Poynt Launches People Search in France with 118000
May 19, 2011
Submitted by Poynt
POYNT MAKES PEOPLE SEARCH AVAILABLE IN FRANCE WITH DIRECTORY PARTNER 118000
Calgary, Canada and Paris, France—May 19, 2011—Poynt Corporation (the “Company” or “Poynt Corp.”) (TSX-V:PYN), a leading provider of mobile local search services, and the France-based local business search company 118000 SAS, are pleased to announce the availability of people search using the 118000 directory listings information in the Poynt application in France. Users in France can now search for people using the people search icon to lookup searches by name or address, as well as use the reverse lookup feature.
Poynt is a convenient and timesaving GPS-enabled application that gives users the power of multiple applications in one intuitive package. Poynt connects consumers to local businesses, restaurants, movie theaters and weather information at the moment they are looking to buy or acquire products. Poynt provides consumers the ability to move beyond discovery of their local area to view movie trailers and reviews, click-to-call businesses, get directions, browse listing websites and read reviews and book dining reservations.
Poynt currently uses 118000 SAS to provide business and restaurant listings to their French users. 118000 SAS people listings provide a strong addition to Poynt’s search capabilities in France due to their position as a leading France-based local business and people search company. Over 99% of all professionals in France are included in the company’s database making 118000 one of the most comprehensive databases of its kind and more than 3 Million unique users visit the online directory service monthly.
“We are pleased to expand Poynt’s search capabilities to users in France with 118000 data,” said Andrew Osis, CEO, Poynt Corporation. “Strengthening the availability of information for our users in France is what continues to keep us relevant to people on the go.”
“At 118000 we offer the most comprehensive directory of people and businesses in France,” said, Jean-Luc Pétorin, CEO of 118000 SAS. “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Poynt and create an even better experience for our customers using their mobile devices.”
Poynt is a free application available on the, iPhone and iPod Touch, Android, Nokia QT and Windows Phone 7 devices, BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry Playbook tablets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Australia. Poynt is available through the respective app stores or via Over the Air download at m.poynt.com.
About Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. (about.poynt.com) is a global leader in the mobile local advertising space. Their Location Based Search application, Poynt (www.poynt.com), enhances the consumers’ ability to connect with the people, businesses and events most important to them. Poynt is available on iPhone and iPod Touch, Android , Nokia QT and Windows Phone 7 devices, BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Poynt Corp. entered the mobile publishing space with the recent acquisition of an advertising publishing platform. Key contracts on both the supply and demand sides are in place to provide inventory into the platform and publishers to display the inventory. Whether through the Poynt Local Search App or the Ad Publishing Platform, Poynt Corp. simplifies connecting consumers with businesses, retailers and events. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada, Poynt Corp. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PYN.
About 118000 SAS
118000 SAS is an independent French company publishing directory services. All 118000 services aim at helping consumers find and interact with the businesses they are looking for. 118000 is the 2nd most used directory in France. 118000’s voice services are amongst the leaders in France and its online services are the 2nd largest with over 6 million visits per month and over 3 million unique visitors. The online mobile usage of the 118000 directory is growing rapidly, leveraging own applications and partner services.
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For Further Information:
Media Communications Contact:
Evie Carter FortyThree PR, Inc for Poynt Corporation 831-401-3175 poynt(at)43pr.com
Andrew Osis, President & CEO 403-313-3719
Jean-Luc Pétorin, CEO + 33 1 56 60 36 36 www.118000.fr