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Eyewonder Shows Off Java Streaming

Startup streaming company EyeWonder (http://www.eyewonder.com) said today it is doing Java-based streaming, that doesn't require player plug-ins.

The technology is similar to Geo Interactive's Emblaze which lets the company deliver player-less streaming to radio stations at WebRadio.com (http://www.webradio.com). Java-based streaming has been around since the early days of streaming, but hasn't caught on much. Despite the promise of no more downloads and almost universal access to audiences, Microsoft, Apple and RealNetworks have all seen the number of their players skyrocket.

EyeWonder first showed off its streaming technology in late July when it launched its site. The company also announced it closed its first round of funding of $2.5 million. United Investors Group led the round, along with other private investors.

"EyeWonder is addressing the narrowband limitations and quality concerns of current streaming technologies," said John Vincent, chief executive officer of EyeWonder. "The potential and reach of this technology is astounding and we are addressing an immediate and explicit need in the market."

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