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Quepasa Corp. Partners With speakTECH to Build Out OpenSocial Framework
Dec 10, 2009 (08:12 AM EST)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quepasa Corporation , (http://quepasacorp.com), which owns and operates the popular Latino social networking site Quepasa.com, has partnered with the interactive design and technology firm speakTECH, which played a vital role in the successful development of MySpace, to build out Quepasa's OpenSocial framework and significantly broaden Quepasa's selection of social applications.
"As social networking continues to resonate with people across the globe, online communities like ours are aiming to become more standardized and to offer similar applications, widgets and other interactive features," said John C. Abbott, CEO of Quepasa. He continued, "We selected speakTECH not only for their wide range of experience implementing social computing sites, but also for their ability with OpenSocial and OpenID. These technologies are currently considered to be industry standards, and speakTECH has been working with them from the beginning of their social computing practice."
speakTECH was a significant contributor to the OpenSocial Standard and helped MySpace with their initial platform development and rollout. The MySpace platform now supports thousands of social applications from leading developers such as Zynga, Playfish and SGN.
Quepasa's goal is to make the porting of social applications to the Quepasa platform as seamless as possible to facilitate rapid deployment and scalability in its application ecosystem. The company is actively partnering with leading social application developers interested in promoting their social games to Quepasa's growing user base of more than 6.5 million Latinos.
Quepasa provides a unique environment for members of the Latino community to connect virtually. The site currently allows members to share music, photos, and videos, join and create communities within the site, and play games online. Quepasa drives and attracts a robust, trilingual Latino membership in the United States, Mexico and Latin America.
About Quepasa Corporation
Quepasa Corporation, headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL with offices in Los Angeles, CA; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Scottsdale, AZ; Miami, FL; and Hermosillo, Mexico, owns Quepasa.com (www.Quepasa.com), one of the world's largest, trilingual, Latino social networks. Quepasa.com is an authentic Latino community that provides fun, interactive, and easy to use social tools, and rich multimedia content in English, Spanish and Portuguese to embrace Latinos everywhere, and empower them to connect online, compete in contests and games and share their interests, ideas, and activities.
Founded by former Microsoft architect Aaron Sloman in 2005, speakTECH is an interactive design and technology firm that specializes in uniting technology, riveting design and interactive experience into powerful, world-class solutions. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, the company has additional offices in Los Angeles and San Jose, California as well as in Austin, Texas.
As a cautionary note to investors, certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the Company's products in the market; the Company's success in technology and product development; the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including the financial statements and related information contained in the Company's SEC Filing. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.
Contact: The Investor Relations Group: Investor Relations: Tom Caden or Erika Moran, 212-825-3210 or Media Relations: Janet Vasquez or Enrique Briz, 212-825-3210
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