Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 .

The New Year brings out a time for nostalgia and innovation. As pioneers on the timeline of history, we continually look backward to create the ‘new’ going forward. Creativity (and some clever failures) have led from the railroad to the jetway, the cave dwelling to the cottage, and the telegraph to the telephone.

Ondi Timoner and the team at A Total Disruption published an article in the Huffington Post about our own disruptive path at UberConference in a high-level interview with CEO Craig Walker. As Ondi cites in the article, “It’s time we hop forward a few decades forward and do business better by embracing the disruptive innovation in this arena.”

We only get one opportunity to make the world a better place in one small way. Our hope this year is that UberConference continues to facilitate better team conversations and forge stronger bonds in your own area. Every minute spent speaking together as colleagues is valuable. Especially as the modern workplace scatters us across the globe, we hope we’re able to help you connect with your team more effectively. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 .

UberConference is proud to deliver a brand new app for Android with the launch of Version 2.0! We’ve added new features to make your meetings more productive than ever. Best of all, our Android app has no PINs if you’re hosting the call, and in our Pro upgrade, there are no PINs for anyone in your conference. Clear and simple. Start a call from your mobile device with no hassle.The Android interface has an all-new design. Open the app, and you’re already in your Conference Room. Your phone contacts are synced to make starting and scheduling calls simple.Our trial-mode has no sign-up and basic service is always free. Simplify your mobile experience now with the Android app for UberConference.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 .

Hold the phone! …or maybe that should be hold the browser! Now you can make a phone call  with your computer. New WebRTC technology lets you call anyone with just a click in your Google Chrome browser.  It’s simple, high quality audio and it’s free! This is great for allowing international participants to join your conference calls without calling a U.S. phone number. It also means you can use ÜberConference from anywhere in the world by calling in through the web.

Wait, what’s WebRTC? It means Web Real Time Communications. ÜberConference is one of the earliest adopters of this new technology that allows you to call anyone, anywhere in the world right from your computer instead of your phone.

Here’s how to join an ÜberConference call using WebRTC technology straight from Chrome:

1) Schedule a conference right now or in the future by clicking the “New Conference” button. Add participants for the conference and any advanced settings and click “Create Conference”.

2) When entering the conference page (either directly taken there if the conference is now, or when the conference starts) a popup will display your connection options. From here you can choose to connect from your computer by selecting the option and hitting ok.

3) Chrome will then ask if you want to allow ÜberConference to use your microphone, from here if you have multiple microphones you can select the one you want to use.

4) Sit back and let ÜberConference connect you to your conference.

That’s it! Now you can have conference calls with anyone, anywhere in the world right from your Chrome browser using ÜberConference.

Note – The other conference call participants in your call are able to connect via their computer as well, when they receive the notification about the conference they can navigate to the URL given to them and choose to connect the same way you did.

Both CEO Craig Walker and Head of Telephony T.R. Missner will be speaking at the WebRTC Conference and Expo, November 27-29, in South San Francisco. If you are thinking of going, you can get a 25% discount with this link.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 .

At UberConference, we’re constantly looking for ways to integrate with the way you work. One of our most popular requests has been to provide a tool for our customers who use Microsoft Office for their primary work communication.

Our team is pleased to announce the brand new Add-In for Outlook. Adding to our existing suite of integrations, now Microsoft Outlook users are able to organize, schedule and create calls from within the Outlook application.

“UberConference for Outlook Add-In has made organizing meetings a breeze with the new one click to add option. This simple frictionless user experience makes a huge difference when scheduling multiple conference calls in a week,” says Ken Snyder, Practice Lead-Collaboration at CDW. “It just works — and that makes all the difference.”

Simply download the Outlook plugin, login to UberConference from within Outlook, and easily set up your conferences.  Structure and organize your calls from the calendar, a new email, or the UberConference client.

This integration works with Outlook for Windows 7+, 2013, or 2010.

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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.