=46OR RELEASE MAY 25, 2005:
New Spymac To Harness Skype
Spymac Network, Inc. today announced an exciting new partnership with Skype
that will bring the innovative possibilities of Internet telephony to the
world’s largest body of Mac users.
(New York, N.Y — May 25, 2005 ) Spymac Network, Inc., the world’s largest
community of Mac users, today announced a breakthrough new affiliate
partnership with Skype Technologies S.A, the Global Internet Telephony
Company. Spymac will make it easy to find and connect with Skype for Mac OS
X users around the globe through its upcoming Web Operating System v4,
which the company today announced will be released on August 31, 2005.
“Spymac is thrilled to harness the power of Skype’s free telephony by
integrating it directly into our diverse community of Mac users,” said
Kevin April, CTO. “Our members are spread throughout more than 130
countries, and soon they will be able talk, instant message, transfer
files, even hold conference calls free of charge. Truly, Skype for Mac OS
X should be in every Mac user’s dock, and this new relationship is a huge
step towards that goal.”
Skype, with its approximately 40 million users, released Skype for Mac OS X
in August of last year. The company’s mission is to provide a simple,
feature-rich, reliable and friendly communications tool that just works.
Skype was created by Niklas Zennstr=F6m and Janus Friis, founders of KaZaA,
the world’s most downloaded Internet software. Skype’s global telephony
allows for unlimited, superior quality voice calls via its next-generation
peer-to-peer software, and has been downloaded more than 113 million times.
“Skype is available on multiple, interoperable computer platforms and we’re
pleased Spymac will be helping Mac users connect around the globe with
Skype ,” said Niklas Zennstr=F6m, CEO and co- founder.
=46or more information about Skype, visit http://www.skype.com
About Spymac Network, Inc.
Launched in 2001, Spymac Network, Inc. has been described as a possible
“behavioral template of the future” by Charles Bermant of The Seattle
Times. Approaching one-million members, Spymac represents the largest
online body of Macintosh users actively engaged in discussion, advocacy and
the advancement of a worldwide Internet community. It includes
comprehensive news and features, message boards, email, web hosting, a
graphics gallery, and more. Users can also host their own blogs, online
calendars and discussion area. Spymac’s online Shop features custom
designed products, such as notebook cases, desk accessories and apparel.