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Twist

October 03, 2012 11:18 ET

Twist™ Adds Yammer CEO and Founder David Sacks to Advisory Board, Launches Time-Saving Arrival App Internationally in the UK, Australia and Canada

Silicon Valley Icon Guides Behind-the-Scene Development of Twist for iOS 6, Declares Time as the New Paradigm in Consumer Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) -  Twist, the time-saving and arrival app that makes it easy to let people know when you will arrive, today announced that David Sacks, CEO and founder of Yammer, has joined the company's advisory board. As a trusted advisor to Twist, Sacks has and will continue to play an instrumental role in guiding product strategy, international expansion and feature upgrades found within Twist for iOS 6.

Twist helps people arrive on time and keeps people from waiting, providing a simple solution to a massive problem as more than 250 million people are late for meetings every day in the U.S. alone, costing businesses more than $90 billion per year.

"The most successful consumer products are those that enable users to easily solve serious problems through the use of disruptive technologies. Time has become a critical element for the entire technology industry, and apps that help people manage or save time possess huge market value," said Sacks. "Twist is an app I use every day because it saves valuable time -- the company is on track to solve this problem in numerous markets; ending the stresses of being late, and reducing the financial costs associated with waiting."

David Sacks joins the highly notable Twist leadership team, which includes Twist CEO Bill Lee, Bridgescale Partners Managing Director Matthew Cowan and Inventures Group Partner Eric Hahn. Sacks will bring his extensive experience in consumer oriented application development to the Twist team, assisting the company in developing the next generation of time-centric apps.

"Twist provides simplicity and clarity to a real-life problem that impacts millions of people daily -- being late and having to notify people," said Lee. "David has built his career through developing solutions to global problems, which makes him a perfect addition to the Twist team. Internationally, we've seen interest from foreign governments that see Twist as a solution to a massive problem that costs the government and businesses billions of dollars annually."

Twist Comes to the UK, Australia and Canada

Based in San Francisco, California, Twist has a built a dedicated and rapidly growing U.S. user base. With the success of the North American launch in July, Twist will now launch in both the UK and Australia.

About Twist™
Twist is the easiest and most accurate way to let people know when you're going to arrive. Whether you're meeting up with friends, or running late to an urgent business appointment, Twist makes life easier by eliminating the stress and headaches caused by uncertain wait times and travel delays.

Twist's innovative scheduling system accounts for traffic, different modes of transportation and your own habits when estimating your arrival time. If you are delayed, Twist can automatically send an update to your pre-determined contacts to let them know your current location and ETA in real time. Twist, it's about time.

To Download Twist for iOS 6 for Free, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twist/id449988837?ls=1&mt=8

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