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Thwapr Executive to Speak at Internet Week New York Event

Leigh Newsome, SVP of Product, Joins Panel DigitalFlashNYC's Panel Discussion About Streaming Video (June 09, 2011)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/09/11 -- This week marks the 4th annual Internet Week New York. This city-wide festival contains hundreds of events, exhibits, speakers and discussions. This year, Leigh Newsome, senior vice president of product for Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a leading social mobile video service for brand marketers, has been invited to speak at DigitalFlashNYC's exclusive event for Internet Week: Video, The Revolution Will Be Streaming. Thwapr was invited to participate in this year's panel to provide expertise and thought leadership on the growth and direction of mobile video.

Newsome will join five other leading executives in discussing how video in changing the way people share and enjoy content, how it can be monetized and how one simple stream can have a huge impact on society. Additional panelists at the event include:

  • Christy Tanner -- EVP & General Manager, & TV Guide Mobile
  • Jeff Dodes -- EVP, Marketing & Digital Media at Jive Music
  • Nick Buzzell -- President/Executive Producer at NBTV Studios
  • Rony Zarom -- CEO at Watchitoo
  • Olav Christensen -- Principal at Advanced Visual Consulting

The event will be held on June 9th at 6:30 PM ET at the 5th Avenue Loft in New York. Those interested in attending can find more information here. You can also share this event on Facebook and Twitter.

About Thwapr, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Thwapr strives to make mobile video sharing easy to use for both users and brands. Thwapr empowers users to get their moments moving and enables brands to mobilize and monetize content, extending distribution reach while delivering the highest possible quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Founded by digital video pioneers from Apple, Avid and MTV, Thwapr's patent-pending technology is revolutionizing mobile video. Thwapr is making mobile video sharing easy, fast and fun for the hundreds of millions of consumers with Web-enabled mobile devices. To learn more about the Thwapr iPhone app, visit or text "iphone" to 757575 to view a video about the app. Learn about Thwapr's platform for brands at Also, visit us at, follow us at or Like us on Facebook

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