SOURCE: Vyew

June 07, 2007 08:00 ET

Vyew Named Finalist in 'Webware 100' Awards by CNET Webware Editors and the Web 2.0 User Community

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Vyew, which recently emerged out of Beta, today announced it was selected by the editors at CNET's Webware as a finalist in the first "Webware 100" awards.

Vyew was chosen as a finalist in the publishing category from more than 5,000 user-submitted nominations. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 18 and posted on Webware.com, a CNET site.

Vyew is a browser-based collaboration and conferencing platform that enables Web users to share and create together in real-time and asynchronously over time. Within seconds, Vyew users can access a shared workspace where they can upload and annotate files (.ppt, .doc, .xls, .pdf, .jpg, .mp3, .flv, etc.), take screen captures, white-board, and use a library of tools to create presentation content for sharing and collaborating on.

Content in Vyew can be saved, accessed on-demand, left 'always-on' for reference or to add to over time, and printed. Final content can also be published anywhere on the web as 'Vyewlets,' embedded directly in blog posts, Web sites, social networks, and any online page. If and when a Vyewlet needs to be updated, it can be done so inside Vyew with changes pushed live to the Vyewlet via an RSS-like mechanism.

"Vyew is the first online collaboration platform to allow multiple forms of content to be intermixed to create rich multi-media presentations that can be published anywhere on the web," said Henry Hon, CEO. "Brochures, case studies, and other product tours no longer have to be restricted by the file type limitations of Adobe PDF files or other complicated publishing tools."

Vyew is available for free and is supported by light advertising. Businesses can enjoy ad-free, customizable versions of the service, with subscription prices starting as low as $6.95 per month. All users can communicate via Vyew's free teleconferencing service, instant text chat, and stream live what's showing on their desktop.

Vyew allows unlimited sessions. Vyew also gives subscribers unique flexibility with Overflow Participants, an industry first, which allows extra real-time participant expansion for live conferences -- at no additional charge. Subscribers can also choose to set-up a Custom Room ID for quick, easy-to-remember access to their sessions: For example, www.vyew.com/username.

The "Webware 100" Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Voting is open to the public through June 11.

Additional resources:

WebWare 100 -- http://tinyurl.com/26ystq

Vyew -- http://www.vyew.com

Vote for Vyew -- http://tinyurl.com/2j4b8m

About Vyew

Vyew (pronounced 'view') is the work of Simulat, Inc., a Berkeley, California start-up that builds powerful web-based applications. Founded by a team of UC-Berkeley graduates, the company has a rich set of technical know-how and intellectual property.

Born of a vision to merge virtual space with human interaction, Vyew includes standard web conferencing tools plus first-of-its-kind asynchronous collaboration capabilities. Vyew has been built to work across platforms and with 3rd-party plug-ins and software.

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