Join TokBox at the SV Ruby on Rails Hackathon

If you’re wondering where TokBox will be next, look no further than the SV Ruby on Rails meet-up and Hackathon in Mountain View this Saturday, March 19th. Spend the rainy day hacking together something awesome – preferably with OpenTok 🙂 All the details you need are below:

When: Saturday, March 19th beginning @ 9:00 a.m.
Where:  2025 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View, CA

To learn more about how you can participate, go to the SV Ruby on Rails meet-up page here.

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“Speed Date a VC” at Startup Riot

Startup Riot is all about supporting little startups with big ideas. We thought that as a sponsor we could spread some VC love to those entrepreneurs in attendance. TokBox will be hosting “Speed Date a VC” from our Startup Riot booth powered by our speed-dating partner, WinkVid. Now every entrepreneur attending Startup Riot will have the chance to win a pitch spot.

Speed-dates will occur between  2:00-3:00 p.m. EST on February 16th. Six entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch two top-notch investors for four minutes each:

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TokBox Barnstorming across the US

The TokBox team will be a traveling like crazy over the next few months showing off OpenTok. Before things get too busy, we thought now would be a good time to keep our non-SF based TokBox followers posted about our future whereabouts.

From San Francisco to LA, Philly, Miami and Atlanta, we’ll have the U.S. map covered. Check out our events list (so far) below.

January 26th (Los Angeles, CA)USC Viterbi School of Engineering Career Expo

January 28th (Philadelphia, PA) – Philly StartUp Weekend

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OpenTok takes silver at LaunchPad

On December 9th our CEO, Ian Small, presented on TokBox’s behalf in GigaOM’s LaunchPad contest at the Net:Work 2010 conference. Not only did Ian take 2nd place in “Audience Choice”, but his well executed song and dance earned 2nd place in the judge’s panel as well. Go team!

We’d like to thank the folks at GigaOM for giving us the opportunity to participate in the event, as well as the judges who so kindly gave us a score of 25/30.  We must admit, it was a bit nerve-wracking to watch Ian be judged as if he were a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

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McKinney Takes Holiday Tradition into Digital Age

MCKINNEY’S “MEET ME UNDER THE MISTELTOE” TAKES TIME-HONORED HOLIDAY TRADITION INTO DIGITAL AGE

 

Meetmeunderthemistletoe.com lets visitors rendezvous live via webcam and capture the moment photo-booth style

DURHAM, NC December 8, 2010 – Meetmeunderthemistletoe.com is ad agency McKinney’s holiday gift to the world. Launching today, the Web app allows users to invite friends to come and kiss live under the mistletoe and then capture the moment via virtual photo booth and share the photos on Facebook and Twitter or download as a holiday memento.

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OpenTok is a Finalist at GigaOM’s Future of Work Conf.

OPENTOK NAMED FUTURE IDEAS FINALIST AT GIGAOM’S FUTURE OF WORK CONFERENCE

TokBox to Demo OpenTok, Groundbreaking Group Video Chat Platform

SAN FRANCISCO – December 7, 2010 – TokBox, a leading multi-way Web video communications provider, today announced it has been chosen as a finalist in the LaunchPad portion of GigaOm’s Future of Work conference.  Ian Small, TokBox CEO, will showcase how its new OpenTok platform has the power to make workspace tools more collaborative by adding group, face-to-face communication to the experience.  GigaOm’s Future of Work conference takes place December 9, 2010 at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF. The LaunchPad session begins at 5:50 p.m.

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OpenTok is a LaunchPad finalist @ GigaOM’s Net:Work 2010

We’re very excited to announce that the OpenTok platform has been selected as a finalist at GigaOM’s LaunchPad competition at their upcoming Net:Work 2010 conference.

Eight companies will “pitch” the innovative technologies they are developing in the work-collaboration space in the hope of winning one of two awards: an audience choice award (determined by SMS voting) or the judges’ award.

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How to upgrade your subscription on TokBox

Now you can take advantage of all the features our premium products, Video Meeting and Video Conference, offer by simply upgrading your existing account. You’ll be able to schedule meetings in advance, share presentations and have larger video calls. Best of all you get to try all of these features free for 30 days. Check out which product is right for you by looking at our Features & Pricing page.

If you need help upgrading your account, here is a step-by-step guide on upgrading your Video Chat account to Video Meeting.

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Go Green with TokBox

Grab your canvas shopping bag, eco-friendly coffee cup, and carpool to work because today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. It’s a day to show our appreciation for the environment and to think about how our daily activities make an impact.

In the past week we’ve all been reminded of the power of Mother Nature with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. With one fail swoop, Europe was at a standstill: no flights, canceled meetings, empty conferences, and thousands of stranded passengers. One fact that I find particularly relevant to Earth Day: the CO2 emissions from the eruption itself are significant, but dwarfed by the savings from mass groundings of flights (see daily emissions comparison below).

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Check out our new demo of moderation and scheduling

Since we’re all about videos here at TokBox, we decided to record a quick demo of all the new moderation & scheduling features.

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Remember that all of these features are now part of our moderation and scheduling package, which you can try right now for free. Then, when you purchase it for the bargain price of only $9.99/30 days you’ll get another 30 days free.

Enjoy!
Lauren

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