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Contact:
 Steven
Sesar
 VP
Marketing
 310.704.8792
 ssesar@woome.com
 
 WooMe
Partners
with
IG
to
Bring
live
Video
Introductions
to
Brazil
 
 Los
Angeles
–
September
10,
2009
–
WooMe
(www.woome.com),
the
world's
largest
live
video
 introductions
platform,
today
announced
a
partnership
with
IG,
one
of
Brazil’s
largest
online
 portals,
to
extend
the
WooMe
service
to
the
Brazilian
market.
This
partnership
extends
the
 rapidly
growing
WooMe
service
into
a
region
where
broadband
adoption
is
accelerating
and
 will
serve
as
a
strong
indicator
of
the
potential
for
video
applications
across
all
of
Latin
America.
 
 Millions
of
Americans,
Canadians,
Britons
and
Australians
already
enjoy
WooMe,
and
the
 WooMe‐IG
partnership
extends
the
fast
growing
service
into
the
fastest
growing
internet
 population
in
the
world
and
paves
the
way
for
future
international
expansion.
“We’re
doing
 tens
of
millions
of
introductions
across
the
English
speaking
world
and
it
will
be
great
to
have
 Brazilians
using
the
platform”
said
Stephen
Stokols,
CEO
of
WooMe.

“We
needed
a
strong
 Brazilian
partner
with
local
reach,
expertise
and
recognition
to
hit
the
ground
running
and
IG
 gives
us
all
three.”
added
John
Thomas,
WooMe’s
Business
Development
Director.
 
 The
service
is
expected
to
launch
later
this
year.
IG
will
provide
local
support,
reach
and
 marketing
support
in
exchange
for
a
percentage
of
revenues
in
the
region.

“WooMe
is
an
 innovative
and
exciting
service
and
Brazil
is
a
ripe
market
for
live
video.
We’re
excited
to
be
 Brazil’s
first
mover
in
this
space.”

said
IG’s
Content
Director
Caique
Severo”


 
 About
WooMe
 WooMe
is
the
world's
largest
live
introductions
platform.
WooMe
users
meet
live
in
timed
 sessions
via
webcam.
Users
can
simply
find
a
speed
session
that
interests
them,
join
and
meet
 five
people
in
five
minutes.
WooMe
is
easy,
fast
and
free
allowing
users
to
meet
new
people
 around
any
shared
interest
for
fun,
to
hook
up,
or
for
pure
entertainment.
With
WooMe,
 meeting
people
online
is
transformed
into
a
face‐to‐face
experience
that
makes
sifting
through
 static
profiles
a
thing
of
the
past.
 
 Founded
in
2006,
WooMe
is
an
international
company
with
offices
in
Los
Angeles,
San
Francisco
 and
London.
Investors
of
the
company
include:
Index
Ventures,
Atomico
Ventures
(founded
by


Niklas
Zennström
and
Janus
Friis,
founders
of
Skype)
and
Mangrove
Capital
Partners.
For
more
 information,
please
visit:
www.woome.com.
 
 About
IG
 Internet
Group
(iG),
Brasil
Telecom’s
internet
branch,
has
more
than
1.7
million
active
 subscribers
to
its
free
internet
services,
making
it
one
of
Brazil's
largest
Internet
Service
 Providers
(ISPs).

In
2008,
iG
had
the
fastest
growing
Internet
audience
in
Brazil,
with
a
37%
 increase
in
the
page
views.

iG,
and
parent
Brazil
Telecom,
were
acquired
by
Oi
earlier
this
year.
 
 About
Oi
 Oi
is
a
leading
Brazilian
telecommunications
company,
and
is
a
pioneer
in
the
delivery
of
 converged
services
in
the
country.
It
offers
local
and
long
distance
voice
transmission,
mobile
 telephony,
data
communication,
Internet
and
entertainment.
With
the
purchase
of
Brazil
 Telecom
earlier
in
2009,
Oi
began
operations
throughout
Brazil.

 
 In
2008,
Oi
also
became
part
of
the
Corporate
Sustainability
Index
(ISE)
of
Bovespa
a
distinction
 which
reflects
the
high
degree
of
a
company's
commitment
to
social
responsibility
and
 sustainable
management
practices.
Together,
Oi
and
Brasil
Telecom
ended
2008
with
about
 55.9
million
customers,
22
million
fixed‐line,
30
million
in
mobile
telephony,
3.8
million
 broadband
and
61
thousand
in
pay
TV.
 
 
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