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GotoMeeting Version 4 Review

Posted by geeknews at 6:37 PM on July 2, 2008

Gotover4Last week I was given access to GotoMeeting Version 4.0 which will be released next week.  I have been using GotoMeeting for 3 years as part of their sponsorship of my podcast so would consider myself an expert user.  I was blown away by what they have brought to the table with Version 4.

Since I have been using the application I have really wanted two additional features  The first was native Mac Support and internal VOIP support to eliminate the need to use a third part phone service for conference calls during online meetings.

Well the folks at Citrix have hit a homerun. In GotoMeeting Version 4 the application has a native Mac edition. It is not some cheesy adaptation it looks and feels like a Mac program. The feature sets between PC and Mac are exactly the same which now allows Mac users to lead meetings and no longer just observe.

The second major feature introduced into the new version is native VOIP support. During the briefing I simply put on my headset choose VOIP for the connection and was able to participate in the meeting and chat about the new features as if I was on a land line.

Since that time I have tested the VOIP feature with 26 people in the online meeting. The reception was clear and the ability to mute noisy participants was very easy. The interface has been cleaned up and while the core tools remain the whole online meeting pipeline from start to finish with the VOIP support makes the user experience much more rewarding.

GotoMeeting Version 4 is an explosive leap forward. With raising gas prices and the economy slowing the need to save money the application continues to be well poised for business owners to save huge amounts of money on travel each month by no longer needing to leave ones desk.

While GotoMeeting is a sponsor here let me be clear this is a product I use daily.  I completely endorse GotoMeeting and am quite passionate about the product. When a product simply works each and every time I use it there is nothing more one can really say.

The new version is not available till next week but you can get a free trial at www.gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts and it will update automatically when the new version is released.

Disclaimer: GotoMeeting is a Sponsor of Geek News Central Podcast while no promise of a favorable review has been promised. I am a big fan of the product.

GNC-2006-12-19 #226

Posted by geeknews at 3:18 AM on December 19, 2006

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GotoMeeting + Talkshoe = Awesome Live Event

Posted by geeknews at 12:46 AM on October 29, 2006

Today we had our 18th Live Event over at TechPodcasts.com, and over the past several months we have been experimenting with different audio services. Last year we started out with everyone dialing into a phone bridge, that graduated to a Phone Bridge coupled to a Skypecast. Everyone migrated to the Skypecast, but the problem we had was the line noise. Speaker Feedback, people not muting there mics etc it was not the perfect solution. But today we had a TalkShoe Session coupled together with a Skypecast for Audio and of course using GotoMeeting for the Interactive portion of the event.

I muted the Skypecast listeners, and for the most part allowed all of the TalkShoe participants to chat online and left their lines open. This worked out amazingly well. We had a large number of people connect via the stream. My initial estimates is that we had our largest live audience ever.

The comments I am getting in my e-mail tonight is totally awesome, because those on Talkshoe could chat and also watch the presentation while the presenters where covering their topics. During the next Tech Podcast Round table we have I am going to record the Live event as we normally do, but also screen record the talkshoe client, because the back channel stuff was AWESOME, unless you were there at the event seeing both elements as it went down you will not understand the total coolness factor of this.

I just need to figure out how to do a two pane flash presentation to get the GotoMeeting Live Content, and the back channel on the same final video. The Audio and Video we will release over the next 24 hours will not be able to replicate the experience people had today but I am pretty pumped up about the way the presentation went down. For those running two screens on their PC’s it was even better. [TalkShoe] [GotoMeeting]

Geek News Central 2006-01-24 #139

Posted by geeknews at 1:33 AM on January 24, 2006

This is probably one of my top shows put together in recent weeks had a lot of energy tonight, their is some very important information that you are not going to want to miss in this show. I have some info straight from the iTunes team along with some very important legislative information!

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Show Links:
DVD Shrink
P2P File Storage
FolderShare.com
BluePulse
Last.fm
Internet Survey
XML Demystified
XP and Intel Mac Cash Challenge
RedBull Renegade
Instant Domain Search
Monsters
IE7 Screen Captures
MapHacks.net
Google News
No More Movie Theaters
RIAA and MPAA Fair Use War [EFF] [PK]
ISS
NYC Cabbie
Gates Spyware
Dumb Drug Dealer
Podcast Awards Ceremony Video (Partial)
Toogle
XP Boot Thumb drive

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Geek News Central 2006-01-17 #137

Posted by geeknews at 3:06 AM on January 17, 2006

You all are going to get a laugh out of tonights show, the old geek got a surprise when the power went out 32 minutes into take 1 of the podcast tonight. Great commentary and the Mac controversy continues, getting a little old but some refuse to admit a computer is a computer is a computer.

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Music Played:
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Learn the Ukulele with Jody Kamisato

Show Notes:
Stardust
More Bandwidth Please
Blog Advertising
RawVoice
Toshiba Gigabeat S
SuperDrive
Vista Security
Mac Apps
Live CD
Blog Herald?
Rootkit Review
Share Broadband
Galileo
Maps and Privacy
DVD Jon and AACS
Windows WiFI Vulnerable
Camera Dealers feel Heat
DOS on Million dollar homepage
Firefox for Intel Macs in March
Microsoft Advertising Lab
Apple’s hidden message!
Clean up the Dead Sites!
Sony and 380,000 Infected PC’s
RIAA vs NAB
New Horizons
Mars Imax
Academy Awards and P2P

GoToMeeting is the easiest and most affordable way to conduct online meetings with coworkers and clients without ever leaving your desk. Give on the fly or scheduled presentations, conduct product demos, collaborate on projects and more in real time with just a PC and an Internet connection. Best of all, you can meet as much as you want for as long as you want for one low flat rate. To receive your special free trial, just visit www.gotomeeting.com/techroundtable

Geek News Central 2006-01-07-2 #135 CES Podcast Special

Posted by geeknews at 9:59 PM on January 7, 2006

This is day three coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show, I take you on a small sound scene tour whats funny is who I run into on my sound scene tour. Additionally I found some vendors that I was able to take a few minutes and chat with us.

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Companies Interviewed:
Oyster Speakers
Russound Smart Media Server SMS3
Planon
Epson Moviemate
Electric Golf Court
CableYoYo
ABTech
SmarThumb

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GoToMeeting is the easiest and most affordable way to conduct online meetings with coworkers and clients without ever leaving your desk. Give on the fly or scheduled presentations, conduct product demos, collaborate on projects and more in real time with just a PC and an Internet connection. Best of all, you can meet as much as you want for as long as you want for one low flat rate. To receive your special free trial, just visit www.gotomeeting.com/techroundtable

Geek News Central 2006-01-07 #134 CES Podcast Special

Posted by geeknews at 3:38 AM on January 7, 2006

Ok production on this show started at 1:30am Las Vegas Time, but I had to get this posting out to the thousands of you that are waiting for the next update. I talk about my discussions with Creative and the ZenCast.com and ZenCast Organizer

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Companies Interviewed:
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Avvenu.com
SplashBlog.com
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GoToMeeting is the easiest and most affordable way to conduct online meetings with coworkers and clients without ever leaving your desk. Give on the fly or scheduled presentations, conduct product demos, collaborate on projects and more in real time with just a PC and an Internet connection. Best of all, you can meet as much as you want for as long as you want for one low flat rate. To receive your special free trial, just visit www.gotomeeting.com/techroundtable

Geek News Central 2006-01-04 #131 CES Podcast Special

Posted by geeknews at 1:27 AM on January 5, 2006

This is the a Geek News Central Exclusive CES report, Pre-show information and the Bill Gates Keynote. I talk about Windows Vista, Xbox 360, Windows Media Player and our upcoming live TechPodcasts.com RoundTable from the Consumer Electronics Show. Be advised audio is a bit twangy did not have time to dial in the gear completely.

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GoToMeeting is the easiest and most affordable way to conduct online meetings with coworkers and clients without ever leaving your desk. Give on the fly or scheduled presentations, conduct product demos, collaborate on projects and more in real time with just a PC and an Internet connection. Best of all, you can meet as much as you want for as long as you want for one low flat rate. To receive your special free trial, just visit www.gotomeeting.com/techroundtable

Geek News Central 2006-01-03 #130

Posted by geeknews at 12:52 AM on January 3, 2006

I talk about the upcoming trip to CES, and how this week will be a podcasting and blogging marathon. You should expect podcasts on all 4 days of the show, including special segments over at techpodcasts.com On Saturday we will be reporting live from the floor at CES on the TechPodcasts.com RoundTable, Andy McCaskey from Slashdot Review and I will be teaming up to give you as much coverage as possible.

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Show Notes:
Newspapers a dying Breed
Online Storage
Hacking Xbox 360
Cool Biz card
Video @ CES
IE Grief
Microsoft Security and WMF Exploit
Dave Winer
TV The new Deal
WebServer
Best Selling Albums
Music Sales Slide
Xbox 360 Liquid Cooling
CES Size
CES Early Announces
iPod Bribery
Steel Plug Launched into Space?

GoToMeeting is the easiest and most affordable way to conduct online meetings with coworkers and clients without ever leaving your desk. Give on the fly or scheduled presentations, conduct product demos, collaborate on projects and more in real time with just a PC and an Internet connection. Best of all, you can meet as much as you want for as long as you want for one low flat rate. To receive your special free trial, just visit www.gotomeeting.com/techroundtable

Geek News Central 2005-12-27 #128

Posted by geeknews at 1:04 AM on December 27, 2005

This is a great post Christmas show. I was worried about finding good content but their was plenty to be found. I talk about a couple of things we have cooking at RawVoice just a taste not to much info but enough to wet your taste buds.


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Show Notes:
P2P Firefox
Thinking Homes
Steve Rubel #1, #2
Mac at 4.11% Worldwide Use
Google Says you have a Virus?
Night Vision for Police!
Cool Picture
RIAA to go after Russians
Xbox 360 Chips
Make Video Podcast
Windows forgotten Password?
Commodore is Back!
Web 2.0 Sites
Flickr best of 2005
Podcastercon
Author Blogs at Amazon
Los Alamos Blogger
Still want a iPod
Build Ultimate Custom PC
Music will bite the DRM Dust
NAV makes Mac’s Unsecure!
Progress docks with ISS
Uranus new moons!

GoToMeeting is the easiest and most affordable way to conduct online meetings with coworkers and clients without ever leaving your desk. Give on the fly or scheduled presentations, conduct product demos, collaborate on projects and more in real time with just a PC and an Internet connection. Best of all, you can meet as much as you want for as long as you want for one low flat rate. To receive your special free trial, just visit www.gotomeeting.com/techroundtable

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