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U.S. company launches mobile news reader for iPhone, iPod touch

CNEWSCO, LLC, a U.S. new media company, continues its rapid expansion by announcing on Wednesday the launch of a new mobile application, Tantao Mobile News Reader for iPhone and iPod touch, specializing in both global and China news coverage.

Powered by real-time English-language content provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, Tantao News brings to mobile one of the world's most comprehensive and unique news services, now available for both iPhone/iPod touch and BlackBerry Smartphone users, with other platform and device availability to follow shortly.

"The extremely positive market response we have received has been outstanding and supports our proposition of the keen global interest in China and in quality Chinese news coverage," said Jim Campbell, managing partner for CNEWSCO, LLC.


"Our expansion into the iPhone and iPod touch applications realm allows us to build upon our rapidly growing global user base. The massive international resources of Xinhua, and our groundbreaking partnership on this new media initiative, give us a continuous, high-quality stream of digital content to fuel and power our mobile and Internet platforms," Campbell said.

Tantao News provides global coverage of leading world events as well as "China Focus," a special emphasis on China's markets, politics, foreign relations, lifestyle and culture -- a unique offering of world headlines and Chinese features that no other news organization can provide.

Jack Fensterstock, managing partner/China for CNEWSCO, LLC, described the development as "the most significant and innovative cooperation" he had ever seen in the media sector in his more than three decades of working in China advising key units on policy and commercialization and advising multinationals.

The mobile application, with technology provided by Handmark, Inc., gives users access to full text news stories and rich photo news in a compelling, easy-to-navigate application. Tantao News video service is expected to be available in future releases and can be found currently on http://TantaoNews.com/.

The Tantao News mobile application is a free application and immediately available for iPhone/iPod touch and Blackberry phones in the Americas. Users can download the mobile application from Tantao News at http://TantaoNews.com/; find the iPhone/iPod touch App in the iTunes Store; or get the BlackBerry App download at BlackBerry App World.

Source: English.people.

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