Poynt Corporation

Poynt Corporation

December 21, 2010 03:00 ET

Poynt Adds Further Depth and Breadth to Local Search in France With Integration of 118000 Directory

CALGARY, ALBERTA AND PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2010) -

Poynt is a convenient and timesaving GPS-enabled application that connects consumers to local businesses, people, restaurants and movie theaters at the moment they want to buy or acquire products or services. Poynt gives consumers the ability to move beyond discovery of their local area to view movie trailers and showtimes, book dining reservations, view directions on a map, click-to-call the business or view their website.

118000 is a leading France-based local business and people search company. Over 99% of all professionals in France are included in the company's database making 118000 one of the most comprehensive database of its kind in France. There are 3 Million unique users who visit the online directory service monthly. Now search results will be incorporated into Poynt and delivered to users' mobile devices whenever a query for local businesses, people, or restaurant information is performed.

"We are pleased to be offering 118000 data to our Poynt users in France," said Andrew Osis, CEO, Poynt Corporation. "The addition of their listings strengthens our business, people and restaurant searches, providing even more relevant information to people on the go."

"At 118000 we pride ourselves on our robust directory of people and business listings and the Poynt application makes searching our content a simple and satisfying experience," said Charles Tonlorenzi, CEO of 118000 SAS. "Leveraging mobile as the fastest growth marketing channel extends the reach of our customers, the retailers, to their customers, the consumer."

Poynt is a free application available to iPhone, Android, BlackBerry smartphone and Windows Phone 7 users. Poynt is available to users in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain Australia, Canada and the United States and can be downloaded directly from m.poynt.com.

About Poynt Corporation

Poynt (about.poynt.com) develops and operates mobile applications that enhance the consumers' ability to connect with the people and businesses most important to them. Their multi-award-winning Poynt application (www.poynt.com) is a mobile local search service available over BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod Touch as well as Android devices. Through agreements with directory and vertical content providers in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, Poynt simplifies finding and connecting with businesses, retailers and events wherever and whenever it is most convenient for the consumer. The MyInboxNow offering enables low-end feature phones to behave like smartphones for email access. MyInboxNow is available to mobile operators as a private label solution. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada, Poynt Corp trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PYN.

About 118000 SAS

118000 SAS is an independent French company publishing directory services. All 118000 services aim at helping consumers find and interact with the businesses they are looking for. 118000 is the 2nd most used directory in France. 118000's voice services are amongst the leaders in France and its online services are the 2nd largest with over 6 million visits per month and over 3 million unique visitors. The online mobile usage of the 118000 directory is growing rapidly, leveraging own applications and partner services.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • FortyThree PR, Inc for Poynt Corporation
    Evie (Smith) Carter
    118000 SAS
    Charles Tonlorenzi
    + 33 1 56 60 36 36