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cMeRun to Stream Games

cMeRun (www.cmerun.com), an ASP for personal software, this week announced a move into the online streaming game market. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Hudson, MA, cMeRun, has been streaming personal software services to ISPs, broadband providers and telcos to add value to their customer offerings.

Through partnerships with software providers including Microsoft and Corel, cMeRun allows people to access and run, brand-name software over the Internet on a subscription basis. The subscribed user has access, via the Internet, to software applications such as Microsoft Word. The software is divided into components, which are then compressed, and sent in encrypted form over IP to a user's PC. Additional components are streamed as necessary.

The company is set to launch the additional games offering in December with existing ISP partner Cyber Beach Communications, a dial-up and broadband provider for the Sudbury Region of Canada. According to Warren Talbot, co-founder and VP of Business Development, cMeRun has already secured deals with several major games software distributors including Eidos Interactive, Simon & Schuster, Interplay and is looking to wrap up agreements in the works with Hasbro, Sierra and Disney for the launch in December.

Exent Technologies (www.exent.com), will be handling the streaming of the gaming software for cMeRUn. Exent, founded in Israel in 1997, now headquartered in Reston Virginia, specializes in Operations Support System's for ISPs.

CMeRun will face competition from companies already offering similar services, including Media Station and Into Networks.

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