Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 22, 2008
ComVu Media, Inc., the leading provider of live video streaming right from your phone, today announced that it has been selected to join the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program. Stewarded by the Emerging Business Team (EBT) at Microsoft Corp., the program is designed to connect high-potential startups committed to the Microsoft platform to an extensive support network that provides access to Microsoft people and programs, guidance on future directions, and support to accelerate their success.
"ComVu's advantage has always been the broad scope of its mobile broadcasting platform in terms of device compatibility, rich feature set, and location-based service integration," said William Mutual, ComVu CEO. "This means we're pushing the edge of several of Microsoft's technologies and often require access to Microsoft people and an understanding of future directions to fully exploit opportunities -- we are fortunate that these benefits are available to us through this valuable program."
Microsoft is committed to serving as a valuable technology and business partner for emerging startups and their investors. Companies are selected to join the program based on their innovation, marketability, growth potential, funding, platform decision and strategic importance to Microsoft. These companies receive customized engagement plans designed to support their software development and increase market visibility. The program is now open to interested startups, which can apply via a profiling process outlined at the Microsoft Startup Zone at http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com.
"ComVu has redefined what is possible to do with a mobile phone. ComVu utilizes Silverlight and many other key Microsoft technologies to enable their real-time encoding and decoding of video from a mobile phone," said Sanjiv Parikh, Director of Mobility for the Emerging Business Team at Microsoft. "Microsoft is pleased to be working with ComVu to offer customers an easy and convenient way to share breaking news and memorable events with friends, relatives and co-workers through live video directly from your mobile phone."
The Microsoft EBT evaluates hundreds of technology startups each year to identify those with the strongest potential to succeed in the market, shape the industry's future, and enhance the overall value of Microsoft products and services for customers. The Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program shines the spotlight on some of the most promising startups and provides good examples of how startups can work successfully with Microsoft.
ComVu is the global provider of DIY mobile broadcasting solutions, enabling anyone to simply stream live video from their mobile device to the Internet. Coupled with today's 3G mobile devices, ComVu provides an end-to-end solution for live broadcasting of social events, amateur sports, breaking news and emergencies in the field. The company's PocketCaster solution is a multiple award recipient, including the grand-prize winner of the NAVTEQ LBS Global Challenge. PocketCaster is offered direct to consumers and as an ASP service or licensed solution to mobile operators, consumer portals, ISPs, enterprises and government organizations. For more information please visit: http://www.comvu.com.
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Contact: Jennifer Blome
ComVu Media, Inc.
604.844.2263 ext 2#