SANTA MONICA, Calif.– June 8, 2011– Image Metrics Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology, today announced a partnership with social video company Qlipso to integrate Image Metrics’ recently launched real-time avatar creation platform PortableYou™ and its other animation technologies with Qlipso’s upcoming platform to further enhance social interaction via online videos and other media channels. The unique partnership will bring new and engaging capabilities to Qlipso’s online video portal, Veoh, as well as its future mobile products while Image Metrics will utilize the Qlipso social platform for its upcoming consumer-oriented products.
“Qlipso’s approach to lightweight and fun personal interaction in social media is really cracking the code on shared media experiences,” said Robert Gehorsam, CEO of Image Metrics.“By integrating it with Image Metrics’ PortableYou and our other upcoming animation products, consumers will feel as if they are present with each other in immersive and entertaining ways more than ever.”
PortableYou enables consumers to instantly create high-quality, customizable 3D avatars from photographs as well as add and share the avatars seamlessly across enabled third-party applications including social networks and other connected platforms. Qlipso’s online video portal, Veoh, boasts more than 13 million unique users per month who view a variety of content including anime, sports and long form entertainment. With unique P2P technology and a combination of premium content partnerships and user generated content, Veoh provides an ideal go-to-market test bed for Qlipso's innovative social video platform.
“Image Metrics is clearly at the forefront of avatar creation and interaction for online media and we look forward to bringing those experiences to our millions of Veoh users as well as our upcoming mobile products,” said Jon Goldma, CEO of Qlipso.“We are delighted that the Qlipso experience will also be available with Image Metrics offerings.”
Image Metrics and Qlipso plan to introduce their first joint product offering in the fourth quarter of 2011. For more information on PortableYou, visit www.image-metrics.com/portable-you.
Qlipso is a global digital media company that offers a bright new world of self expression, creativity for video fans, Facebook junkies, gamers and mobile surfers through content and social technology. Qlipso’s online video portal, Veoh, boasts more than 13 million users per month who view a variety of content including anime, sports and long form entertainment, and offers a unique P2P technology and a combination of premium content partnerships along with user generated content. For more information, please visit www.qlipso.com.
About Image Metrics, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Image Metrics (OTCBB: IMGX) has pioneered the field of 3D facial animation through its revolutionary technologies. The company provides complete solutions for the film, television, interactive entertainment and commercial markets, and through its consumer products, enables Internet users to create new immersive experiences in games and social networks. Over the past decade, Image Metrics has established itself as the go-to leader in the TV, film, game development and Web content industries with clients such as Activision-Blizzard, Rockstar, Microsoft, 2K Sports, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, Sony, Bethesda, Double Negative, Motion Theory and Moving Picture Company. Image Metrics is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with its R&D centre located in Manchester, UK. For more information, please visit www.Image-Metrics.com. For the latest stock information, please visit www.otcbb.com.
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