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Talking the talk, walking the walk

As our Workplace Wednesdays series gets underway and we start exploring how to communicate across distributed teams, I want to share a bit more about where Voxeet fits into the evolving workplace landscape—not just as a purveyor of collaboration tools for teams, but as a distributed team ourselves.

As I mentioned last time, the Voxeet team walks the distributed-team walk. While this model has plenty of advantages, it certainly brings its own set of challenges:

Working across three different continents in five different time zones
Managing two offices (in Sausalito, CA, and Bordeaux, FR), plus a team of consultants in Croatia, India,…

  • Working remotely

Welcome to Workforce Wednesdays

At Voxeet, our mission is to help people connect and collaborate. As today’s workforce becomes increasingly distributed, we think that goal is more important than ever.

When I first started working with distributed teams early in my career, there were two choices for keeping in regular communication. One was hosting team calls through a clunky audio bridge that you had to set up in advance and had roughly the same audio quality as my five-year-old’s walkie-talkie; the other was getting on an international flight every other week to meet with the team in person (a practice that helped me rack…

  • Yosemite OSX Handoff

Great minds think alike, as Apple embraces distributed workforce with new “Handoff” feature

It happens to most of us every single day: We start one task on our computer only for another task to call us away. It could be tending to a child, running an errand, or hopping into a meeting. The more distributed we get in our professional lives, the more engrained these sorts of disruptions become in our work habits.

It’s for this reason that we created an app at Voxeet that allows for seamless, single-click call transfer between mobiles and computers. Whatever device you need to switch to — laptop, tablet, smartphone — you can do it in real time…

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Conference calls are here to stay

Alexis Madrigal’s recent blog post on NPR.org is titled “Have We Reached The End Of The Line For The Conference Call?” The answer is, quite simply, no. Conference calls are still, by and large, the way teams communicate. They offer a way to connect and collaborate across distance and different types of technology. They let us hear each other’s voices. Conference calls don’t have to die; they just have to work—and sound—much better.

Certainly, making conferencing easier is part of the solution. At Voxeet, we’ve built a solution that simplifies conference calls down the essentials. You can start your call with…

  • pCell Technology

Why pCell is poised to revolutionize wireless data — and what that means for your conferencing

There’s been a lot of buzz about pCell, a revolutionary new technology that promises to deliver near perfect reception to all smartphone users 24/7. I always greet news about “revolutionary technologies” with a healthy dose of skepticism, both because the media is prone to hyperbole and because truly revolutionary technologies come along once in a blue moon.

The more I read about pCell, however, the more I become convinced that it actually could be a game changer. The technology works by harnessing signal interference — that annoying problem that renders your smartphone useless at cocktail parties and other crowded spaces…