SOURCE: AskMeNow

November 19, 2007 09:15 ET

Fodor's Travel and AskMeNow to Offer Mobile Travel Guides

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - AskMeNow (OTCBB: AKMN), a leader in intelligent mobile search, and Fodor's Travel, a leading provider of travel information, today announced a partnership to deliver free travel content to mobile users, with an interactive twist. Travellers can access Fodor's trusted travel information and insight from their cell phones by text messaging questions and receiving immediate responses.

Using its unique semantic search platform, AskMeNow will distribute Fodor's information and generate revenue through relevant advertising placed on SMS and mobile web content.

"Having the best travel information at your fingertips is essential for business and pleasure travelers. Employing Fodor's content in the mobile world gives our users access to superior travel tools and insights, and demonstrates how empowering and liberating mobile search can be," says AskMeNow CEO Darryl Cohen. "We continue to make the world's most attractive branded content available through AskMeNow."

"We are always looking for new ways to use technology to deliver rich, compelling travel information to travellers," said Fodor's Publisher Tim Jarrell. "AskMeNow provides an opportunity to do so in a natural, intuitive manner."

To learn more about AskMeNow visit on to www.AskMeNow.com.

About Fodor's Travel

Fodor's Travel, a division of Random House, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of travel information. Covering over 300 destinations worldwide, Fodor's guidebooks and Web site, Fodors.com, have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travellers for more than seventy years. Written by a team of over 700 writers located around the globe, Fodor's provides travellers with engagingly written, intelligently and accurately reported, and absolutely indispensable travel guidance.

About AskMeNow

AskMeNow is the easiest, most convenient way to access information on the Internet or from local content from your cell phone or mobile PDA device. The first mobile lifestyle network, AskMeNow utilizes its proprietary technology to offer a natural language-based interaction and dynamic content provision platform designed for simple and quick information retrieval. The Company generates revenues through per usage fees and one to one contextual mobile advertising sponsorships. AskMeNow launched officially in November 2005. The Company is based in Irvine, California. Please visit www.askmenow.com for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements

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