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Cliqset to Power Real-Time Discussion for the Boxee Beta Unveiling EventPartnership Enables Viewers of the Boxee Live Event to Have Real-Time Conversations as They Watch on Boxee (December 07, 2009)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/09 -- Cliqset, the real-time community, today announced they will power real-time discussion on Boxee for the livestream of the Boxee Beta Unveiling event.
On December 7, Boxee, the first "social" media center, will demo the next evolution of their software (beta), preview the Boxee Box, and present new content partners. As the official social Boxee partner for the unveiling, Cliqset's application will be integrated with the livestream of the event on Boxee, giving the entire Boxee community a real-time social discussion experience as they watch the event on Boxee. Together, Boxee and Cliqset spearhead an emerging trend of socializing online-video, thereby rendering the Web more open and engaging.
Tonight, viewers will be able to either sign in anonymously or create a Cliqset account to connect with others watching and discussing the event. To access the Boxee event, load the Boxee application on December 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET and click on Boxee Beta Unveiling in the Recommendations section of the home page.
"We're enthusiastic about our partnership with Boxee and excited to power real-time discussions -- an important element to help virtual attendees connect with the event and with the entire Boxee community," said Darren Bounds, president and co-founder of Cliqset.
"Boxee is evolving what people expect from TV, as we develop innovative ways for them to interact with what they're watching, online and offline," said Avner Ronen, co-founder and CEO of Boxee. "Real-time interaction and social viewing is becoming increasingly important, and Cliqset has built a digital 'water cooler' that provides Boxee users with a platform on which to live chat about our event, or about any other content on Boxee."
Cliqset's real-time community is a place where people can share, discover, and discuss content with friends from around the Web. Announced in October, Cliqset's Boxee application lets users start a discussion with their friends in real-time while watching TV episodes, movies, or other entertainment on Boxee. The unique application built for TVs also allows viewers to keep up with what their friends are doing across over 70 social networks. To connect to Cliqset's Boxee application, sign up for Boxee at http://www.boxee.tv and then add the Cliqset application from the Boxee App Box. In a continued effort to foster openness and innovation on the Web, Cliqset is also making its development library available so developers can write real-time applications for Boxee.
Boxee allows users to access free high-quality online TV shows, movies, music, and photos, in addition to their local media, within an interface optimized for TV and remote. Since they launched last June, more than half a million people have downloaded the software for Mac, Linux, and Windows computers. You can learn more about Boxee from http://www.boxee.tv.
Cliqset is a real-time community that makes it easy for people to share, discover, and discuss content with friends from around the Web. Cliqset is privately held and based in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, please visit: www.cliqset.com.
Connect with Cliqset: http://cliqset.com/user/cliqset
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