Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 .

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Have you ever been stuck on hold waiting for the organizer of a conference call to join? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do something or communicate with others also waiting on the call to start?  Fear not, as ÜberConference makes the waiting more bearable and even productive by our latest feature, ÜberChat.

When viewing a call in ÜberConference, you can see who is going to be in the call and who is waiting before the conference starts.  You can click around on user profiles to pass the time or learn more about the people on the call.  And now you can send instant messages, like “Hey, when the heck is this call going to start?!?” to others in the call that are viewing the conference online.  Its also really helpful once the call starts as well, so now you can share links, paste in a simple agenda, or pose questions to the other people viewing the ÜberConference without interrupting the flow of the call.  Currently ÜberChat is only available during the call, but we will soon have a way to view the chat record through the call summary. To access this feature while in anÜberConference, click the chat button along the bottom control panel.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 .

techcrunch-disruptIf you are technology start up, there is no better place to launch your company than at TechCrunch Disrupt. You can’t beat the excitement of competing against the hottest new start ups in front of an amazing audience of tech industry thought leaders and high profile investors. The media spotlight provides an important boost to kicking off a launch, and UberConferenced received a lot of great coverage during and after the event.We had a great time at the event, and winning the top prize was a perfect ending!Here are the videos of the Demo that won the event and the magic moment when UberConference was announced as the winner.

Thanks to all the journalists that wrote during and right after the event.  Here are a few of the notable articles:

TechCrunch – And The Winner Of The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is UberConference

TechCrunch – UberConference Aims to Fix Crappy Conference Calls

All Things D – Google Voice Founder Tackles Conference Calls

Venture Beat – Inventor of Google Voice now Reinventing Conference Calls

Ars Technica – First look: Uberconference lets you manage conference calls visually

BetaKit – UberConference: The Next Big Thing in Conference Calling

Monday, May 21st, 2012 .

Firespotter Labs today announced from TechCrunch Disrupt NYC the launch of its game-changing audio conferencing service,ÜberConference. A free audio conferencing service with a visual interface, ÜberConference solves the most common problems faced in teleconferencing including making a conference easy to join, knowing who is participating, knowing who is speaking, and making advanced features easy to use.

“Everyone’s experienced the pain of teleconferencing issues ranging from forgetting the PIN to not knowing who’s on a call to noise in the background, yet there’s been virtually no innovation in audio conferencing – a $3 billion market – in the last 30 years,” said Craig Walker, CEO and founder of Firespotter Labs. “ÜberConference changes the experience entirely, doing away with all the pain points and adding value by incorporating public information on each participant from LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+, making it easy to know who’s on a call and to quickly gather information about the caller. With ÜberConference, not only have we simplified teleconferencing but we’ve significantly improved it.”

Previously CEO of Dialpad, which became Yahoo! Voice and founder and CEO of GrandCentral, which became Google Voice, Walker together with his team focuses on making complex telephony services easy to use.

With ÜberConference, joining a conference call is simplified. As long as participants’ numbers are in the organizer’s contacts, a PIN is no longer required and people are automatically joined to the conference on dialing in. The call organizer and participants all have access to a dashboard where they see images of the participants, know who is speaking at any given moment, and can quickly see participants’ public social media information. The organizer can also easily use advanced features such as mute, earmuffs and social media research with a click of a button.

iPad and iPhone apps are under development and will launch in the coming weeks. To sign up for the ÜberConference beta go to www.uberconference.com.