Tag Archive for 'conference-call'

Shape launches free web-based IM conference service

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Persistent.im went live today, offering a very cool cross-platform IM tool that works between AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk and MySpaceIM by delivering messages through a conference bot. This works just dandy on any of your mobile IM clients - just add the conference bot to your friends list, and messages will be sent and received between participants through it. With so many different platforms becoming popular, having common channels is increasingly important. Be sure to scope out our multi-service BlackBerry IM client review for a few more options along that vein. Persistent.im is free and running its beta, so go ahead and sign up if you like your existing chat client but want to get in touch with buddies elsewhere, too.

Mobix launches 2Buzz conference calling app

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Some fresh BlackBerry software from Mobix called 2Buzz was launched yesterday, bringing users one-click conference calling capabilities. The software lets you keep track of conference times, set reminders for participants, and add recurring teleconferences. The 2Buzz BlackBerry client builds off Mobix’s earlier product, 2Talk, which allowed all the same functions from any phone and your web browser. Check out the 2Buzz website for more info and pricing.

WES Exhibitor Spotlight: InterCall

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InterCall offers a bunch of solutions centered around conferencing. Audio conferencing, web conferencing, video conferencing, they’ve got it all covered. For BlackBerry, they offer Mobile Assistant. Using the application grants you one-click access to your audio conferences, which you can join as a participant or as conference leader, with the conference controls integrated right into the app. It can store up to 128 conference profiles for quick access and, best of all, it’s completely free.

WES Exhibitor Spotlight: Ring2

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Ring2 specializes in phone- and web-based conferencing, recently bundled with medical services for BlackBerry. Their mobile solution allows users to participate in and control phone conferences from anywhere. Using a BlackBerry, you can be instantly notified when someone joins a conference and see a list of all participants. If you don’t recognize a name, you can drop them from the conference entirely or place them on hold, and even mute users if background noise interferes with the call. Finally, you can save the entire conference to MP3 for later retrieval. Hopefully we’ll get to see some new features at their booth at WES.

iotum gets funding, develops free Facebook conference calling

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Remember when we visited iotum awhile back? They’re the developers of Talk-Now, which lets you check the availability status of peers, as well as set your own. In addition to being able to set alerts for when someone’s status changes, you can make calls directly from their contact list user interface. Anyway, that’s old news. Lately, iotum has been working on a Facebook application for free conference calls with your friends, which, needless to say, is awesome. (Hey, while you’re off checking the app, why dont’cha join BBCool’s Facebook page too?) Obviously this has impressed someone with deep pockets, since Verdexus General Partner Randall Howard has bought his way onto iotum’s board of directors as chairman for an undisclosed amount. Although we might have a soft spot for local companies, they’re pumping out innovative software based on platforms we know and love, so it’s good to hear iotum’s getting the funding to keep doing their thing.

RIM Conference Call: Live Blog

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BalsillieAfter the numbers released by RIM today, BBCool is hyped for the RIM investors conference call. On the line today we have Jim Balsillie, RIM’s Co-CEO and Edel Ebbs, VP of Investor Relations. It’s about to start now, hold on folks!

5:03 - Looks like they’re doing call prep — outlining the focus of the conference call, and laying out all the legal mumbo jumbo to cover their ass. Enough with this, bring on the Jim Dog!

5:05 – Nice, Balsillie! Jim Dog’s mentioning the stock split and the successful launch of the Curve, 8800 and 8830. Jim’s also expecting RIM to ship their 20M BB this summer. These are pretty huge numbers for our plucky little company from Waterloo.

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