Tuesday October 17, 8:48 am Eastern Time
iClips Delivers Free Streaming Video Services to Homestead.com Members
Over 7 Million Registered Homestead Members Can Add iClips' Video Services to Personalized Web Site
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
``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.
RLM Public Relations, New York
Annie Turn, 212/741-5106 ext. 13