iotum Acquires TalkShoe.com Podcast Platform

| Author: jason | In Press Releases, What's New Print This Post

Los Angeles, CA, May 2nd, 2016 – iotum, a leader in group calling solutions, announced further expansion today with the acquisition of all assets, brands and operating services of TalkShoe.com, a Pittsburgh-based internet broadcasting and podcasting platform provider.

“iotum provides the perfect environment and key resources to accelerate TalkShoe’s growth,” said Marty Newingham, CEO and Chairman of TalkShoe. “The extensive TalkShoe user community will be well served by iotum’s excellent customer service team. They will enjoy expansion of coverage, services and access to great technology. It will move TalkShoe forward.”

The acquisition of TalkShoe.com marks the fifth acquisition in the past three years for iotum, which owns several collaboration and teleconferencing products, including the original free group calling service, FreeConference.com. This is iotum’s first foray into podcasting and broadcasting media.

“Podcasting is a natural extension for our technology,” said iotum President and CEO Jason Martin. “We help people communicate and create communities online. We’ll add loads of new features to TalkShoe to make creating and promoting content easier. If you’re a podcaster, you’re going to love it.”

For ten years, TalkShoe.com has been a popular tool to make and distribute online audio shows. TalkShoe podcasts are free to create and are available on iTunes, downloaded at Talkshoe.com or by dialing-in. Visit TalkShoe.com for more info.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About iotum

An award-winning leader in teleconferencing and group communications solutions, iotum provides collaboration SaaS products for organizations of any size. Each service is an easy, reliable and feature-rich conferencing alternative to over-priced or under-featured competitors. iotum’s flagship product, FreeConference.com, serves over a billion minutes a year of all–digital conference calls.

With offices in Los Angeles and Toronto, iotum is a fast growing private company and is #199 on Inc. Magazine’s Inc5000 list and No. 27 on the PROFIT 500. Deloitte added iotum to the Fast 500 in 2015. For more information about iotum please visit www.iotum.com.

Media contact

Sarah Jezek
VP, Marketing
iotum
sarah@iotum.com

FREE TRAINING CLASSES FOR NEW & PROSPECTIVE HOSTS - Next Dates: Thursday April 28 & Thursday May 5 - Click for the Details - Register Now to Claim a Spot

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Call Series Announcements, Chat Announcements, Events, Host Lounge News, In The News, Podcasting News, Press, Press Releases, Support, TalkShoe Tips, What's New Print This Post

SIGN UP NOW to attend the FREE training program “TalkShoe Basic Training for New & Prospective Hosts”! (Pre-registration is required even though it’s free - just send an email to training@talkshoe.com)

This free training program is conducted by the leading experts on the TalkShoe User Support Team. The training program consists of one session lasting 2 hours. This program is offered on the following dates:

Thursday, April 28th: 7pm - 9pm EDT (6pm - 8pm CDT, 5pm - 7pm MDT, 4pm - 6pm PDT, 11pm - 1am GMT)
Thursday, May 5th: 11am - 1pm EDT (10am - Noon CDT, 9am - 11am MDT, 8am - 10am PDT, 3pm - 5pm GMT)
Tuesday, May 10th: 7pm - 9pm EDT (6pm - 8pm CDT, 5pm - 7pm MDT, 4pm - 6pm PDT, 11pm - 1am GMT)
Monday, May 16th: 11am - 1pm EDT (10am - Noon CDT, 9am - 11am MDT, 8am - 10am PDT, 3pm - 5pm GMT)
Thursday, May 26th: 7pm - 9pm EDT (6pm - 8pm CDT, 5pm - 7pm MDT, 4pm - 6pm PDT, 11pm - 1am GMT)

ALSO: Personalized One-on-One TroubleShooting/Training Sessions are available. See further explanation below.

This session will consist of prepared material covering key topics of interest to New and Prospective TalkShoe Hosts. Periodically throughout the session the participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions. The material covered is basic and appropriate for individuals who are interested in becoming Show Hosts. Our philosophy is that no question is too simple!

Topics covered include:
” Using TalkShoe as a listener
” Setting up your Hosting Account
” Scheduling your First Episode
” Controlling your Show/Call from your Phone
” How to End/Terminate your Show/Call
” How to Handle Disturbances and Disruptive Participants
” Broadcast Techniques - How to Conduct a Show in a Professional Manner
” Interview Techniques
” Best Practice Do’s and Don’ts
” Where to Go for More Help - Hosting Resources
” Availability of Advanced Premium Training

Individuals interested in attending must register by sending an email indicating their interest to: training@talkshoe.com Include an indication of your level of experience. Please also include the Date and Time of the session you are requesting to attend. You will receive additional information regarding the training, including how to connect to the sessions.

This training was created in response to user requests.

SIGN UP TODAY - THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN EACH SESSION!

Come join the FUN - Become a Host Today!!!

NOTE: Personalized One-on-One TroubleShooting/Training Sessions - are sessions where a member of the TalkShoe User Support Team works with you directly over the phone at a mutually agreed upon time to answer specific questions and/or to troubleshoot specific problems. One-on-One sessions are available at the rate of $4.95 for each 15 minutes. If you are interested in purchasing a One-on-One session, please send your request to training@talkshoe.com

Note: Advanced Premium Training (which covers more advanced topics) is also available - click this link for more details: http://tinyurl.com/22qrp86


SHARE THIS VIA:
Facebook Twitter More...

TalkShoe Recording Storage Maintenance in Progress - Accessibility May Be Limited

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Call Series Announcements, Chat Announcements, Contributors, Emails, Events, Host Lounge News, In The News, Podcasting News, Press, Press Releases, Support, Uncategorized, What's New Print This Post

Key system maintenance is currently being performed on the TalkShoe Recording Storage Infrastructure. While the maintenance process is underway, accessibility to recordings is expected to be periodically limited. Thank you for your support during this time of important system maintenance.
The TalkShoe Technical Team

FREE TRAINING CLASSES FOR NEW & PROSPECTIVE HOSTS - Next Dates: Tuesday Feb 11th & Thursday Feb 13th - Click for the Details - Register Now to Claim a Spot

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Call Series Announcements, Chat Announcements, Emails, Events, Host Lounge News, In The News, Press Releases, Support, What's New Print This Post

SIGN UP NOW to attend the FREE training program “TalkShoe Basic Training for New & Prospective Hosts”! (Pre-registration is required even though it’s free - just send an email to training@talkshoe.com)

This free training program is conducted by the leading experts on the TalkShoe User Support Team. The training program consists of one session lasting 2 hours. This program is offered on the following dates:

Tuesday February 11th at 7pm to 9pm Eastern Time (6pm - 8pm CST, 5pm - 7pm MST, 4pm - 6pm PST, 12am - 2am GMT)
Thursday February 13th at 11am to 1pm Eastern Time (10am - Noon CST, 9am - 11am MST, 8am - 10am PST, 4pm - 6pm GMT)
Monday February 17th at 11am to 1pm Eastern Time (10am - Noon CST, 9am - 11am MST, 8am - 10am PST, 4pm - 6pm GMT)
Thursday February 27th at 7pm to 9pm Eastern Time (6pm - 8pm CST, 5pm - 7pm MST, 4pm - 6pm PST, 12am - 2am GMT)

ALSO: Personalized One-on-One TroubleShooting/Training Sessions are available. See further explanation below.

This session will consist of prepared material covering key topics of interest to New and Prospective TalkShoe Hosts. Periodically throughout the session the participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions. The material covered is basic and appropriate for individuals who are interested in becoming Show Hosts. Our philosophy is that no question is too simple!

Topics covered include:
” Using TalkShoe as a listener
” Setting up your Hosting Account
” Scheduling your First Episode
” Controlling your Show/Call from your Phone
” How to End/Terminate your Show/Call
” How to Handle Disturbances and Disruptive Participants
” Broadcast Techniques - How to Conduct a Show in a Professional Manner
” Interview Techniques
” Best Practice Do’s and Don’ts
” Where to Go for More Help - Hosting Resources
” Availability of Advanced Premium Training

Individuals interested in attending must register by sending an email indicating their interest to: training@talkshoe.com Include an indication of your level of experience. Please also include the Date and Time of the session you are requesting to attend. You will receive additional information regarding the training, including how to connect to the sessions.

This training was created in response to user requests.

SIGN UP TODAY - THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN EACH SESSION!

Come join the FUN - Become a Host Today!!!

NOTE: Personalized One-on-One TroubleShooting/Training Sessions - are sessions where a member of the TalkShoe User Support Team works with you directly over the phone at a mutually agreed upon time to answer specific questions and/or to troubleshoot specific problems. One-on-One sessions are available at the rate of $4.95 for each 15 minutes. If you are interested in purchasing a One-on-One session, please send your request to training@talkshoe.com

Note: Advanced Premium Training (which covers more advanced topics) is also available - click this link for more details: http://tinyurl.com/22qrp86


SHARE THIS VIA:
Facebook Twitter More...

THANK YOU ! ! ! …click for details….

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Host Lounge News, Press Releases, TalkShoe Tips Print This Post

Dear TalkShoe Community Members,

Thank you for making 2011 the highest volume year in TalkShoe’s history!

Thank you for all your support and use of TalkShoe!

Best wishes for a successful and prosperous 2012!
The TalkShoe Team

PS Click here for details on upcoming training sessions…

FREE TRAINING CLASSES FOR NEW & PROSPECTIVE HOSTS: Jan 11th(7pm EST); 12th(9am); 15th(11am) + other dates/times - Click for details - Sign-up Now to Reserve a Spot

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Chat Announcements, Emails, Host Lounge News, In The News, Press Releases, Support, TalkShoe Tips, What's New Print This Post

Have you ever considered Hosting your own Show on TalkShoe? NOW is the time to start!

SIGN UP NOW to attend the FREE training program “TalkShoe Basic Training for New & Prospective Hosts”! (Pre-registration is required even though it’s free - just send an email to training@talkshoe.com)

This free training program is conducted by the leading experts on the TalkShoe User Support Team. Now the program consists of a new format - one session lasting 2 hours. This program is offered on the following dates:

Tuesday January 11th at 7 to 9pm Eastern Time
Wednesday January 12th at 9 to 11am Eastern Time
Saturday January 15th at 11am to 1pm Eastern Time
Friday January 21st at 10am to Noon Eastern Time
Thursday January 27th at 7 to 9pm Eastern Time

This session will consist of prepared material covering key topics of interest to New and Prospective TalkShoe Hosts. Periodically throughout the session the participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions. The material covered is basic and appropriate for individuals who are interested in becoming Show Hosts. Our philosophy is that no question is too simple!

Topics covered include:
” Using TalkShoe as a listener
” Setting up your Hosting Account
” Scheduling your First Episode
” Controlling your Show/Call from your Phone
” How to End/Terminate your Show/Call
” How to Handle Disturbances and Disruptive Participants
” Broadcast Techniques - How to Conduct a Show in a Professional Manner
” Interview Techniques
” Best Practice Do’s and Don’ts
” Where to Go for More Help - Hosting Resources
” Availability of Advanced Premium Training

Individuals interested in attending must register by sending an email indicating their interest to: training@talkshoe.com Include an indication of your level of experience. You will receive additional information regarding the training, including how to connect to the sessions.

This training was created in response to user requests.

SIGN UP TODAY - THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN EACH SESSION!

Come join the FUN - Become a Host Today!!!

Note: Advanced Premium Training (which covers more advanced topics) is also available - The next two hour session is Thursday December 9th. click this link for more details: http://tinyurl.com/22qrp86

A HOLIDAY GIFT FOR YOU! - 80% DISCOUNT on Advanced Premium Training for Hosts (now $4.99!)- Thursday Dec 9th ONLY - 7pm EST - click for details and signup

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Events, Host Lounge News, In The News, Podcasting News, Press Releases, Support Print This Post

YES, TALKSHOE HAS A HOLIDAY GIFT FOR YOU! - A ONETIME ONLY 80% DISCOUNT on Advanced Premium Training for Hosts - Thursday December 9th ONLY - 7pm EST

SIGN UP NOW to attend the new ADVANCED PREMIUM fee based on-line training program FOR ONLY $4.99!!! (Regular price is $24.99)

This training program is being offered on Thursday December 9th from 7-9pm Eastern Time - ie a single 2 hour session!

The following topics will be included:

* Connecting to TalkShoe via VOIP/SIP (free X-Lite & Skype Out)
* Improving Performance and Response Time via TalkShoe Live Pro
* Enabling Professional Capabilities via vEmotion (intros, outros, local recording, etc.)
* Advantages of a Direct Dial Number
* Local Recordings - Why and How
* Editing Audio Files (Audacity & intros, outros, recordings, sound effects, etc.)
* Finding Royalty Free / Podsafe Music
* The Use and Non-Use of Licensed and Copyrighted Material
* Hosting Resources - And Where to Get More Help
* Arranging for Premium TalkShoe Features & your free premium with this training

A Question and Answer segment will be held at several points during the 2 hour training session. The fee for this Advanced Premium Online Training is $24.95.

HOW TO ENROLL:
1) Send an email to training@talkshoe.com indicating your interest in signing up for this Advanced Permium Training (TS-TRNG201). This will enable details of the session to be communicated to you via return email.
2) Send payment of your Advanced Premium Training fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses PayPal to accept training fees.) Once you access this link you will see that your payment can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4PNHTG6XGDTR8

This training was created in response to TalkShoe User requests.

We look forward to having you join this Advanced Premium Online Training session!

HOSTS: Ad Free Version Now Available for You and Your Participants! - click for details

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Chat Announcements, In The News, Press Releases, Support, TalkShoe Tips, What's New Print This Post

A ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is now available to Show/Call Hosts.

This option provides an Ad Free version of your Show Page and Web Chat Client for ALL of your show’s participants.

HOW IT WORKS - The ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is available by way of a monthly subscription. When a ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option Subscription is obtained for a Show/Call, all participants who join that Show/Call will view a version of the Show/Call Page and Web Chat Client which contain no display ads (i.e. no banner or text ads).

A ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option Subscription can be purchased by any Host for any Show/Call (public or private, listed or unlisted) and runs on a month-to-month basis. There is no long term contract required. That is, the ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option subscription can be canceled at any time. The subscription rate for this ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is $14.95 per month. The $14.95 per month subscription rate covers one Show/Call ID and covers an unlimited number of Episodes of that Show/Call during each month.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE -
1. Inform TalkShoe of the Show/Call ID that you wish to have set up as ‘Display Ads Free’ by sending the Show/Call ID in an email to: GoAdFree@talkshoe.com
2. Trigger payment of your first month’s subscription fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses the PayPal ‘Subscription Feature’ to accept the monthly subscription fees. Once you access this link you will see that payments can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the subscription link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QH45UFADSZR64

3. Once TalkShoe has received confirmation of your payment, work will begin to set-up your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option. Set-up is usually completed within 48 hours.
4. Once set-up of your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is complete, TalkShoe will notify you by email.
5. Once set-up of your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is complete, you will need to take no further action. From that point forward, all users who access your Show/Call Page and Web Chat Client during your shows will see no display ads.

OTHER NOTES - The Terms and Subscription Conditions of the Display Ad Free Premium Subscription: The subscription to the Display Ad Free Premium Option is on a month-to-month basis. No long term commitment to continue with the subscription is required. The Display Ad Free Premium Option works with both public (listed) and private (unlisted) TalkShoe Shows/Calls. The price is $14.95 per month payable through PayPal. Each Display Ad Free Subscription is associated with one TalkShoe Show/Call ID. There is no initial setup charge for a Display Ad Free Premium Subscription. All TalkShoe Terms of Service apply to this service option. TalkShoe does not warrant that functions of this service option will be uninterrupted or error free. TalkShoe reserves the right to terminate subscriptions for this service option at anytime with or without cause at the sole discretion of TalkShoe. In the event that TalkShoe terminates this service option, TalkShoe will refund the unused portion of a paid subscription fee, in a total amount up to one month’s subscription fee. The total liability of TalkShoe is limited to a total amount equal to one month’s subscription fee. There is no subscription termination fee.

Advanced Premium Training for Hosts - Thursday January 20th - 7pm Eastern - (2 hours) - click for details and signup

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, Events, Press Releases, Support Print This Post

SIGN UP NOW to attend the new ADVANCED PREMIUM fee based on-line training program!

This training program is being offered on Thursday January 20th from 7-9pm Eastern Time - ie a single 2 hour session!

The following topics will be included:

* Connecting to TalkShoe via VOIP/SIP (free X-Lite & Skype Out)
* Improving Performance and Response Time via TalkShoe Live Pro
* Enabling Professional Capabilities via vEmotion (intros, outros, local recording, etc.)
* Advantages of a Direct Dial Number
* Local Recordings - Why and How
* Editing Audio Files (Audacity & intros, outros, recordings, sound effects, etc.)
* Finding Royalty Free / Podsafe Music
* The Use and Non-Use of Licensed and Copyrighted Material
* Hosting Resources - And Where to Get More Help
* Arranging for Premium TalkShoe Features & your free premium with this training

A Question and Answer segment will be held at several points during the 2 hour training session. The fee for this Advanced Premium Online Training is $24.95.

HOW TO ENROLL:
1) Send an email to training@talkshoe.com indicating your interest in signing up for this Advanced Permium Training (TS-TRNG201). This will enable details of the session to be communicated to you via return email.
2) Send payment of your Advanced Premium Training fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses PayPal to accept training fees.) Once you access this link you will see that your payment can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JB5HARGGPEYTG

This training was created in response to TalkShoe User requests.

We look forward to having you join this Advanced Premium Online Training session!

HOSTS: ‘Ad Free’ Premium Version of the Show Page and Web Chat Client Now Available - click for details

| Author: TalkShoe Support | In Announcements, In The News, Press Releases, Support, What's New Print This Post

A ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is now available to Show/Call Hosts.

HOW IT WORKS - The ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is available by way of a monthly subscription. When a ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option Subscription is obtained for a Show/Call, all participants who join that Show/Call will view a version of the Show/Call Page and Web Chat Client which contain no display ads (i.e. no banner or text ads).

A ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option Subscription can be purchased by any Host for any Show/Call (public or private, listed or unlisted) and runs on a month-to-month basis. There is no long term contract required. That is, the ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option subscription can be canceled at any time. The subscription rate for this ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is $14.95 per month. The $14.95 per month subscription rate covers one Show/Call ID and covers an unlimited number of Episodes of that Show/Call during each month.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE -
1. Inform TalkShoe of the Show/Call ID that you wish to have set up as ‘Display Ads Free’ by sending the Show/Call ID in an email to: AdFree@talkshoe.com
2. Trigger payment of your first month’s subscription fee through PayPal by clicking on the link below and following the directions. (TalkShoe uses the PayPal ‘Subscription Feature’ to accept the monthly subscription fees. Once you access this link you will see that payments can be made directly from a PayPal Account (i.e. if you already have one or if you want to create one) or through a major credit card. The instructions for both options are shown on the page. Here is the subscription link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QH45UFADSZR64

3. Once TalkShoe has received confirmation of your payment, work will begin to set-up your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option. Set-up is usually completed within 48 hours.
4. Once set-up of your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is complete, TalkShoe will notify you by email.
5. Once set-up of your ‘Display Ad Free’ Premium Option is complete, you will need to take no further action. From that point forward, all users who access your Show/Call Page and Web Chat Client during your shows will see no display ads.

OTHER NOTES - The Terms and Subscription Conditions of the Display Ad Free Premium Subscription:  The subscription to the Display Ad Free Premium Option is on a month-to-month basis. No long term commitment to continue with the subscription is required. The Display Ad Free Premium Option works with both public (listed) and private (unlisted) TalkShoe Shows/Calls.  The price is $14.95 per month payable through PayPal.  Each Display Ad Free Subscription is associated with one TalkShoe Show/Call ID. There is no initial setup charge for a Display Ad Free Premium Subscription. All TalkShoe Terms of Service apply to this service option.  TalkShoe does not warrant that functions of this service option will be uninterrupted or error free.  TalkShoe reserves the right to terminate subscriptions for this service option at anytime with or without cause at the sole discretion of TalkShoe.  In the event that TalkShoe terminates this service option, TalkShoe will refund the unused portion of a paid subscription fee, in a total amount up to one month’s subscription fee.  The total liability of TalkShoe is limited to a total amount equal to one month’s subscription fee.  There is no subscription termination fee.








Close
E-mail It