ffwd launches private beta

November 15, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
NewTeeVee Live, San Francisco-November 15, 2007 - Recently funded San Francisco startup, ffwd (pronounced “fast forward”), started accepting applications today from potential beta users. The beta program will begin on November 30th, 2007 with 2,500 users and last for at least 6 months. The announcement was made at NewTeeVee Live and the instructions for applicants were posted at www.ffwd.com.

All beta users will have access to a full-featured version of the service and will be invited to give feedback on the following components of the product roadmap:
• Online, cable and broadcast content syndication (millions of channels)
• Tracking favorite videos of friends across multiple social networks
• Pushing recommendations to your TV or mobile device
Select users will also be invited to preview features “in the labs” and participate in the product planning process.

Patrick Koppula, former co-founder/COO of iLike & GarageBand.com and now CEO of ffwd, will be available throughout the day at NewTeeVee Live to discuss the program. Please email press@ffwd.com or call 415.873.3881 to schedule an interview.

About ffwd
ffwd was funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and founded by veterans from iLike & CNET Entertainment. The team, which also includes veterans from Eveo and Rock You, will deliver a service (previewed at www.ffwd.com) to relieve the information overload caused by the on-demand video content explosion.

About NewTeeVee Live
Presented by the GigaOM Network, NewTeeVee Live is a the premier, one-day event showcasing the online video industry's hottest topics, most talented video producers, promising technologies, leading innovators and top funding executives. NewTeeVee Live is also the culmination of NewTeeVee.com’s highly popular summer Pier Screenings series. The conference will bring together 500 of the most influential executives in the emerging online video industry on November 14, 2007 in San Francisco. The full conference website is available at http://live.newteevee.com.