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Electionmall Technologies, Inc. and Oddcast Launch The First-Ever On-Demand Online Presidential Debates
Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Talking Likenesses of President Bush and Senator Kerry Provide an Entertaining and Alternative Option for Watching The Debates
NEW YORK, NY - October 21, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Campaign technology company, ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. and Oddcast, a company that develops and distributes conversational character software products, today announced the first-ever launch of on-demand presidential debates. The online debates use virtual talking likenesses of President Bush and Senator Kerry and speaking archived audio feed to provide viewers with on-demand access to each of the debates. All three of the debates have been broken down by subject topic and are available for viewing at http://www.electionmall.tv/debate.htm.
Voters can also log on to the website to hear daily political updates and commentary from Dana, ElectionMall Technologies, Inc.'s online political correspondent.
"Lots of people watch the debates, but never get to see them again. Still others don't get to see the debates at all because of scheduling conflicts. Unfortunately, this creates a quandary as voters are then subjected to the media's editorial viewpoints and not the actual debate," explained Ravi Singh, CEO of ElectionMall Technologies, Inc.
"The online presidential debates will be an important tool over the next few weeks as voters continue to weigh each candidate's message. It also ensures that no one will have to miss out on these important debates and that people have a chance to formulate their own thoughts based on the actual audio footage and not mere opinion."
Through a partnership with Oddcast, ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. also develops CampaignPal(tm), a product that creates virtual likenesses of politicians for online fund raising and other online outreach drives. Along with the virtual candidate, the CampaignPal(tm) website includes links for visitors to contribute, view breaking news and much more. CampaignPal(tm) is a cost-effective application and can be used in any type of election from school boards and local government to larger national campaigns.
VHost(tm), the technology used to develop the CampaignPal(tm), was created by Oddcast and was recently used by the Republican National Committee to create the likeness of RNC Chairman, Ed Gillespie. The CampaignPal(tm) application is available through ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. by calling 1-888-WEB-2-WIN.
Founded in 1999, Oddcast (www.oddcast.com) develops and distributes conversational character software products. Oddcasts core technology, the VHost(tm) platform, enables companies to improve business results by bringing web and wireless content to life through conversational agents. The Oddcast VHost(tm) platform is the industry-leading solution for enhancing online communication with intelligent, conversational characters that deliver information and respond dynamically to customer queries. All of Oddcast's products are web-based, ASP-hosted and can be delivered to any device even in low-bandwidth environments including PCs, CD-ROMs and mobile devices. The company serves over 2000 companies, including Coca-Cola, Nextel, Gillette, LOreal, Holiday Inn, Viacom, Burger King and Chrysler.
About ElectionMall Technologies, Inc.
Founded by Ravi Singh in 1999 and funded by Microsoft executive George Spix, ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. offers technologies to help candidates win elections. Singh, an expert in online campaigns, was recently named one of the "five new powerbrokers whose sites and bytes may well influence how you cast your ballot come November." In 2002, ElectionMall.com (www.electionmall.com) won a Pollie Award for technology from the American Association of Political Consultants. ElectionMall Technologies, Inc. is also a member of the European Association of Political Consultants (EAPC) and the International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC). The non-partisan company has offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles.
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