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SightSpeed Gets PC Magazine’s “Editors Choice” Award–Again

Several of us in the blogosphere have raved over SightSpeed’s video quality. It’s nice to see SightSpeed get some recognition from the conventional tech press as well. This is the second time SightSpeed has received the “Editors Choice” award. The other players in the space–all the conventional IM players, most of which have their own video calling solution–have a lot of catching up to do.

Here is the press release in all it’s glory:


SightSpeed 5.0 Receives Coveted PC Magazine and “Editors’ Choice” Award

Berkeley, CA-August 16, 2006 — SightSpeed Inc. has once again received Ziff-Davis’ PC Magazine and’s prestigious “Editors’ Choice” award for SightSpeed 5.0, the company’s most recent product release. 

PC Magazine hails SightSpeed 5.0 for its “brilliantly clear video calls” and for being “the best free video calling service, based on its unrivaled ability to produce real-time, fully synchronized calls” in the August 11th, 2006 review authored by associate editor Davis D. Janowski.

PC Magazine and reviewed SightSpeed 5.0 and concluded that   “Skype’s video quality is considerably behind that of SightSpeed.  That goes for the other free messaging communications client services from the big guys (AOL, Microsoft, Skype, and Yahoo, among others) as well.”  For SightSpeed, the award represents the second time in the company’s history that PC Magazine and have recognized SightSpeed for their highest award.

“With each new version of SightSpeed, our company’s penchant for superior video quality, overall innovation, and category leadership has been consistently recognized and has, in fact, garnered increasing critical acclaim from the media and analyst community,” said Peter Csathy, CEO of SightSpeed. “PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice award represents achievement and recognition by one of the more respected Windows watching media so we are grateful for their continued acknowledgement and respect.” 

The review can be found on at:,1895,2002412,00.asp

About SightSpeed Inc.

SightSpeed offers consumers and small businesses the most complete and compelling suite of personal video services over the Internet.
SightSpeed’s award-winning free and premium services include best in class video and voice over IP (VVoIP), voice over IP (VoIP), and text messaging (IM). 
SightSpeed offers advanced community features, including a public directory and an easy-to-use video creation platform that gives users the ability to record and publish original user-generated content to blogs, websites and emails. SightSpeed also offers SightSpeedTV place-shifting features, as well as support for mobile personal video.  SightSpeed’s suite of industry-leading video services offers unique opportunities for video-enabled advertising and e-commerce, in addition to communications, content creation and publishing. 

Founded in 2001 and based in Berkeley, California, SightSpeed is a privately held company funded by The Roda Group, best known for launching the company Ask Jeeves.

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