Lanham, MD (PRESS RELEASE – March 3, 2009) – PRWeb, the leading online news distribution service, today announced it that has extended the reach of its press release distribution to more than 3.6 million iPod Touch and iPhone users worldwide. Through applications available for free download in the iTunes store, breaking business and technology news published by PRWeb will be accessible directly via mobile device.
“Every day more people are using mobile devices to access news and information regardless of where they are,” said Jiyan Wei, PRWeb product manager at Vocus, Inc. “Through our iPhone applications, we’ll ensure that the reach of our distribution network extends to this rapidly growing audience.”
PRWeb is the world’s leading online news distribution service. News releases are distributed through search engines, directly to more than 250,000 RSS subscribers, more than 30,000 journalists and editors, and published on more than 30,000 websites. Through its online network that includes prominent news outlets like the Associated Press, Yahoo! News and AOL, PRWeb news releases are available to an online audience of more than 70 million unique visitors in the United States alone.
PRWeb Business and Technology News are currently available for free download through the iTunes store. PRWeb Healthcare and Advertising News will be available in April.
PRWeb is recognized as a leading online news and press release distribution service worldwide. Since 1997, PRWeb has been changing the way businesses, marketing departments and public relations firms think about press releases. PRWeb was the first company to develop a distribution strategy around direct-to-consumer communication and to build and offer a search engine optimized platform for press release distribution. PRWeb, located in Ferndale, WA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand public relations management software. For more information please visit www.prweb.com.
About Vocus, Inc.
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes to fundamentally change the way they communicate with both the media and the public, optimizing their public relations and increasing their ability to measure its impact. Our on-demand software addresses the critical functions of public relations including media relations, news distribution and news monitoring. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a secure, scalable application and system architecture, which allows our customers to eliminate expensive up-front hardware and software costs and to quickly deploy and adopt our on-demand software. Vocus is used by more than 3,300 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit www.vocus.com.