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Stream57 and iCongo Live Announce Collaboration Agreement for Webcasting and Virtual Events

December 4, 2008

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Stream57, the leading provider of fully customizable webcasting and streaming rich media communications, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with iCongo Live, the leading platform for Online Virtual Events. By combining the iCongo Live and Stream57 platforms into a single offering, both companies can now deliver an end-to-end online events solution superior to anything on the market today. iCongo’s Virtual Events utilize Stream57′s Flash-based streaming media technology to deliver live and on-demand presentations and keynote speeches directly integrated into the virtual trade show format, bringing a new level of technology, interaction and professional services to the industry.

In addition to webcasting over 5,000 hours of live streaming content in the past year, Stream57′s proven software suite delivered over 300 live presentations and speeches to online audiences through iCongo’s virtual events since originally combining forces in November 2007. Several partner programs planned for 2009 will see that total triple in the first few months.

“Working with iCongo has been a great opportunity for us,” Stream57 President Ben Chodor commented. “We have worked with the top three virtual trade show developers, and are ecstatic to enter into a Collaboration Agreement with such a respectable and forward-thinking organization. The level of quality evident in everything from the event topics to the speakers to the audiences has simply blown us away, and we are looking forward to what this relationship will develop.”

“We are excited to be working with Stream57 to bring this live content to our events,” iCongo CEO Irwin Kramer said. “Our experience with Stream57 has been excellent, and together we have operated some of the largest online events ever held on the Internet. Our Virtual Event Platform is fully integrated with Stream57 technology bringing an ever-increasing level of engagement to our online events.”

iCongo’s virtual event platform provides live, highly interactive content with superior marketing intelligence. The addition of Stream57′s webcasting capabilities added several new features including live and on-demand presentations, keynote addresses, panel discussion, Q&A sessions, custom branding and design, and many other streaming services, all fully integrated into iCongo’s online events and directly into the virtual event exhibitor booths. Combining iCongo’s expertise in virtual environments with Stream57′s unrivaled streaming media platform has resulted in virtual events and tradeshows that deliver a new benchmark in quality, technology and innovation in internet marketing and communications systems.

For a complete demo of the services and software, please contact Stream57 at 212-909-2550 or visit www.stream57.com.

About Stream57

Stream57 is an energetic team that believes in the power of the Internet for learning, marketing and entertainment, with offices in New York and London. StreamLine 2.9, Stream57′s cutting-edge webcast and rich media software suite, brings a new level of interactivity to online video presentations and e-learning. Recently named #745 in the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, Stream57 was founded in 2001 by President Ben Chodor, and has provided software and services for rich media delivery, webcasting and e-learning solutions for a wide range of distinguished clients, including several Fortune 1000 corporations, charities, higher education institutions and health care organizations. For more information on Stream57, please call 212-909-2550 or visit www.stream57.com.

About iCongo

iCongo Live is a division of iCongo, the leading developer of e-business systems and software. iCongo Live provides solutions for virtual trade shows and online event management software. Available on a SaaS model (Software-as-a-Service), the platform provides event managers with software tools to easily create and manage Internet-based online events, virtual trade shows, job fairs and conferences. An emerging marketing and lead generation vehicle, iCongo Live increases revenue creation and improves communication between existing and potential attendees/customers. iCongo Live has powered numerous virtual events for associations, enterprises and media outlets. For more information, please visit www.icongolive.com and www.icongo.com.

    Contact:
    Andrew Parker,
    Marketing Director
    212.909.2550 x1020
    aparker@s57.com

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