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Intertainment's Ortsbo Launches Translation Platform for TwitterOrtsbo for Outlook Delivers Instant Translation for Online Short Messaging System (November 08, 2010)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK and SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA and TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/10 -- Intertainment Media Inc. ("Intertainment" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: INT) announces that the Company's social networking, real time translation subsidiary, Ortsbo Inc. has begun live trials of its new translation platform for Twitter. Ortsbo (www.ortsbo.com) provides Twitter users with the ability to instantly search and translate any messages in the Twitter universe. Second phase of the program, expected in the coming weeks, will allow Twitter users to sign into their account through Ortsbo and show their followed "tweets" in over 50 languages. This latest announcement showcases Ortsbo's capabilities beyond chat to include short messaging and 3rd party online applications.
Ortsbo connects to PC and Mac computers and mobile devices as well as all major search engine instant messaging ("IM") platforms including Microsoft, Google and Yahoo! along with Facebook, iChat, AIM, ICQ, Gadu-Gadu, Ovi, Lotus Sametime, LiveJournal and Tencent QQ and QQ International, China's largest chat platforms and Twitter. Ortsbo provides instant translation capabilities to well over 1 billion active chat accounts.
Ortsbo allows people to chat from a single online app in real time, in over 50 languages instantly with their friends, colleagues and families. Since its debut in late July, Ortsbo has received over 2.89 Million unique users resulting in over 3.7 Million online sessions and more than 6.7 Million page views generating in excess of 8.4 Million minutes of user engagement.
On September 21, 2010, Intertainment announced that it has received an offer to facilitate the purchase of 100% of Ortsbo Inc. for $30 Million USD by a US publicly listed company. Given the acceleration of the Ortsbo.com platform, the Company is considering multiple strategic alternatives for the subsidiary and has engaged the Corum Group (Seattle and Zurich) (www.corumgroup.com) to assist in seeking strategic options.
Ortsbo generates revenues from translation through the ability to implement multilingual contextual and display advertising and sponsorship. For the commercial market, Ortsbo can be licensed and customized for proprietary, secure applications allowing companies, educational institutions and government agencies to provide online translation services, chat and email with their constituents across a multitude of languages.
With Ortsbo's plug-in email module for Microsoft's Outlook platform, the sender's and recipient's languages are easily selected and both languages are displayed in each email, allowing more in-depth language analysis for technical items. The email plug-in module will be retailed at $29.95 US, with a free, lite version, available for individuals who register with Ortsbo before November 30, 2010.
To review Ortsbo's weekly performance review and the Company's corporate blog, please visit www.intertainmentmedia.com/blog
About Ortsbo: www.ortsbo.com
Ortsbo (www.ortsbo.com) enables real-time conversational translation in over 50 languages and seamlessly integrates with today's most popular social media platforms.
Ortsbo Inc. is a division of Intertainment Media Inc., a Rich Media Applications leader, focused on delivering leading edge technology and marketing solutions enabling clients to power enhanced branding, loyalty initiatives and consumer engagement. Selected as a Microsoft Global Agency Initiative partner, Intertainment has joined an elite group of interactive agencies worldwide that Microsoft recommends to its Partners and Customers.
Intertainment Media owns and operates a number of key properties including Ad Taffy, itiBiti, Ortsbo and Magnum.
Headquartered in greater Toronto, Canada, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Mateo, CA, Intertainment Media Inc. is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the symbol "INT" (TSX VENTURE: INT).
This news release may contain certain forward-looking information. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, is forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. A description of assumptions used to develop such forward looking information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in the company's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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