PR Newswire Partners with Contec Innovations To Deliver News to Mobile Devices Worldwide



    NEW YORK and VANCOUVER, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - PR Newswire, the global leader in
text and multimedia distribution services, today announced it is partnering
with Contec Innovations, a mobile service provider, to provide mobile users
worldwide access to PR Newswire customers' breaking news.
    PR Newswire customers' press releases will be made available on Contec's
BUZmob(TM) mobile publishing service alongside its portfolio of up-to-the
minute sports, news, financial, entertainment, media and blog channels. Future
upgrades to the service are expected to include distribution of PR Newswire
customers' photos and multimedia assets through the BUZmob platform.
    Contec's customers - international mobile operators and wireless service
providers - deliver up-to-the-minute news from organizations around the world
to their mobile subscribers, helping to increase traffic consumption and user
loyalty. The addition of PR Newswire content will greatly enhance Contec's
live news offering. By adding the PR Newswire feed to their BUZmob Personal
Page, mobile business users can research individual companies by name or by
stock ticker, and mobile consumers will be able to subscribe to topical news
feeds such as technology, medicine, sports and entertainment, in a variety of
languages.
    "Distributing PR Newswire content through BUZmob's content portfolio will
give our customers the opportunity to reach new audiences around the world
including those in emerging markets, where mobile data penetration is often
higher than that of the Internet," commented Joshua B. Cohen, director of
Content Licensing & Distribution, PR Newswire. "We continually strive to make
our content available to our customers' audiences wherever they are and in
whatever format the audience desires. The BUZmob publishing service can
deliver seamless universal access to our news content across all mobile
devices and all mobile networks, making Contec a terrific partner for us."
    "Bringing on board the global leader in commercial news distribution
provides our network of mobile operators and partners a first-class source for
the delivery of business, industry and topical news, in a variety of
languages, to their millions of subscribers," commented Don Lay, president and
CEO of Contec Innovations. "We are extremely pleased to have PR Newswire join
our BUZmob content network and look forward to distributing PR Newswire's
content in the emerging markets."

    About PR Newswire

    PR Newswire Association LLC (http://www.prnewswire.com/) provides
electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on
behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor,
non-profit, and other customers worldwide. Using PR Newswire, these
organizations reach a variety of critical audiences including the news media,
the investment community, government decision-makers, and the general public
with their up-to-the-minute, full-text news developments.
    Established in 1954, PR Newswire has offices in 14 countries and
routinely sends its customers' news to outlets in 135 countries and in more
than 40 languages. Utilizing the latest in communications technology, PR
Newswire content is considered a mainstay among news reporters, investors and
individuals who seek breaking news from the source. PR Newswire's leading
services include ProfNet Experts(SM), eWatch(TM), MEDIAtlas(TM), Search Engine
Optimization, MediaRoom, MediaSense(TM), MultiVu(TM), U.S. Newswire, the
preeminent policy newswire in the industry, and Hispanic PR Wire, LatinClips
and Hispanic Digital Network, the foremost Hispanic communications services.
PR Newswire is a subsidiary of United Business Media plc of London
(http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/).

    About Contec Innovations Inc.

    Contec Innovations Inc. (TSXV: BUZ) operates the BUZmob(TM) mobile
publishing service. BUZmob delivers digital content to mobile users on any
device, on any network, anywhere in the world. BUZmob is powered by Contec's
Hornet(TM), a mobile data infrastructure solution that accelerates the
creation and rollout of mobile data services. Headquartered in Vancouver,
Canada, Contec has a sales and support office in Beijing, China. For more
information: www.contec.ca or www.buzmob.com.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Don M. Lay, Contec President & CEO, Tel: (604)
468-5631, don.lay@contec.ca; Media Relations: Asa Zanatta, Tel: (604)
408-1389, azanatta@spiritcommunications.ca; Rachel A. Meranus, Vice President,
Public Relations, Tel. (201) 360-6776, rachel.meranus@prnewswire.com; Investor
Relations: Judy-Ann Pottinger, Ascenta Capital Partners Inc., Tel: (604)
684-4743 ext. 238 or 1-866-684-4743, judy-ann@ascentacapital.com

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