Comitê da posse do Obama elege… Silverlight :)

excelente notícia: além da CNN usar Photosynth na cerimônia de posse do Obama,  o Comitê da Posse Presidential dos EUA escolheu Silverlight para transmitir a posse ao vivo  :)

a notícia saiu no CNN Money:

Microsoft Silverlight Selected by Presidential Inaugural Committee to Enable Online Video Streaming of Inauguration Events

Official swearing in, President-elect Obama's Whistle Stop Tour event to be streamed online.

January 16, 2009: 12:30 PM ET

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) has selected the company’s Silverlight technology to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony on the PIC Web site at . As part of its efforts to hold the most open and accessible inauguration in history, on Saturday, Jan. 17, the PIC will also stream video of a Baltimore event on the Whistle Stop Tour that will take President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden to Washington, D.C., from Philadelphia.

"Microsoft is proud to be part of this event by helping to bring the inauguration activities online," said Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel. "Just as during the campaign itself, Internet technology is enabling people around the world to participate more directly in historic events in new and exciting ways."


Microsoft collaborated with iStreamPlanet Co. to develop and implement the rich media player experience powered by Microsoft Silverlight. "We welcome the opportunity to work with Microsoft again to demonstrate our expertise and ability to meet the challenges involved in such a watershed event in the history of webcasting," said Mio Babic, CEO of iStreamPlanet.

"Microsoft Silverlight was built to enable people to consume online content in unique and engaging ways," said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Division at Microsoft. "This will be a truly historic event, and we are honored to enable online viewers to participate and create really meaningful experiences."

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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SOURCE Microsoft Corp.