Mountain View, Calif. and New York, NY - September 28, 2005 - PeerMe, Inc. (www.peerme.com), a peer-to-peer voice communications technology company, today introduced its first beta product that provides free, unlimited, voice and instant message communications for Internet users. In addition, PeerMe and Boonty, the world leader in downloadable digital games, today announced the first of a series of PeerMe games channels.
The PeerMe Games channels will feature thousands of games, ring tones and other downloadable consumer products for PC, mobile and handheld platforms. The initial PeerMe Games channel is available in English and supports the immediate delivery of PC games world-wide. Leveraging technology developed by Boonty, customers will be able to evaluate PC games from more than 100 publishers before purchasing. Upon the expiration of the trial period, the program will run only if the license is purchased.
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. Users have the ability to interact with their own communities and will have access to a wide range of content and products through PeerMe channels. English, Japanese and Korean language versions are now available for download through the company's Web or from hundreds of software download Web sites available worldwide. PeerMe users will be able to interact free with anyone around the world using their computer and Internet connection.
"We are excited to launch in the U.S. and partner with the global leader in Web-based downloadable games distribution to introduce our games channel," said Tom Lasater, PeerMe's founder and CEO. "Our vision to voice-enable the Internet is now a reality. Our users are able to communicate within their own communities, test and purchase thousands of downloadable products, and communicate with their friends about these products while online through our peer-to-peer voice product."
"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."
Over the coming months, PeerMe will introduce a series of new offerings designed to support the company's goal of voice-enabled content and applications on the Internet.
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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