Monday, June 18th, 2012 .

What was that other guy’s name in the call? When did you talk last? Who else was there? Forget trying to remember all these things. Connect Evernote to ÜberConference, and automatically save call summaries in Evernote of every ÜberConference call you have. Each note has a helpful snapshot of the call information, a link to recordings, photos of the people in the call, and a few fun things like stats on the people that talked the most and the least. See how it works in this video.

Evernote makes it simple to remember important details from anywhere, and it works across a wide range of desktop clients and mobile apps. Notes are automatically organized in their own ÜberConference folder, images are embedded in the notes so they load faster, and searching for a particular note by the name of the meeting or participants is a breeze.

Best of all, you can see your ÜberConference call summaries in the context of related notes. So for example, say you are putting an important meeting together. You can:

  • Create a meeting agenda in Evernote
  • Schedule a call in ÜberConference and add it to your calendar
  • Have the call on ÜberConference and record the call
  • Take notes during the call in Evernote
  • Automatically save the call summary and recording to Evernote
  • Link your agenda, notes, and call summary together with any other related notes for quick reference on Evernote

It’s been an exciting time since winning TechCrunch Disrupt, and we have been working on a bunch of new features. We are big fans of Evernote, and are glad to be announcing this integration as our first main release since launch along with a couple other new features –ÜberChat and Instant Conferences. We think the Evernote integration adds a great organizational feature for our users, especially for those that have to manage numerous conference calls.

To get started, just go to your profile page and click the Evernote button to turn it on. We hope you like it!

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.

 

Monday, March 18th, 2013 .

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We are happy to announce that UberConference is one of the four startups chosen to present by Enterprise Connect at its Innovation Showcase. Enterprise Connect is the leading conference and exposition on enterprise communications and collaboration and is taking place in Orlando, Florida March 18-21, 2013. UberConference provides those on a teleconference with a broad range of easy-to-use tools that increase the usefulness and productivity of a group call. UberConference will present at Innovation Showcase at 1 p.m. ET Monday, March 18 located in Osceola C.

Photo credit: Enterprise Connect/UBM

With its unique, visual interface, UberConference shows participants who’s on a call and who’s speaking at any given moment, provides document sharing through Box and Evernote, and gives all participants access to every other participant’s Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook public social profiles. As one of the earliest adopters of the highly anticipated WebRTC standard, UberConference users can “dial into” UberConference calls directly from their Chrome browser. UberConference is also available for both iPhone and Android.

“UberConference delivers functionality and control through powerful yet easy-to-use tools that increase business productivity at significantly lower cost than conventional enterprise solutions,” said Craig Walker, CEO and co-founder of Firespotter Labs. “We are thrilled to be selected as one of the four startups to present at Enterprise Connect’s Innovation Showcase.”

Enterprise 2013 will focus on wireless, video, Unified Communications, WebRTC, SIP Trunking, and the Cloud. The Enterprise Connect Innovation Showcase is designed to feature innovative products and services from new and emerging start-up firms in these areas.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 .

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UberConference is a proud sponsor of this year’s Admin Training Week. Join Vincent Paquet, VP Product, on Thursday, June 19 @ 11AM ET to discuss “Leveraging Google+ and Hangouts”. Vincent will cover how you can best make use of Google Apps with UberConference. Topics will include all our integrations with Google Apps including:

Google Hangouts: connect by phone with an UberConference phone number
Google Apps Marketplace: Receive meeting reminders from your desktop
Google Drive: share and edit files in UberConference
Google Chrome: start instant calls from anywhere in your browser

Last year’s Admin Training Week brought in an audience of 3,000 admins, and that number is expected to double for the Summer ’14 event. Visit the Google Gooru Admin Training Week website for more information on the agenda, presenters and more.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 .

You know how every so often you get roped into dealing with something that you really don’t want to be involved with?  I’m not talking something life-threatening like the Ebola Virus or listening to your uncle from Wisconsin lecture you about religion while you’re stuck in a car with him going to a funeral.

No, I’m talking about the modest little peeves of modern life, the ones that really get under your skin.

For instance, you’re sitting in the cafeteria at work, and a nice conversation is going on about the Academy Awards or the California drought or something interesting like that and then some wisenheimer in the group says this: “Hey, did you see that Justin Bieber got arrested?”

Oh, boy, here we go.  Next thing you know all ten of you are talking about Justin Bieber.  Including you.  You’re stuck.  Everyone has their views and all of a sudden you find yourself  saying you blame his father because you were reading on TMZ.com that he was there in the nightclub that night and also was involved in setting up blocking off the street so that Justin and his friend could have their idiotic drag race and then somebody says, ‘well, that’s not what I heard’ and then you have defend your sources on this topic and bam!  Fifteen minutes have gone by and it’s time to return to your desk.  As you sit down you realize that the fifteen minutes you spent talking about Justin Bieber makes your teeth hurt.

And don’t think you’re alone.  Look what happened to esteemed broadcast journalist Andrea Mitchell during a discussion the other day on the NSA.  There was breaking Justin Bieber news.  Look at the pain on her face.  It’s heartbreaking, and it’s happened to you, too.

This is roughly where I rank teleconference PINs: right up there with a group discussion of Justin Bieber.  They’re both just hellishly painful, unnecessarily pointless, and yet, somehow completely inescapable.

You’re part of a design team that has several remote participants (including you) and it’s time for the weekly teleconference.  You dial into the teleconference system and they give you a PIN number you have to use to participate.  The computer-generated voice rattles off twelve completely random digits.  You’re writing them down:

8-9-5-8-1-3… oh, man, your pen stopped working.

Try it again.

8-9-5-8-1-3-8-9… the woman at the desk next to you just got a delivery of a dozen roses from her new boyfriend and she is squealing with happiness.

All right, let’s give this one more try.

Okay, you write: 8-9-5-8-1-3-8-9-4-9-7-5

Whew.  Got it.  That only took six hours.

Time to key it into your phone.  8-9-5-8-1-… wait, is that a 3 or a 5 I wrote down?  Call back and get the PIN all over again.  Yes, it was a 3.

And on it goes.

That’s why UberConference doesn’t use PINs.  You go to the website, log in, find your conference and click.  Voila.  Everyone’s there, you can see who’s there, and you’re ready to go.  It’s beautiful.  This is gonna go great, you think to yourself.

And then the person running the conference call says: “Hey, everybody, welcome to the call.  Before we get started, did you see that Justin Bieber was arrested?”

ARRRGGHH.