iSkoot Receives Award for Best Mobile Technology at the 2008 MITX Technology Awards5th Annual Awards Honor Technology Innovation in New England
SAN FRANCISCO - June 5, 2008 – iSkoot has been selected as winner in the category of Mobile Technology for the 2008 MITX Technology Awards. The MITX Technology Awards, presented by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, recognize innovative technologies developed in the New England area, as well as the individuals and organizations responsible for driving these advancements. Honorees for this year’s awards were announced last night in a ceremony at The Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.
“We have been extremely impressed with the breadth and quality of the nominations this year. They show incredible innovation across a variety of sectors and highlight the vitality of our local technology community,” said Kiki Mills, executive director of MITX. “As we continue to enjoy a surge in technology investments in New England, we are proud to showcase the contributions our community is making to global technology development.
iSkoot is the first and only carrier – and consumer-friendly mobile VoIP solution. iSkoot offers a mobile download for Skype and also powers the Skypephone. Unlike the many operator-unfriendly mobile VoIP solutions in the market, iSkoot’s mobile Skype solution leverages the circuit-switched voice networks of mobile operators, rather than the data channel, making it a viable choice for operators worldwide, while also optimizing call quality and connection, making it a consumer-friendly and functioning solution with an amazing quality of service.
More than 325 of the region’s top technology and business professionals attended the MITX Awards ceremony. The event also included a keynote address by Dr. Amar Bose, Chairman & Technical Director of Bose Corporation, as well as a panel forum on “What’s Next for the Advertising Business Model.”
The 2008 MITX Technology Awards sponsors were Backbone Media, DLA Piper, Invest Northern Ireland, LEWIS PR, Oracle, Rocketship and Technology Review, Inc.
About MITX (www.mitx.org)
Established in 1996, MITX – the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange is the leading industry organization focused on the web, bringing together the digital technology, marketing and media community to engage in what is next for the web and how it will impact the marketing and business worlds. Reaching more than 6,000 professionals in New England, MITX is a dynamic and growing community of thought leaders, collaborators, and individuals in search of insight, education and opportunity. With more than 60 events annually, MITX provides its members with the opportunity to promote their companies to targeted audiences and provides a valuable forum for networking to source potential business leads, partnerships, ideas, funding and other likeminded peers in the industry. MITX is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information please go to www.mitx.org.
San Francisco-based iSkoot brings leading internet services like Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks.
iSkoot launched the first and only carrier-grade, carrier-deployed Skype-for-Mobile application in 2006, and now powers the Mobile World Congress award-winning 3 Skypephone currently sold in eight countries on three continents.
iSkoot takes advantage of the voice-optimized circuit-switched network for delivery of voice communications, in keeping with its mission to engineer elegant and operator-friendly solutions to the challenge of bringing resource-intensive internet services to mobile handsets.
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