Spymac Network Inc.

Spymac Network Inc.

September 19, 2005 13:30 ET

Leading-Edge Global Technology Company Located In Lethbridge Launches Premiere Online Community Website Product

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 19, 2005) - Spymac Network Inc. today demonstrated the recently released Spymac 4 - the world's most innovative online community - from its development base in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The demonstration was held at the Lethbridge Community College with special guest, actress Leslie Bega.

Co-founder and CTO Kevin April said, "Spymac 4 takes emerging technologies - like podcasting, RSS and blogging - to the next level by integrating them into its community, which involves nearly one million members and spans more than 135 countries. We are creating the world's most powerful online social network and, with Spymac 4, anyone can connect their ideas, work, products and services with anyone else in the world quickly and easily."

The company's new premium service, Spymac Club, features an unsurpassed 9 GB of storage space - 3 GB e-mail, 3 GB gallery space, and 3 GB of file and web site storage. A Spymac Club subscription costs $25 USD per year and unlocks functionality that lets members effortlessly share their files, bookmarks, multimedia, web site and blog with specific groups of friends or contacts. Club members also get access to Spymac's desktop software, are given tools to build their own online community and can easily earn money online.

April added, "We're two to four years ahead of competition like Google, Yahoo and Apple in terms of building easy-to-use, active online communities. Spymac 4 gives users everything from e-mail and forums to multimedia galleries, desktop integration and e-commerce services for the masses. There's nothing else out there like it."

To launch Spymac 4, the company invested in a multi-million dollar cluster system to create what's possibly the most powerful hardware powering any third-party Macintosh site in the world. These operations are based in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Co-founder Holger Ehlis, President & CEO based in Dusseldorf, said, "Countless dual-processor servers, several redundant storage systems and high speed fiber-channel connectivity ensures blazing speed, performance and reliability, and gives us the scalability needed to grow for years to come."

Cheryl Dick, CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge, said, "Having this type of successful global technology company with operations based in Lethbridge demonstrates how competitive our city is in the international marketplace. This is an exceptional addition to the growing economic diversity in Lethbridge and we are very proud to have Spymac here."

"Lethbridge is a knowledge-based community with experts in many fields. The addition of a leading-edge technology firm enhances our city's position in a global marketplace and we wish Spymac all the best in their continued success." said Lethbridge Mayor Bob Tarleck.

April added, "We deliberately selected Lethbridge as a base when we researched possible locations. With the low cost of doing business, exceptional quality of life, and the hub location in terms of access to technology cities like Seattle and San Francisco, we knew this would be a strong foundation for growth."

"Spymac's growth has been impressive and we are excited about the new release," said actress Leslie Bega, whose film credits include "Get Shorty," "Mobsters" and "Dating Games People Play." Leslie is involved with Spymac partner GreenZones.org and is based out of California.

Spymac Network Inc. was the first company to introduce a free one gigabyte (GB) e-mail service to the public back in April 2004. With Spymac 4, all members receive 1 GB of web site storage, 1 GB of storage to share music, photos and movies, and will maintain their 1 GB e-mail account.

Spymac Network Inc., established in 2001, is a New York City corporation with offices in Dusseldorf, Germany and Lethbridge, Alberta. It employs 25 people, plus several freelancers, and more growth is anticipated for web development staff in the Lethbridge office. With a registered membership quickly approaching one million, www.spymac.com is one of the fastest growing sites on the Internet and the company can be reached at 1-866-5-SPYMAC (779622).

Contact Information

  • Spymac Network Inc.
    Jennifer Spanbauer
    Director of Business Development
    1-866-5-SPYMAC (779622) ext 222
    Economic Development Lethbridge
    Cheryl Dick
    (403) 331-0022 or Cell: (403) 330-3136