October 24, 2000 - New York and San Francisco, PRNewswire
-- YadaYada Inc., the first fully integrated wireless service provider
and personalized mobile Web portal for Personal Digital Assistants
(PDAs), and 555-1212.com, a leading provider of global communication
services on the wired and wireless Internet, announced today the
launch of the "YadaYada Directory Assistant". The product allows
YadaYada subscribers to access free directory lookup services to
find people, businesses, area codes, and country codes from wherever
"YadaYada provides mobile users with the most actionable information
at the touch of a button," said David Behin, director of content
at YadaYada, "Giving YadaYada users the ability to look up people,
businesses, phone numbers and addresses is key in delivering useful
content. We chose to partner with 555-1212.com because they have
the most accurate and up-to-date information."
"Wireless Internet users lack both the time and choices to
surf different sites, so they stick with the most reliable site
that provides relevant information with the minimum amount of effort,"
said Tuncay Cil, director of mobile business at 555-1212.com. "555-1212.com
provides the most reliable directory assistance service and is the
choice of many leading mobile portals in the U.S."
Advantages of the YadaYada Directory Assistant over traditional
voice-based directory assistance include:
-- Anywhere, anytime lookup of directory information through
a wireless PDA
-- Reverse number and address look-ups
-- Statewide searches
-- Returns results even if the user inputs partial names or addresses
YadaYada Inc. is the first fully integrated Mobile Web Portal
and wireless Internet access platform providing mobile applications,
content and wireless connectivity for PDAs. YadaYada is building
the largest business and consumer Mobile Web Portal for PDAs. YadaYada
customers are able to personalize theMobile Web Portal on their
existing desktop computer and access it through their wireless PDA.
The YadaYada Mobile Web Portal and Internet access platform allows
business professionals and consumers to access any HTML-created
Web site and maintain a universally synchronized personal information
manager (PIM) with applications such as address book, calendar,to-do
list and email from multiple existing accounts. The company was
founded in 1999 and currently has offices in New York City, San
Diego and Birmingham, AL. YadaYada can be reached at http://www.yadayada.com
To order YadaYada Wireless Service, call 800-YadaYada.
555-1212.com is the leading provider of directory information
on the Web,providing the most accurate and up-to-date nationwide
business and residential listings, area codes, zip codes and country
codes. 555-1212.com Mobile is the directory information provider
of choice for leading wireless portals and carriers.
Founded in 1998, 555-1212.com is a privately held Media Metrix
500 company, serving approximately one million unique users and
25 million page reviews per month. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine
ranked 555-1212.com as one of "The 10 Most Supremely Useful Sites"
on the Web in July 2000. 555-1212.com is based in San Francisco.
Web Site: http://www.yadayada.com