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ooVoo Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the "Cool Vendor" Report are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

(NEW YORK, April 27, 2009) – ooVoo, the solution of choice for multi-point, high-quality, easy-to-use video communication, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Unified Communications, 2009[i]report by Gartner, Inc.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as "cool" by Gartner. ooVoo enables more than 2 million video calls every month and has an active and growing user base of people who enjoy quality and features, such as video calls with up to six people and call recording -- not available elsewhere," said Philippe Schwartz, CEO of ooVoo.

ooVoo has the highest quality video-chat experience available to consumers. The service includes multi-person video chat, high resolution video, video call recording and video messaging. ooVoo also enables non-ooVoo users to participate in a Web video call through a Web browser, making it easier to communicate with those who haven’t yet downloaded the software. The Company also recently rolled out its Open API platform, making it possible for developers to create a video chat application of their own on its platform.

Allowing people to create "real life" connections, ooVoo makes it possible and easy to connect on a human level, avoiding the impersonal nature of electronic communications. ooVoo connects millions of family members, co-workers, friends and various communities such as the deaf, the military and students, through remarkably clear and highly superior video quality. ooVoo can connect up to six people at once and suits a variety of needs – whether it’s creating a weekly book club, virtual family reunion, homework support groups, or even sports clubs.

About ooVoo

ooVoo provides a high-quality webcam video chat and communication service that delivers a meaningful way for people to call and connect over the Internet. ooVoo’s technology enables people to experience a face-to-face conversation and share a full range of emotions as if they are in the same room together, whether they are across the street or across the globe. ooVoo’s superior quality video and audio are available to anyone with a computer, broadband connection and a web camera, for real-time video calls with up to six friends, relatives and colleagues simultaneously. ooVoo offers high-resolution video, video conversation recording, telephony, video messaging, instant message chat and file sharing amongst other capabilities.

ooVoo is privately held and headquartered in New York, NY. You can learn more and download free ooVoo software at http://www.ooVoo.com.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.



[i]Gartner "Unified Communications, 2009" by Bern Elliot, Geoff Johnson, Steve Blood, Phillip Redman, Matthew W. Cain, Bjarne Munch,March 12, 2009