Huddle Launches iPhone App, Web Conferencing and Office Integration

September 30, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, September 30 /PRNewswire/ –
http://www.huddle.net has today launched new features for its online
enterprise collaboration platform including web conferencing, deep
integration with Microsoft Office and an iPhone application. The company also
extended its reach to some of the largest telecoms resellers in the US.

Currently, Huddle is the only company to offer the complete hosted suite
of asynchronous collaboration and live communication tools in a single,
enterprise-level application. It provides accessibility either side of the
firewall across multiple platforms and languages. With unlimited users being
invited for free, Huddle can scale from small teams to large enterprise
deployments rapidly and for low cost.

New features include:

Microsoft Office integration

With the arrival of Huddle’s Office plug-in, users can access documents
stored online directly from their desktop applications. They are able to save
their desktop files directly into Huddle, view and edit files, add new
versions, request approvals and send notifications without opening a browser
window. In the near future, the company is planning to develop a plug-in for
SharePoint and offer further integration with other Microsoft products.

“Through the Microsoft BizSpark program, Huddle has been able to leverage
a variety of tools and technologies including Microsoft Office to create a
better experience for their customers,” said Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice
president of Emerging Business Development at Microsoft. “We are excited to
collaborate with Huddle as they integrate new features into their web-based
online collaboration environment and expand into the US market, and we look
forward to seeing them grow even more as one of the top early-stage companies
to watch.”

Web conferencing

Huddle’s web conferencing is fully integrated into its collaboration
platform. Users can set up instantaneous meetings, schedule recurring events,
share their desktop and content with other members of their workspace.
Huddle’s web conferencing comes with built-in low-cost global phone
conferencing numbers and integrates directly with your Outlook or Google
calendar. Users receive free conferencing minutes as a part of their monthly
package. They can also upgrade to unlimited conferencing and multiple
concurrent rooms at the lowest price currently available on the market.

Huddle iPhone App

The Huddle iPhone app offers full access to document sharing, project
tasks, discussions and whiteboards, as well as a complete view of the user’s
personalized dashboard. The Huddle app is available from the App Store.
Huddle can be also accessed on other cell phones by using third party
applications such as Clustr (http://clustr.me.uk/ ).

Following extended partnership agreements, Huddle will be now sold by
more than 900 channel partners in the US, including Intelisys and Microcorp.
Huddle is already available to millions of US users via LinkedIn and has
launched on Ning this month.

“We’re delighted to see one of our featured Ning Apps gaining strong
traction in the US immediately following the launch of their Ning App on the
Ning Platform”, said Kyle Ford, director of partner design & development for
Ning. “It’s a great step forward for Huddle’s users to have the ability to
use Huddle not only on Ning and online, but also on their desktop and cell.”

Alastair Mitchell, co-founder and CEO, Huddle.net concluded: “Having
established our leadership in Europe, Huddle’s sights are now firmly set on
the US. Our relationships with InterCall, Ning and LinkedIn means we are
rolling out Huddle to an ever-increasing number of US users and competing
directly with US firms. With another major distribution agreement with a
global technology company to be announced in coming weeks, it is a very
exciting time for our company and we look forward to continuing our rapid
growth to date.”

About Huddle.net

Established in November 2006, Huddle.net (http://www.huddle.net ) is an
online collaboration provider headquartered London, UK, with offices in
Chicago. Its product, Huddle is a network of secure online workspaces where
you can share files, collaborate on ideas, manage projects and organize
virtual meetings Customers include P&G, Pearson, Panasonic and UNICEF and a
number of UK and US government departments.

SOURCE Huddle.net

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