Peerme And Boonty Join Forces To Introduce Online Games Channels
Strategic Alliance to Provide Extensive Content for PeerMe Users
Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo, Japan – September 16, 2005 – PeerMe, Inc. (www.peerme.com), a peer –to-peer voice communications technology company, and Boonty, the world leader in downloadable digital games, today announced a strategic alliance to introduce a series of PeerMe games channels. The Games channels will feature thousands of games, ring tones and other consumer products for PC, mobile and handheld platforms. The PeerMe Games sites are expected to launch in multiple languages over the next several weeks.
"We are excited to partner with the global leader in Web-based downloadable games distribution to launch our games channel,” said Tom Lasater, PeerMe’s founder and CEO. “Through our partnership with Boonty, our users will have access to products from more than 150 publishers. Gamers using PeerMe to communicate via PC based calls or instant messaging will be able to download and evaluate thousands of products, purchase these products online and communicate with their friends during the process.”
PeerMe has developed a peer-to-peer voice and instant messaging environment supporting PC-to-PC and PC-to-handheld voice communications and instant messaging over public Internet connections. PeerMe’s technology can be used independently by users connecting on a peer-to-peer basis or integrated into Web communities bringing a new generation of interactive connectivity to users.
“Our ability to serve both the Japanese and English speaking communities with our communication products and soon our PeerMe Games channels is a testament to our investment and commitment to the international market,” said Mr. Kanji Sakae, co-founder and president of PeerMe Japan. “Our users have a new ability to evaluate, discuss and use products in real time online.”
“Partnering with PeerMe is a natural fit for Boonty,” said Romain Nouzareth, co-founder and CEO of Boonty Inc. “Boonty’s strength is in delivering the broadest selection of downloadable games across an international offering of languages. Partners, such as PeerMe , focus on delivering a compelling online environment where users spend a significant amount of time, and together we provide a platform where gamers can evaluate and purchase games, online in real-time.”
Announcements around new features and functionality, premium services and partner offerings will be forthcoming as PeerMe expands its offering throughout the remainder of 2005.
About PeerMe, Inc.
Founded in 2004, PeerMe, Inc., www.PeerMe.com, is a privately held international peer-to-peer communications technology company with offices in Mountain View, Calif., Tokyo, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Bulgaria and Austin, Tex. PeerMe has developed a peer-to-peer voice and instant messaging platform, which supports Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) PC-to-PC and PC-to handheld voice communications, instant messaging, and peer-to-peer file transfer over public Internet connections. PeerMe’s vision is to bring a human connection to the Internet through voice-enabling the Web.
About Boonty Inc.:
Headquartered in New York with offices in Paris, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo, Boonty is a recognized global leader in the digital distribution games business. Providing a fully customized gaming solution for leading ISPs, portals, computer manufacturers and Internet communities, Boonty boasts the largest distribution network worldwide with a total reach of over 300-million unique users and features a try-before-you-buy commerce model. With more than 1,500 titles in its games catalog, Boonty has secured distribution agreements spanning all major categories – from hardcore/enthusiast to casual games, and includes the leading publishers in the industry. For more information, visit www.boonty.com.
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