NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2000--iClips, Inc. (www.iClips.com), a leading provider of free Internet-based streaming video services, announced an Element partnership with Homestead.com, an online resource which enables individuals and small businesses to create feature-rich Web sites.
iClips' streaming video communications tools and applications are fully integrated and promoted throughout Homestead. iClips streaming video communications Element joins over 150 Homestead Elements available for over seven million registered members to use in creating their Web site. Elements are the basic building blocks of all Homestead Web sites. The iClips integration will enable members to create, capture and publish streaming video to their personal Web sites for free.
Homestead members will have access to iClips' full suite of tools, including iClips Producer, the easiest way to capture, encode and share streaming video files. Using a PC camera or camcorder, Homestead members will be able to create and add personal videos to their Web sites by simply dragging and dropping the iClips' ``Add-a -Video'' Element. All Homestead members who drag and drop the iClips' Element on to their Web site will receive 20 MB of free storage space for their streaming videos in addition to the 16 MB offered to members upon sign-up. Members will also have access to a full account management system to manage their streaming video files from their Homestead account.
``Our agreement with iClips is consistent with our dedication to offering leading innovative technologies to Homestead members,'' said Michael Geller, vice president of strategic partnerships at Homestead.com. ``The alliance with iClips provides our members with the opportunity to create dynamic Web sites by providing the ability to publish streaming videos on their Web sites.''
``Homestead.com has integrated our streaming video services technology to enable over seven million members worldwide to enhance their Web sites,'' said Michael Diamant, CEO of iClips. ``By implementing our suite of applications, Homestead members can now seamlessly create videos for their small business or personal Web sites. With this alliance, Homestead members are offered a unique way to allow visitors to view videos online.''
iClips is a leading streaming video messaging company offering Web users the ability to replace text with video anywhere on the Web. iClips provides Web users with the tools and technologies to create and publish streaming video that can be added to any Web site or sent in email, all at no charge. The Company powers affiliated Web sites with free proprietary capture, encoding, storage and account management tools, as well as a complete streaming video infrastructure; allowing their end users to communicate with streaming video. Headquartered in New York, the company was founded in October 1999 and is privately held. iClips was selected by Silicon Alley Reporter as One of 12 Companies to Watch in 2000. For more information, visit www.iclips.com.
Homestead.com integrates and distributes Internet content, services and technologies to enable individuals and small businesses to create feature-rich Web sites. Homestead has over 7 million registered members. Homestead enables members to communicate with friends and family, meet people around the world, and operate small businesses online. Members can easily build personalized Web sites from Homestead's palette of customizable, 'drag-and-drop' Elements. Homestead currently offers more than 150 of these pre-programmed Elements that include everything from basics such as text boxes, buttons and photos to dynamic features including chat rooms and e-commerce payment processing. Homestead allows its Element partners to reach a targeted audience and provides its numerous co-brand partners with a complete Web site building platform. Based in Menlo Park, Calif., the company has more than 130 employees. Homestead is available at http://www.homestead.com.
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