CALGARY, CANADA and ROME, ITALY, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - Multiplied Media Corporation (Multiplied) (TSX:V MMC), a Calgary-based provider of mobile local search services, is pleased to announce that their Poynt Local Search application has won the BlackBerry(R) Alliance Program's EMEA Innovation Awards 2009 in the 'Life on BlackBerry' category.
The awards showcase innovative organizations in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region who are delivering compelling mobile applications and services to customers on the BlackBerry(R) platform. Winners in seven categories were selected by an independent panel of 13 judges.
"We have to thank a number of groups for this honour, including our team, the BlackBerry Alliance Program and our strong and loyal user base," said Andrew Osis, CEO, Multiplied Media. "Our entire team puts forth a tremendous effort to make the Poynt product what it is, and our customers continue to use Poynt and provide feedback on how we can evolve it to be an even better tool for their BlackBerry smartphones."
Poynt is a convenient and timesaving GPS-enabled application that connects consumers to local businesses, people, restaurants and theaters at the moment they want to buy or acquire products or services. Poynt allows consumers to move beyond discovery of their local area to view movie trailers and showtimes, book dining reservations, view directions on a map, click-to-call the business, or view their website. Poynt is currently available to BlackBerry(R) smartphone owners in Canada, the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom and will soon be available in France, Italy and Spain. It is available through BlackBerry(R) App World or via OTA download at m.poynt.com.
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, people, retailers, restaurants 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.
This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to: the anticipated release of a new version of the Poynt application, specifically relating to geographic expansion; and other statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The results or events predicated in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events. As a result, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
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