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Newstin - Organizing the Internet

Newstin is a Global Social News Platform where topics and ideas are identified within the news, acquiring a social aspect by initiating communication between people, no matter their nation or language. Newstin aspires to connect people through news and create global communities of interest.

New York, NY, May 15, 2008 --( The Tower of Babel is history, a relic of the past. Newstin's new Global Social News Platform, GSNP, sets the foundation for a new Internet, one without cultural or linguistic barriers. During its beta cycle, the service was focused on government and academic institutions. Today, it is ready to unite the Internet's 750 million daily readers of online news.

Newstin's newly designed user interface empowers users to create global communities on the back of 700,000+ categories, free of any obstacles. Now, people from all over the world can exchange opinions and ideas online like never before.

“Newstin truly belongs to the semantic web movement. Navigation is replacing search. Thus, news articles must be organized contextually in order to optimize discovery rather than relying on traditional content based search processes." – Frank Vrabel, Newstin Founder.

Newstin The Internet must be global not just in name but also in practice. As much as we would like to see the Internet as the “Great Equalizer and Communicator”, the world remains divided across beliefs, cultures, politics, and language. Newstin believes it can tackle the communication divide.

Newstin's newly designed user interface belies a powerful systems engine organizing news into 700,000+ categories from over 150,000+ sources. The patented Cross Language Information Retrieval technology allows readers to select from 10 foreign languages for their global news sources. Newstin is dedicated to those individuals seeking a global perspective and the ability to exchange opinions and ideas across nationalities and cultures.

Newstin is now available for Free. Users can elect to become part of a community and, if they possess a particular area of expertise or specialization, a section editor. The machine translation service fosters cross language participation online and within the communities themselves.

Newstin's Map visualizes news articles, topics and categories, enabling users to explore and unearth detailed information on their respective area of interest at the click of a mouse. The map provides instant access to a deeper and richer understanding of the world and its surroundings.

"The NewstinMap is more than just a visualization of our taxonomy. It maps out ideas and interests to be explored and inhabited by users” said Vrabel.

News junkies and Internet users alike are invited to visit and experience the global newsstand first hand.

The seeds of Newstin were sown in 2005 by a team of people working to integrate the countries of the New Europe. Having succeeded in making much headway in this arena, Frank Vrabel, Newstin CEO, set out with Julius Rusnak, Newstin CTO, to build an international team of multi-disciplinary technologists, linguists, information scientists and global thinkers. In doing so, Frank’s efforts and company drive have recently landed Newstin Red Herring’s “Top 100 European Tech Startups 2008” accolades. The company is currently funded by Frank Vrabel’s earlier entrepreneurial successes as well as a unique group of angel investors.

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