Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Metacafe and Peerbox team up for user video sharing on mobile phones
PeerBox by Nareos, a popular mobile social networking service already reviewed on this blog, announced last week a partnership with Metacafe, the world’s leading independent online video entertainment site, to provide Metacafe’s users with mobile social networking. With the help of PeerBox technology, Metacafe users may now access, download and share user generated videos directly from mobile phones. Yet, the PeerBox technology also provides extended social functionality such as rating, commenting, etc.
According to Erick Hachenburg, CEO of Metacafe, the short videos served by Metacafe are "especially well suited for mobile distribution, enabling people to enjoy an entertainment break whenever they like and wherever they want". Yet their partnership with Nareos seem to also be part of Metacafe's intentions to extend "reach into Europe.”
Alexander Lazovsky, CEO of Nareos says the partnership with Metacafe helps PeerBox to "strengthen its position as the leading content-rich mobile social network service" and "positions us at the forefront of the mobile user generated content revolution.”
Alexander Lazovsky channel on Metacafe