Pudding Media and meebo Join Forces to Deliver Free Voice Chat to Millions of Instant Messaging Users via the meebo Platform
10/30/2007

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 30, 2007 – Pudding Media, a voice discovery pioneer, today announced a partnership with meebo, a website for instant messaging (IM) with more than six million unique people logging in monthly, enabling free voice calls for meebo’s users. Pudding Media also announced the launch of its partner program with meebo as the inaugural partner in the program. Pudding Media similarly joins the meebo Platform as an inaugural partner.

“We are excited to join the meebo Platform as a step towards our goal of offering communications providers a chance to enhance voice calls for their users,” said Ariel Maislos, Pudding Media CEO and co-founder. “Over the next few months, we will expand the service so that meebo’s users can choose to display Web pages, news, pictures and video clips based on the conversation.”

“At meebo, our mission is to connect people live on the Web. The integration of Pudding Media into the meebo Platform makes it easy to enable our users to experience seamless voice chat with anyone on their buddy list,” said Seth Sternberg, meebo CEO and co-founder. “Pudding Media inside of meebo brings us one large step closer to becoming the Web’s live interaction destination.”

Pudding Media created the partner program to provide enhanced calling experiences to any communications provider, starting with Internet telephony providers, social networks and Web publishers and expanding later to mobile carriers. Powered by Pudding Media’s innovative technology, Pudding Media’s partners are able to deliver an enriched call experience to their users. With the launch of the partner program, Pudding Media is making its innovative technology immediately available to all communications providers.
For more information about joining Pudding Media partner program, visit www.puddingmedia.com/partners.html.

About Pudding Media
Pudding Media is a San Jose-based startup building a revolutionary technology that redefines how we communicate. Pudding Media’s platform allows any communications provider, from Web publisher to mobile carrier, to enrich their calling plans with content. For more information, visit: www.puddingmedia.com

About meebo
meebo is a website for instant messaging. Founded in September 2005, meebo continues to catch on with IMers across the globe. After announcing 500,000 user-accounts in October 2006, user registration on meebo has rocketed to 3.5 million in just twelve months with more than six million unique people logging in monthly. More than 1 million people spend more than two-and-a-half hours with us every day. meebo’s investors include Sequoia Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Visit www.meebo.com today to connect with people live on the Web.

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Contact:
Erica Jostedt
SutherlandGold Group for Pudding Media

925.890.6889      
press@sutherlandgold.com

Michaela Wilkinson
Three-Forty Communications for meebo 

415.233.4075      
michaela@three-forty.com

 


 




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