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AskMeNow Inc.

April 12, 2007 09:30 ET

NHL and AskMeNow Launch Ultimate Mobile Search

Everything You Want to Know About Hockey Available on Your Mobile Phone Through AskMeNow

IRVINE, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(CCNMatthews - April 12, 2007) - AskMeNow Inc. (OTCBB: AKMN), a leader in intelligent mobile search, and The National Hockey League (NHL), today announced the ultimate mobile service for hockey fans across North America -- just in time for the Playoffs.

Now hockey fans watching the game rink-side, at their local sports bar or home, can simply text message any score, stat, schedule or trivia question to ASKME (27563) and receive an answer in moments on their mobile phone. Fans can get their team's score or find out when they play their next game -- anywhere, anytime, straight from their mobile phone. Beyond simple scores and stats, AskMeNow will also answer NHL trivia by allowing customers to ask trivia questions and get the answer on their mobile phone in moments. Want to know who won the Stanley Cup in 1994 or who holds the record for the most goals in one season? Simply text the question to ASKME (27563).

"The immediacy with which we receive information has grown significantly thanks in part to new technology such as mobile phones and the Internet," said Keith Ritter, President, NHL Interactive Cyber Enterprises. "NHL Fans are always on the cutting edge of using technology to stay in touch with our game and AskMeNow is a terrific addition that sharpens that edge."

Customers can visit www.nhl.com to sign-up for AskMeNow and receive trivia, scores, stats and schedule information.

"By offering AskMeNow to millions of hockey fans, the NHL is leading the way in fan interactivity," said AskMeNow CEO Darryl Cohen. "AskMeNow is now able to reach legions of NHL fans across North America and provide, fun, informative and highly sought-after content. By partnering with organizations with large fan bases such as the NHL, AskMeNow is able to sign-up an audience hungry for the types of relevant sports scores, stats and trivia that AskMeNow was built to deliver."

NHL customers will also have access to the full suite of AskMeNow services, which provides direct answers to virtually any question including 411, Weather, Directions, Flights & Hotels, Horoscopes, Stock Quotes, Movie Times & Theatres, News, and General Trivia.

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.

About the NHL

The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League's international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are educated, tech-savvy and the youngest of all of the fans of any other professional sport. The NHL entertains more than 100 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (VERSUS, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, NASN, NHL Network and HDNet) and radio (Westwood One, Sirius and XM Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League's charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer, Hockey's All-Star Kids and NHL Diversity, and supports the charitable efforts of all NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.

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

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