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TMCNet:  Glide Unveils Video Instant Messaging App

[March 26, 2013]

Glide Unveils Video Instant Messaging App

Mar 26, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Having raised a seven-figure sum from VCs and private investors, Glide announced its launch as an instant video messenger.

According to a release, stakeholders include Orey Gilliam, former CEO of ICQ and AOL IM, and Philippe Schwartz, founder and former CEO of ooVoo. The company leverages its patent-pending, streaming video technology to enable real-time video messaging.


Live video chat is expressive and personal, yet can be a hassle to schedule, especially with groups of friends and family across time zones. Texting is simple and convenient, yet lacks the personality of video.

Current messaging applications force users to record messages locally and upload videos only after recording is complete. Transferring videos this way causes significant lag between message creation and consumption, preventing real-time conversation from taking place.

Glide noted that video messages are broadcast live the moment recording begins and are simultaneously saved to the cloud for on-demand consumption. Conversations can occur in real-time, or at the convenience of each user.

Launching globally for iPhone and coming soon to Android, Glide brings benefits to a broad user spectrum. For families, it helps loved ones stay connected in a personal, convenient way. For groups of friends, Glide makes mobile chat fast, fun and more expressive. For enterprise, Glide enables visual team communication with ease.

Glide reported key features: -Live - broadcast in real-time without waiting for videos to upload or download -Groups - video chat in large groups; no need to schedule in advance -Autoplay - catch up on conversations with one-touch replay -Low Bandwidth - data usage is half of what is required for a conventional video call -Cloud Storage - messages are saved to the cloud saving space on the device -Text & Emoji - react in real-time, even as friends are broadcasting "Glide seamlessly combines the best of video and messaging with a groundbreaking product that will disrupt the world of communications," says Philippe Schwartz, Glide's Executive Director. "Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we will continue to improve the product based on the needs of our users." Glide is the brainchild of Ari Roisman, Jonathan Caras and Adam Korbl - three young entrepreneurs who live thousands of miles from their families and friends. Frustrated by the difficulties communicating across time zones, the trio created a new, better way to stay in touch. In January 2013, Philippe Schwartz, founder & former CEO of ooVoo, joined the company as Executive Director.

More Information: glide.me ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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