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Cue Launches Today to Help People Make the Most of Their Day

New Free Service Ties Together Accounts to Help People Know What's Next (June 19, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/19/12 -- Available today for the Apple iPhone™ and the Web, Cue is a free service that helps people stay one step ahead of their day. Cue intelligently ties together and surfaces useful information at the right time from across accounts. Cue prepares an overview of upcoming events by linking together related emails, phone numbers, addresses, tickets, invitations, receipts, files and more. Cue, which is initially available in the iOS App Store and on the Web at CueUp.com, will make it easier to keep up with work, life and the daily events people care about.

"Cue gives people the power to keep up with their day without having to spend time connecting the dots to get to what they need," said Daniel Gross, CEO and Co-Founder. "People feel like they have to work too hard to do simple things, like find a phone number or get to the next event. Cue turns people's email, contacts and calendar into an intelligent snapshot, making it easy to reach the people they care about, get to where they are going, and stay informed."

"The engineering and product challenges for Cue are transformative and exciting," said Robby Walker, CTO and Co-Founder. "We've spent the past year and a half architecting a system that automatically surfaces and highlights the right details at the right time, and also provides people with instant search across all their accounts."

Story of Cue
The idea for Cue came to co-founder Daniel Gross when he was running late to a friend's party and realized he didn't know how to get there. He couldn't find the right phone number to call and was frustrated by not having what he needed at his fingertips. Daniel realized that technology was not actually helping him. Instead, it was taking time away from getting to the party and enjoying his night. Daniel put together a prototype of Cue and showed fellow Y Combinator grad Robby Walker, who had sold his previous company to Google in 2007. Cue was co-founded in September 2010 by Daniel, who began programming at age 10 and was accepted to Y Combinator at age 17, and Robby, who began college at age 9 and earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science by age 22.


Cue raised a $4.8M Series A round led by Sequoia Capital that included Bret Taylor, Paul Buchheit, Keith Rabois, Geoff Ralston and others.

How It Works
Cue intelligently ties together and surfaces useful information at the right time across all your accounts, including email, calendar, contacts and social media, to create a personalized overview of the events and activities of your day. By presenting timely and useful information from across numerous accounts in a single home screen, Cue helps people spend more time enjoying their life and less time shuffling through their accounts and apps for the things that matter.

With just a few taps you can take instant action to change or cancel reservations, check into flights, track the arrival of packages, or text friends that you are running late. By simply tapping on a person, Cue provides you with the most up-to-date contact info alongside your recent communications and the person's latest posts on Facebook and Twitter. For everything else, Cue Search allows you to quickly get what you need from any of your accounts.

Cue users can link to over 20 different accounts, including the following for free: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Yahoo Mail, Dropbox, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Additional accounts like Reddit, Pinboard, Delicious, Tumblr and Google Reader can be earned by referring friends. Users also have the option to upgrade to a Cue Premium account for unlimited access to all accounts, plus Evernote, Salesforce, Yammer, and Basecamp.

Beginning today, anyone visiting Apple's App Store or www.cueup.com can download Cue and begin linking their important accounts. For further details and updates, visit blog.cueup.com.

Editor Note
Visit www.cueup.com/press to find:

  • Press release
  • Fact sheet
  • Founder photos and bios
  • Logos, screenshots and images

About Cue
Cue is a free service that helps people make the most of their day. Cue intelligently ties together and surfaces useful information at the right time from the accounts they use most, including email, contacts, and calendar. People can see their entire day at a glance or simultaneously search across all of their accounts. Cue was founded in 2010 by Daniel Gross and Robby Walker and has raised $4.8M from Sequoia Capital and other prominent
investors.


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