11/14/2005 - AskMeNow (OTCBB: OWHC) announced provisioning support for the AskMeNow service via BlackBerry MDS Studio(TM) from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSE: RIM).
Enterprises can now easily push the AskMeNow application to one or all employees for free. Leveraging BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) and BlackBerry MDS Studio, IT administrators can select the AskMeNow application from the list of public Web Services within BlackBerry MDS Studio and deploy it through BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
AskMeNow allows users to simply request any information from their BlackBerry mobile devices using the AskMeNow software client and receive the requested information in moments from any location, at any time of the day.
"By providing responses to virtually any question at any time from any location, AskMeNow is the ultimate business resource for any business person on the road. AskMeNow is the easiest, most convenient way to get information from the Internet on your BlackBerry device," says AskMeNow CEO Darryl Cohen. "And with this launch, we are dramatically simplifying the deployment of the AskMeNow application for BlackBerry enterprise customers."
"The AskMeNow service is an intuitive and useful service that complements BlackBerry and helps mobile users stay connected to information on the road. We are now pleased to provide enterprise customers with a simplified deployment option for AskMeNow through BlackBerry MDS Studio and our mutual support of Web Services," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.
AskMeNow users may choose an automated template for basic questions such as weather, stocks, directory assistance, directions, sports scores, or may choose the AskMeAnything feature for a small automated fee of 49 cents to receive an answer to virtually any question.
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AskMeNow, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ocean West Holding Corporation (OTCBB:OWHC), is a groundbreaking mobile lifestyle network for any mobile telephone or wireless handheld. AskMeNow is the easiest way to get virtually all the information found on the Internet from your cell phone. Simply call or text any question from your mobile telephone and receive exactly what you requested in moments. Basic questions are answered for free, while actual agents answer questions through its AskMeAnything feature. AskMeNow expects to generate revenue through one-to-one advertising and sponsorship on its service, as well as per usage charges for its AskMeAnything feature. Launched in beta in May 2004, AskMeNow is based in Irvine, CA.
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