SOURCE: Blancspot Media LLC

Blancspot Media LLC

August 19, 2010 08:07 ET

Blancspot Media Ignites the Apple Platform With First of Its Kind Social News App

Groundbreaking Service Backed by Veteran Hollywood Producer Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall Company Is Now Available via Apps for iPhone and iPod touch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2010) - Blancspot Media LLC today announced the launch of a groundbreaking social news app that provides a cinematic, objective view of global events. Designed to provide a quick, entertaining pulse on the day's top stories, Blancspot goes beyond reporting the news to provide a simple, engaging framework for users to connect with their communities and get involved in topics that interest them.

"We created Blancspot to offer a news experience that is visually stunning and socially relevant, and that will engage its audience by creating a more positive way to consume and share media," said founder and CEO Camille LeBlanc. "We are thrilled to join the efforts to make media platforms a more beautiful and elegant place to learn, share and take part in the world around us. Blancspot provides a better news option for the digital native -- we are giving them a window on the world that engages the senses and their communities.

Offering a modern alternative for the delivery of real-time information, Blancspot:

  • Uses visually compelling images as an entry point to the story to create a cinematic capture of real world events
  • Boils down complex topics in a simple way that gives the user the essence of the topic and highlights a 360 degree view of the pressing issues
  • Allows users to get connected with their own community or engage in a live Twitter conversation on any Blancspot topic
  • Provides links to relevant cause and volunteer sites to offer users a way to get involved in topics of interest to them

By delivering balanced content, Blancspot gives users the background they need to form an independent opinion and to take action if they so choose. News becomes immediate, visual, interactive and participatory... like never before.

Blancspot Media LLC, a privately held, privately financed company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, was founded in 2009 by Camille LeBlanc, co-founder and former CEO of Roubini Global Economics, a leading macroeconomic information service and strategy firm. The Blancspot team is made up of technology and media veterans whose experience comes from companies such as Yahoo!, Dow Jones, MobiTV, Sega, Apple, Nokia, NBC, and more. The company raised an angel round of funding from private investors led by veteran Hollywood film producer Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall Company.

Pricing and Availability
The Blancspot service is available for the iPhone and iPod touch through the Apple App store for a one-time fee of $2.99. Please visit the Blancspot Facebook page and follow on Twitter.

About Blancspot Media, LLC
Founded in 2009, Blancspot Media LLC is a privately held, privately financed company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Blancspot is a social news network that provides a cinematic, unbiased view of global events. The service launched in August 2010.

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