SOURCE: Blancspot Media LLC

Blancspot Media LLC

August 20, 2010 08:07 ET

Blancspot Media Social News App Hits the Top Ten

Within 24 Hours of Launch Groundbreaking App for iPhone and iPod touch Jumps to #7 Top Selling News App

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) - Blancspot Media LLC today announced that its groundbreaking social news app providing a cinematic, objective view of global events, has jumped to the #7 top selling news app on iTunes App Store. 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.

"The excitement we are seeing around the launch of our social news app indicates that there is a large appetite for a news experience that creates a more personal connection around global events," said founder and CEO, Camille LeBlanc. "From the moment Blancspot was just an idea, we set out to create a service that not only enabled the discovery and sharing of news via a beautiful and elegant platform, but also one which allows folks to engage and discover ways to be part of the solution to issues within their communities and across the globe."

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 macro economic 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.