LAPTOP Magazine Names Mobio One of 'Ten Companies to Watch' in 2007

Apr 19, 2007, 01:00 ET from Mobio Networks

    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobio Networks today
 announced that it has been named one of "Ten Companies to Watch" by LAPTOP
 Magazine. Mobio was selected for GetMobio, the first mobile lifestyle
 portal that offers compelling mobile applications that are fun, simple and
 useful enough to merit everyday use. In the article, LAPTOP highlights
 companies whose impressive products and innovations have the potential to
 make a big impact in the technological world.
     "The beauty of GetMobio is that it takes full advantage of its mobile
 medium by aggregating related information in the same place, saving you
 from WAP hell," said Mark Spoonauer, Editor in Chief at LAPTOP Magazine.
 "Mobio has delivered a sleek Mobile Web 2.0 solution that is clean,
 graphically pleasing, and simple to navigate, without compromising the
 functionality needed on the small screen."
     GetMobio is a free service that consists of over 50 dynamic
 applications, widgets and RSS feeds. The GetMobio lifestyle portal features
 collections of Web service mash-ups that include the hottest nightclubs,
 restaurants, movies and local events. GetMobio ships with 10 collections
 that range from "After Midnight" to "Outwitting the Kids." Mobio is also
 offering Cricket Center -- Live! and Mobio Cricket Center -- Fantasy for
 free as part of the US-based download.
     "We are thrilled to be named a company to watch by LAPTOP Magazine just
 weeks after our flagship product starting shipping in beta," said Marcia
 Kadanoff, VP Marketing of Mobio. "The mobile space is very challenging,
 especially when it comes to developing products designed to run on thin and
 light phones rather than smart phones. We are honored that the folks at
 LAPTOP think we are on to something cool. During the coming months, we will
 keep moving forward by launching fun, new applications and continuing to
 fine-tune the GetMobio lifestyle portal."
     In January, Mobio was selected from thousands of innovators to launch
 its GetMobio mobile lifestyle portal at the DEMO 2007 conference. Following
 the launch, Business 2.0 Magazine called Mobio one of the hottest start-ups
 to watch in its "Next Net 25" of 2007 and IDC named Mobio one of its "10
 Emerging Wireless Entertainment Players to Watch in 2007."
     Mobio's applications are designed to be used with very few clicks and
 no or minimal data entry, and are created for the most popular and widely
 available mobile phones on the market, such as the Motorola RAZR and
 Samsung BLADE. By simply entering their information once, users can
 personalize their experience across all GetMobio collections to create a
 more intuitive, seamless interaction. Visit to download
 the GetMobio lifestyle portal from the Web or on
 your mobile phone.
     About Mobio Networks
     Mobio makes over 50 dynamic mobile applications and widgets that work
 together and are based on mash-ups of web services. Based in Silicon
 Valley, the company's mission is to make compelling applications that are
 fun, simple and useful enough to merit everyday use on popular mobile
 phones. Around the globe, people use Mobio's applications to locate the
 hottest bars, call a cab, book a table at the latest restaurants and stay
 current with popular events like the Cricket World Cup -- all with very few
 clicks and minimal or no data entry. For more information, visit
     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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