NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - April 29, 2014) - Yappn Corp. ("Yappn" or "Company") (OTCQB:YPPN), the real-time language technology that allows members of the global community to communicate online, conduct e-commerce and facilitate customer services across nearly 70 languages, is pleased to announce a significant global partnership agreement with Los Angeles based, VOX, Inc. ("VOX"), a talent agency specializing in celebrity endorsements, voice-overs, animation, gaming and emerging technologies. Most recently, VOX has formed strategic relationships with social media companies who are building innovative platforms, influencer networks and multi-channel networks on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Yappn and VOX are working together to develop commercial opportunities in the entertainment, television and branding arena for clients who are expanding their social and e-commerce reach to new audiences, both domestically and internationally. Through this new relationship, Yappn and VOX will also help extend VOX's partnership reach in social media and to introduce and engage influencers to Yappn's FotoYapp platform.
In addition to breaking down the language barrier to provide a real-time multilingual amplification platform, Yappn is also launching FotoYapp, a multi-channel application bringing media (photos, video, audio, etc.) and social engagement together on a global scale, complementing major social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram and other international social platforms.
"Yappn provides VOX, its partners and its clients with the ability to globalize social engagement and commerce," said Wesley Stevens, CEO and Founder of VOX. "FotoYapp will give our clients and social influencers the opportunity to instantly leverage their significant audience base in almost any language, allowing them to grow their followers across all major social networks."
The partnership of VOX and Yappn represents a significant milestone in the Yappn ecosystem as it reinforces Yappn's value proposition in the entertainment and social influencer arena. Yappn's real-time global language solutions are unique in that they eliminate the language barrier by allowing people and brands to connect instantly in their native tongues, in real-time and in environments that they are already using.
"We are excited to launch our partnership with VOX," said David Lucatch, CEO and Founder of Yappn. "Wesley Stevens and VOX are leading the way by transforming entertainment brands into social Influencers, creating significant opportunities for global engagement and revenue programs."
Yappn and VOX are already working on a number of projects together that will create both engagement and new revenue opportunities to further the value of the partnership. To find out more about Yappn, please visit www.yappn.com.
Yappn is a real-time multilingual company that amplifies brand messaging, helps conduct commerce and provides customer support by globalizing these experiences with its proprietary approach to language. Through its real-time multilingual amplification platform, Yappn eliminates the language barrier, allowing the free flow of communications in nearly 70 languages. Yappn has developed cost effective, unique and proprietary technology tools and services that create dynamic solutions that enhance a brands messaging, media, e-commerce and support platforms.
In addition to Yappn, FotoYapp (www.fotoyapp.com) provides consumers, brands and Influencers with the ability to share media content (images, video, audio, etc.) instantly across the global social sphere with all major social posts in a single environment in almost any language allowing global participants to interact with each other, regardless of their native tongue.
Yappn Corp. is publicly in the U.S. on the OTCQB - symbol "YPPN" and leading technology incubator, Intertainment Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:INT)(OTCQX:ITMTF)(FRANKFURT:I4T) has a controlling interest in Yappn Corp.
For more information, please visit http://corporate.yappn.com.
VOX, Inc., established in 2002, is a talent agency, based in Los Angeles, California, specializing in celebrity endorsements, voice-overs, animation, gaming and emerging technologies. The Agency's high-caliber celebrity clients such as George Takei, Wil Wheaton, Andrew Dice Clay and JK Simmons have energized on-camera endorsements and social media campaigns for marketing partners such as Farmer's Insurance, Sprint and Old Navy. VOX's clients are also some of the leading voice artists in the World and have been heard on campaigns for Wendy's, Dodge, Range Rover, Principal Financial, Best Buy, Visa and GE and on hit animated series including Futurama, Duck Dodgers, Adventure Time, and Family Guy and in feature films such as UP. VOX has made a strong presence within the videogame industry, providing voice, motion capture and directing talent to gaming franchises such as God of War, Saints Row, Call of Duty, Uncharted and Halo. Most recently, VOX has formed strategic relationships with social media companies who are building innovative platforms, influencer networks and multi-channel networks on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. VOX is excited to play a part in interactive entertainment as new technologies and opportunities emerge, daily. For more information, please visit www.voxusa.net
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