REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Support.com (Nasdaq:SPRT), a provider of technology services and software for consumers and small businesses, today announced that its patented, cloud-based Premium Technology Services Platform is Windows 8-ready. The Support.com Premium Technology Services Platform includes service delivery tools, desktop agent software, subscription management and e-commerce capabilities, and a third party integration framework to enable channel partners to rapidly launch a high-quality, consistent and efficient premium services experience for consumers and small businesses. The Microsoft ® Windows 8 operating system includes significant upgrades and changes from earlier Windows releases, including an all-new touch-centric user interface, a common platform for desktop, notebook and mobile devices, and a new "live tile" app development environment. The Support.com R&D team has been working with beta and preview releases of Windows 8 starting earlier this year. Included in the platform upgrade are Windows 8-specific performance optimizations and usability tweaks, compatibility upgrades, the ability to remotely control Windows 8 devices and support for the new Windows 8 app tile interface. Support.com has been working closely with its channel partners to develop and launch programs that build on the release of Windows 8 and new touch-centric devices. "The technology landscape is evolving rapidly as mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, grow in popularity. Windows 8 represents a major shift towards touch-centric mobile devices, and creates an opportunity for Support.com and its partners to help consumers and small businesses capitalize on this technology evolution," said Support.com CEO Josh Pickus. About Support.com Support.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPRT) provides technology services and software for consumers and small businesses. Support.com Personal Technology Experts ® provide a quick, cost-effective and stress-free technology support experience over the Internet and the phone using the Company's advanced technology platform. Support.com also offers a wide range of easy-to-use software products that detect and repair common computer problems and optimize performance and security. Support.com offers programs through many of the nation's leading retailers, broadband service providers and technology companies, and provides software to over a million consumers and small businesses. For more information please visit us at: www.support.com , www.facebook.com/support.com , or http://twitter.com/support_com . Support.com, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit http://www.support.com/about/careers . The Support.com, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11893 Copyright © 2012 Support.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Support.com and Personal Technology Experts are trademarks or registered trademarks of Support.com, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
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