Chicago, IL, August 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- VentureDNA is proud to announce the release of ToonsWare from the Apple iTunes App Store today. VentureDNA, recognized as a leader in new media and emerging technology services, managed the development of ToonsWare in partnership with global content licensing agency Tribune Media Services (TMS). This release marks the first of many iPhone apps in development by VentureDNA.
VentureDNA, founded by Stewart Dixon, a Chicago based media and technology thought leader, is well known for assisting clients in achieving high-value branding strategies for digital media products across multiple platforms, including Internet, wireless, and emerging device applications.
Forging a partnership with TMS to bring syndicated editorial cartoons to the iPhone raises the quality of content available for consumers who appreciate social commentary from the left, right and center. For centuries, editorial cartoons have migrated from private parlor showings to a variety of print, online and mobile applications. This unique combination of politics and journalistic art can cross language barriers to be shared on a global level.
Stewart Dixon, CEO of VentureDNA, hopes to do more than just deliver today’s topical humor to mobile phones with ToonsWare, “With ToonsWare, you can easily share your favorite political cartoons via e-mail to engage colleagues, friends and family in the latest issues, inspire debates or provide opinion by offering personal commenting and feedback for each cartoon through one easy-to-use mobile application.”
"We're pleased to have joined forces with Venture DNA to bring iPhone users their daily dose of humor with our prize-winning editorial cartoonists," said Steve Tippie, Vice President of Licensing and New Market Development for TMS. "ToonsWare is the perfect application to view, share and comment on favorite cartoons about the topics of the day."
ToonsWare features top nationally syndicated cartoonists Chan Lowe, Dan Wasserman, Dana Summers, David Horsey, Dick Locher, Don Wright, Drew Sheneman, Jack Ohman, Matt Davies, Paul Conrad, Walt Handelsman and Wayne Stayskal all of whom are seen daily in more than 600 newspapers around the globe. With the changing landscape of the newspaper industry, ToonsWare will welcome additional cartoonists to participate in this unique distribution platform.
ToonsWare is available in the Apple iTunes App Store beginning today for $2.99 a month for premium syndicated editorial cartoon content delivered daily to your iPhone. The mobile app features cartoons across the political spectrum from the left, right and center, and enables consumers to share via e-mail, save to favorites, rate and comment, view other comments, search by topic and review the bios each cartoonist. (keyword: toonsware) http://www.itunes.com/app/toonsware
VentureDNA LLC is an established consulting firm that provides new media and emerging technology services. VentureDNA’s team assists clients by helping them develop and achieve high-value branding strategies for digital media products across multiple platforms including internet, wireless, and emerging device applications with the knowledge, expertise and value to make the entrepreneur's vision a reality. VentureDNA also offers tactical business planning and development, marketing, management sourcing, consulting, and funding assistance to our clients, thereby creating companies with lasting value. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Los Angeles, VentureDNA understands a company’s DNA by helping to realize its full growth potential. For more information about VentureDNA, please visit www.venturedna.com. For more information on ToonsWare, please visit www.toonsware.com.
About Tribune Media Services
Tribune Media Services (TMS) is a leading domestic and international provider of information and entertainment products for print, electronic and on-air media. It distributes television and movie listings and related editorial content under the TMS and Zap2it brands; syndicates and licenses comics, features and opinion columns; creates and syndicates a variety of online information products; licenses editorial content from national periodicals; and manages national advertising networks. Through its partnership with the McClatchy Company, TMS also markets news, photos, graphics and multimedia content to media clients worldwide through the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT). Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Los Angeles, Queensbury, N.Y., Dallas, Milwaukee, Amsterdam, London, Amman (Jordan) and Hong Kong, TMS is a subsidiary of Tribune Company. For more information about TMS and its products and services, visit tmsfeatures.com.