Yappn Corp.
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Yappn Corp.

September 17, 2014 09:05 ET

Award Winning Sports Anchor Nancy Newman Joins FotoYapp as Official Influencer

Yappn's Global Image Sharing & Storytelling Platform Begins Influencer Program Rollout

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2014) - Yappn Corp. (OTCQB:YPPN) is pleased to announce that its new worldwide media and social platform, FotoYapp, has begun its rollout program with key Influencers, bringing real-time global storytelling, in 67 languages, to image and video sharing and aggregation. Award winning sports anchor Nancy Newman with the NY Yankees YES Network is among the first major influencers to be able to share their social content on a global scale.

FotoYapp works by providing brands, influencers and consumers with the ability to create their own media content, such as sharing images and 18-second videos, as well as curate media from other users and content to and from major social media platforms, in 67 languages.

Users can also apply tags and descriptions to their posts to pull in the social conversation happening around each social post from a variety of social networks based on the tag words in their own native language regardless of the originating language of the content.

"We are very excited to have Nancy on board as an Official Influencer for FotoYapp. Nancy's professional and visual approach to sports communication will enable fans around the world to consume images, short video and social content in a way not previously possible - instantly in their native language," said David Lucatch, CEO and Founder of Yappn.

Baseball and basketball rank among the top 10 sports globally reaching an estimated 900 million plus fans, according to Topendsports.com, with the NY Yankees ranked at the 4th most valuable sports franchise globally and the number 1 sports franchise in the US, according to the NY Daily News.

"The future growth of baseball and basketball is linked to its ability to capture a global audience and communicate with them without a time or language barrier," said Nancy Newman. "Yappn and FotoYapp give fans the opportunity to see and read, in real time, and in their native language, content that matters to them and allows them to be part of the action instantly."

Nancy Newman is an award winning sports anchor for the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets pre and post-game shows as well as the Yankees Magazine program, the official magazine show of the New York Yankees. Nancy Newman joined the YES Network in 2003 from CNN. Newman has also reported as a sideline reporter for the network's Ivy League college football package and is now host for The New Era Pinstripe Bowl college football coverage on YES.

The YES Network is the exclusive television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets. YES, which has earned 346 Emmy Award nominations and 80 Emmy Awards since its March 2002 launch, also televises original biography, studio and magazine programs, in addition to college sports.

Newman has also worked for NBC, having served as an events reporter for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Prior to joining the YES Network, Newman held a variety of sports broadcasting positions with the CNN networks from 1992 to 2002. She was an anchor for CNN Headline News, as well as an anchor and reporter for CNN/Sports Illustrated. Newman also reported for CNN's NFL weekly in-season preview program, and appeared as a panelist discussing the NHL on CNN's Burden of Proof. Newman also presented at the 1994 and 1996 National Hockey League Awards Ceremonies in Toronto.

In 2000, Newman hosted Turner Sports' Emmy Award-winning coverage of the NHL Atlanta Thrashers inaugural season. In 1994, Newman hosted CNN's Goodwill Games Preview from St. Petersburg, Russia. Newman came to CNN from The Sports Network (TSN), where she worked from 1990-92 covering Major League Baseball, the NFL, the NHL and horse racing. Newman's reporting there garnered a 1991 Sovereign Award for Outstanding Broadcast.

For more information on FotoYapp, please visit www.fotoyapp.com.

About Yappn

Yappn is a real-time multilingual company that amplifies brand messaging, helps conduct commerce and provides customer support by globalizing these experiences with its proprietary approach to language. Through its real-time multilingual amplification platform, Yappn eliminates the language barrier, allowing the free flow of communications in 67 languages. Yappn has developed cost effective, unique and proprietary technology tools and services that create dynamic solutions that enhance a brand's messaging, media, e-commerce and support platforms.

In addition to Yappn, FotoYapp (www.fotoyapp.com) provides consumers, brands and Influencers with the ability to share media content (images, video, audio, etc.) instantly across the global social sphere with all major social posts in a single environment in almost any language allowing global participants to interact with each other, regardless of their native tongue.

Yappn Corp. is traded publicly in the U.S. on the OTCQB - symbol "YPPN" - and technology incubator Intertainment Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:INT)(OTCQX:ITMTF)(FRANKFURT:I4T) has a controlling interest in Yappn Corp.

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