Speek Now Available For Windows Phone

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Speek co-founder Danny Boice has lot’s of tattoos, his co-founder John Bracken has just one (photo: NMI 2013)

While I don’t know many Windows Phone users just yet, for those that I know, conference calling just got easier. Our good friends at Washington DC conference calling startup Speek just announced the availability of their Windows Phone 8 app, and no one had to get a tattoo on their ass in the process.

Speek was founded by John Bracken, one of the co-founders of e-vite, and Danny Boice, a startup renaissance man, who coerced Bracken into getting a Speek monkey tattooed on his butt at SXSW, during a startup pitch contest.

Aside from the fact that the founding team is based in DC and cool as shit, Speek is by far the absolute easiest way to initiate a conference call. You just go to the Speek user’s id like mine for instance, speek.com/kyle and hit the call button. Then the magic happens and it’s like a party line. As many people as you like can join the call, and the facilitator (user) can control just about everything from their iPhone, and now Windows phone app.

So what is so paramountly epic about this, well for starters you don’t need to remember some crazy dial in number and then remember some 11 digit pin. Do you know how hard it is to get back into a dropped conference call while driving 70mph down 95? Well with Speek, you just mosey on back to the interwebs, re-hit that button and your back in, or just get back in through the mobile app.

They also don’t make you wait through a bunch of operator instructions or Musak, but if you ask nicely they may put some Korn or OAR on hold for you.

Seriously, it’s that easy and everyone needs to use Speek, Windows Phone users can go here now. ┬áiPhone users look in the iTunes app store, and Android users are up next.

Don’t look now there’s a Speek Monkey on your Ass.

AT&T Store Employees Recommending iPhone And Android To Those Interested In Lumia 900

Two weeks ago Brent reported on the fact that Nokia was going to line the pockets of AT&T employees for recommending their new Lumia 900 smartphone. Well it appears that some employees either didn’t get that memo or get that check.

CNet reporter Marguerite Reardon set out on a mission Monday to see what AT&T employees at stores in New York City had to say about the new Nokia Lumia 900, a Windows Phone 7 device. She went into several area stores posing as a first time smartphone buyer and expressed interest in the latest Windows Phone 7 device.

Despite a star studded launch event in New York City over the weekend, and the fact that there is signage everywhere in AT&T stores promoting the Lumia, Reardon found that New York City AT&T Wireless employees were still quick to recommend the iPhone.

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Windows Phone Soon To Join Google+ Party

Google+ took the world by storm this past summer and quickly excelled to over 90 million users. Of course the Google+ Android app has the most features and is the one updated the most however the iOS version has caught on quickly, and after a brief problem with no back button, and no “clickies” it’s almost as good as the Android version.

Windows Phone 7 users were left out in the cold. Google only has one app on the Windows Phone 7 OS and that is their search app which just received a nice overhaul. Google+ users who have a Windows Phone have been relegated to using the mobile web version of Google+. While the mobile web version is pretty feature heavy, it’s not the same as having a dedicated app for the fastest growing social network in the history of social networks.

That may all change soon as a Google PR Rep from Germany, Stefan Keuchel, posted a message on Twitter letting folks know that the Google+ app for Windows Phone 7 is currently in the works. Keuchel didn’t specify a release date.

There’s been a flurry of Google+ news on the internet lately. It all began with a ComScore report that suggested most Google+ users are spending less than 3 minutes a month on the service. That news was compounded by two interviews with one of Google+’s leads VP of Social, Vic Gundotra. The most recent, a fireside chat with author and Twitter celebrity Guy Kawasaki. In the Kawasaki interview Gundotra suggested that people not getting the most out of Google + are using it wrong.

Google has pushed their social initiative to the max by basically integrating almost every Google service available through their social network.

source: Neowin

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