SOURCE: Marketwire

June 04, 2007 10:30 ET

Marketwire Becomes Exclusive Newswire Feed for Dashboard Mobile Financial™

Newswire to Deliver Financial News and Multimedia Over BlackBerry Devices With Innovative RSS Reader

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - NIRI ANNUAL CONFERENCE -- Marketwire, a afull-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Dashboard Communication Corporation to provide the exclusive newswire feed on Dashboard Mobile Financial™, offering Marketwire clients an additional distribution point for news targeted to the investment community.

Through this deal, Marketwire is the only North American newswire whose clients' corporate news will be distributed to the institutional investment community across all of North America and the United Kingdom through the Dashboard Mobile Financial application on RIM's BlackBerry® mobile devices.

An entirely new medium for the financial industry, Dashboard Mobile Financial is the first RSS-based mobile reader designed exclusively for investment dealers, their staff and clients. It aggregates investment dealer research and makes it possible to open and read full reports, including charts and graphs, scan thumbnails, and open specific pages or images on BlackBerry mobile devices. In addition to the institutional marketplace, Dashboard Mobile Financial is now distributed to retail financial advisors and top retail clients of advisors. Now they have an exclusive location on their BlackBerry for content distribution, effectively eliminating traditional e-mail inbox overload and spam.

"Dashboard Mobile Financial is designed to be a one-stop location for institutional and retail investors," said Andrew Jordan, CEO, Dashboard Communication Corporation. "In addition to providing a visually appealing display of investment research and other financial industry content, we wanted to provide a comprehensive offering of financial and market news. Marketwire was that piece of the puzzle for us, and we're thrilled to partner with them to bring this solution to the institutional investment community."

Through the Dashboard Mobile Financial application, Marketwire joins prestigious news provider the National Post and is included with other readily available news from financial news providers such as Reuters and the Financial Times.

"Marketwire once again brings innovation to our clients and the newswire industry by pushing market news content to mobile devices," said Thom Brodeur, senior vice president, global strategy and development for Marketwire. "Dashboard Mobile Financial is an innovative application designed to put financial news directly into the hands of investors -- a critical audience for the investor relations and corporate communications professionals who rely on us for timely disclosure of their corporate news and to raise the visibility of their brands with the all-important financial community."

The integration of Dashboard Mobile Financial underscores Marketwire's commitment to industry-leading distribution of its clients' news and investor information. Marketwire will demonstrate Dashboard Mobile Financial in booths 613 and 615 at the 2007 National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Annual Conference, today through June 6 at the Grandae Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla.

For more information on all of Marketwire's communication and news distribution solutions, please call 800-774-9473 (US), 888-299-0338 (Canada), or 44-20-7562-6550 (UK).

About Marketwire

The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire, Inc. is a full-service partner to IR, PR, and MarCom professionals seeking premier distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire's customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation, and simplicity.

Marketwire delivers its clients' news to the world's media and financial communities. With a reputation for technological leadership, Marketwire offers innovative products and services -- including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Dashboard Mobile Financial, News Dashboard coverage reports, exclusive access to networks such as the Canadian Press Wire Network, Easy IR and Easy PR workflow solutions, and more -- that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices. Having merged companies (Market Wire and CCNMatthews) in April 2006, and enjoying a combined history of 25 years of service, Marketwire is now majority-owned by OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of one of Canada's largest pension funds. Operating 12 offices worldwide, Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada. For more information, visit us at www.marketwire.com.

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