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Thwapr mobile video sharing

February 04, 2011 08:43 ET

Thwapr Adds Geotagging to Social Mobile Video and Photo Sharing

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 4, 2011) - Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a leading social mobile video and photo sharing service, today announced it has added a geotagging feature so users and brands can include location data for their videos and photos.

"Sharing videos from mobile devices will become a standard, integral part of a mobile, social lifestyle and experience," said Leigh Newsome, senior vice president of products. "Adding new features such as geotagging further enhances the experience and brings location awareness for digital media to mobile phones, tablets, and computers. No more 'where did you shoot this video?' questions, it's all right there on a map shown along with your video and photo. Thwapr brings this capability not just to consumers -- via GPS savvy mobile phones, digital camera, and camcorders -- but also to brands such as concert tours (show tour locations), sports teams (where the team played)."

Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as photographs and videos. Geotagging can help users find a wide variety of location-specific information.

This feature enhances mobile video and photo experiences by adding location information to help remember an experience or when searching for groups of videos and photos from for example, a family vacation or event. Geotagging can also provide more context for users when sharing on Facebook or Twitter and, on some media platforms, will show other media relevant to a given location.

Thwapr is a fun, easy and reliable way to share videos and photos to and from Web-enabled mobile phones. Compatible with more than 300 different kinds of handsets, Thwapr's solution delivers a universal link via SMS, email, or QR codes where users can enjoy high-quality videos or view photos. 

About Thwapr, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Thwapr is a mobile video sharing service that allows brands to mobilize and monetize content, extending its distribution reach while delivering the highest possible quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Founded by digital video pioneers from Apple, Avid and MTV, Thwapr's patent-pending "Share to Phone" technology is revolutionizing mobile video, while also revitalizing traditional media by incorporating branded mobile video into print, broadcast, billboards and radio. A cloud-based solution that does not require a download or app, Thwapr is making mobile video sharing easy, fast and fun for the hundreds of millions of consumers with Web-enabled mobile devices. To see a video about Thwapr, text the stock symbol, THWI, to 757575 or visit http://corp.thwapr.com. Also, make sure to follow us at www.twitter.com/thwapr or become a fan at www.facebook.com/thwapr.

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