SOURCE: Buzzwire

October 23, 2007 10:00 ET

Buzzwire™ and SurfKitchen Debut New Channel at CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2007

On-Device Portal Version of Buzzwire's Personalized Streaming Service to Be Available via SurfKitchen's Mobile Media Application

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - CTIA -- Buzzwire, Inc. and SurfKitchen today debuted a new channel through which phone subscribers will be able to access the latest and widest array of streaming mobile media content available around the world. As the market leader in on-device portal (ODP) software, SurfKitchen has added Buzzwire's streaming mobile media service to its offerings.

SurfKitchen provides an "on-device" portal that offers a simple and vastly superior user experience for subscribers. Digital content is delivered over the air (OTA) and made available on a broad range of feature phones and smart phones across Symbian, Microsoft, Java and Brew platforms. The SurfKitchen experience can be tailored according to operator market segmentation providing users with a highly personalized experience allowing them to choose the channels and content most relevant to their own preferences and lifestyle. Buzzwire lets consumers find and personalize content from an extensive audio and video library, including live Internet radio streams. Users can also add feeds from virtually anywhere on the Internet, create playlists and share them with friends. Buzzwire's library includes over 5,000 media sources encompassing national content, as well as content from local communities so users can get the information most important to them.

"Our goal is to enhance and simplify the mobile user experience by offering a broader range of new and unique services to operators around the world, and partnering with companies like Buzzwire makes this a reality," said Michel Quazza, CEO of SurfKitchen. "Not only does Buzzwire's wide array of streaming audio and video appeal to consumers, but it also has the ability to open a new revenue stream for operators through new and innovative data services."

"Our partnership with SurfKitchen demonstrates Buzzwire's ability to easily integrate into existing service platforms that are resident on mobile phones," said Andrew MacFarlane, CEO of Buzzwire. "We recognize the importance of making our service readily available to mobile fans, and SurfKitchen's on-device portal platform is helping us accomplish this task effortlessly. Together, we'll be able to raise the bar for delivering fresh mobile content that's easy to share, personalize and consume."

A small sampling of Buzzwire's content library includes:

--  More than 2,000 audio clips with daily news, sports scores, cooking
    tips, and health advice for people.
--  Over 1,000 videos offering weather, behind-the-scenes clips from
    popular TV shows, Sunday morning politics shows and the funniest viral
    videos.
--  Over 1,800 live radio stations from 100+ countries with news from
    Maine to California, the first independent Iraqi radio station, Japan's
    best music mix, and even the Las Vegas, NV police scanner.
    

About Buzzwire

Online streaming content has never been easily accessible on mobile phones, until now. With Buzzwire, people can select from one of the largest libraries of audio and video shorts -- and then have them seamlessly delivered to the mobile phones, in real time. It offers personalized content in the palm of the user's hand -- they simply create their own customized playlists, and experience them anywhere, anytime. Backed by Matrix Partners and Spark Capital, the founding team combines its deep Internet and mobile services expertise to give on-the-go people quick and easy access to the audio and video content that they choose. Buzzwire is jointly headquartered in Denver, Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts. Discover, create and share anytime. Experience anywhere. www.buzzwire.com.

About SurfKitchen

SurfKitchen is the market leader in On-Device Portal applications delivering a dynamic user experience. Its platform enables digital content to be sent over-the-air and stored on a wide range of handsets from feature phones to smartphones, ensuring the end-user has quick and simple access to fresh mobile content. SurfKitchen provides service providers with the right applications and comprehensive support to increase data usage, customer loyalty and ultimately reduce churn.

SurfKitchen's solutions have been deployed by major operators throughout the world including Orange Group, Telstra, Maxis, Telefonica Moviles España, Etisalat, and ALJAWAL (part of Saudi Telecom). For more information, visit: www.surfkitchen.com.

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