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Integra5 in Multi-Device Mobile Messaging Partnership with Sybase 365

--Integra5 Powers TV-Based Caller-ID for Suddenlink
Integra5, a Massachusetts-based company that specializes in technologies for converged services, announced last month a partnership with Sybase 365 to combine Integra5's ability to deliver converged communications across multiple devices with Sybase 365's mobile messaging technology. According to the companies, the partnership will enable mobile operators to deliver social, SMS-centric applications to multiple devices, using Integra5's MediaFriends application suite. When deployed in a mobile operator's network, the companies say, Integra5's platform will be uniquely able...

Vizimo Acquires TIOTI

Launches Programming-Guidance App for iPhone, ipod touch
Vizimo, a UK-based developer of "next-generation" guidance technologies, has acquired the broadband video/TV social networking site, TIOTI (an acronym for "Tape It Off The Internet"). The company says it plans to use TIOTI as a "show window" in which to test and showcase new functionality and tools that tie together TV, the Web and mobile devices. Vizimo, which recently emerged from stealth mode, claims to have developed intelligent, interactive guidance technology that enables viewers to...

Radio: Integra5's Meredith Flynn-Ripley Discusses the Company's

Late last week, Integra5 --a Burlington, Massachusetts-based company
which specializes in technologies for converged services and which has
secured around 30 operator customers to date--announced its first win
with a tier-one operator: Canada's third-largest cable company,
Videotron, has deployed the company's i5 Converged Services
Platform (i5 CSP) and is using the platform's i5 TV Caller ID
application to offer a service--branded illico Caller ID--to all its
subscribers (note: Videotron, which offers broadband, telephony and

ActiveVideo Networks Enhances its Platform

--Hires Ad-Industry Vet, Nisbet, to Lead New Arm Targeting Advertisers ActiveVideo Networks (formerly ICTV), a company which offers
technologies that bring interactive Web media to television and which
claims that those technologies are now powering such hybrid services
for over a million cable and IPTV viewers, has announced an enhanced
version of its ActiveVideo Distribution Network. According to the
company, the new version of its platform will simplify and accelerate
the availability of Web-based programming and advertising on the
television and enable consumers to experience such services as
user-generated content, social media, Web-based channels, games and

Radio Interview: Patrick Koppula, Founder and CEO, ffwd

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of
Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Patrick Koppula , founder and
CEO of ffwd --a company that has just beta-launched a service that uses
social networking to facilitate Internet programming discovery and to
enhance the online viewing experience--discusses the service (which is
scheduled to launch commercially in September), the thinking behind
it, and ffwd's plans for enhancing it in the future; recounts the events
that led to his founding ffwd (he previously founded and