CALGARY, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Multiplied Media Corporation (TSX:V MMC), an
award-winning, Calgary-based provider of local search services, is pleased to
announce an agreement to integrate the OpenTable reservation and guest
management solution with Multiplied's Poynt Local Search service. North
American users of the Poynt service will have access to finding and reserving
table availability at over 10,000 restaurants.
The ability for Poynt users to search for and reserve available nearby
restaurants complements the existing ability to find and connect with local
businesses, retailers and movie theaters from a single starting point.
Multiplied anticipates that OpenTable content will be available for Poynt on
the BlackBerry in Canada and the United States during Q1 of 2009 with
additional platforms being rolled out later in the year.
"Time-crunched consumers are looking for new and more efficient ways to
get the information they need to go about their daily activities," said Andrew
Osis, CEO, Multiplied Media. "We're integrating OpenTable's ability to find
and confirm restaurant reservations with our ability to distance-sort listings
relevant to the user's location, allowing users to find, in real-time, nearby
available reservations. This added functionality has been a popular request
from existing users of Poynt."
The agreement contemplates shared revenue from seated reservations booked
through the Poynt service.
OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant
reservations for diners and guest management solutions for restaurants. Since
its inception in 1998, more than 85 million diners have been seated through
OpenTable online reservations; on average, nearly three million diners are
seated each month.
Poynt is an all-in-one local search tool that provides address and phone
number information, movie trailers, showtimes, ticket purchase as well as
interactive maps and turn-by-turn directions. The service, which has been
operational for over a year in Canada and the United States is available for
BlackBerry(R) smartphones, Windows Live Messenger and AIM instant messenger
networks. To use Poynt, consumers can visit http://m.mypoynt.com from their
BlackBerry browser or add firstname.lastname@example.org to their contact list on Windows Live
Messenger or add the screen name Poynt to their buddy list on AIM.
About Multiplied Media Corporation
Multiplied Media Corp. (www.multiplied.com) has developed the
award-winning application Poynt (www.mypoynt.com), the multimedia local search
service available over Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger, AOL's AIM instant
messaging network and BlackBerry(R) smartphones. Through agreements with
Yellow Pages Group in Canada, Idearc Media (SuperPages.com) in the United
States and t-info and Infobel in Europe, Poynt simplifies finding and
connecting with businesses, retailers and events wherever and whenever it is
most convenient for the consumer. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada,
Multiplied Media trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MMC.
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For further information:
For further information: Andrew Osis, CEO & Director, Multiplied Media
Corporation, (403) 313-3719, email@example.com; MEDIA CONTACTS:
Margaret Glover-Campbell, Director, Communications, Multiplied Media
Corporation, (403) 313-3719, firstname.lastname@example.org