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Vivox Teams up with Gaia Online to Put Voice Chat In zOMG!

Vivox, Inc. (Business Wire) - 19 October 2009

Vivox® Teams up with Gaia Online to Put Voice Chat In zOMG!

Vivox to Provide Voice Chat to Free, Browser-Based Adventure MMO

Vivox® logoNATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vivox (www.vivox.com), the market leader in voice services for online games, virtual worlds and the social web, today announced a new partnership with the world’s most active online community, Gaia Online, to bring voice chat to zOMG!, the site’s free browser-based MMO.

Gaia Online’s more than 8 million unique monthly visitors have seamless access to zOMG!, an engaging adventure that blends social online community experiences with accessible MMO gameplay. With Vivox voice, zOMG! players will now have simple to use clan channels with crystal clear sound to allow Gaians to coordinate game play, trade stories and socialize all while sharing in the zOMG! experience.

Gaia Online is well known for offering players exponential options for customizing their online persona. Now with Vivox, Gaians will be able to further customize avatars with voice fonts that will give users a unique tone to their voice. This feature will be available in the Gaia storefront and will make each voice experience distinct and memorable.

“Gaia Online has defined the social web experience for millions of teens and young adults,” said Rob Seaver, CEO of Vivox. “And voice is the ultimate social glue. By adding voice chat to zOMG!, Gaia Online proves, again, its commitment to providing a truly social experience for its players.”

“Chat capabilities add a brilliant new element to zOMG! that will bring players together and create excitement within the community,” said David Georgeson, senior producer and creative director at Gaia Online. “Vivox understands the present needs of online games and social networks and has unique insight into the direction technology must take to support and nurture the emerging social web. In addition to a great service, Vivox brings new virtual goods that fit seamlessly into our offering.”

Vivox voice launches in zOMG! today, October 19, 2009. Please visit www.zomg.com to play.

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About Gaia Online

Founded in 2003, Gaia Online is the leading online hangout on the web. More than seven million visitors come to Gaia every month to make friends, play games, watch movies in Gaia Cinemas, Gaia's virtual theaters, and participate in the world's most active online community. Gaia provides a fun, social environment that inspires individuality and creativity. With everything from art contests to discussion forums on poetry, politics, celebrities and more, to fully customizable profiles, digital characters and cars, Gaia is a place where teens can create their own space and express their individual style. For more information, visit www.gaiaonline.com.

About Vivox, Inc.

Vivox is the leading provider of community-building voice services for online games, virtual worlds and the social web. Supporting over 15 million users in more than 180 countries, and over 2 billion minutes of voice chat per month, the Vivox Network is the world’s largest voice network for gamers. Vivox customers include game and virtual world developers and publishers such as CCP Games (EVE Online), EA, Icarus Studios, Linden Lab (Second Life), NCsoft, Sony Online Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast. For more information on Vivox and the power of voice, visit www.vivox.com.

Vivox and Vivox stylized logos are registered trademarks of Vivox, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.


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