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  Monday, February 16, 2004

For $49.95 per year you may inititate an unlimited number of 5 person rich media meetings using ASAP. For $99.95 per year you can have up to 25 people in each meeting. This product will be a disruptive force in the online conferencing market.
12:23:49 PM    

ASAP is now available! We are launching it today at the DEMO Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Tomorrow we will be presenting the product on stage for 6 minutes of fame. I am ecstatic after over two years of work in building this company, Convoq, its world class team and a terrific product. Please join us in celebration, and try ASAP today.
11:41:22 AM    

  Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Be sure to try the public beta version of our product, ASAP, by going to and downloading the client. We shall launch the product at the DEMO conference in Scottsdale on Feb. 16th. At that time we shall announce pricing details.
9:28:16 AM    

  Thursday, November 06, 2003

We are thankful to our venture investors, North Bridge and Polaris, for their increased financial commitment to our startup. We closed a $10m second round of financing this week and are funded to properly launch our business. The company is now 25 people and is targeting a 1Q04 release date.

4:26:06 PM    

  Friday, October 24, 2003

We think about convocation management as our core competency: the process of gathering the right people at the right time in order to solve salient business problems and make time critical decisions. Expert resources, alternates, programmatic leverage of deep presence and instrusion management are the major components of such a system.
2:28:09 PM    

  Monday, September 29, 2003

Integrating MSN, AIM, Yahoo and Sametime with Reuters Messaging (based on Microsoft's LCS) is a good idea. An even better idea is enabling users of each of those systems to connect with users of each of the other systems. But the best idea is to enable users from any of those systems to jointly participate in a single session, a true cross-IM conversation. A third party would have to provide a common network and collaborative infrastructure.

1:53:22 PM    

  Thursday, August 07, 2003

Convoq's product is now in early beta testing with a handful of customer prospects. Our second beta drop is coming shortly and will be nearly feature complete.

8:53:03 AM    

  Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Using presence attributes in instant messaging to trigger actions is an interesting opportunity for product innovation. Multi-party, rich media collaboration is an area we believe can take advantage of such real time triggers. The trick is to make it all "just work", as our friend Pito once said.

5:36:37 PM    

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