The First International Phone Directory in the World is Launched!

    In a Release Being Distributed Today to Over 100 Countries, Picaphone
    Website Calls the Public Worldwide to Enter the Site and Participate in
    the Creation of the World's First International Telephone Directory and
    Email Database

    TEL AVIV, June 2 /CNW/ - Today launched one of
the biggest international projects on the Web - the world's first
international phone book. In today's press release in over 100 countries
around the globe, the public is invited to participate in the new Internet
project, in order to create, for the first time ever, an international
telephone directory that is open to all, and that will enable users to make
free phone calls to any place in the world.
    The site will allow immediate access to any phone number and email
address that users may need, anywhere in the world, thereby ending the
dependence on the exclusivity of information that phone companies currently
enjoy in every country. In addition, users will no longer need the services of
the phone companies to make calls and will be able to do that through the site
- without any cost. This is a conceptual revolution affecting the entire
telephony market around the globe, which will break the phone companies'
monopoly of the market.
    From day one, the site will be available in 12 languages, covering 91% of
the world's population: English, Chinese, Italian, French, German, Spanish,
Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, and Japanese. The future
objective is the translation of the site into all languages. Users will enter
their information in their own language and in English, to enable
international information searching and sharing.
    This innovative project is the initiative of Ori Shaked of Israel, and is
financed by the Shaked Family Foundation, among the founders of the successful
Internet companies, an Internet gaming site traded on the London Stock
Exchange, and, a global web knowledge sharing platform, available
in 34 languages.
    Ori Shaked, the site's founder, says, "For the first time, the site will allow everyone convenient, free and fast
access to phone numbers of individuals and companies all over the world,
without requiring the information services of the telephone companies and
having to pay for them. The success of this ambitious project depends on the
cooperation of web surfers all over the world. The target is to reach millions
of users within the first few months."
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+972-3-613-1222, Maly Cohen-Braier, cell phone +972-52-696-1625, Amir Dan,
cell phone +972-52-696-1621

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