CNEWSCO, LLC Expands Tantao News Mobile Reader Reach To Android-based Smartphone Devices

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CNEWSCO, LLC continues its rapid expansion by announcing today the launch of a new mobile application, Tantao Mobile News Reader® for Android-based Smartphone devices, specializing in both Global and China news coverage. Powered by real-time English-language content provided by Chinese news organizations, Tantao News® brings to mobile one of the world's most comprehensive and unique news services, now available for Android-based Smartphones, iPhone/iPod touch and BlackBerry® Smartphone users, with other platform and device availability to follow shortly.

CNEWSCO, LLC continues its rapid expansion by announcing today the launch of a new mobile application, Tantao Mobile News Reader® for Android-based Smartphone devices, specializing in both Global and China news coverage. Powered by real-time English-language content provided by Chinese news organizations, Tantao News® brings to mobile one of the world's most comprehensive and unique news services, now available for Android-based Smartphones, iPhone/iPod touch and BlackBerry® Smartphone users, with other platform and device availability to follow shortly.

"Android-based Smartphones are receiving rapid market acceptance and growing in share among all Smartphone users, including China," said Jim Campbell, Managing Partner for CNEWSCO, LLC. "Our expansion into the Android-based Smartphone devices applications realm allows us to build upon our rapidly growing global user base – and now provide video news service on our platform. The massive international resources of the Xinhua News Agency, and our cooperation with the Shanghai Media Group, give us a continuous, high-quality stream of digital content to fuel and power our mobile and internet platforms."

Tantao News® provides global coverage of leading world events as well as "China Focus," a special emphasis on China's markets, politics, foreign relations, lifestyle and culture -- a unique offering of world headlines and Chinese features that no other news organization can provide.

"Chinese media have continued the swift globalization of their operations during this past year," said Jack Fensterstock, Managing Partner/China for CNEWSCO, LLC. "Tantao News® has been a model for expanding the reach into new media for these news organizations. Tantao News® provides a critical bridge to improving understanding and trust between China and the rest of the world. We are de-coupling rhetoric and the news and rightly placing Chinese content providers alongside other leading professional news organizations in a new media manner."

The mobile application, with technology provided by Handmark, Inc., gives users access to full text news stories, rich photo and now video news in a compelling, easy-to-navigate application.

The Tantao News® mobile application is a FREE application and immediately available for Android-based Smartphone devices, iPhone/iPod touch and Blackberry phones. Users can download the mobile application for Android in the Android Marketplace accessible through their Smartphones. Other versions can be found in the iPhone/iPod touch App in the iTunes Store; or in the BlackBerry App download at BlackBerry App World(TM) .

About CNEWSCO, LLC
The Tantao Global News Network® (http://TantaoNews.com) focuses on providing global news coverage on a variety of topics and perspectives originating mainly from Chinese news and media sources. Tantao News® is organized and operates under CNEWSCO, LLC, an apolitical and independent company which does not represent the interests of any Chinese State entity. Tantao News® maintains absolute editorial independence from its content partners.

About Xinhua
The Xinhua News Agency, also known as the New China News Agency, has over 10,000 employees, 130 bureaus worldwide with 31 in China, and works in six languages -- Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Russian and Arabic. Xinhua is the primary provider of major and authoritative news on China.

About Shanghai Media Group
The Shanghai Media Group is a large multimedia television and radio broadcasting, news and Internet company. The company employs around 5,200 people, and its core business is television broadcasting and related media entertainment services including sports, showbiz, performance arts, science and technology, and finance. ICS News is the English language broadcast with a focus on domestic and especially Shanghai news.

About Handmark
Handmark is the leading developer and distributor of games, applications and storefronts for mobile phones. The company offers a comprehensive range of mobile media solutions for consumers, as well as businesses looking to expand their reach by offering compelling mobile content and services across a wide range of mobile operating systems and handsets.

Tantao Mobile News Reader®, Tantao News®, and Tantao News Network® are trademarks of CNEWSCO, LLC. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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