelerators blog today giving his opinion on the topic of net neutrality. The Accelerators is run with contributed content from mentors in the startup community discussing the challenges of creating new businesses.

About Craig Walker, CEO UberConference

Craig Walker has a broad background as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, executive and corporate attorney. He co-founded  UberConference in 2012 with $18 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

Craig’s career in telecommunications began in 2001 when he ran Dialpad Communications, which he sold to Yahoo! in 2005.  He then co-founded and ran GrandCentral Communications, which he sold to Google in July 2007. It became Google Voice.

Craig is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BA), Georgetown University (MBA) and Boalt Hall School of Law (JD). He was presented with the Georgetown Entrepreneurial Excellence Award as an Outstanding Alumni Entrepreneur in April 2014.

 

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 .

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UberConference is proud to announce our partnership with Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) for #TechPlantsSF. The goal of this effort is to involve members of the Bay Area tech community in improving San Francisco greenery. SF has only 13.7% tree canopy coverage, ranking 17th among the 20 most populous U.S. cities. Trees are a vital part of what makes the urban ecosystem work, and UberConference is committed to improving the community in which we live and work. We carry this passion into our partnership with FUF.

Friends of the Urban Forest has cared for San Francisco’s trees since 1981. Their mission is to promote a larger, healthier urban forest as part of San Francisco’s green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education, and advocacy. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 47,000 trees, totaling 43% of San Francisco’s street tree canopy.

The team at UberConference first became involved with FUF this April at a neighborhood tree planting. Joined by partners at Google, Twitter, Dropbox, YouTube, and Yammer, employees from our team are inspired to help the non-profit raise money and awareness for their mission. If you are interested in participating in this great program, visit the official #TechPlantsSF website to donate and learn more about the initiative.

There will be a welcoming reception on September 3rd hosted by our friends at Twitter. (RSVP by August 26th if you are interested in attending.)

Monday, August 18th, 2014 .

UberConference has been nominated as a Best Business App in the Evernote Platform Awards. Vote for UberConference now through August 31, 2014.

The Evernote Platform Awards recognize the tools that help us become “more productive in [y]our daily work life”. Apps are judged on the following criteria: design, development, utility, and originality in how they integrate to the Evernote experience.

UberConference for Evernote allows users to create and manage conference calls more effectively. To understand the integration, here’s how UberConference and Evernote work together:

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Create a meeting agenda Schedule a call and add it to your calendar
Take notes in Evernote Record the call
Agenda + notes + call recording + summary organized in your Evernote account Call recording + summary in your UberConference account


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