SOURCE: Paltalk


February 10, 2010 10:00 ET

Paltalk 9.9 Adds Ability to Chat Anywhere and Enhances Mobile and Multi-Platform IM Support

Latest Version of Video Chat Community Extends Greater Ease-of-Use to Users Everywhere With Personalized SuperIM URLs, BlackBerry Support and Facebook Chat Integration

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - Paltalk announced the launch of Paltalk 9.9 today -- the latest version of its widely popular, real-time, video-based chat community. Already used by more than four million active members with more than 100,000 of those members chatting simultaneously at any given time, the new Paltalk video chat platform now boasts multiple new ease-of-use tools, mobility options and audio/video upgrades.

"Paltalk has a long track record of continually introducing new features that anticipate and meet the future needs of users and that drive innovation across the broader online chat and video communications market," said Jason Katz, CEO, Paltalk. "Today's roll-out of Paltalk 9.9 incorporates new features that our members will love and provides a foundational preview of the direction we are headed with Paltalk 10.0 and beyond by instantly enabling users to video conference with anyone without a separate software download."

Paltalk is the only video chat technology with the ability to scale for any size chat rooms (one-to-one or thousands-to-thousands) and has been downloaded more than 70 million times to date. Paltalk allows users to connect with friends or with people they do not know on a variety of platforms, including chat rooms, one-on-one video IMs and SuperIMs, the company's flagship instant messaging client that allows users to share video, audio and text with up to 10 people at any time for free.

Major features of the latest iteration of Paltalk include:

    -- SuperIM URLs - personalized links that allow video chat anywhere on
       the Web with any friend, regardless of whether they are a Paltalk
    -- Facebook Chat Integration - ability to IM with Facebook friends
       directly from Paltalk
    -- BlackBerry Mobile Support - IM-based mobile support for the
       BlackBerry platform
    -- Video-Centric Look and Feel for SuperIM - four times more space
       allotted to webcam video
    -- Friends' Feed in SideKick - new SideKick Tab shows status updates
       of Paltalk friends' activity
    -- High Resolution Video & High Fidelity Audio - over 20 frames/sec
       with improved resolution and a richer, more enhanced audio
    -- Windows 7 Certification - the first video chat provider certified
       as "Compatible with Windows 7" - the Paltalk platform was first
       certified on October 7, 2009

SuperIM URLs are extensions of and are available now at no cost to Paltalk members. Paid subscribers can choose to customize their SuperIM URL with something other than their nickname. Custom vanity SuperIM URLs look like this:

Additional Features of SuperIM URLs include high resolution video for all participants; a quick and easy ability to share SuperIM URLs with address book contacts; and an intuitive interface supporting one-on-one standard IM conversations as well as the ability to allow incoming IM requests to join conversations already in progress and invite additional individuals. To obtain a SuperIM URL, anyone can download and register at

About Paltalk

Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, trading stock tips, singing karaoke and attending family reunions.

Paltalk has a long history of technical innovation. Paltalk owns nine issued patents, and currently has five patent applications pending at the US Patent & Trademark Office. Paltalk's patents cover core technology related to multiplayer online video games and video conferencing. Paltalk supports IM pals on MSN, AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.

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