Monday, January 28th, 2013 .

Got a need for speed? Now you can schedule conference calls even quicker, right from Chrome.

All you need is the new ÜberConference Chrome extension that is now available in the Chrome web store. Once you install the extension, you will see the ÜberConference logo in the top right of your Chrome browser. When you click that icon, a window will appear that will let you immediately start or schedule a conference call, just like it works on the regular site.

Previously we launched a Google Chrome app to make it easier to get to the ÜberConference site, and the new extension simplifies starting conferences even further. The other nice feature we have for Chrome is the ability to join conference calls from anywhere through your Internet connection without even picking up a phone.

Check out the new extension!

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 .

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You asked for it, and we delivered. We are pleased to announce a fantastic new addition to our suite of productivity applications with screen sharing. Our award-winning teleconferencing service now supports real-time collaboration with screen sharing. (In addition to recent integrations with Google Hangouts, Google Doc add-ons, and in-conference document sharing.)

Facilitating a screen share is as easy as clicking the “Share Your Screen” button in the bottom left corner of the UberConference dashboard in Google Chrome. Presenters without the UberConference extension will be prompted to install it the first time they screen share, also having the option to share their full screen or a specific tab. Viewers will automatically be able to see the presenter’s screen view on their own screens using any browser.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 .

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We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Chief Revenue Officer, Jeanne DeWitt. Jeanne comes to our team with extensive enterprise sales experience as the former Director of Google Apps SMB Sales for North & Latin America. At UberConference, Jeanne will oversee the marketing and sales departments, developing the overall go-to-market plan and growth strategy.

DeWitt joins UberConference following more than ten years with Google where she ran new business acquisition sales teams, as well as direct and channel sales in both the North & Latin America and the Japan & Asia Pacific regions.

DeWitt’s post in the Harvard Business Review today is especially pertinent entitled “5 Tips for New Team Leaders”. Her five tips summarized:

Over-communicate. Be as open and transparent about what you’re thinking as quickly as possible.

Ask questions. Being genuinely excited about the opportunity to learn and understand what’s going on within the company builds credibility, and generally makes you more approachable.

Figure out what people really want to do. It’s often the case that the role the individual is in today isn’t necessarily fully utilizing their skills or motivating them to be their absolute best.

Get your hands dirty. Spend time doing the work that your team actually does.

Be decisive. Once you have a good lay of the land, explicitly lay out your vision and then plan to start moving toward it.

To read the full piece, visit today’s Harvard Business Review. We are very excited to welcome Jeanne to this pivotal role at UberConference!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 .

Las Vegas in the summertime is even hotter if you work in the IP communications industry. IT Expo is the conference to attend because it’s where IT decision-makers go to figure out which technologies are the up-and-comers, and how to best spend their budgets. Carriers, service providers, government agencies, enterprise companies, manufacturers and developers all come together at this big event.

On Wednesday and Thursday, UberConference CEO Craig Walker is speaking on two papnel talks, 5 Technologies Critical to the Future of Business and Service Providers: Smart Ecosystem Facilitators or Dumb Pipes?  Make sure to check them out if you are at the conference.

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From keynotes that include Apple founder Steve Wozniak, to killer sessions like “Battle In The Clouds,” as well as the WebRTC SchoolTraining and Certification program, IT Expo contains some of the year’s best communications technology content. To follow some smart telecommunications conversations, check out IT Expo on Twitter.

Monday, November 12th, 2012 .

As avid users of Google Apps, we at ÜberConference are proud to be silver sponsors of gSocial 2.0, the largest independent event for resellers and independent software vendors that offer Google Apps solutions for business and enterprise customers. The event is this November 12-13 in Sunnyvale, CA, and offers a number of sessions and opportunities for sharing best practices and networking with others in the Google Apps channel partner community.   If you are at the event, we’d love to meet you. ÜberConference will be there both days, and will also have some round table sessions for demos and general discussions from 3:15 – 4:15 on the second day.

ÜberConference is conference calling done right. We make it easy to join phone conferences without having to enter a PIN,  see who is in the call and who is speaking, and run calls smoothly with powerful call management features.  Led by Craig Walker, the founder of GrandCentral and Google Voice, the team includes other past members of the Google Voice team, and has deep experience in developing innovative telephony features at scale.  Winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012, ÜberConference has received rave reviews in the press for its innovative approach to conference calls.  The company is backed by top-tier investors, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures, and has raised $18 million.

Our ÜberConference Google Apps integration launched on October 24, and is currently first among the Top New Apps in the Google Apps Marketplace.  The app makes it easy for anyone in a Google Apps domain to sign up and login to ÜberConference from the Google Apps “More” menu in the title bar. It also automatically syncs Google contacts with ÜberConference contacts when users sign up, so all the social caller ID and PIN-less dial in features of ÜberConference are ready to go.

With the launch of ÜberConference Business this past week, setting up and managing conference calls across a business is even easier.  An UberConference Business account lets you sign up multiple accounts at once and assign accounts to users by sending out email invites or distributing a unique link.  Its simple to add and remove users, just like you’d do with Gmail and Google Apps, and management of billing and accounts is all in one place.