SOURCE: TimeBridge

November 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Busy Professionals Get Their Daily Meeting Summary From the New TimeBridge Daily Brief

New Productivity Tool From the World's Most Popular Scheduling Application Keeps People Informed and Prepared for the Day's Meetings

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Today TimeBridge introduced the public beta of a new enhancement to its Personal Scheduling Assistant called The Daily Brief, a digest of a full day's meetings that includes key information to improve and automate meeting preparation and productivity. The days of forgotten conference call numbers, attendee names and meeting locations are over. By syncing their Google, Outlook or Apple iCal calendars with TimeBridge, users will have direct access to The Daily Brief's offerings for all meetings, including those that were not set up using TimeBridge.

Once a user's calendar is synced, The Daily Brief will automatically pull all of the information contained in the user's calendar items into one succinct and organized notice outlining the day's agenda with other web-based information to help make the day's meetings a success. The Daily Brief eliminates people's dependency on checking their calendar frequently in order to plan their day by freeing the information and making it accessible directly in the inbox. This information includes:

--  A weather forecast for the TimeBridge user's location;
--  The time and length of the meeting;
--  The identity of the meeting organizer;
--  The meeting location and driving directions; and
--  Background information on each attendee via LinkedIn and ZoomInfo.
    

The purpose of The Daily Brief is to pull all of the information relevant to each meeting in a user's day into one easily accessible format in order to drastically cut preparation time and avoid having to scramble for the information at the last moment.

"Getting the meeting on the calendar is a big hassle in and of itself, and TimeBridge is committed to alleviating that burden, but the logistics and preparation leading up to the meeting can also be very time-consuming," said Yori Nelken, CEO and founder of TimeBridge. "Most people don't have the luxury of a personal assistant who handles their schedule or prepares necessary background information for every one of their meetings. The Daily Brief compiles all the important information in one place and in an easily digestible format to ensure you will always be on top of your work day."

TimeBridge now counts over 185,000 users including Howie Rhee, managing director for the center for entrepreneurship and innovation at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, who has been using TimeBridge as he leads the organization of Entrepreneurship Week at Duke University this November. "Scheduling seven organizing committee meetings per month with students and faculty on three different calendar systems can be tricky," said Rhee, "but TimeBridge has simplified the process and helped us spend far less time scheduling and more time focused on Entrepreneurship Week events."

The TimeBridge Personal Scheduling Assistant integrates with Outlook, Google Calendar and Apple iCal, and can be accessed from any Internet-ready mobile device. It works with any email application and across time zones. To simplify your scheduling and to start receiving The Daily Brief, go to www.timebridge.com.

About TimeBridge

TimeBridge has created the first Personal Scheduling Assistant to give busy professionals a faster, more efficient way to schedule their time. TimeBridge's one-step scheduling is the most efficient way to schedule meetings with large groups or individuals across time zones, calendaring systems and companies. TimeBridge allows users to easily schedule meetings, share their availability with others, and connect directly with calendars including Outlook, Google Calendar and Apple iCal. While online calendars help users track their time, TimeBridge facilitates the social, and often complex process of getting busy people together -- in person, on the phone or online. TimeBridge is backed by blue-chip venture capital firms Mayfield Fund and Norwest Venture Partners. For more information, go to www.timebridge.com.

Contact Information

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