San Francisco, Calif. – June 16, 2009 – Outspark and Meebo announced a partnership today delivering Meebo’s real-time social interactive features to Outspark’s community of more than 4.5 million gamers.
Outspark is one of the first gaming destinations and first freemium publisher to launch the new version of the Meebo Community IM, which is live today across all Outspark sites. This allows players to chat with their friends across the Outspark network. Players can create and share profile pages, create buddy lists and see who is online, send private messages and create group lists. Users also get the ability to share media content through IM, share links, and otherwise participate in real-time information sharing.
The Meebo application also lets Outspark players access their contact lists for other social networks and IM services including Gtalk and AIM, making it possible to share links and contacts with their Outspark friends or throughout their other personal networks.
“This is an exciting initiative to bring to our community. The Meebo partnership supports the social and gaming needs of our users and the ways they seek to share information,” said Wilson Kriegel, Outspark Vice President of Business Development. “It also supports our goal of delivering deeper and more relevant engagement and experiences between our users and games.”
The Meebo client also includes integration with popular social networking services, including Twitter, Facebook, and Email. The chat system also allows advertisers to closely target their ads, while ensuring users only see relevant and interesting advertising.
To sign up for a free Outspark account or learn more about Outspark and its portfolio of free games, visit www.outspark.com.
Outspark is a leading microtransaction based online game company that publishes and operates engaging online multiplayer games. Since the company’s formation in January 2007, the online community has grown to more than 4.5 million users, the majority of which are located in North America. Featuring a portfolio of immersive free-to-play games and related content, the company is building an online destination where members come for the games and stay for the community. Titles include Fiesta, Secret of the Solstice, Bread ‘n Butter, Project Powder, Blackshot and Wind Slayer. Backed by Altos Ventures, DCM and Tencent,, Outspark is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with a subsidiary office in Seoul, Korea. For more information, visit http://www.outspark.com.
About Meebo, Inc.:
With over 40 million people sharing over 5 billion messages and 75 million links every month, Meebo is one of the Web’s fastest growing social media companies. Founded in September 2005, Meebo enables real-time social interactions with instant messaging and group chat at meebo.com and on partner sites across the Web. Meebo is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Visit meebo.com to connect with friends live on the Web.
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