Press Release: Microsoft Robert Scoble Joins

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MENLO PARK, CA. (June 12, 2006) — PodTech.Network, Inc., a leading emerging- media company today announced that Robert Scoble, well-known Microsoft evangelist, world-renowned blogger and Microsoft’s first videoblogger, is joining the company as Vice President of Media Development. At Microsoft, Scoble maintained the popular blog, Scobleizer ( which is currently listed in the top 10 blogs on Technorati, the most-popular blog search engine. Scoble, an author, recently completed the now best-selling book, “Naked Conversations: How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk With Customers.”

“Robert Scoble is a global brand and we are thrilled to have him as a member of the PodTech team,” said John Furrier, founder and CEO of PodTech.Network, Inc. “He is a pioneer in blogging and social media. His knowledge of new media, the tech industry, and his success as a blogger fits perfectly with PodTech’s vision and mission.”

PodTech.Network, Inc. provides a media platform of Fresh Voicesâ„¢ that ignite the power of conversation among companies, their customers, and partners and that is exactly what Scoble did when he started blogging at Microsoft. “He became a very fresh voice for Microsoft that millions of people respected and heard,” said Furrier. “His media expertise and vision is in alignment with PodTech’s business strategy and extension of our developing media platform,” Furrier added.

“I’ve seen the power of this new media, and how fast audiences can grow. Out of all the companies I’ve been watching, PodTech.Network is best positioned to take advantage of the rapid growth that I’m seeing in this marketplace and I’m thrilled to join this team,” Scoble said.

Before PodTech, Scoble was an “evangelist” working for Microsoft in product development. In addition to pioneering blogging within Microsoft, Scoble was instrumental in Microsoft’s Channel 9 (, a site devoted to Microsoft’s developer community. In approximately one year, Microsoft’s Channel 9 has attracted over 3.5 million unique users and developers per month who hear conversations about Microsoft and technology. ABOUT PODTECH.NETWORK, INC.

PodTech.Network, Inc. is a leading emerging-media company that produces, aggregates, and distributes professional podcast content for audiences worldwide. Known for its Fresh Voicesâ„¢ that ignite the power of conversation among companies, customers and their partners, PodTech’s media channels include PodTech News, PodTech InfoTalk Network, and PodTech Sponsorship Network. PodTech has more than 15 corporate clients including Intel, Juniper, Yahoo, Symantec, Seagate Technology, Maxtor, Barracuda Networks, and NVIDIA. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Menlo Park, California. It is funded by leading venture capitalists US Venture Partners and Venrock Associates.

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