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|Web Crossing Sponsors KQED's Civic Space|
Web Crossing Online Discussion Technology Added to Radio and TV in KQED Pilot Project for New Content Strategy
San Francisco, California, December 12, 2001 -- Web Crossing, Inc. and KQED Public Broadcasting today jointly announced Web Crossing's sponsorship of KQED Civic Space, which delivers digital content in multiple mediums, and now adds Web Crossing-based online communications to radio and television. KQED Civic Space focuses on important topics in the areas of civic engagement; arts and culture; and education and lifelong learning. To participate in the online discussion about issues from the first broadcast of the Civic Space panel event, titled "Local Public Affairs in the Digital Age," click the discussion link on the event's Web page at kqed.org/insidekqed/civicspace/eventone.
"Our society needs robust public-sector programs and services in the broadband era, and KQED Civic Space seeks to inspire collaboration with other public institutions and technology innovators to help achieve this end," explained Dr. G. Scott Aikens, director of the Digital Content Strategy Project for KQED. "While television and radio are critical tools for digital age public media, we also need to consider how to use the many-to-many capabilities, such as Web Crossing's, to create robust local networks, and better serve our communities."
"Web Crossing develops digital tools which facilitate substantive, collaborative communication via the Internet between individuals, groups and even large institutions," said Tim Lundeen, founder and CEO of Web Crossing. "KQED Civic Space is truly a powerful vehicle to maximize the enormous potential of using digital means for community benefit, by empowering individuals to participate in the discussion and collaborate on issues. We're proud to partner with KQED by sponsoring this expanding digital focus on citizenship, ongoing learning and culture which serves the public interest and the needs of our communities."
Additional information on KQED Civic Space can be found at www.kqed.org/civicspace. Further information on Web Crossing can be found at webcrossing.com.
About Web Crossing Software
Built on a scalable Internet/intranet server, Web Crossing features threaded or linear discussions, integrated newsgroups and mailing lists, full email services, secure communications, personal calendar, real-time chat and live event functionality, all highly extensible with powerful web application programming capabilities.
KQED operates KQED Public Television 9, the nation's most-watched public television station, and Digital Television 30, Northern California's only public television digital signal; KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation; the KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources; and KQED.org, which harnesses the power of the Internet to bring KQED to communities across the Web.
About Web Crossing, Inc.
Web Crossing, Inc. is the Internet's virtual-communities powerhouse, committed to providing high-quality software and related services at a fair price. Web Crossing software is scalable, customizable and highly extensible to address the needs of virtual communities and collaborative groups. Privately held, Web Crossing, Inc. runs its own business using Web Crossing to work with its customers and employees from San Francisco to Boston and Tokyo. Award-winning Web Crossing software serves over 15 million pages per day at thousands of sites, including well-known, high traffic sites as CNN, NY Times, Apple, Adobe and Autodesk. Further information on Web Crossing software and Web Crossing, Inc. may be obtained by calling (916) 771-7099, accessing Web Crossing's Web site at webcrossing.com, or sending email to email@example.com.
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