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iPhone App Released for Tracking Mileage and Time

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– iPhone App Enables Twinfield Users to Automatically Record Time and Mileage

Online accounting services provider Twinfield has launched a new iPhone application that will enable users to automatically record time and mileage. The application, which is free to download from the iPhone app store, will improve the speed with which invoices can be sent by also automatically filing these expenses claims.

“As a consultant, I spend a lot of time on the road,” explains Twinfield user, Ralf de Graaf, owner of Collate Consultancy. “The Twinfield application will turn my time-recording and the submission of my expenses claims into something that I can quickly and easily do in-between appointments. This will make invoicing so much simpler; at literally the touch of a single button, everything is taken care of.”

The application utilises a number of iPhone functions. The in-built GPS system keeps track of the route and mileage, while time and expenses can easily be assigned to the relevant project or client.

Accountancy firm Wansink & Partner, which has also implemented the new application, said, “The Twinfield application is a great tool for the ambitious and forward-thinking entrepreneur. It is also very quick and safe to use, features that are of critical importance.”

The Twinfield iPhone app is suitable for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

About Twinfield

Twinfield UK is a subsidiary of Twinfield International N.V., the European market leader in the area of online accounting and part of the Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting division, the global leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. Today, more than 80,000 financial accounts are being compiled using Twinfield in 22 countries. Online accounting via Twinfield means flexible accounting, with a range of subscriptions to suit both small and large organisations. Twinfield also ensures efficient, secure, real-time data exchange between clients and administration or accountancy firms. Because Twinfield works as a web application, users can access and exchange financial reports online anywhere and anytime via a secure internet connection. For more information about the company and its services go to: http://www.twinfield.co.uk

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Real-Time Stock Picks on Android App Debuts

First App to Include Stock Prices, Socially Curated News from Hundreds of Sources, Trending Tickers and Real-Time Ideas on the Fastest Growing Mobile Platform

StockTwits for Android

Quote start“StockTwits for Android is the best way to see stock prices, trending news headlines and real-time ideas for specific stocks, while keeping up with new ideas in the market through Trending Tickers on StockTwits” – Howard Lindzon, CEOQuote end

StockTwits®, a real-time social idea network for the investing community and creator of the $(TICKER) tag for the widest syndication of investment information, today announced the availability of StockTwits for Android, making the app available on millions of mobile devices around the world. StockTwits for Android is the only mobile app for the Android platform that provides mobile users a place for stock prices, financial news from across the web curated and filtered by a community of investors and traders, trending tickers and real-time ideas from the StockTwits stream. The StockTwits Android app is available today at http://stk.ly/stdroid.

According to The Nielsen Company, more than one-third of consumers plan to make their next smartphone purchase an Android handset. With its rise in popularity and number of Android-powered handsets on the market today, StockTwits will give millions of consumers access to timely investing information on their smartphones. Unlike other Android finance and stock apps, the StockTwits app provides investors with everything they need to see real-time trends, news and ideas about the stocks they are interested in – and the opportunity to learn from talented investors and traders who are members of the StockTwits community. The app also allows users to share ideas directly from their phone, reaching the StockTwits community as well as the StockTwits distribution network of top social media and financial sites, including Yahoo! Finance, Bing Finance, CNN Money, Reuters, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Key Benefits of StockTwits for Android Include:

  • Access to real-time stock quotes from the mobile phone
  • Headlines and links to the most important financial and stock news curated by the largest social network of investors and traders
  • The ability to create a “Watchlist” to quickly and easily access specific investments or ideas on the go
  • Stay on top of the market with the “Trending” view of stocks, which is a list of stocks being discussed most frequently
  • View and share real-time investment ideas by accessing the StockTwits network from anywhere

“The Android platform is growing exponentially, and with the new StockTwits app, we’re able to give millions of investors a new way to stay in touch with the market from their mobile phones,” said Howard Lindzon, co-founder and chief executive officer at StockTwits. “The app is the best way to see stock prices, trending news headlines and real-time ideas for specific stocks, while keeping up with new ideas in the market through Trending Tickers on StockTwits – features not found in any other mobile app.”

About StockTwits
With offices in San Diego and New York, StockTwits is a real-time, social idea network for the investing community and creator of the $(TICKER) tag for the widest syndication of investment information. It provides a specialized environment created specifically for investors where users can customize information and networks based on interests and investments, and corporations can easily monitor, disseminate and manage communication within the social media environment. StockTwits was named “One of the Best Websites, 2010” by Time Magazine, and was listed as one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web” by Fast Company.

Capital Market Services LLC, a leading Forex brokerage firm, has partnered with Red Paladin Inc., a technology firm that specializes in Cloud Services, to offer the CMS Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) for Forex trading.

CMS VDI supports MetaTrader 4, ForexTraderPro and VT Trader 2.0. Using a browser window, traders can access their demo or live accounts on their virtual environment from anywhere and place trades, upload and configure EA’s, set preferences, and even request custom applications or tools such as Autochartist or Microsoft Excel.

VDI services take the traditional Forex VPS model to the next level by offering traders a dedicated virtualized machine as opposed to space on a large shared server like most standard VPS products.  This service eliminates the need for physical hardware and its associated performance limitations, and protects users from the risks associated with conducting financial transactions on a shared network.

CMS VDI users’ machines live on a managed dedicated network where traders can leverage Red Paladin’s resources for blazing fast and consistent execution speeds from anywhere in the world. “The ability to run your EAs or any automated trading system in a professional server environment, without the worries of having to leave your home or office computer running and supported 24 hours a day is a major plus for serious traders,” stated Joshua Bernstein, Director of Sales and Marketing at CMS Forex.

VDI services are fully accessible from most mobile devices and experiencing MT4 or VT Trader on your iPad is a “revolutionary way to trade on the go” according to Mr. Bernstein. CMS VDI is free for active CMS clients and is available to anyone for $40 a month.  Visit www.cmsfx.com/forex-trading-services/vps to learn more.

About CMSFX

CMS Forex was founded in 1999 by professional Forex traders, Forex brokers and software developers. Since its inception, CMS Forex has identified traders’ needs and built its core trading platform, VT Trader™, to accommodate its loyal client base. CMS Forex is a leading provider of foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services to clients in approximately 170 countries. The Company serves institutional accounts and, with Forex.com, offers a diverse array of trading platforms combined with unmatched execution and customer services to facilitate direct access to the global FX markets for individual traders.

CMS Forex and its affiliated group of companies are headquartered in New York City, London, and Hamilton, Bermuda with representative offices in Boston, Shanghai, and St. Petersburg, Russia. The group holds registrations with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) in Bermuda.

About Red Paladin

Red Paladin was established in 2001 as a full service Technology Integration Firm headquartered in Piscataway, NJ with satellite offices in India.  Red Paladin has the expertise in providing Virtualization/Cloud Services, Managed IT Services, and Custom Application/Software Development Solutions to clients across multiple industries.  By offering companies around the world access to the Helix Cloud for their customized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) requirements, the company is able to integrate organizations large and small into an IaaS based IT model.

http://www.cmsfx.com

Breakthrough enhancements to Forex Trader Pro system increases odds of successful Forex trading for traders of all levels.

OptionsU Forex Trader (OUFX) announced the release of the next version of the popular Forex trading software: Forex Trader Pro 2.0. Designed to maximize trades and increase profits on every trade, Forex Trader Pro 2.0 is sure to be invaluable to both new and current Forex traders. To learn more, interested traders can reserve a seat for OUFX’s free webinar on Thursday, May 5, 2011 by visiting http://forextraderpro.com/pr-fxtp2.

Forex Trader Pro 2.0 includes exciting new benefits, including access to the C4 Currency Trend Tracker software, which tracks currency rates in all of the major markets, such as Tokyo, London and New York. This unique system gives traders a birds-eye view into every market that includes the US dollar, and includes a comparison between markets. The tracker contains templates that allow traders to see trends while setting up their trades, including an overview of what the Forex markets look like when compared country and currency.

This latest release from the team at OUFX brings the power of the Forex market directly to any level of trader. The Forex Trader Pro system is based on proprietary bias and key numbers developed by the system’s creator, “Forex Joe” Atkins, “After several years of research, we have developed proprietary bias and key numbers that give traders a distinct advantage over other traders on the challenging Forex market. With the release of Forex Trader Pro 2.0, even beginning traders can make money trading in foreign markets.”

From the seasoned trader who is looking to further maximize their PIPs and build on previous success, to those who are just starting out and need professional training, Forex Trader Pro 2.0 is easy to learn and is designed to quickly produce results.

OUFX will host a free webinar demonstrating Forex Trader Pro 2.0 and its enhancements this Thursday, May 5, 2011 at noon and 9pm EDT and invites all interested traders to reserve their seat today by visiting http://forextraderpro.com/pr-fxtp2.

For more information on Forex Trader Pro 2.0 please visit http://forextraderpro.com/pr-fxtp2 or the Forex Trader Blog.

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CONTACT: Joseph Frontiera of OptionsU Forex Trader, LLC, +1-954-707-5038, http://forexjoe.com, joefrontiera@ouforextrader.com

Web Site: http://forextraderpro.com/pr-fxtp2

Forex Traders Get New Free App

Forex Traders Get New Free App

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GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), today announced the global launch of its new app for Android mobile devices, FOREXTrader for Android.

The new application, now available as a free English-language download in the Android Marketplace, offers Android users secure access to their FOREX.com accounts with full trading capabilities, up to the minute news, charts, research and account information.

“Android users were previously able to access their FOREX.com accounts through our mobile website but, with the rapid growth of Android-powered smartphones, we wanted to give our customers a more feature-rich experience designed specifically for the Android OS,” said Samantha Roady, chief marketing officer for GAIN Capital.  “With the addition of FOREXTrader for Android, we now have trading solutions for the two fastest growing mobile operating systems in the world.”

FOREX.com launched FOREXTrader for iPhone and FOREX.com Mobile in 2010.

FOREXTrader for Android includes:

  • Quotes on 59 currency pairs, including spot gold and silver, as well as a dozen contracts for difference (CFDs) on commodities and major equity indices*;
  • A variety of order types, including market, limit, stop, One Cancels Others (OCO), If Then, If Then / OCO and Trailing Stop;
  • Live newsfeed from Dow Jones;
  • FOREX.com’s proprietary FOREXInsider, providing streaming market commentary and analysis during market hours;
  • Candlestick and line charts available for 1m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 30m, 1h, 2h & 4h, daily, weekly, and monthly time intervals; and
  • Account balances, P&L and more.

To download the free application, Android users may visit the Android Marketplace directly from their devices and search for “FOREXTrader.” Prospective customers can access all the features of the Android app by registering for a free 30-day practice account in-app.

* Foreign exchange and other leveraged trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.  Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are not available to US residents.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) is a global provider of online trading services. GAIN’s innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange (forex or FX), contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products, to a diverse client base of retail and institutional investors.

A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital operates FOREX.com®, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry. GAIN’s other businesses include GAIN GTX, a fully independent FX ECN for hedge funds and institutions, and GAIN Securities, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) a licensed U.S. broker-dealer.

GAIN Capital and its affiliates have offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Singapore; and Seoul.

For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com .

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CONTACT: In UK & Europe: Sorrel Beynon, +44 (0)20 3047 2368, or Laura Crooks, +44 (0) 20 3047 2366, Edelman, gain@edelman.com; or In North America: Christa Conte, +1-212-808-4902, or Savannah Tikotsky, +1-212-808-4903, Feintuch Communications, gain@feintuchpr.com

Web Site: http://www.gaincapital.com

Mobile Banking App: New iPad Application from BBVA Compass

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BBVA Compass today announced the launch of a native iPad™ application that marks the first U.S. mobile banking application that visually goes beyond the traditional on-line banking interface of the few other iPad banking applications. The BBVA Compass Mobile Banking (PD) was released on Dec. 23, just in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season. In addition to the new iPad application, BBVA Compass also offers native mobile banking applications for Android™, BlackBerry® and iPhone™ users. Each of the applications for these mobile devices was built in house to provide greater flexibility and functionality.

The free application enables users a fast and convenient way to manage their BBVA Compass accounts – deposits, loans and credit cards – in a visually attractive setting that truly utilizes the capabilities and functionality of the iPad. Users can check balances, view posted and pending transactions, view check images and statements, transfer funds between BBVA Compass accounts and locate BBVA Compass branches.

“BBVA Compass has utilized a unique approach to mobile banking by designing native applications built to leverage the particular capabilities of each device, like the iPad,” stated Alex Carriles, SVP and director of mobile and internet strategies at BBVA Compass. “Once you see the graphical display of your financial information, flip through your checks with a simple gesture, review the colorful renderings of your bank statements or the transaction receipts for your credit card charges, you soon realize this is no ordinary on-line banking application. Our goal is to make mobile banking an enjoyable user experience, and fully embrace the iPad Human Interface.”

According to eMarketer, sales of the Apple iPad are estimated to reach 8.5 million by the end of 2010, accounting for almost 88 percent of total U.S. tablet sales. Tablet sales in the U.S. are expected to increase dramatically over the next two years, with iPad sales projected to more than double to nearly 20 million in 2011 and surpass 30 million by 2012. Worldwide, tablet sales are projected to increase even more quickly. By 2012, eMarketer forecasts nearly 41 million Americans or 12.8 percent of the U.S. population will have a tablet device.

To download a free copy of the BBVA Compass Mobile Banking (PD) application via the App store, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bbva-compass-mobile-banking/id411468151?mt=8.

For more information on additional BBVA Compass Mobile Banking applications, visit http://www.bbvacompass.com/personal/online/mobile/index.cfm.

ABOUT BBVA COMPASS

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 717 branches including 382 in Texas, 92 in Alabama, 65 in California, 77 in Arizona, 45 in Florida, 36 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass is the 15th largest U.S. commercial bank based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Texas (4th), Alabama (3rd) and Arizona (5th). For the second consecutive year, BBVA Compass was named as a “Lender of the Year” by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Additional information concerning BBVA Compass can be found on our website www.bbvacompass.com.

BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of Compass Bancshares, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a financial services group with approximately $760 billion in total assets, 48 million clients, 7,400 branches and approximately 105,000 employees in more than 30 countries. BBVA ranks among the top 20 largest financial institutions in the world based on market capitalization and 21st in Global Finance magazine’s list of the “World’s 50 Safest Banks” for 2010. BBVA provides its customers around the world with a full range of financial services, including commercial and wholesale banking, retail banking services, consumer loans, mortgages, credit cards, securities brokerage, wealth management, pension plan management and insurance. The BBVA Group maintains a leadership position in Spain, Mexico, Latin America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States as well as operations in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.

Editor’s Note:

BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank. Compass Bank, member FDIC.

CONTACT: Ed Bilek, External Communications of BBVA Compass, +1-205-297-3331, Cell, +1-205-612-3378, ed.bilek@bbvacompass.com

Video Game Mobile App for Android Users - New Release

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Game Trading Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GMTD, “GTTI”), a leading provider of comprehensive trading solutions for video game retailers, publishers, rental companies and consumers, has released ‘GameBook Mobile’ app for Google’s Android mobile operating systems. The GameBook Mobile app is available today as a free download from the Android Market on Android-powered devices.

GameBook Mobile, which has been long enjoyed by users on the Apple iOS platform, provides detailed information regarding the latest and greatest video games. Its easy-to-use interface allows users to build, value, manage and trade their personal video game software collections. The application also provides current market values for DVD/Blu-ray movies, as well as Apple iPods and other video game hardware.

Utilizing GTTI’s proprietary market pricing technology, GameBook Mobile is believed to be the only application that can track more than 75,000 video games, consoles, iPods and thousands of Blu-ray DVD movie titles in real-time. GameBook Mobile’s expansive database offers users the opportunity to maximize the trade-in value of these items in exchange for retailer gift cards, PayPal funds, or cash.

GameBook Mobile is packed with powerful features and tools, including:

  • Track Your Collection” allows you to search for and track the current market value for virtually any video-related entertainment item you own, whether it is a game title, game system, movie or an iPod.
  • Trade Trend” key allows you to monitor trading price direction, helping you to receive the highest trade prices on video game software and hardware as listed on GTTI’s Gamers Factory website (www.gamersfactory.com).
  • “Trade-O-Meter” helps you decide between your games and systems that are “keepers” vs. the items you have conquered and earmarked for trade.
  • Store Locator” finds the closest retail location to trade in your video games, iPods or DVD movies for cash or gift cards.
  • Want List” lets you search for, list, and email the names of the video games, iPods and DVD/Blu-ray movies you want the most.
  • Send” gives you the ability to email your collection details and games you want to trade to wherever you want, so you can trade your games for cash, PayPal funds or gift cards.
  • UPC Search” scans the video game and DVD/Blu-ray movie barcode using the camera on your phone, which makes adding and valuing your games and movies a snap.

“Now with the addition of GameBook Mobile for Android devices, more mobile users can conveniently manage, value and trade in their old video-related entertainment items for new merchandise, a gift card or cash to purchase other items they crave,” commented Todd Hays, CEO of Game Trading Technologies. “We expect this expanded universe of users to significantly increase the activity of our proprietary pricing system, and drive more users to our retail and online partners who participate in our trade-in and distribution programs.”

To appreciate just how simple it is to trade individual digital entertainment items or entire collections on GTTI’s Gamers Factory web site, www.gamersfactory.com, watch their “How to Trade” video on the GFIGameBook Channel at: www.youtube.com/user/GFIGameBook.

GTTI’s free GameBook Mobile app is available for download within the Android Market on Android-powered devices, and is available for Apple iPhones, iPods, and iPads through iTunes.

About Game Trading Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD, Game Trading Technologies, Inc. (GTTI) is a leading video game trading services provider focused on valuation, procurement, refurbishment, and redistribution of pre-owned video games. GTTI offers unique services, supported by innovative technologies to an array of national firms, allowing them to better serve customers who want to trade their games for store credit or purchase pre-owned games. The foundation of most of these relationships is GTTI’s proprietary game trading database that updates values on more than 10,000 video games and consoles on a daily basis according to market conditions. GTTI shares are quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol “GMTD.” Additional information is available at www.gtti.com or by calling (877) 631-GAME (4263).

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Forward Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including statements that reflect GTTI’s current expectations about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. GTTI has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words and phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “plan,” “should,” “typical,” “preliminary,” “hope,” or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to GTTI and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause GTTI’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities during the remainder of 2010 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks are referenced in Game Trading Technologies’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which may be found at www.sec.gov.

Company Contact:
Jody Janson
Game Trading Technologies, Inc.
Tel: 877-631-GAME (4263)
Email: jody@gtti.com
Investor Relation Contact:
Scott Liolios or Matt Glover
Liolios Group, Inc.
Tel: 949-574-3860
Email: info@liolios.com
Mobile Phone Usage: New Report From comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR)

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comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending October 2010. The report ranked the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and smartphone operating system (OS) platforms in the U.S. according to their share of current mobile subscribers ages 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber’s primary mobile phone. The October report found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.2 percent market share, while RIM led among smartphone platforms with 35.8 percent market share.

OEM Market Share

For the three month average period ending in October, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 24.2 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 1.1 percentage points from the three month period ending in July. LG ranked second with 21.0 percent share, followed by Motorola (17.7 percent share), RIM (9.3 percent share, up 0.3 percentage points) and Nokia (7.1 percent share).

Top Mobile OEMs

3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2010

Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers Ages 13+

Source: comScore MobiLens

Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers
Jul-10 Oct-10 Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Samsung 23.1% 24.2% 1.1
LG 21.2% 21.0% -0.2
Motorola 19.8% 17.7% -2.1
RIM 9.0% 9.3% 0.3
Nokia 7.8% 7.1% -0.7

Smartphone Platform Market Share

60.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in October, up 14 percent from the preceding three month period, representing 1 out of every 4 mobile subscribers. RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 35.8 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 24.6 percent share (up 0.8 percentage points). Google Android saw another month of strong growth, rising 6.5 percentage points to capture 23.5 percent of smartphone subscribers. Microsoft accounted for 9.7 percent of smartphone subscribers, while Palm rounded out the top five with 3.9 percent. Despite losing share to Android, most smartphone platforms continue to gain subscribers as the smartphone market overall continues to grow.

Top Smartphone Platforms

3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2010

Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+

Source: comScore MobiLens

Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Jul-10 Oct-10 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
RIM 39.3% 35.8% -3.5
Apple 23.8% 24.6% 0.8
Google 17.0% 23.5% 6.5
Microsoft 11.8% 9.7% -2.1
Palm 4.9% 3.9% -1.0

Mobile Content Usage

In October, 68.1 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device, up 2.1 percentage points versus the prior three month period, while browsers were used by 36.2 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 2.6 percentage points). Subscribers who used downloaded applications comprised 33.7 percent of the mobile audience, representing an increase of 2.3 percentage points. Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased 2.4 percentage points, representing 24.2 percent of mobile subscribers. Playing games represented 23.7 percent of the mobile audience (up 1.4 percentage points), while listening to music increased 0.9 percentage points, representing 15.4 percent of subscribers.

Mobile Content Usage

3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2010

Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers Ages 13+

Source: comScore MobiLens

Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers
Jul-10 Oct-10 Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Sent text message to another phone 66.0% 68.1% 2.1
Used browser 33.6% 36.2% 2.6
Used downloaded apps 31.4% 33.7% 2.3
Accessed social networking site or blog 21.8% 24.2% 2.4
Played Games 22.3% 23.7% 1.4
Listened to music on mobile phone 14.5% 15.4% 0.9

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Verizon and Samsung Offer Mobile Phone Ticker

Verizon and Samsung Offer Mobile Phone Ticker

Verizon and Samsung Offer Mobile Phone Ticker

Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the number one mobile phone provider in the United States(1), today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Continuum™, a Galaxy S™ smartphone. The Continuum is the world’s first smartphone designed with a dedicated ticker display, which provides users with up-to-the-minute news, sports, finance and social networking updates for maximized multitasking.

The Continuum features two separate but integrated displays: a 3.4-inch touch screen Super AMOLED™ main display and a customizable 1.8-inch Super AMOLED dedicated ticker display that streams customized information in real time.  Additionally, the Continuum is powered by Android™ 2.1, with support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Android Market™ and more.  The Continuum also includes a 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor, 5-megapixel camera, and multiple entertainment and social networking features.

Color: Mirror Black

Key features and specifications:

  • 3.4-inch Super AMOLED Main Touch Screen Display Main display provides user-customizable homescreens and widgets in a brilliant screen display
  • 1.8-inch Interactive Super AMOLED Ticker Display Dedicated ticker display enables zero-click access to news, social networking, sports and entertainment feeds; users can select what content they want on the ticker by selecting from menu on display
  • Grip Sensor — By touching the bottom sides of the device, the ticker display lights up to give users real-time weather, social networking services (SNS), message, IM and e-mail notification updates
  • Super AMOLED Screen Technology — Brilliant screen makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments
  • Android 2.1 platform — With support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market
  • Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
  • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
  • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities — Allows customers to transform their phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Advanced touchscreen gestures capabilities, including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos
  • Multiple file formats supported, including DivX and Xvid support
  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor — Produces amazing graphics, faster upload and download times, and HD-like multimedia content
  • Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone’s accelerometer to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology — Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard
  • Full suite of messaging options — Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
  • 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder — Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback capabilities to capture photos and videos for playback on your HD television; playback (720p) on the screen display
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Stereo Bluetooth® Technology — Support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, and object push for vCard and vCalendar
  • Corporate Email — Supports Android Eclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts
  • Music player features lock screen, ticker display and quick side panel controls and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
  • 8 GB microSD™ card preinstalled expandable up to 32 GB

Lifestyle features:

  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, V CAST Tones, VZ Navigator®, Mobile IM, City ID, Bing Search and Maps, and Blockbuster Application
  • Dedicated ticker displays up-to-the minute news, weather and SNS updates, as well as music player controls and incoming e-mail, IM, and text messages without interrupting the activity on the main display
  • Samsung’s Social Hub — Built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages
    • Integrated Calendar information from portal calendars, on Exchange, Google Calendar™ and SNS, including Facebook®
    • Integrated Contacts syncs with Exchange, Google, Twitter and Facebook — Facebook contacts display in four categories, including Info, History (previous calls and messages), Activities (status updates and notifications on social networking sites), and Media (Facebook profile photos and photo gallery)
  • AllShare™ — Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA®), so users can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA Certified®-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops
  • Daily Briefing — Instant access to weather, news, stocks and schedules
  • Write and Go — Quickly jot down an idea and later decide on a format, such as SMS/ MMS, e-mail, calendar or memo, to send or post to popular SNS sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
  • Smart Alarm — Natural alarm sound and display automatically illuminates
  • Weather Clock — Displays current time and weather of the selected city (ability to add and select other cities)

Pricing and availability:

  • The Samsung Continuum will be available for order starting Nov. 11 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement and data package.  Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.  The device will be available for purchase in stores beginning Nov. 18.
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with  more than 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

(1) Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1-Q2 2010, Q1-Q4 2009 and Q3 and Q4 2008 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Android Market are trademarks of Google Inc.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Realtor.Com® Announces Free Android Search App

Realtor.Com® Announces Free Android Search App

Realtor.Com® Announces Free Android Search App-Image via CrunchBase

Millions of Android mobile phone users can now have one-touch access to the largest and freshest online collection of properties available for sale or rent in the United States on Realtor.com, the #1 homes for sale web site. Launched today by Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, the new Realtor.com® Real Estate Search Android application empowers home buyers with faster, easier, and more organized on-the-go search as they look for the ideal home in today’s competitive real estate market.

The feature-rich Realtor.com Real Estate Search Android app delivers all of the highly popular search features offered by the Realtor.com iPhone app, the #1 most downloaded real estate search app(1), while adding several new features Android users will enjoy. Added features include a widget that continually surfaces and displays nearby properties on the Android’s landing screen, voice entry capabilities to save notes, and Google Street View capabilities that give users a pictorial view of the immediate area surrounding a home before investing precious time.

As a result, Android users can find and get fresh and reliable details immediately on a property or open house within one to 20 miles of their location, locate the property using the GPS feature, look at it via Google Street Views, instantly connect with an agent to schedule a tour, dictate and save notes as they tour the home, and alert family or friends about the property with the one-touch call or email features.

The free Realtor.com Real Estate Search Android app is compatible with Android OS 2.1 or higher, and can be downloaded at http://www.realtor.com/mobile or by going to a consumer information page on Realtor.com at www.realtor.com/mobile/android.

“The Realtor.com Android app builds on the success and power our iPhone app gave millions of consumers this past year as they searched for homes,” said Steve Berkowitz, chief executive officer of Move, Inc.  “By expanding mobile access to Realtor.com, Move now gives Android users the competitive edge our 15-minute listing update program provides in a manner that fits their mobile lifestyle.  Because Realtor.com listings are kept current on details including property status or price changes, buyers are better positioned to negotiate with greater clarity and confidence. Having access to fresh and reliable information while you’re out searching for property is vital in today’s fast-changing real estate market.  Move is pleased to provide this advantage to our Realtor.com mobile users.”

Unique to the Realtor.com Android real estate search experience, this newest search app empowers users to continually view the closest homes for sale on Realtor.com based on their current location. By engaging the Realtor.com Android widget, users immediately view the closest property for sale from their Android landing screen without launching the application, and then view other nearby properties by clicking the scroll buttons at the bottom of the widget. As a result, users can effortlessly perform instant nearby searches when picking up children from school, while at a job location, or in a favorite part of town to gain a quick snapshot of available properties.

Android users interested in a more comprehensive search simply tap the Realtor.com Android icon for instant delivery to the app’s homepage where they can then search for nearby homes for sale, open houses or rentals using filters ranging from price and location to upcoming open houses or age of home. Results can be displayed in a list, map or satellite view, and listings of interest or search criteria can be saved to a user’s Realtor.com account for later access from their Android, iPhone or desktop.

Android users viewing search results in the map view can quickly locate nearby properties and open houses with the built in GPS technology, and refine searches in real time by panning or scrolling the map with their finger, or by using the Draw Area button to trace their own personalized search shape on the map. Results appear as location pins that can quickly display property address, price, and number of bedrooms and baths so house hunters can instantly assess if a property meets their needs.  Location pins displaying a ‘check mark’ indicate the user has previously viewed a property, and is intended to help save time and energy during the search process.

Getting a closer look when time is short is easy by clicking the Street Views button, available on each Listing Detail Page or from the map view Search Results Page.  If a property looks interesting, the one-tap call capability quickly connects potential buyers with the listing agent for additional details or to arrange a tour.  If time is short, buyers touch the “Ask a Question” button to instantly send an email to the listing agent.  Once inside or at the home, house hunters can use the app’s hands-free voice entry technology to record notes as fast as they can talk, or they can enter notes using the Android keyboard.

To assist house hunters and agents as they work together, Realtor.com has again included a comprehensive suite of contact features so buyers and agents can easily connect and remain synchronized throughout the search process. Each Listing Detail Page includes one-touch features to ask questions, call or email an agent, request details, or visit their web site, as well as to share listings with family, friends or an agent via email that includes an area for notes.

“Today’s buyers and listing agents know the importance of connecting with each other, and that communicating promptly at every stage of the search process is a critical aspect of successful property search,” said Realtor.com President, Errol Samuelson.  “By ensuring Move’s mobile real estate search apps quickly surface fresh and reliable listing information accompanied by multiple contact mechanisms, we believe buyers and agents will experience a more successful partnership in today’s competitive real estate market.”

According to The Nielsen Company, the Android smart phone is reported as the #1 most sold smart phone in the United States today. To date, the Realtor.com Real Estate Search iPhone app has been downloaded 2.1 million times, making it the most downloaded real estate search application.

ABOUT MOVE, INC.

Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE) is the leader in online real estate with 12.7(2) million monthly visitors to its online network of web sites. Move, Inc. operates: Move.com, a leading destination for information on new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden and home finance; Realtor.com(R), the official web site of the National Association of Realtors(R); Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet; Top Producer Systems, and ListHub. Move, Inc. is based in Campbell, California.

ABOUT REALTOR.COM ®

Realtor.com ® , where the world shops for real estate online, is operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE) and is the official web site of the National Association of Realtors ® . Ranked as the #1 homes-for-sale site, Realtor.com ® currently offers potential home buyers access to over four million property listings, as well as the most brokers and agents. It also provides Realtors ® and the home sellers they represent with the Internet’s largest real estate marketplace, reaching more than 11.1(2)million consumers in August 2010. Agents and companies have the power to customize Realtor.com ® resources to maximize their brand and productivity.

REALTOR ® and REALTOR.com ® are registered trademarks of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® . REALTOR ® is a federally registered collective membership mark, which identifies a real estate professional who is a Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. All other trademarks appearing above are the property of Move, Inc., or of their other respective owners.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management’s view of Move’s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

(1) As of 10/15/10, the Realtor.com iPhone app has been downloaded 2.1 million times

(2) comScore Media Metrix, September 2010

SOURCE Move, Inc.

CONTACT: Julie Reynolds, +1-805-557-3080, Julia.reynolds@move.com, or Richard Garcia, +1-805-557-3087, Richard.Garcia@move.com both of Move, Inc.; or Danielle Ferris of AccessPR, +1-415-844-6272, move@accesspr.com

Web Site: http://www.realtor.com/mobile/android