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.

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.

 

Monday, April 8th, 2013 .

Ever wanted to dance all night with the team from your favorite visual conference call service? Want to meet hundreds of cool people from the Bay Area startup scene, while overlooking a stunning view of the San Francisco Bay?Next Friday night at 8pm, it’s all happening at One Ferry Plaza, on the San Francisco waterfront. And we’re bringing a ton of goodies (American Apparel t-shirts and bottle openers) to the party.When UberConference received the call from our buddy Vasil Asarov, at StartupMonthly and The Online Marketing Institute, we knew this was a party we didn’t want to miss.Here’s the “agenda” for the evening:

  • 8pm-10:30pm – Startup showcase
  • 10:30 – Remember Your Networking Contacts: Special Presentation with U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos – “The International Man of Memory”
  • 12:00am-12:30am – Special performance by Zaika, a poi dancer(yes, that’s a Russian fire dancer)
  • 10:00pm-2am – Dance music and party with our DJs (Top 40 / Euro / Int’l House)

We’re giving a $10 UberConference gift card – a promo code good for one free month of UberConference Pro – to every single person who comes to the event, and you can get a cool 30% discount on your ticket, just use the discount code UC30.

The $20 ticket price is cut down to $14 – after your discount code, and every attendee will receive the $10 gift card by email.

 

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 .

It was great sponsoring the Startup Grind event last night that featured the fireside chat with Matt Rogers, co-founder of Nest. The event was packed, and it was nice to see the big turn out and have the opportunity to meet a bunch of new people. It was also cool to be back in Google Start Up Labs, where the event was hosted, which was also the first office for Firespotter, though in those early days we were in the building across the street. The new building is even nicer.

Matt shared a number of interesting learnings and experiences from his career starting from getting his dream job at Apple as an intern on the early iPod team through his success founding Nest.  It was interesting to hear about the secrecy and corporate culture inside of Apple and how that translated into successful PR for the company.  Matt talked about how many of the things he learned and people he met at Apple evolved into the strategies he used and people he hired at Nest. He also shared several insightful tips on founding a company, creating great products, working with VCs, and building a rock star team.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 .

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We are always looking for new ways to enhance the calling experience for our international customers. We’re pleased today to announce the award-winning experience we offer in the US is now available in our second largest international market, Canada.

“Canadian customers have a fully featured conferencing tool, complete with screen sharing and document sharing, and can look that much more professional with Canadian area codes attached to their designated UberConference lines”, said our CEO and co-founder, Craig Walker.

When you sign up for an UberConference Pro account, you’ll now see Canadian area codes available to set for your local number. Stay tuned, there’s even more cities to come:

City Area Code
Toronto 647
Montreal 438
Calgary 587
Edmonton 587
Ottawa 613
Winnipeg 204
Vancouver 604
Quebec 581
Hamilton 289
Waterdown 289
Brampton 289
Waterloo 226
Pont-Viau 450
London 226
Victoria 778

“There is no other service here in Canada that even approximates what UberConference does,” said Elise Aymer of EN Consulting in Toronto. “Other conference call services are prohibitively expensive especially for small business and communication groups. I am very pleased with the service so far.”

As always, you can dial-in to join an UberConference call from over 40 countries. Anyone around the world, in any country, can also join an UberConference call through their Chrome browser for free. Test to see if your computer can accept calls here.