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RingCentral named 2009 Webware 100 awards finalist


San Mateo, Calif. -- March 31, 2009 - RingCentral, a cloud computing-based hosted business phone service, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in the 2009 “Webware 100” awards by the editors of CNET Nominated in the Communications category, RingCentral was chosen as one of 300 finalists from more than 5,000 qualifying Web 2.0 services and applications. 

The Webware 100 recognizes the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. The editors of Webware select the finalists, but the ultimate 100 winners will be decided by an online vote. The winning companies will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. To vote for RingCentral, visit .

RingCentral provides more services than legacy premise-based, expensive phone systems, at a fraction of the cost. Delivering the power of a sophisticated, multi-extension phone system without expensive hardware to buy or maintain, RingCentral offers a complete, hosted business phone and Internet fax system with no contracts and zero setup costs. The service is instantly provisioned and activated within minutes. RingCentral’s hosted business phone service combines a toll-free or local number with auto-receptionist, advanced call management, multiple extensions, multiple voicemail boxes and Internet fax; enabling customers to automatically screen calls, use call forwarding, place calls, listen to voicemail and send and receive faxes. 

Webware ( provides the latest information on Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications. Its timely and relevant blog entries about hundreds of web-based services, such as wikis, blogs, and social networking sites, help users determine the best products for them to use in their daily lives. Webware is led by veteran tech journalist and CNET Editor-at-Large Rafe Needleman, with additional entries from the CNET editors. Webware editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. Voting is open to the public beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at noon PACIFIC and closes on Thursday, April 30, 2009. Polls can be accessed at .

About RingCentral

RingCentral provides a cloud computing-based, hosted business phone service for small business. With top industry honors, including PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award and Small Business Computing's Excellence in Technology, RingCentral offers full-access to core small business phone services and helps improve productivity for tens of thousands of customers worldwide. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and DAG Ventures. For more information, please visit:

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