AskMeNow Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : AKMN

AskMeNow Inc.

April 12, 2007 10:30 ET

AskMeNow Powers Mobile Alerts

Turning Blog Traffic Into Mobile Revenue

IRVINE, CA--(CCNMatthews - April 12, 2007) - AskMeNow (OTCBB: AKMN), a leader in intelligent mobile search, today announced a revenue-sharing partnership with, one of the most talked about viral campaigns.

The hundreds of thousands of "American Idol" fans and detractors flocking to each week can now text "VFTW" to 27563 (ASKME) and receive the latest updates and voting information alerts to help keep their favorite entertainer in the running each week. In addition to receiving time sensitive alerts, voting instruction and results from the show, mobile subscribers can get unique content from the site and are able to download original VoteForTheWorst wallpaper and ring tones -- all powered by AskMeNow. The service is free but standard text message charges from the carrier and premium fees for the downloadable content apply.

"AskMeNow has the ability to help top bloggers almost instantly monetize their traffic through mobile SMS," said AskMeNow CEO Darryl Cohen. "They can easily utilize AskMeNow to push their online content mobile to their community via SMS and share in the newfound mobile advertising revenues. We're already offering more than 30 free daily content subscriptions under this type of model."

AskMeNow is placing an open call to creative advertisers interested in sponsoring the mobile and online components of heading into the season finale in six weeks. Interested parties are suggested to visit for more information.

Upon signing up for the mobile updates, users are automatically entered into a weekly sweepstakes from AskMeNow and VFTW to win a 37" flat screen TV, large enough to fit Sanjaya's ponyhawk!

"VoteForTheWorst Mobile Alerts is the perfect solution for anyone who misses the show and can't get online, but still wants to vote for Sanjaya," said founder, Dave Della Terza. "AskMeNow gives my business a turn-key solution for expanding into mobile."

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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 for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements which are not historical or current fact and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of such term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual financial or operating results of the Company or AskMeNow to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on our best estimates of future results, performance or achievements, based on current conditions and the most recent results of the Company and AskMeNow. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms may, will, potential, opportunity, belies, belier, expects, intends, estimates, anticipates or plans to be which are uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • AskMeNow Media Relations
    Michael Raisanen
    Attention PR
    (P): 212.204.9209
    AskMeNow Investor Relations
    Matt Bloom
    CJB Group Inc.
    (P): 561.544.4950