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UberConference Adds WebRTC to Visual Conference Calls

No downloads required to join conference calls from web

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Firespotter Labs today announced that with the launch of WebRTC in Chrome, call participants can now "dial into" UberConference calls directly from their Chrome browser. UberConference users can now have conference calls from anywhere in the world by calling through the web natively, without needing to use a separate service or installing anything.

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"UberConference is one of the earliest adopters of this highly anticipated web standard, made available in Chrome by Google only last week," said Craig Walker, CEO and co-founder of Firespotter Labs. "WebRTC is a disruptive communications technology because it provides very high-quality audio built right into the browser, free and without any download. This is game changing and paves the way for whole new types of web applications, while ultimately pushing legacy communications services to reconsider their models. This is just the very beginning of the WebRTC story and we intend to drive innovation in this industry."

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.

UberConference is the leader in visual conference calls, which puts a visual interface on a traditional phone conference. UberConference lets you see who is on the call and who is speaking at any time, and gives all participants access to every other participant's LinkedIn and other public social profiles. Now with the WebRTC feature, participants don't even need a phone. Once a call has been scheduled and participants added, a pop-up will display connection options: dial in or connect via computer. Chrome will ask permission to use the microphone and once permission is given, the participant joins the UberConference.

About Firespotter Labs
Launched in 2011, Firespotter Labs is a start-up founded by serial entrepreneur Craig Walker, focusing on making complex telephony products easy to use. With over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur in the emerging telephony space, Walker was CEO of Dialpad Communications, (acquired by Yahoo!, now Yahoo! Voice), and later co-founder and CEO of GrandCentral Communications (acquired by Google, now Google Voice). Products in the Firespotter family include UberConference, Nosh, NoshList, and Jotly. Firespotter Labs is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. To learn more about Firespotter please visit www.firespotter.com.

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