Audible Signs On as Platinum Sponsor of Portable Media Expo

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The tradeshow and conference that covers portable digital content and podcasting takes place this fall outside Los Angeles.

Portable Media Expo, a tradeshow focusing on portable digital audio and video and the new phenomenon of podcasting, has announced that Audible Inc., the leader in digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, has agreed to be the Platinum Sponsor of the event taking place November 11-12, 2005 outside Los Angeles at the Ontario Convention Center.

"Audible is one of the few companies that understands the potential of podcasting, having grasped the power of digitally downloadable spoken audio early on. It makes perfect sense for them to be a top sponsor of the Portable Media Expo," said Tim Bourquin, President of TNC New Media, Inc., the organizer of Portable Media Expo.

"Audible is happy to support the first industry tradeshow specifically geared to portable media and podcasting," said Guy Story, Chief Scientist of Audible, Inc. "We plan to roll out some powerful tools this year that will make podcasting easier and more enjoyable for listeners and publishers alike. The Portable Media Expo in November will provide the perfect venue for us to update the podcasting community on our latest products and plans."

The exhibit hall at Portable Media Expo will showcase the latest in software tools, audio and video hardware, digital players and devices, and other valuable resources for independent podcasters and digital media companies looking to partner with content creators and distributors.

Companies like Audible have been offering digitally downloadable content that can be transferred to a wide array of portable devices for many years. And as the tools are developed to make it easier and more cost-effective for individuals and companies to distribute content widely, the markets for downloadable digital information and entertainment and handheld media devices will continue to grow rapidly.

Portable Media Expo will also offer two days of educational sessions. The conference program, divided into two tracks, The Portable Content Summit and The Podcaster Conference, will feature tutorials on business models, content creation, promotion, licensing, syndication, distribution and digital rights management.

About TNC New Media, Inc.

TNC New Media produces unique tradeshows and conferences including Portable Media Expo and Forex Trading Expo and also owns several online media / podcasting sites including,

About Audible, Inc.

Audible® (®;) is the Internet's leading premium spoken audio source. Content from Audible is downloaded and played back on personal computers, CDs, or AudibleReady computer-based mobile devices. Audible has more than 70,000 hours of audio programs from more than 220 content partners that include leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. is's and the Apple iTunes Music Store's pre-eminent provider of spoken word products for downloading or streaming via the Web. Additionally, the Company is strategically aligned with Random House, Inc. in the first-ever imprint to produce spoken word content specifically suited for digital distribution, Random House Audible. Among the Company's key business relationships are Apple Corp., XM Satellite Radio, Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation, palmOne, Inc., PhatNoise Inc., Creative Labs, Rio Audio, Texas Instruments Inc., and VoiceAge Corporation.

For More Information Contact:

Tim Bourquin

TNC New Media, Inc.

800-485-0422 x. 701

David Joseph

Audible Inc.


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