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HearMe Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Magazine's 10th Annual Product of the Year Award
Jan 16, 2008 (08:01 AM EST)


NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HearMe(R), a division of Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC(R)) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine ( www.itmag.com ) has named it as the recipient of its 2007 Product of the Year Award. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority Since 1998(TM).

"INTERNET TELEPHONY's Product of the Year Award continues to validate HearMe as a fundamental communication tool in the SMB market," said Hannah Rothman, senior marketing director of HearMe. "Unlike many of our competitors, including Webex, HearMe's solution is completely internet based, allowing users to avoid additional phone charges. As such, this award emphasizes our commitment to providing the most innovative and comprehensive solutions for our customers and we look forward to the continued advancement of this technology in the years to come."

Paltalk is the premier real-time, video-based community bringing together traditional broadcasting media, social networking, user-generated content and video chat. Its web-based video conferencing system, HearMe, empowers small businesses, distance educators and mobile work forces to conduct meetings in real time at an affordable price. The solution provides video/audio conferencing, desktop and application sharing, and online browser- based meeting rooms. HearMe also has the most user-friendly interface and advanced video conferencing capabilities in the market. It allows an unlimited number of users to actively participate in a meeting.

"Paltalk has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. INTERNET TELEPHONY is pleased to grant a 2007 Product of the Year Award to HearMe, their video-conferencing solution," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. We're proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from HearMe in the future."

A full list of Product of the Year winners will be published in the February, 2008 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. ( www.itmag.com )

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com .

About HearMe(R)

HearMe, a division of Paltalk, is a web-based video conferencing and online collaboration solution. It empowers SMB's, corporations, and distance educators to participate in fully scalable voice and video conferences. Utilizing cutting edge video technology to provide real time motion of up to 15 frames per second, participants of a HearMe-hosted meeting can share video in addition to documents and desktop applications. With built-in VoIP capabilities, HearMe eliminates the need for a conference phone bridge line, decreasing costs for SMB's and enterprises alike. This also allows all participants a hands-free conferencing experience. HearMe's offering enables companies to connect their mobile workforce, distance educators, and organizations to work more efficiently regardless of geographic location.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority since 1998(TM). Since the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has a circulation of 225,000 including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com .

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 6,000 most visited Web sites in the world by alexa.com*, TMCnet serves as many as three million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, and Call Center 2.0 Conference. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com www.tmcnet.com . (*alexa.com is an amazon.com company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither alexa.com nor amazon.com is affiliated with TMCnet.) For more information about TMC, visit .

CONTACT: Jan Pierret of Technology Marketing Corporation, +1-203-852-6800, jpierret@tmcnet.comext. 228, ; or Todd Barrish of Dukas Public Relations,+1-212-704-7385, , for HearMe

Web site: http://www.paltalk.com/ http://www.itmag.com/ http://www.tmcnet.com/