Deal Joins Mobile Data Services Leader With Premier Provider of Syndicated Content
To Expand Mobile ASP Content Offering
Geoworks Corporation, an innovator in mobile data communications services and technologies, today announced that iSyndicate.com, the Content Marketplace and leading provider of syndicated content, will extend its comprehensive content applications to Geoworks' Mobile ASP clients.
Under the agreement, Geoworks will utilise iSyndicate's comprehensive content applications to enhance the Geoworks Mobile ASP service, allowing its customers to deliver an expanded content offering directly to wireless devices. Geoworks' Mobile ASP solution provides companies with the technology and services necessary to extend their operations, communications and customer service initiatives to the mobile medium and achieve enhanced, immediate business-to-consumer communications.
"Geoworks' Mobile ASP customers value cutting-edge mobile solutions for delivering relevant and time-sensitive information," said Joel Maske, President and CEO of iSyndicate. "Our ability to leverage hundreds of content sources will provide Geoworks' clients with an array of dynamically rich, integrated and relevant content that will add additional value to their wireless solutions."
"As the premier provider of fully-integrated content solutions, iSyndicate provides the greatest breadth and depth of technology content available," said Rhonda Jobe, Vice President of Marketing for Geoworks. "Our venture with iSyndicate enhances our mobile solutions by allowing our customers to select premium, highly targeted content applications in addition to other features offered through our Mobile ASP solution."
Currently, iSyndicate aggregates, packages, integrates and delivers content from over 998 leading content providers. Content ranges from email, weather, stock quotes, business and technology news and sports, to entertainment and lifestyles.
About Mobile ASP
Geoworks offers Mobile ASP to a wide variety of businesses, from financial and credit institutions to airlines and rental car agencies. With Mobile ASP, these companies can leverage the time-sensitive and personal nature of the mobile medium to provide relevant communications and services to their customers. By extending customer service and other enterprise applications to the mobile medium, Geoworks' Mobile ASP clients will be able to increase revenue, reduce costs and increase customer loyalty.
Because each Mobile ASP client requires a range of technologies and services to best meet the needs of their mobile customers, Geoworks Mobile ASP is comprised of several different components, including application development, Mobile Server+, systems integration, wireless network integration, 24x7 customer care and application hosting. Mobile ASP clients select the elements of this offering that suit their individual needs for a mobile customer service solution.
iSyndicate, The Content Marketplace, is the leading provider of dynamic and relevant Web content designed to help drive commerce and build community on the Internet. Today, the company aggregates, packages, integrates and delivers a breadth of content including audio, video, animations, interactive games, comics and weather from more than 1000 trusted sources, including The Associated Press, CBS SportsLine, CNBC, CNET, Reuters, RollingStone.com and Salon.com, all in real-time. This content is made available by iSyndicate to over 250,000 customers, including, Citibank, Intel, OmniSky, Nortel Networks, Nintendo, Wells Fargo, and Xoom.com. iSyndicate supports the ICE (Information & Content Exchange) standard based on XML among a variety of others for all of its content.
iSyndicate is based in San Francisco with offices in New York and London, and is backed by leading venture capital firms Scripps Ventures and Labrador Ventures; investment bank Chase Hambrecht & Quist; Internet leaders Infospace.com and Vignette Corporation; NBC (GE), Microsoft and News Corporation; and individual investors. It can be found on the World wide Web at http://www.isyndicate.com
Geoworks Corporation (NASDAQ: GWRX) is a leading innovator in wireless data communications services and technologies for the business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets. Geoworks' Mobile ASP( solution utilises a flexible combination of its proprietary Mobile Server+ technology and its mobile media expertise to enable businesses to reach their mobile customers with relevant and timely information. Geoworks AirBoss( client/server mobile data solutions provide carrier-grade customisable systems ranging from field service applications to telematics solutions. Based in Alameda, California, the company has offices in New Jersey, Japan and the United Kingdom, and can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.geoworks.com
In keeping with U.S. law, Geoworks notes that this press release includes forward-looking statements, including the emergence of, and Geoworks' participation in, the mobile data and technology licensing and services markets and future Flexible User Interface licensing terms. Actual results may vary significantly due to various risks and uncertainties. Those include, but are not limited to, the following: i) the mobile data and technology services market may not emerge to the degree or timing anticipated; and ii) new technologies and new services are inherently subject to development, timing and consumer acceptance risks. Additional information is available in the Risk Factors and Business discussions in the Company's Forms 10- K, 10-Q and other filings available from the Company or from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Chantal Bowman or Donna Amato
+44 (0) 20 7240 6189
Bob Bogard, Geoworks
+1 (510) 814-5811
Carolyn Love, iSyndicate
+1 (415) 430-3656
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