December 6, 1996 11:10 AM ET

VDONet snags Creative
for multimedia Net video
By Margaret Kane

  Creative Technology Ltd. will distribute VDONet Corp.'s VDOLive video player, the companies announced today.

VDOLive allows consumers to view real-time video over the Internet. Creative, which develops multimedia technology, including the Sound Blaster PC sound platform, will use VDONet's software to provide access to live video events on the Internet.

VDONet recently signed deals with U.S. Robotics Corp. to include its VDOPhone Internet telephone software and VDOLive with that company's new products, and with America Online Inc. to provide a version of VDOPhone for use with chat and community areas.

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