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kannuu Receives Coveted Technology Innovation Award in Nokia's 'Mobile Rules! 08' Competition
Mar 25, 2008 (06:03 AM EDT)


SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- kannuu(TM), the global leader in lookup technology, today announced that it has received a prestigious Technology Innovation Award for Best Mobile Multimedia experience. Being selected by a panel of world-renowned industry leading technology judges in Nokia's annual Mobile Rules! competition, further extends kannuu's critical role as essential innovators in the mobile environment. For more information visit: http://www.kannuu.com .

Announced in the heart of Silicon Valley at an exclusive Mobile Rules! 08 Awards Ceremony at San Jose City Hall, the Mobile Rules! awards recognize the leaders among emerging mobile applications, technologies and business models that are creating new value, new revenue and exciting services and applications for mobile workforces and the mobile lifestyle.

Sponsored by Nokia in conjunction with other leading companies and organizations in the mobility industry, this world leading competition recognizes and honors entrepreneurs, technologies, applications and services at the cutting-edge in the mobile environment. The second annual Mobile Rules! competition culminates an eight-month selection process from among hundreds of entries in three competition tracks in the areas of mobile technology innovations and applications. This year's landmark win for kannuu, further extends the importance of an accurate, fail-safe mobile search solution.

kannuu's superiority in Technology Innovation for the best Mobile Multimedia Experience was judged on the basis of ingenuity and excellence in technology development, that will drive future innovations in miniaturization, and enhanced performance in mobile devices designed for the consumer and business market. Advancing mobile search, kannuu's powerful and precise Partial Word Completion(TM) technology empowers users with the critical ability to find, instead of search. Enhancing access to the vast array of mobile services and innovation, users are no longer limited by the traditional keypad/keyboard. Using kannuu, it is impossible to spell a word incorrectly, if it is in the database kannuu will find it. Whether it's a contact on the phone, a song in a music library, or a location on the Web, kannuu's technology finds exact results -- without the frustrations associated with "searching," in the mobile environment.

"Nokia congratulates kannuu for having been chosen a Best Technology Innovation Award winner in the Mobile Rules! 08 competition," said Juha Lampela, Director, Productization Technology Management, Nokia. "By encouraging innovative technology solutions from emerging companies and developers around the globe, Nokia's annual Mobile Rules! competition aims to help drive the miniaturization, enhanced performance and green technologies that are the future in mobile devices and services."

"We are thrilled to be recognized by Nokia as Best Technology Innovation in the Mobile Multimedia Experience category," said Sean-Michael Daley, CEO of kannuu. "The winners of this year's competition are the undisputed industry leaders; and this win further solidifies our position as a global leader in mobile content discovery, which will profoundly impact both peoples' lives and their businesses."

kannuu was awarded by a jury comprised of representatives of Nokia and other Mobile Rules! 08 sponsors from among three finalists in the Mobile Multimedia Experience category. The Best Mobile Multimedia Experience award carries a prize that includes the right to negotiate solution development and product creation with Nokia and other competition sponsors and participation in an Innovation Expo to be held at Nokia headquarters in Espoo, Finland.

About Forum Nokia

Nokia's global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at http://www.forum.nokia.com .

About kannuu:

A privately funded company, kannuu unveiled its patented technology at DEMOfall 2007. The leaders in lookup innovation, kannuu distributes its application globally through strategic licensing partnerships. kannuu, the world's fastest and most accurate lookup technology, has set a new standard in defining how content is accessed in the mobile and device environment. kannuu -- Stop Searching, Start Finding.

CONTACT: Sarah Duckett, Vice President Communications of kannuu, sarah.duckett@kannuu.com+1-510-701-3402,

Web site: http://www.kannuu.com/ http://www.forum.nokia.com/