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Award-Winning Startup Blancspot Media Launches Social News App on AndroidNow Available on Android Groundbreaking Service Backed by Hollywood Producer Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall Company (August 29, 2011)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/29/11 -- Blancspot Media LLC today announced the launch of its groundbreaking interactive news app that provides a cinematic view of global events on the Android platform. "We created Blancspot to offer a news experience that is socially relevant to young adults who are looking to engage with a more creative and positive way to consume and share media," said founder and CEO Camille LeBlanc.
Designed to provide a quick, entertaining pulse on the day's top stories, Blancspot goes beyond reporting the news to provide a simple, engaging framework for users to connect with their communities and get involved in topics that interest them. "We're focused on creating a marketplace of ideas, engagement, and commerce to provide a better news option for the digital native. By giving them a window on the world that engages the senses and their communities, news becomes interactive and participatory... like never before.
Within days of its initial launch on the Apple platform, Blancspot Media was awarded App of the Week world wide, Top Trends 2010 by Apple. Ranking within the top 5 in 26 countries with its iPad launch Blancspot was nominated Startup of the Year by Business Insider.
"The global reach of Blancspot Media over the course of the year and the extent to which kids flip over a news service that inspires them to engage, discover and act has been exciting to see," said Ms LeBlanc. "We believe this is an underserved group, one that grew up in fundamentally different ways than the average news consumer and they are seeking a fundamentally different experience when learning about the world."
Pricing and Availability
The Blancspot service is now available on Google Android Market (https://market.android.com/search?q=blancspot&so=1&c=apps) and Verizon VCast app store for a one-time fee of $1.99. The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are available through the Apple Appstore. Please visit the Blancspot Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blancspot/132074786815108?ref=search) page and follow on Twitter (http://twitter.com/blancspotmedia).
About Blancspot Media, LLC
Founded in 2010, Blancspot Media LLC is a privately held, privately financed company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Blancspot is a social news network that provides a cinematic, unbiased view of global events. The service launched in August 2010.
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