Join Friends of Mobio for Latest Mobile 2.0 Mash-Ups and Prizes

Friends of Mobio Launches on Second Life and MySpace

Dec 12, 2006, 00:00 ET from Mobio Networks

    CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobio Networks today
 announced its new Friends of Mobio (FOM) program that allows anyone, from
 die-hard phone aficionados to the casual caller, to earn points and prizes
 just for being one of Mobio's friends. Best of all, members of the FOM
 community are always the first to know when early versions of its mobile
 lifestyle applications are ready for a test drive.
     FOM officially kicked off yesterday at an "in-world" press conference
 in Second Life, the popular 3D online world that boasts nearly two million
 residents globally. The conference was moderated by Mobio VP of Marketing
 Marcia Kadanoff and hosted by SDForum's Innovation Island.
     "The Friends of Mobio program is our way of letting you check out the
 latest mobile applications tailored to your lifestyle," said Kadanoff.
 "Mobio Friends also earn points that translate into gifts, such as a
 collector's edition t-shirt from"
     Becoming a Friend of Mobio has its perks. When you earn 20 points
 through the FOM program, you can snag a Threadless t-shirt, up to 5,000
 Linden dollars to spend in Second Life, or simply turn your points into a
 $20 donation for your favorite charity through the Network for Good.
     If you qualify* you'll earn 10 points just for downloading your first
 mobile application. From there you will accumulate additional points each
 time you refer a friend to Mobio or by sticking a Mobio tag on your
 website, page or blog.
     For the over 100 million MySpace addicts, then
 is the place to add Mobio as a friend and to get the latest news on hot new
 mobile applications, such as Mobile Movie Times. Last month, Mobio
 announced the availability of Mobile Movie Times, the first mobile
 application that enables moviegoers to find a movie and buy tickets on
 their handsets in three clicks or less.
     Get the details at .
     About Mobio Networks
     Mobio Networks creates Mobile 2.0 lifestyle applications that mash up
 the tastiest bits of relevant Web content for the best mobile experience.
 Based in Cupertino, Calif., Mobio is currently working behind the scenes to
 transform the mobile Web experience one click at a time. Venture financing
 comes from InterWest Partners and Storm Ventures, among others. For more
 information, visit
     *No purchase required. Void where prohibited by law. Program rules
 subject to change without notice. To earn a point, you must refer a friend
 using one of the promotions we've included inside the page "Earn More
 Points" available to you from your account on Also, the
 friend you refer must be new to the Mobio service. 1 point is earned when a
 new customer you refer downloads their first mobile application from or the equivalent.
     NOTE: Mobio is a trademark of Mobio Networks, Inc. All other registered
 or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective
     Media Contact:
     Maggie Quale
     FortyThree, Inc.

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