ooVoo Introduces Billing and Wins Red Herring 100 Award
Good news; we won the Red Herring 100 award which recognizes the top 100 private technology companies in North America.
The timing is highly appropriate as we officially came out of our beta phase last week with the launch of ooVoo 1.6. What a great way to cap off the first year!
We’ve received plenty of feedback on our new version and the ooVoo Options packages through our support center, the ooVoo forums and directly to us via ooVoo, which we love. Look out for a cool new web feature we’re launching that will bring you face-to-face with some of ooVoo’s employees for direct, real, face-to-face conversations about how you feel about the product, how you’re using it, etc.!
Jamie Watson from ZDnet and Mitch Cantor from Studio Nashvegas blog and others are giving us valuable input and we are encouraged by the initial reactions. Almost everyone appreciates that we have kept ooVoo’s most often-used features free: high quality video chats between up to three people on PC or Mac, video messages, instant message text chat and file transfer. Let’s be honest, there are some customers who aren’t too happy with the change and while we NEVER want an unhappy customer, we are working hard to build a business for the long-term and sometimes that includes unpopular decisions. Call us crazy, but we still believe it’s unbelievable and AMAZING that you can have a video conversation with anyone, anywhere in the world – for as long as you want to – for free.
For those people that are new to the ooVoo experience (where HAVE you been?!) we include a month free trial of ooVoo Super + Phone option that includes video conversation recording, hosting and streaming, adding people to a video chat by phone, advanced video effects and enhanced customer service. ooVoo Mac users, while not yet enjoying all of the features available on the PC version, will continue to have free six person video chat (in addition to unlimited video messaging, text chat and file transfer) until the full-featured Mac version is ready – we are aiming for Q4 of this year.
Come back soon!