Firespotter Labs, at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, TechCrunch's third annual conference in New York City, announced the launch of its game-changing audio conferencing service, UberConference.
Firespotter (News - Alert) Labs is a product-focused team of developers and designers fanning the flames of ideas and building companies to solve the problems that bother daily.
UberConference is a free audio conferencing service with a visual interface, and solves issues in teleconferencing including making a conference easy to join, details the participants, 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," stated Craig Walker (News - Alert), CEO and founder of Firespotter Labs.
"UberConference 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 (News - Alert) and Google+, making it easy to know who's on a call and to quickly gather information about the caller. With UberConference, not only have we simplified teleconferencing but we've significantly improved it," Walker added.
Walker was previously the CEO of Dialpad, and became Yahoo Voice and founder and CEO of GrandCentral, which became Google (News - Alert) Voice.
UberConference makes a conference call simple. If participants' numbers are in the organizer's contacts, a PIN is not required and people are joined to the conference on dialing in. The call participants have access to a dashboard to see images of the participants and can see participants' public social media information. The organizer can also use features like mute or earmuffs.
Edited by Brooke Neuman