Press Release 2001
July 19, 2001 - GlobalDining and Telespatial to Connect
Restaurants & Retailers with Mobile Data Customers Worldwide
Agreement Provides Complete Wireless Marketing Solution
Boulder, CO, July 19, 2001 - GlobalDining, the world's largest, location-based mobile restaurant directory and reservation network today announced its agreement with Telespatial Inc., a wireless content manager for the brick-and-mortar retail industry.
The partnership brings together two of the most compelling applications for the mobile Internet, and for the first time provides a one-stop-shop for mobile network operators looking to provide subscribers with a direct, robust, interactive source for dining and shopping information and services.
Scott Sobel, President of Telespatial, commented, " We are excited about working with GlobalDining, the leading provider of location based directory and reservation network services for the restaurant industry. The alliance between our two firms enables wireless carriers and mobile service providers to take their wireless web based offerings to the next level. The unique, personalized content that GlobalDining and Telespatial provide are what the traditional consumers have been looking for, yet have been unable to find on today's mobile services. The applications and content that our firms obtain and manage is focused where the bulk of personal consumption takes place in today's economy. Our clients find value in doing business with GlobalDining and Telespatial, because we provide unique applications to migrate typical spending and consumer consumption to a wireless environment."
James Nardulli, CEO of GlobalDining, added, "We have long maintained that if one were to exclude restaurants and retailers from the mix, there wouldn't be much left of mobile Commerce. Telespatial is simply the best possible connection to the retail industry and together, we provide a one-two knockout punch that brings enormous value to retailers, restaurateurs and, very importantly, Network Operators seeking out new revenue sources to help amortize their multi-Billion dollar investments in infrastructure and spectrum."
GlobalDining.com offers the world's largest and most comprehensive Internet directory of restaurants together with a Global Reservation Network. The Company has Patents pending in the US and Europe for several of its restaurant reservation technologies that enable wireless reservations on a global scale without the use of proprietary equipment or software at the restaurant level.
Strategic partners of the Company include SignalSoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in wireless location based services based in Boulder, Colorado; Motorola; Nokia; and Aspiro, marketing location based content and services to network operators worldwide from headquarters in Mälmo, Sweden; and Maptuit, a leading supplier of eGeo services worldwide with offices in Denver, Toronto, and Burlington,
Telespatial enables brick and mortar retailers to extend their customer relationship management (CRM) systems to wireless. The company acts as the bridge that allows retailers to extend their branding and promotional campaigns through the Wireless Internet to consumers. Telespatial connects retailers' databases such as point of sale, media content, inventory and order control management systems to a wireless infrastructure such that mobile customers can locate their brand and be driven into their stores.
Telespatial was founded in the spring of 1999, is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, and has an office in Northern Virginia. Its partners include Motorola and Oracle Mobile. More information about Telespatial is available on the Internet at
NOTE: This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, delay in product development, general business conditions in the industry, changes in demand for products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks.
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| Liana Pomeroy, Business Development, GlobalDining
James Nardulli, CEO, GlobalDining