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PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 7th November 2012


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LONDON, November 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

xDev Launches Innovative iPhone case, Eyepartner Launches HD Wave and LivePerson Expands Asia Pacific Offering

xDevinc, a US start-up specialising in mobile lifestyle products, has announced the launch of itsiXtremeiPhone case, a product that has been made possible by crowd-fundingwebsiteKickstarter.

TheiXtremecase turns a user's iPhone into a high-functioning camcorder, a point-of-view still image camera and even a steering wheel for games consoles, all using a number of attachable parts that make this product one of the most flexible cases on the market. Using durable materials and a shock-isolating inner liner, the case is also celebrated for its protective qualities, with users' phones safeguarded from reasonable drops and knocks.

The case will be sold separately from its attachable parts, which will all go on sale exclusively in the US from March 2013. Those who donated money to its development viaKickstarterare set to receive a 50% discount on alliXtremeproducts and accessories.

Eyepartner, a global software development company, has released its newHDWave Desk Sharesoftware this week, giving users the ability to instantly share their desktop with others in high definition over theinternet.

HDWave is set to revolutionise the virtual meeting market, with users able to sharePowerPointpresentations, Word documents, media content and web pages with an unlimited amount of users inHDformat, whilst also allowing participants to record their sessions for later playback.

TheEyepartnermanagement team is also looking to target the lucrative broadcasting market, with theHDWave software enabling these organisations to transmit their content to millions of viewers for a relatively low cost. Live streaming of desktop content has been identified as a particularly attractive feature, with the software capable of integration with existing online television networks.

LivePerson, aNASDAQlisted provider of cloud based business solutions, has announced its impendingacquisition of Australian rival ENGAGEPty, allowing it to expand its presence in the strategically important Asia Pacific market.

The acquisition of ENGAGE will allowLivePersonto increase its expertise in the cloud based live chat,SMSand social media markets, making it a major global player in the cloud solution industry. According toLivePersonCEO RobertLoCascio, the new deal will enhance the company's ability to "offer intelligent engagement solutions to businesses in the Asia Pacific region". The tie-up is set to complete in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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