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Hang w/ the "Monsters of Tech" Live From CES 2014(December 30, 2013)
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hang With, Inc. – the live streaming social media platform – announced today that the company has teamed up with the "Monsters of Tech" to offer an exclusive, live, behind-the-scenes look at the largest hands-on consumer technology show in the world.
The Monsters of Tech is a group of recognized Top Social Media Influencers who work together to leverage the power of their combined social media to build a fun and engaging narrative thread of pictures, stories and video.
The "Hang w/" app connects people through live streaming video and simultaneous chat - allowing anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Android device to broadcast live to thousands of viewers. Broadcasts are also streamed live to Facebook, where they can be shared and viewed from both desktop and mobile - regardless of whether viewers have the app.
As a centerpiece of the "Hang w/ Monsters of Tech" partnership, Robert Scoble, a noted Google Glass evangelist, will be live-streaming and signing copies of his new top-selling book, Age of Context, at The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel on January 8 from 7-9 pm. Click here for more information and to register.
"The Monsters of Tech are a powerhouse social media team and we are thrilled to have them hanging w/ us," said Andrew Maltin, CEO. "We can't wait to see what happens when they share their adventures, insights and antics live with our users. And of course, we look forward to seeing what happens when their millions of followers learn about the Hang w/ platform."
"This is going to be amazing for our fans," added Chris Voss of the Chris Voss Show and Monsters of Tech. "With our credentials, we experience CES in a way that most people never get to see - and now we can share these experiences live, as they are happening, using the very cutting edge of technology to do it. I speak for all of the Monsters when I say, this is going to be a blast."
"It's incredible to think that one year ago, Andrew and I were at CES with an early beta of the app, hanging with a handful of friends and colleagues - and this year we'll be hanging with the Monsters of Tech and their millions of followers," added Dave Swartz, President and Chief Creative Officer.
The full roster of Monsters of Tech includes:
World famous tech blogger, Silicon Valley based author, speaker and social media legend with nearly 6 million followers on Google+ and almost 400,000 followers on Twitter.
Listed on Forbes magazine's Top 50 Social Media Influencers two years running with more than 300,000 Twitter followers and among the top 1% of people searched for on Linkedin.
World famous Photographer with nearly 7 million followers on Google+.
Successful Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, tech speaker and writer. Part of the original team to build the first iPhone and helped create and build WebOS.
A leading voice in the convergence of technology and health, Nosta helps define, dissect and deliberate global trends in digital health. He pens Health Critical in Forbes and is the #1 ranked health influencer in social media.
Serial Internet entrepreneur since 1995, creator of Yahoo! Games, the infamous iFart Mobile iPhone app and best-selling author of eight books, including Twitter Power 2.0.
CEO and co-founder of Pixt.com a new social sharing platform for digital content collections. Ron has a background in Internet startups as both a co-founder and angel investor. Prior to Pixt, Ron was a co-founder at Oversee.net in Los Angeles.
In addition to the Monsters of Tech, the Hang w/ app has been embraced by many notable musicians, athletes, actors and entertainers who use the platform to build a meaningful social media relationship with their fans.
To date, the Hang w/ platform has attracted nearly 100 celebrities and athletes including Larry the Cable Guy, 50 Cent, Timbaland, Kaskade, Paula Abdul, Terrell Owens, Jordin Sparks, Lucy Hale, Cheech and Chong, Jessica Sanchez and Jamie Kennedy.
Hang w/ 2.0 is now available on the Apple App Store: http://www.hangwith.me/iPhone
Hang w/ 1.0 is now available on the Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/hangwandroid
A Hang w/ promo video is available here: http://bit.ly/hangwpromo
You can learn more at http://www.hangwith.com.
About Hang w/ and MEDL Mobile
Hang w/ was incubated by MEDL Mobile, Inc., a pioneer in the creation, development, marketing and monetization of mobile apps. MEDL Mobile is the majority shareholder of Hang With, Inc.
MEDL has led mobile strategy, ideation, development, marketing and monetization for many of the biggest names on the planet - in areas diverse as entertainment, telecom, medicine, education and retail - for such prestigious clients as Hyundai, Taco Bell, Monster.com, The New York Times Company, and Telefonica. The Company enters into partnerships to mobilize and monetize IP with such notable names as Encyclopedia Britannica, Real Madrid, Cheech & Chong and Marlee Matlin.
For more information about MEDL Mobile, please visit www.medlmobile.com.
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