CALGARY, May 21 /CNW/ - Multiplied Media Corporation (TSX:V MMC), a
Calgary-based provider of mobile local search services ("Multiplied"), is
pleased to announce they have been named as an Innovator Nominee in the EMEA
(Europe, Middle East & Africa) tournament of the GSMA's (Global System for
Mobile Association) Mobile Innovation 'Grand Prix.'
Multiplied was selected to compete against one other company in the Most
Innovative Consumer Application category and will be vying for the position of
EMEA Category Winner during the GSMA Mobile Innovation EMEA Event, which is
being held as part of the HiT Barcelona World Innovation Summit, in Barcelona,
Spain, June 18 - 19, 2009. A panel comprised of senior executives from mobile
operators and venture capital firms will review ten companies in total,
competing in five categories in the tournament. Two overall winners will win a
trip to compete for the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix Cup at the Mobile World
Congress in February 2010.
Throughout the competition Multiplied will be showcasing Poynt, its
award-winning local search application, scheduled to launch in Germany later
this month. Poynt has become well known in North America for its business and
movie search features as well as the easy-to-use interface.
The Mobile Innovation Grand Prix was created by the GSMA as part of its
Mobile Innovation initiative, with the primary goal of showcasing promising
entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized companies who are introducing
innovative products and services.
"We are extremely honoured to be selected as one of the nominees for the
EMEA tournament of the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix," said Andrew Osis, CEO,
Multiplied. "Our team is doing great things and to have their work recognized
by this group as an innovator in consumer mobile application development is
very high praise."
For more information on the GSMA's Mobile Innovation EMEA Event, the
Mobile Innovation Grand Prix awards programme, and the Mobile Innovation
Exchange community, please visit: www.mobileinnovation.org/events/hit and
The Poynt application is available for the BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) and
BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) series smartphones, as well as the BlackBerry(R)
Bold(TM) and BlackBerry(R) Storm(TM) and takes advantage of capabilities
including locates by GPS(*) and cell-site, click-to-call, click-to-map and
Poynt is a free application(xx) and is available to BlackBerry smartphone
owners in Canada and the United States with Germany launching in the coming
weeks. Poynt is available for download on BlackBerry(R) App World(TM) or by
visiting http://m.mypoynt.com from your BlackBerry(R) Browser.
(*) Requires a GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphone.
(xx) Wireless charges may apply. Please check with your wireless service
About Multiplied Media Corporation
Multiplied Media (www.multiplied.com) has developed the award-winning
application Poynt (www.mypoynt.com), the mobile local search service available
over BlackBerry smartphones. Through agreements with directory and vertical
content providers in Canada, the United States and 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
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particular this press release contains forward-looking statement pertaining to
the scheduled launch date of Poynt in Germany.
While the Company intends to launch Poynt in Germany later this month,
the launch date may change due to: departure of key personnel or consultants;
inability to introduce new technology and new products in a timely manner;
changes in systems outside of our control; fluctuation in foreign exchange or
interest rates; uncertainties in the global economy; negative conditions in
general economic and financial markets; reliance on key suppliers;
availability of key supplies and components; stock market volatility and
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technological developments; availability of key supplies, components,
services, networks and developments; future exchange rates; the cost of
expanding product lines; the impact of increasing competition; the continuity
of existing business relationships; conditions in general economic and
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