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Glide Engage Launched for Social Networking and Micro-Blogging

Glide Engage is a rights-based social networking and micro-blogging service

Glide Engage launches today..Glide Engage is a rights-based social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to send and read messages that carry Breaking News, documents, images and other files and share their thoughts. Glide Engage is fully integrated with Glide Email, Glide Groups, Glide Meeting, Glide Write (Word Processor), Glide Presenter (Presentation Application) and Glide Crunch (Spreadsheet Application) as well as with Glide's synchronized, cross platform compatible file storage solution and Glide Mobile http://www.GlideMobile.com. Glide Engage provides users with 10GBs of free storage.

It is available at http://www.glideengage.com and http://www.GlideOS.com

Users can create text-based posts of up to 1,400 characters that are displayed on the user's profile page and that are accessible by other users that find the author "Engaging." Users can also engage in private or public discussions that are stored in the Glide Engage Inbox and Outbox for interaction that is more dynamic and immediate than email. Discussions can be archived as Glide Write, Microsoft Word 2007 or earlier, PDF or RTF.

“Because of Glide’s powerful rights based file sharing system, we are providing users with 1,400 characters so that they can share as many of their documents, photos and other personal files (as rights-based links) in their posts as they like,” said TransMedia Chairman and CEO, Donald Leka.

The Glide OS Delivers Breaking News and Developing Stories through Micro-Blogging and Social Networking
While leading micro-blogging and social networking services may be useful for established media organizations to communicate with their audiences, Glide Engage is designed to arm consumers and small businesses with powerful rights-based cross platform file sharing, web publishing, productivity and advanced collaboration tools to uniquely differentiate themselves.

Glide Engage integrates customizable News Alerts so that users can easily track Developing News Stories and share them in posts with one click.

"Glide Engage brings a new dynamism, immediacy and control to the sharing of news and information through social networking," said Mr. Leka. "Events like Katrina and Iran's recent election bring to light the demand for such technology. Engage with its built in rights based file sharing and complete suite of productivity and collaboration applications is the ideal micro-blogging service to facilitate the quick and secure exchange of information for breaking news and developing stories. Glide Engage accomplishes this in one seamless application so that the user does not have to use a myriad of external applications that make social networking and file sharing clumsy, time consuming and insecure."

Glide Engage integrates the Glide OS rights based and synchronized file sharing system so that users can share their documents, photos, drawings etc. that are synchronized from their local desktops in posts with one click. Users can also assign “view only” or “edit” rights to files. In Kids' Glide, children can engage with friends and family in a safe, protected environment that can be administrated and monitored by parents.

Glide Engage integrates the Glide OS rights based collaboration application suite including Glide Email, Glide Groups and Glide Meeting to take your collaboration to the next level. Users simply click on the Glide Email, Glide Groups or Glide Meeting icons in a discussion and all participants, related posts and files shared in the discussion are automatically added to the email as addresses and attachments and to the group discussion or online meeting as participants and files. "The agility and scalability that is derived from developing all of the components of the Glide platform in-house yield seamless integration, greater functionality, more cost effective development and speed to market," said Mr. Leka.

The complete Glide Desktop is accessible directly from the Engage application with one click and Glide's productivity and social applications including Glide Write, Glide Presenter, Glide Crunch, web publishing, drawing and media applications are launched directly from "editable" links inserted in posts with access rights determined by the author.

Glide Engage allows you to simultaneously publish your Engage posts to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Glide Engage also enables you to link your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Delicious and StumbleUpon profiles into your Glide Engage profile.

Glide Engage is integrated within all of Glide's productivity applications and file management system. Any file that the user is working on or would like to share can be inserted into an Engage post with one-click through Glide's object-oriented navigation system. "The rights-based cross platform compatible Glide OS and integrated collaboration suite of Glide Engage, Glide Email, Glide Groups and Glide Meeting is the "wave" of the future available today," said Mr. Leka.

Glide Engage can be accessed today using Mozilla Firefox 3, Apple Safari 3, Microsoft IE 7 and Google Chrome browsers as well as native Glide Sync applications for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. Glide Engage will be available on mobile phones including Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile on Friday August 7th. A native application for Android phones will be available August 14th. Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and iPhone native applications will be made available after Labor Day.

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