Yugma Collaboration Tool Now Available on Skype Extras and Offers Integration With Skype Calling Features

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Yugma™ today announced the launch of their Yugma Skype Edition. The Yugma Skype Edition builds upon Skype's offering by adding real time collaboration and desktop sharing functionality. Yugma has integrated the new functionality in a way that makes it extremely easy for existing Skype users. Once Yugma Skype Edition in installed, simply invite a friend or colleague from your existing Skype contact list, Yugma opens automatically, and sharing begins.

We wanted to build upon Skype's legendary ease of use

Yugma™ today announced the launch of their Yugma Skype Edition. The Yugma Skype Edition builds upon Skype's offering by adding real time collaboration and desktop sharing functionality. Yugma has integrated the new functionality in a way that makes it extremely easy for existing Skype users. Once Yugma Skype Edition in installed, simply invite a friend or colleague from your existing Skype contact list, Yugma opens automatically, and sharing begins.

"We wanted to build upon Skype's legendary ease of use," said Karel Lukas, COO of Yugma. "Skype makes it easy for people to stay in constant contact and to communicate with one another spontaneously. We believe collaboration needs to move in the same direction, which is why it was natural for Yugma and Skype to come together."

"It's as simple as clicking 'Start Sharing' in the Yugma window and your friend can see your entire desktop. Press another button in the window and you can swap the sharing power to them… so users of Windows and Mac can share desktops with each other!" wrote Caitlin of Skype in last week's Skype Developer Program Newsletter.

"Yugma Skype opens-up the door to contextual, just-in-time collaboration, making it possible for any existing Skype user to start screen-sharing, live annotating or giving remote control of the screen to anyone in a few mouse clicks. What's more impressive is that Yugma for Skype supports up to ten concurrent users and is absolutely free, " said Robin Good, Chief Editor of Master New Media.

Yugma is taking a different approach to collaboration. While the rest of the space is meeting-centric and focused on structured collaboration, Yugma is beginning to change course and take their service in a new direction, taking Yugma beyond the limits of meeting-centric structured collaboration. Yugma Skype Edition is available for download for Skype users in the Skype Extras section at http://extras.skype.com , or directly from the Yugma website, at http://www.yugma.com/yugmaskype .

Yugma will hold a live news conference later today to provide a demonstration of the Yugma Skype Edition and to take questions.

Date: September 12, 2007
Time: 1:00 PM Pacific Time, USA (20:00 GMT)
Join the conference by clicking on this link:
https://www.yugma.com/yugmaskype/installer/loading.php?user=&role=4&collsession=124655247
Call into the Yugma teleconference bridge: +1-218-486-3889
Enter session id: 124-655-247

Yugma is a free web collaboration service that enables people to instantly connect over the Internet to communicate and share content and ideas using any application or software. Whether you are using Windows, Mac or Linux computer, you can connect on-demand and in real-time with co-workers, clients, friends and family - regardless of whether they are across the city, nation or even the globe.

The name Yugma is a word derived from the Sanskrit language meaning "the state of being in unified collaboration." Yugma, Inc. is a privately held venture-backed company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and has offices in the USA, India, Mexico, and Argentina.

Media contact:
Jonah Cagley
Info(at)yugma.com
Tel. +1-952-400-0357

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