Lipstream to Deliver Voice-Enabled Chat Rooms and Instant Communities to AltaVista.CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 1999--
Lipstream(TM) Transforms the Internet Experience
By Adding the Power of Live Voice to AltaVista's Communities
Lipstream, leaders in live voice for eBusiness, today announced it will provide the Lipstream live Internet voice service to AltaVista Company, the premier new media and commerce network at www.altavista.com. Consumers can use AltaVista's voice chat to access Lipstream's service and conduct real-time communication over the Web. Lipstream's live voice will be integrated as an "instant community" feature on AltaVista's site. Additionally, Lipstream's service will be used in AltaVista's community area chat rooms to discuss anything from the stock market in the investor's room to singing a favorite song in the Karaoke karaoke
(Japanese; “empty orchestra”)
Use of a device that plays instrumental accompaniments to songs with the vocal tracks removed, permitting the user to sing the lead. room.
The Lipstream application and voice service is designed with the mass-market consumer in mind. To use Lipstream's live voice application, consumers need only a 28.8 kbps or above Internet connection, speakers and a microphone.
Lipstream's voice service can be found at www.altavista.com. From there, users can chat in two places: directly as part of the top news stories of the day and in the AltaVista voice chat rooms. AltaVista users can talk with multiple people at once or hold private one-on-one conversations. Voice chatters can also send text "whispers" to people and even mute mute (myt), in music, device designed to diminish uniformly the loudness of a musical instrument. other chatters they don't wish to hear.
"Voice is a natural, high-impact way to drive traffic and profits by attracting new customers and extending the time current customers are on a website," said Matt Jones, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Lipstream. "More and more, voice will become a standard part of the Internet experience, and AltaVista is a true pioneer in this trend."
"Lipstream's voice service offers a compelling communication tool with minimal latency, not previously available on the Internet," said Ross Levinsohn Ross Levinsohn is the former President of Fox Interactive Media, the Internet and New Media arm of News Corporation, where he reported directly to Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. President Peter Chernin. , vice president and general manager of AltaVista New Media. "This simple, intuitive voice solution provides a natural form of communication and will allow consumers to talk to each other in the easiest, quickest format."
Voice By Lipstream
Lipstream has created a powerful Internet voice service that is easily integrated into e-commerce, customer service, education, entertainment, communities, and chat offerings. It offers a simple and unique voice experience for all Internet users Internet user n → internauta m/f
Internet user Internet n → internaute m/f , with the highest voice quality available on the Internet today. To use Lipstream's voice application, consumers only need a 28.8 or above Internet connection, speakers and a microphone. The Lipstream client takes less than a minute to download and automatically installs into most Web browsers The following is a list of web browsers. Historical
Historically important browsers
In order of release:
Lipstream enables eBusinesses to quickly deploy voice communication by providing the back-end networking infrastructure and bandwidth required to deliver multi-person, live voice communication on the Internet. The Lipstream service is supported by a massively scalable patent-pending architecture comprised of high-performance servers with telco-grade up-time, managed QoS (quality of service), 24x7 support, and co-location and bandwidth provided by Qwest Communications
AltaVista Company is the premier online media and commerce network. The company integrates unique Internet technology and services to deliver relevant results faster for both individuals and Web-based businesses. Based in Palo Alto Palo Alto, city, California
Palo Alto (păl`ō ăl`tō), city (1990 pop. 55,900), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1894. Although primarily residential, Palo Alto has aerospace, electronics, and advanced research industries. , Calif., AltaVista is a majority-owned operating company operating company
A business that engages in transactions with outsiders. of CMGI CMGI Commonly Maintained Grounds Infrastructures
CMGI College Marketing Group Information (Services) , Inc. For more information, visit AltaVista at http://www.altavista.com.
About Lipstream Networks, Inc.
Lipstream is the leading Internet voice service provider for eBusiness. Lipstream enables live voice communication for e-commerce, customer service, education, entertainment and community applications. Lipstream is privately held and venture-backed by Sequoia Capital Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The firm's partners include Don Valentine, Pierre Lamond, Michael Moritz, Doug Leone, Mike Goguen, Mark Stevens, Jim Goetz, Sameer Gandhi, Roelof Botha, and Mark Kvamme. .
Lipstream is located in Cupertino, Calif., and can be found on the Internet at www.lipstream.com and contacted via telephone at 408/861-8200.
Note to Editors: Lipstream and the Lipstream logo are trademarks of Lipstream Networks, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.