TransMedia Launches the Glide OS World Development Program (GWDP); A Mobile Technology Platform to Advance Social and Economic Development in the Developing World

NEW YORK, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today TransMedia is launching the Glide OS World Development Program (GWDP) to bring Glide's powerful and low cost mobile computing solutions to the developing world.

NEW YORK, July 10 /PRNewswire/ — Today TransMedia is launching the Glide OS World Development Program (GWDP) to bring Glide's powerful and low cost mobile computing solutions to the developing world.

"We are excited today to launch the Glide OS World Development Program in support of developing nations around the world," said TransMedia's Chairman and CEO, Donald Leka. "The program will begin with the world's youngest nation, Kosovo, currently with an unemployment rate of over 60% and a recent history of ethnic strife. Glide Kosovo (http://www.glidekosova.org) will be available in both the Albanian and Serbian languages and will provide powerful mobile productivity and collaboration applications to promote entrepreneurship, economic opportunity and greater cooperation in Kosovo among ethnic groups."

The GWDP is also proud to announce today the launch of Glide Albania (http://www.glidealbania.org). "We are pleased to be working together with non-profit organizations like GlideKosova.org and GlideAlbania.org to help bring advancement to these developing nations," said Mr. Leka.

The GWDP will be launching GlideJamaica.org on July, 28th 2008. "We hope to have the Glide OS deployed in over 20 developing countries by the end of 2008," said Mr. Leka.

About GlideKosova.org

The mission of GlideKosova.org is to empower Kosovans worldwide with their own online and mobile technology platform to promote social, education and business development and exchange. GlideKosova.org distributes powerful productivity, social and business networking and e-commerce technology to Kosovans to strengthen community bonds, advance classroom and distance learning and facilitate entrepreneurship and commerce across borders in the new mobile world economy.

GlideKosova.org Description of Service

GlideKosova.org supports Kosovans wherever they reside with a community based mobile convergence platform that provides full access to their personal files and information from a mobile phone, computer or television screen.

GlideKosova.org provides individuals and businesses with advanced mobile productivity, communication, collaboration and distribution software to promote the global exchange of information, products and services and facilitate commercial transactions. GlideKosova.org promotes: 1) Individual Empowerment with a complete suite of productivity, communication and collaboration software for computers and mobile phones; 2) Community Building with secure rights based social networking and group management tools; 3) Enterprise Building with secure rights based business networking, project management and e-commerce technology; and 4) Cross Platform Compatibility. Glide is device and network neutral and supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian, Windows Mobile and other platforms. Glide's productivity applications are fully compatible with Microsoft, Apple and Linux software.

The vast majority of Glide's advanced features can be accessed online from a mobile phone or from a browser on any computer (at an Internet Cafe, Business Center etc.) effectively providing each Kosovan with a personal online computer and community network. Glide's advanced mobile applications leverage the widespread distribution of cell phones and mobile networks greatly reducing the need for the purchase of expensive personal computer hardware and traditional software and enabling Kosovans to participate fully in the new mobile online economy.

Many Kosovans today live outside of Kosovo in Western Europe, the United States, Canada and elsewhere seeking economic opportunity and the means to support family members living in Kosovo. The Glide platform serves to increase social and economic exchange and strengthens community relations across national borders.

Kosovans living in the Diaspora and in Kosovo can receive support at http://www.GlideKosova.org .

About the Glide OS

Key Glide Applications

— "One" Version 3.1 (Synchronization for Linux, Mac, Solaris, Windows, Glide Remote Desktop Computing) — Glide Mobile (Full Suite of Glide Applications for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile) — Glide Photo Editor — Glide Write (Word Processor) — Glide Presenter (Presentation Application) — Glide Crunch (Spreadsheet Application) — Glide Ad-Free Email — Glide Groups & Projects — Glide Meeting – Video, Audio & Text Chat With Integrated File Sharing — Glide Calendar — Glide Contact Manager — Video Jukebox — Music Jukebox — Slideshow Creator — Widgets (The Cube, Calculator, Stickies, RSS Reader, Weather, Music Player etc.)

Glide's Rights-Based Platform

The entire Glide System (including all Glide applications) is governed by a rights management system.

— User Assignable Rights — File Viewing (Set Number of Views) — File Download (Set Number of Downloads) — File Upload (Limits MBs, GBs) — File Transfer (Between Accounts) — File Modification (Non-Destructive, Version Control) — Group / Project Management (Manage participants, rights and other group and project parameters) — File Computer Sync Access (for offline group collaboration) — Parental Controls (for children from ages 1 through 12) — File uploads and transfer require parental approval — Individuals must be pre-authorized by parent and added to a "child safe" contact list to communicate with child — Children can only view "child safe" files, contacts and locations — Graphical child-friendly user interface with integrated drawing tools and child created desktop themes — "Child Safe" portal content — Content Identification — Media Fingerprinting — Content owners determine user sharing and use rights

Automatic Device Identification and Compatibility Engine

Glide's automated device recognition and trans-coding system makes it possible to share virtually any file with virtually anyone overcoming proprietary hardware and software barriers when sharing files with family, friends and colleagues. Glide makes it possible for individuals and families to purchase virtually any combination of computers and smart phones and be compatible with each other and with work.

— When shared with others, files are automatically converted and delivered in the appropriate format and optimal size — Glide's automated device identification and compatibility engine functions within Glide's communication, collaboration and productivity applications — Glide provides support for over 250 file formats

Glide Mobile Device Support (Over 75 Devices) — Apple iPhone / 3G iPhone / iPod Touch — BlackBerry Pearl (8100, 8120), Curve (8300, 8330), 8700, 8800, 7100 — HP iPAQ, hw6510 — HTC Vogue, i-Mate, Touch and Touch Dual, AT&T Tilt 8925, T-Mobile Shadow, Cingular 8125 (8100) — Kyocera Neo E1100, Strobe — LG VX8100, VX8300, VX8700, enV2 — Motorola Ming, Razr V3, Razr2, SLVR, ROKR, Q, Q9c, Z9 — Nokia E61/E62, N95, N800, 6102i, 6300, 6682, 9300 — Palm Treo 650, Treo 680, Treo 700P, Treo 700W, Treo 750, LifeDrive, Centro — Samsung Blackjack, A707, D807, A920, Verizon FlipShot SCH-U900, Instinct — Sony Ericsson w600i, w810i, Z750a — T-Mobile SDA, SideKick, Wing

Press Contact: Marcus Farny, +1-212-675-6664 ext. 105, press@transmx.com, TransMedia: www.transmediacorp.com, Glide OS: www.GlideOS.com, Glide Mobile: www.GlideMobile.com

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