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SPEEDbit announced today the release of SPEEDbit Video Accelerator 3.1, the latest version of the revolutionary application that lets users watch web videos without frustrating buffering pauses and freezes. The new version includes built-in integration with Twitter, support for Google Chrome, and other enhancements and improvements.
featured in Video Accelerator's latest release - 21 December, 2009.
SPEEDbit Video Accelerator crosses 20 million installs - 29 October, 2009."We are thrilled by the enthusiastic response to SPEEDbit Video Accelerator, and by its rapid organic growth and adoption from users seeking a smooth web video experience," said Idan Feigenbaum, SPEEDbit's Founder and CTO.
SPEEDbit Announces the release of SPEEDbit Video Accelerator 3 - 14 July, 2009.Video streaming on the web today works generally at 50% efficiency, SPEEDbit has found. SPEEDbit Video Accelerator on average doubles and in some cases quadruples the streaming speed and throughput from sites such as YouTube, resulting in a smooth viewing experience with no picture freezes.
SPEEDbit Announces the release of SPEEDbit Video Accelerator for Mac,
Released only two years ago, the 14 million install milestone demonstrates the surging popularity of this unique application. Now, SPEEDbit is bringing the revolution of accelerated web videos to new platforms, with the Mac platform being the first.
and 14 million installs of the PC version of the application - 27 April, 2009.
About SPEEDbit Video AcceleratorSPEEDbit Video Accelerator accelerates videos from YouTube and over
165 video sites including: MySpace, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Facebook, iTunes (Premium), 5min, Reuters, Phtobucket, Tudou, Bebo, Break, ESPN, CNET TV, AOL, CNN, Discovery, Veoh and many more:
See full list of supported video sites.
SPEEDbit Video Accelerator makes videos from YouTube and over 165 sites stream faster and play smoother, by reducing buffering problems and video interruptions or "hiccups". The unique video search feature lets you find the latest and hottest videos around the web and the "Recently Accelerated" " list gives you instant access to the last videos played. SPEEDbit Video Accelerator for iTunes is the first Video Accelerator Premium version that accelerates the download of all iTunes movies, music videos and TV shows up to 10 times faster.
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SPEEDbit Video Accelerator (www.videoaccelerator.com) is a pioneering product of unique technology that improves the viewing experience of streaming videos from YouTube and over 165 sites by eliminating buffering problems. SPEEDbit are continuously developing its technology and in the near future, will be able to accelerate even more video downloads from different content providers.
Overcoming the media delivery barrierDelivering rich media to end user's machines is turning out to be a major challenge for even the biggest media companies. High quality videos (and many times even low quality videos) tend to freeze when streamed to end users, giving a somewhat poor viewing experience. Movies and TV series tend to sometimes take several long hours to download (see Bambi Francisco's article on MarketWatch - Why Wal-Mart's Movie Service is in Beta). These performance barriers slow down the adoption of the online rich media delivery platforms, in their quest to make content easily and readily available to consumers without the need to buy/rent/ship a physical CD or DVD.
Our Solution: SPEEDbit's Patented Multi-Channel TechnologySPEEDbit Video Accelerator supports videos from YouTube and over 165 sites and leverages unique and patent pending multi-connection technology to accelerate the caching of streaming videos, thus helping overcome annoying buffering problems. This product works under the hood keeping the user interface of the respective service in tact. For example when watching a MySpace video, the MySpace interface will simply show multiple leaps a head of the video caching bar, resulting in much faster completion of the caching/downloading of the streaming video.
Whenever a YouTube or other video (see full list of supported video sites) is being accelerated, a small message will show on the right bottom side of the screen indicating to the user that the acceleration is active. The main screen of the product also allows a user to make video searches straight from the desktop application – the video search is based on videos on various video sites such as www.youtube.com, www.metacafe.com etc. more sites are added every day.
Strong growth and high user interestWithin 2-3 days of the first beta release and without any marketing/promotion effort of any kind, we have witnessed an extremely strong viral growth, bringing in up to 20,000 new users per day. To date, SPEEDbit has witnessed over 1 million registered Video Accelerator users in less than 49 days. This clearly reflects the ever growing need for a product that can provide the quality user experience anticipated by rich media consumers, and leaves us wondering what the growth rate will be when the product officially launches...
What's nextAlthough SPEEDbit Video Accelerator supports videos from YouTube and over 165 sites,the team is already working hard on adapting the product to support even more video streaming and download acceleration. The team has released SPEEDbit Video Accelerator for iTunes and is already working on supporting more proprietary rich media download services similar to iTunes (Premium) such as Amazon's UnBox and Wal-Mart's video download service etc.
About SPEEDbitSPEEDbit Video Accelerator comes from SPEEDbit (www.speedbit.com), the creators of Download Accelerator Plus (the popular download manager with over 147 million registered users and more than 50k of new users joining everyday). SPEEDbit is backed by Pitango venture capital and Yossi Vardi, the founding investor of ICQ - the pioneering instant messenger that was sold to AOL in 1998, and managed by Ariel Yarnitsky the former general manager of ICQ.
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