Tuesday September 26, 9:11 am Eastern Time
iClips Strikes Partnership With theglobe.com
No. 1 Community Network Teams Up With Leading Streaming Video Provider to Enhance Its Offerings to Members
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2000--iClips, Inc.
(www.iclips.com), the leading provider of free Internet-based
streaming video messaging, today announced a partnership with
theglobe.com (Nasdaq: TGLO - news), (www.theglobe.com), one of the world's
leading community networks and providers of community services.
iClips' streaming video communications tools and applications will
be fully integrated and promoted throughout theglobe.com's flagship
Web site (www.theglobe.com) and its two community products, uPublish!
and globeclubs. By using a PC camera or camcorder, theglobe.com's
users will now be able to add personal videos to their uPublish!
homepages and globeclubs. uPublish! enables Web users to easily create
and publish high-quality, multi-page Web sites, without having to
learn technical computer languages or graphic design. globeclubs
offers users a fun club environment where they can share their
passions and interest with other users online.
theglobe.com's users will have access to iClips full suite of
tools, including iClips Producer, the easiest way to capture, encode
and share streaming video files. In addition, all theglobe.com's
members will be provided with 20 MB of free space to store their
streaming video messages and have access to a full account management
system to administer their files.
``We're thrilled that theglobe.com has selected our streaming video
messaging services,'' said Michael Diamant, CEO of iClips. ``This
distribution partnership exemplifies how iClips' license-free products
integrate seamlessly into a partner site to build further value to a
community site and its users. theglobe.com's millions of users will
now have access to the easiest, most powerful streaming video service
available, greatly enhancing their community activities on the site.''
``Our partnership with iClips will provide our members with the
opportunity to utilize streaming video -- one of the most exciting new
tools the Internet has to offer,'' said Ira Silverstein, Director of
Business Development. ``theglobe.com is always looking for ways to
improve the capabilities we offer to our users, to further their
experience in our community environment.''
iClips mission is to empower every Web user to create, publish and
share streaming video messages. iClips provides distribution partner
Web sites and end-users with a limited free license to the company's
proprietary tools that provide fast and easy solutions for replacing
text with streaming video. Internet veteran Michael Diamant, founder
and CEO, started iClips, a privately held corporation headquartered in
New York, in October 1999. iClips was selected by Silicon Alley
Reporter as one of 12 Companies to Watch in 2000. For more
information, visit http://www.iclips.com.
About theglobe.com Network
theglobe.com is a network of communities that specializes in
bringing people together around shared topics of interest. The Company
delivers ``community'' through customized community solutions to major
web properties with our best of breed community products (e-mail clubs
and web site building tools). The Company also owns the highly
targeted leading games information community, games.theglobe.com,
comprised of Happy Puppy, Kids Domain, Games Domain, Console Domain,
Chips & Bits (e-commerce site), Computer Games Online and Computer
Games Magazine. theglobe.com distributes community services and games
content to RollingStone.com, CBS Sportsline.com, Time Warner's Road
Runner, Deja.com, Alloy.com, AOL UK, Excite UK, Electronics Boutique
UK, Netscape UK, DirectHit.com, OneMain.com and others. Advertisers
include Disney, Sesame Street, Polaroid, Hewlett Packard, Oxy, Sega
USA, Nintendo, Fox, Intel, Office Max and Sprint.
RLM Public Relations, New York
Joe Edelson, 212/741-5106, x16