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  1. Countdown to Apple Release

    We’re so excited to give everybody a sneak peek at our next generation iPhone app. We anticipate it’s going to be available from September 21, touch wood…

    Now you can discover facts and friends around interests you share with people you trust. You decide what interests you - and who you want to invite into your communities - and we make sure you have relevant, accurate ‘news you can use’ and trust. It’s fun, easy, and here’s what it looks like!

  2. For Immediate Release: AirGuide Begins Crowd-Reporting with NewsiT

    New York (AirGuide – Pyramid Media Group) May 8, 2012 – AirGuide has begun crowd-reporting by recently collaborating with NewsiT. AirGuide articles are being used by NewsiT to reach a new and growing audience capturing news as it happens with their mobile phones or the NewsiT Mobile App.

    The first in a series of NewsiT assignment starts with our series of articles on the best seats in the air. The story featured this week is “What’s Your Pitch? Best, Worst Airline Seats Ranked”:

    Are airline seats getting smaller? And what do you do when that big guy in front of you reclines his seat so far it pushes your knees against your chest?

    Help NewsiT and AirGuideOnline.com rate airline seatsJoin the story and answer some simple questions.

    AirGuideOnline is releasing its latest rankings of the largest and smallest seats on North American airlines. In the rankings for economy class seats, Jet Blue has the biggest seats in its A320-200 short-haul aircraft. Those seats were measured at a pitch (distance between seats) of 34 inches and width (armrest to armrest) of 18 inches.

    NewsiT segments can also be found on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/newsitnews

    This will be a long term collaboration, we strongly encourage you to take a look at their site and personally participate with any comments you may have.

    For More Information or an Interview Please Contact:

    Aram Gesar, Director of Content
    Direct Tel: +1646 770 2764 / +1561 777 2055
    Skype: pyramidmediagroup
    E-Mail: agesar@AirGuideOnline.com
    Bruce Potter, VP, Editorial Business Development, NewsiT
    E-Mail: bruce@newsit.net
    About:
    AirGuide for the Frequent Flyer Magazine & AirGuideOnline.com are dedicated to air travel and designed for leisure and business travelers. AirGuide is filled with tips and advice and provides everything global travelers need to know to make intelligent decisions before, during and after a voyage. AirGuide features weekly airline and travel news, information on great travel deals, plus dynamic travel articles and provides indispensable information on all the world’s airlines and airports from check-in to check out. Web site: http://www.AirGuideOnline.com
    AirGuide for the Frequent Flyer, AirGuide Business, CruiseGuide and Pyramid Media publications and content (news, reviews, advice and features) are delivered daily and weekly to more than 330,000 subscribers and to over 3.5 million though our syndication partners in more than 100 countries in over 20+ languages.
    About NewsiT:
    NewsiT is a mobile crowd-reporting platform for creating and sharing quality news of personal relevance. NewsiT believes people want their news portable, personalized and participatory. Our mission is to ‘reinvent’ news content creation by engaging citizens as mobile reporters all collaborating via social networks to produce multimedia coverage of relevance, quality and value.

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  3. The Countdown Has Begun

    We are very excited to tell you that our new, improved iPhone app is very close to being released. Now you can see your own content and that of your friends posted in real time on ‘Trending’ - and you can more easily share via Twitter and Facebook. Expect multiple releases over the summer as we implement some exciting changes to the design and architecture of the app to make it more intuitive, fun and easy to use.

    Keep an eye here and on our Facebook page for updates and the pending announcement.

  4. Rate Your Airline Seats!
    Join the NewsiT Crowd-Sourced News Story

    Is it just your imagination, or are airline seats smaller and tighter than ever? NewsiT, the source for crowd-reported news, is partnering with AirGuideOnline.com to report on the size and comfort of airplane seats and other amenities. Read our first story, about economy class seats, then sign up, accept a task and help us continue to report this developing story. http://newsit.net/assignments (Or download the free NewsiT app on your iPhone.)

  5. NewsiT Brings Gamification to Citizen Journalism

    NewsiT was featured on the Gamification Blog. Click the image below to read the article and feel free to post your thoughts here.

  6. App Wrap Focuses on NewsiT

    NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in their twice weekly video segment App Wrap. This time around they focus on NewsiT.

    Click the image below to jump to their page and see the video.

  7. How to Cover SXSW with NewsiT

    NewsiT is a mobile crowd reporting platform for creating & sharing news. Now you can report on the stories that matter to you right from your laptop or iPhone. It’s fun too. As a NewsiT correspondent, you can earn points and badges for your contributions. Best of all, you get to be a part of the action.

    SXSW
    There are several interesting and fun news assignments open at NewsiT.net including our coverage of South By Southwest in Austin, TX this month. If you are attending, or your company will have a presence there, we would love for you to help out with the SXSW story.

    Here’s an example of a few of the questions/tasks:

    • What’s your marketing plan? How will you measure success?
    • How are you preparing for SxSW? What do you want to accomplish?
    • How’d you cut through the clutter at SxSW?

    So how do you contribute to a NewsiT assignment?

    It’s very easy. Just go to www.newsit.net/assignments and sign in. You’ll see all of the open assignments and you can click on any of them to see the associated tasks. NewsiT breaks down each assignment into simple, manageable tasks. You might be asked to answer a question or upload a photo or video. Choose whatever tasks interest you, and do as many as you want.

    Or, simply download the free iPhone app and you can be a NewsiT corespondent right from your iPhone. Access assignments, upload photos, video and text for tasks and go mobile with your reporting!

    NewsiT has revolutionized the news gathering process by making it social. By “crowd-sourcing” each story, NewsiT gets a wide variety of perspectives and angles on a topic. The result is a deep, insightful and compelling news story reported by real people; those intimately involved with the issues and folks who are just observing… the more perspectives, the better. Anyone can contribute.

    The last step is also a very important one. Spread the word! Tell your friends, tweet the link and reach out to people who might be interested in a particular topic.

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