Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with over 4 million active members, today announced the launch of its new TechNow network where new ideas about technology will be presented in live, interactive Internet events. The first interactive, live event entitled, Are We the Crash Test Dummies For The New Internet Age, will discuss the genius and the perils of the Internet with two leading tech titans, visionary Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo and noted Internet commentator and CEO of Silicon Alley Insider, Henry Blodget.
The Internet and social networking is now central to how people transact business, communicate and interact with each other. Yet, as the Internet expands our ability to stay connected, evolving dangers undermine the Internet’s potential. This landmark 3-part series will premier on Paltalk’s new TechNow Network where participants can interact with the guests and with each other on a range of subjects organized in three parts.
• Program 1 - “The Internet Today: Like Cars before Seatbelts”. February 10 at 3 pm (EST).
This talk will address the truth about where we are today and how the criminal elements may very well take over the Internet. While there is an entire Internet security industry working to keep people safe, a lot of the responsibility for achieving a trusted Internet falls to the user community itself.
• Program 2 - “Your Digital Identity - Establish it or lose it.” March 3 at 3 pm (EST) This will focus on how much we should reveal about ourselves online without risking our very identities. The program will discuss how the emerging transparency of social networking makes individuals more vulnerable to fraud and ID breaches.
• Program 3 - “Transforming the Web into Your Web.” March 19 at 3 pm (EST)
The final program will challenge us to address how we navigate through an increasingly complex Internet while leveraging new powerful tools to carve out a personal web for each of us.
About Melih Abdulhayoglu
As CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo, Melih created Comodo in 1998 with a bold vision of making the Trusted Internet a reality for all. Comodo’s innovations and pioneering business model have allowed Comodo to deliver its award winning Firewall absolutely free, while continuing to grow revenue by over 30 percent, year over year. Melih earned Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award in the Information Technology Software Category for New Jersey and he is a Cyberterrorism expert appearing on Fox Business News.
About Henry Blodget
Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Silicon Alley, has a long reputation as a thought leader within the technology space. Henry was CEO of Cherry Hill Research, an Internet research and consulting firm. From 1994-2001, he was an investment banker at Prudential Securities and an equity analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. and Merrill Lynch. Henry is a regular contributor to Slate, Newsweek International, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Business 2.0, Euromoney, New York, the Financial Times and a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC and NPR. In 2007, Henry published his first book, The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual: A Consumer’s Guide to Intelligent Investing.
Paltalk (paltalk.com) is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. Our platform powers the largest collection of video based communities and continues to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, trading stock tips, singing karaoke, and attending family reunions. The Paltalk community is vibrant due to the high quality of the room environments supported by a range of free moderation tools.
In addition, Paltalk delivers original programming geared to the interests of the community. Paltalk Interactive events have hosted entertainment personalities including William Shatner and radio personalities Opie and Anthony. Paltalk supports both IM pals on AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.