Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gene Simmons And Ortsbo To Host First Interactive Global Fan Chat in 53 Languages, the social media, real time, language translation platform are teaming up with business partner and spokesperson Gene Simmons, as the KISS legend hosts the world's first, real time, interactive global fan chat in 53 languages on May 20th at 7:30 AM Pacific at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Rodeo Ballroom in Beverly Hills, California.

The Gene Simmons Live & Global will feature a host of items from Simmons' private KISS collection, as seen on A&E's Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, broadcast in 84 global markets. The live event will be broadcast over the Internet and available to individuals who pre-register at, instantly translating questions and answers in multiple languages, making it a truly worldwide spectacle.

" is taking a sledgehammer to the tower of Babel, allowing people around the world regardless of their native language to be part of this event and the conversation," said Simmons "I am proud to have this opportunity to break down the language barriers and provide fans with the ability to chat with me in real time, as one people."

Fluent in five languages, including English, Hebrew, Hungarian, and German, as well as some Japanese and he's working to add Mandarin to his repertoire, Simmons has lent his legendary personality to help spread the word about Ortsbo's unique, translator experience platform that integrates seamlessly with the most popular social media platforms to enable users from around the world to instantly send and receive messages in their native language.

Supporting presents, Gene Simmons Live & Global will be Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment and online ecommerce company. Along with the global chat with Gene Simmons, the event will provide people around the world with the ability to purchase a selection of entertainment merchandise. This event will provide a prototype for future global commercial events with Live Nation, their Artists and eliminates the need to cut/copy and paste text into a translator by automatically translating typed text into the specified language instantly unlike typical translation software. Users simply indicate the desired language for their intended recipient and Ortsbo does the rest. Ortsbo even lets users conduct multiple chat sessions simultaneously across multiple social networks in multiple languages in real time.

Free for consumers to use is ideal for both personal/social communications, allowing users to chat with friends and family around the world or around the neighborhood, and for business communications. Global colleagues can use Ortsbo to collaborate and chat about projects in their native language for faster and more efficient communication that reduces the risk of misunderstanding due to translation errors.

Ortsbo for mobile phones and portable computing devices, including apps for Android, Apple, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and tablet computers is scheduled to begin launching summer 2011.

Sign up HERE to chat with Gene Simmons.