Paltalk Technow Web 2.0 Interactive Show Asks Who Can We Trust to Transform the Net?

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IT visionary Melih Abdulhayoglu joins Paltalk TechNow live interactive news and feature series to discuss and analyze the evolution of next-generation Internet and how technologists may be failing adequately to address the "Human Factor".

As a leading social network, the Paltalk community is at the heart of this evolution,

Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based chat community with over 4 million active members, will present an interactive Web 2.0 program addressing "Transforming The Web Into Your Web".

This one hour program will conclude an engaging three-part Paltalk TechNow news and feature network series.

This free, live interactive Web video event features IT visionary Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and Chief Security Architect at Comodo, who offers expert opinion on the evolution of next-generation Internet and the critical role of the "human factor."

TechNow invites online viewers to join this open interactive forum, which will be hosted by Henry Blodget, former Internet analyst and CEO of Silicon Alley Insider , and will air Thursday March 19, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. EST in Paltalk's TechNow Internet Web video showroom.

Paltalk, as a technology leader in the emerging social networking space, hosts this conversation with Mr. Abdulhayoglu at a pivotal moment in the evolution of the Internet. He brings an authoritative voice to the discussion, identifying the powerful opportunities and the challenges of this new paradigm. Discussion will center on alternate visions for the next-generation Internet as it creates a more personal "human factor" Web. New ideas will also be presented including Comodo's concept of Social Authentication whereby the community verifies the trustworthiness of information.

"While no one knows for certain where next-generation Internet will land, there is no question we've moved beyond being satisfied with typing a few words in a simple search box for a generic list of results," says Judy Shapiro, Paltalk's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

"Although the components of a more personalized Web experience are still being developed, what is clear is that as we move towards the creation of a next generation Web, the human factor must be at the heart of the conversation."

Talking points during this Web 2.0 interactive live event will include the explanation of some of the technologies being developed in conjunction with the next generation Web including semantic technologies, intelligent agents, 3D, pervasive and media-centric. Description of the potential and benefits of Web 3.0 for everyday people. A vision for how to leverage the intelligence of people within a social authentication framework, as defined by Comodo. A functional model of how next-generation Internet Web technologies will combine to deliver this "personal" Web. And an introduction to the concept of a trust and authentication layer that will need to be woven into connected community, ecommerce and communications networks.

"As a leading social network, the Paltalk community is at the heart of this evolution, "says Shapiro. "We are progressing towards a more personal experience and striving to do everything possible to create an environment that is highly personal, safe and trusted."

The last Paltalk Technow Web 2.0 interactive video and chat show featured: "Your Digital Identity - Manage it or Lose it", moderated by Melih Abdulhayoglu and Internet commentator Henry Blodget.

The live PalTalk video chat show program focused on the various measures that Internet surfers should be aware of in what can be done to lower the risks of online identity theft. Identity theft and fraud continues to take place on social web sites such as YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger, Skype, auction sites such as eBay, online banks - Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase and online payment processors such as PayPal.

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As CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo, Melih created Comodo in 1998 with a bold vision of making the Trusted Internet a reality for all. Comodo's innovations and pioneering business model have allowed Comodo to deliver its award winning Firewall absolutely free, while continuing to grow revenue by over 30 percent, year over year. Melih earned Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award in the Information Technology Software Category for New Jersey, and he is a Cyberterrorism expert appearing on Fox Business News.

Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Silicon Alley Insider, has a long reputation as a thought leader within the technology space. Henry was CEO of Cherry Hill Research, an Internet research and consulting firm. From 1994-2001, he was an investment banker at Prudential Securities and an equity analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. and Merrill Lynch. Henry is a regular contributor to Slate, Newsweek International, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Business 2.0, Euromoney, New York, and the Financial Times. He also is a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. In 2007, Henry published his first book, The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual: A Consumer's Guide to Intelligent Investing.

The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet connected companies, software companies and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. Comodo is focused on providing next generation, trust and security enabling products, services and solutions. Comodo's innovative products are accompanied with the highest level of support to ensure you can fully unleash the potential of your online business.

Comodo provides the following Internet security products: Internet Fax Services to send and receive faxes online, Comodo AntiSpam Desktop is an intuitive, easy-to-use, client-based software product that eliminates spam forever from a computer's email system, personal firewall software with free pop up blocker download to eliminate spyware on the PC, compare and select the most suitable SSL certificate vendor and what they can offer you, Content Verification Certificates - online seal of authentication to build customer trust for e-business, Managed Enterprise Security to maintain full control for your PKI requirements through the outsourced EPKI Manager, Certificate Services, Trustix - a portfolio of critical business infrastructure solutions, providing essential back office applications.

Comodo also provides secure messaging software, hardware security, smart card security software, branded security solutions and two factor authentication - server application and PKI service.

Comodo works with a number of key OEMs, design houses and development experts in order to provide industry leading products and services including Microsoft, Intel, IBM, HP, Fujitsu, Pkware, Digital Persona, IFL and Venafi.

Paltalk, is one of the pioneers and premier providers of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video based communities and continues to grow since it was launched in 1998.

Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people from New York, London and Paris to Chicago, Tel Aviv and Tokyo simultaneously chatting in live video rooms engaged in exciting dialogues, meeting new friends, dating, discovering breaking news, trading stock tips, politics, sports, business, singing karaoke, and attending family and school reunions. The Paltalk community is vibrant due to the high quality of the room environments supported by a range of free moderation tools.

In addition, Paltalk delivers original programming geared to the interests of the community. Paltalk Interactive events have hosted such entertainment celebrities as William Shatner and radio personalities Opie and Anthony, among others. Paltalk supports IM pals on AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.

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