SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- liveBooks, Inc., has teamed up with Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), to offer a fully-integrated, cost-effective, one-stop solution that helps creative professionals seamlessly incorporate high-definition, full-screen video on their websites. The integration maintains all of Vimeo's social networking functionality, so that users can comment and share videos and slideshows on Vimeo with business associates, friends and family.
As the leading provider of award-winning websites that help creative professionals effortlessly manage their work and promote their small businesses online through an intuitive, drag-and-drop editSuite, liveBooks will automatically provide all of its customers with access to a Vimeo Plus membership. This offering will allow liveBooks users to host up to 5GB a week of high-definition videos through Vimeo – while controlling the look and feel of their brand – at no additional cost.
"liveBooks offers beautiful and highly functional website solutions for creative professionals. In our effort to support creators with all their video needs, we are pleased to offer Vimeo as part of these quality offerings," says Dae Mellencamp, Vimeo's general manager.
liveBooks' CEO and President Andy Patrick said Vimeo was the easy choice for this new integration because the two companies' visions are so closely aligned.
"Our companies share a passion for storytelling and we are committed to helping creatives showcase their work through the highest quality tools available," said Patrick. "By turning to Vimeo to help our customers enhance their websites, we are providing them with exceptional video hosting and streaming technology that will preserve the integrity of their work and offer an outstanding user experience."
Patrick went on to say that this integration - and the overall use of more video on liveBooks sites - will continue to enhance customers' search engine optimization efforts, since Google recently redirected its focus on video as a search ranking component.
Vincent Laforet, a renowned commercial photographer and a Canon Explorer of Light, has been both a liveBooks customer and a Vimeo community member for many years. He began using video on his website as a means to connect with others in his industry and bring his images to life, and he is now recognized as one of the leaders in HDSLR filmmaking.
"liveBooks and I spent a fair amount of time coming up with a great way to integrate videos on my site. When I saw the way that they were embedding my Vimeo videos within the site, I jumped at the chance to integrate the new design," he said. "The new breed of HDSLR cameras has fundamentally changed who I am as an artist and how my business functions. It's been great to have liveBooks and Vimeo providing me with some of the best tools out there to control, track and share my work with others throughout the world."
Vimeo Plus is an affordable way for Vimeo members to take control of how their videos appear on the Web. Using the advanced features and customizable tools of Vimeo Plus, users' work will be presented exactly how they want it to be. The benefits of a Vimeo Plus membership include advanced statistics, 5GB of video uploads per week, extensive customization of the Vimeo player, advanced privacy settings, original file storage and downloading, and more. liveBooks users will now receive Vimeo Plus memberships as part of their Vimeo-enabled liveBooks website at no additional cost.
Since 2003, liveBooks, Inc. has created award-winning websites that serve as a business hub to help creative professionals save time, promote their businesses and make more money. The company works with an extensive ecosystem of advisors, partners and consultants to deliver unrivaled products, services, partner applications and customer experiences through the powerful combination of small-business acumen, award-winning designs, a scalable platform and extensible architecture. liveBooks is committed to customer success through design leadership, business integrity and its belief in the power of creativity to enable social change.
About Vimeo, LLC
Leading video sharing site Vimeo® provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in high quality. The site provides great privacy features and inspiring videos from a vibrant, respectful community of creative users who care about how and where they show their work. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in New York, NY, Vimeo offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo is a 2009 Time Magazine Top 50 Website. Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).
SOURCE liveBooks, Inc.