Multiplied Media announces partnership with the Livebookings Network to provide restaurant bookings on Poynt



    CALGARY, June 25 /CNW/ - Multiplied Media Corporation, a Calgary-based
provider of local search services, is pleased to announce a partnership
agreement has been signed to include the Livebookings Network restaurant
booking engine in the Poynt Local Search service in Europe.
    "We've always believed that local search is more than just getting a
phone number and address. It's about having a single source that allows you to
plan and fulfill your daily activities," said John Lowe, CEO, Multiplied
Media. "With the addition of the Livebookings Network, our users are able to
access rich content on local restaurants and make reservations when it's
convenient for them, whether that's online or on their mobile device."
    The agreement contemplates shared revenue from reservations booked
through the Poynt service. It is anticipated that the Livebookings Network
content will be added to the BlackBerry and instant messaging platforms before
year-end 2008.
    The Livebookings Network provides online restaurant booking and
restaurant data for close to 17,000 restaurants in more than ten Eurpoean
countries including Germany and the United Kingdom. The content includes
location, address, restaurant description, images, contact information, web
address, cuisine type, ambience, nearest transportation links and of course
the ability to book tables.
    Poynt is an all-in-one local search tool that provides address and phone
number information, movie trailers, showtimes, the ability to purchase movie
tickets as well as interactive maps and turn-by-turn directions. The service,
which has been operational in Canada and the United States since early this
year, operates on the Windows Live Messenger and AIM instant messenger
networks and is in beta release for the BlackBerry. To use Poynt, consumers
can add poynt@live.com to their contact list on Windows Live Messenger, add
the screen name Poynt to their buddy list on AIM or visit http://m.mypoynt.com
from their BlackBerry browser. European deployment is scheduled for the fall
of 2008.


    About Multiplied Media Corporation
    ----------------------------------
    Multiplied Media Corp. (www.multiplied.com) has developed Poynt
(www.mypoynt.com), the first multimedia local search service available over
Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger and AOL's AIM instant messaging networks.
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's most convenient for the consumer. Headquartered in
Calgary, AB, Canada, Multiplied Media trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under
the symbol MMC.

    About the Livebookings Network
    ------------------------------
    The Livebookings Network is a global marketing and real-time restaurant
booking service. With millions of reservations made since its conception in
2001, Livebookings has successfully welcomed almost 17,000 restaurants into
the network.
    By selecting one of the six integrated reservations management solutions
available, Livebookings' restaurant members are able to receive real-time
internet bookings from more than 500 independent booking partners -including
Time Out, lastminute.com, Laterooms.com, MSN, Eniro, Ticketmaster and American
Express - with a collective potential market in excess of 200 million diners.
    Operating on a 24/7 real-time system, the Livebookings Network provides a
reliable confirmation service and accurate table occupancy information to
prospective diners around the clock.
    The Livebookings Network is continually expanding. By creating strong
partnerships with high profile websites, it can give restaurants access to
free marketing channels and more potential diners every month. The Network
manages the entire integration process for its booking partners, working
closely with a company's technical team to deliver entirely customisable
customer and booking communications, in tune with their website's needs.

    Forward Looking Statements
    --------------------------
    Certain statements in this release, other than statements of historical
fact, may include forward-looking information that involves various risks and
uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements
will prove to be accurate. Actual result and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent
written and oral forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and
opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in
their entirety by this notice. The Company assumes no obligation to update
forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or
opinions change, other than as required pursuant to applicable securities
laws.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.





For further information:

For further information: Andrew Osis, CFO & Director, Multiplied Media
Corporation, (403) 313-3719, andrew.osis@multiplied.com; MEDIA CONTACTS:
Margaret Glover-Campbell, Director, Communications, Multiplied Media
Corporation, (403) 313-3719, margaret.glover-campbell@multiplied.com;
Christopher Persson, Livebookings Network, +44 (0)20 7934 9275,
christopher.persson@livebookings.net

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