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ePals(TM) Partners With Fingerprint to Provide Children's Digital Media Apps Worldwide(April 15, 2014)
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/14 -- ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN), an education media and social learning company, today announced an agreement with Fingerprint, a global mobile technology company, to develop a custom mobile learning network featuring ePal's award-winning children's magazines, digital content and community management platform. The custom mobile learning network will enable family members and other parent-approved users to communicate and collaborate around engaging, educational content while providing parents with informative dashboards about their child's activity and performance.
"This partnership and the addition of a new mobile learning network is part of ePal's overall strategy to foster collaboration around educational content in school and at home, on the mobile device of their choice," said Katya Andresen, CEO of ePals. "Fingerprint's technology combined with ePals' award-winning content and safe social learning platform will provide a place where kids, parents and educators can collaborate in an engaging and educational way."
Fingerprint provides turnkey mobile solutions that help global brands and content creators better connect with customers through tailor-made mobile networks. Its enterprise platform solution enables brands like ePals to license and develop customized versions of Fingerprint's learn-and-play kids' network. As part of the partnership, ePals will offer its digital content to Fingerprint's growing partner networks around the globe including the upcoming Samsung KidsTime service in Southeast Asia.
"ePals is an ideal partner," said Nancy MacIntyre, CEO and co-founder of Fingerprint. "For the first time we'll be reaching both parents and teachers alike, who are searching for meaningful digital content -- apps, ebooks, games -- that inspire learning and hone academic skills."
The ePals Mobile Learning Network will launch worldwide later this year for iOS and Android.
About Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a mobile technology company offering a dynamic technology platform and robust content library for families with children through its own Fingerprint Play and customer networks. Fingerprint's enterprise platform solution, with an easy-to-use SDK and curated play-and-learn content from top developers around the world, enables global brands to license and develop customized and localized networks of their own. Fingerprint is funded by leading consumer tech investors including Corus Entertainment and K2MediaLabs. For more information, visit fingerprintplay.com or facebook.com/fingerprintplay.
About ePals Corporation
ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. ePals' 14 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone® with multiple language editions and apps in English, Spanish and Chinese. The company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. ePals serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.Cricketmag.com, www.ePals.com and www.In2Books.com.
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