NEWS

"...this is happening and the train is leaving the station and are you on the train or are you on the platform watching us go by."

 

-- Bernie Brenner, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of TrueCar on the future of WOWIO

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WOWIO, Inc. Adds Industry Executive Roger Mincheff to its Advisory Board

 

Company adds digital advertising, branding, and media expertise to roster of key advisors

 

October 22, 2014

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, October 22, 2014 - WOWIO, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a digital media technology company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, a mobile eBook distribution platform, and a proprietary mobile ad network, is pleased to announce that the company has expanded its Advisory Board to include influential key executives to its existing roster.  Joining the Board is Mr. Roger Mincheff, most recently the President of Relativity Media’s Digital Studio.

 

Mr. Mincheff has had a successful track record of bringing brands and content together, especially in his previous positions at Relativity and as President of Myspace Entertainment, which was the internal production and entertainment division for original programming and content for the platform.  Prior to joining Myspace in 2012, he was Senior VP of Branded Entertainment at Fox Filmed Entertainment where he helped launch Fox’s first ever digital studio and led production of branded digital content across the company’s film and television production entities. (Read more here)

 

WOWIO On a Roll Announces Another Deal

 

October 16, 2014

Four-Issue Series of “Wildfire” comic series to be released as a Trade Paperback with Volume 2 to be released 2015

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, October 16, 2014 - WOWIO, Inc. (OTCBB: WWIO), a digital media technology company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, a mobile eBook distribution platform, and a proprietary mobile ad network, is pleased to announce that the company and its publishing partner, Top Cow Productions, will be releasing the Volume 1 trade paperback of the four-issue series of “Wildfire,” the landmark series that tackled the topical issue of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).  Following the recently announced publishing deal with rock historian Marc Platt, WOWIO’s new arrangement with Top Cow Productions extends the project for a second four-issue series to be released both in print and digital formats in 2015.   

 

“Wildfire Volume 1” will be available in time for this year’s holiday season.  The series was written by Top Cow’s President Matt Hawkins, who has also adapted the series as a feature film project. 

Read more here

 

WOWIO To Publish Multi-Media eBook Series by Rock Historian Marc Platt

 

October 15, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, October 15, 2014 -Wowio, Inc. (WWIO), a digital media technology company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, a mobile eBook distribution platform, and a proprietary mobile ad network, is pleased to announce that the company has signed a deal with rock historian Marc Platt to publish and distribute his multi-platform eBook series on the history of Rock 'N Roll. The Wowio Rock & Pop eBook Series of published works will kick-off with 5 original titles: "How The Beatles Did It!" "The American Rock Revolution," "The British Rock & Pop Revolution," "36 Albums That Matter," "So You Want To Be A Rock and Roll Star. Why Songwriting Matters." All titles will include bonus Audio Notebook material.

 

Mr. Platt has written several music articles published in Music Connection Magazine. He is also a professional songwriter having television placements in series such as Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Warner Television's The Carrie Diaries. The books and Audio Notebook files will be published through WOWIO's publishing subsidiary Carthay Circle Publishing and will be available on WOWIO's proprietary mobile APP and across partner distribution platforms, including Lookhu.

 Read more here

 

 

WOWIO Inc. To Form Wholly-Owned Subsidiary in Vancouver, Canada

 

October 9, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, October 9, 2014 - Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a technology development and digital media company with a patented process and a proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform for eBooks, announced today that it plans to form a new subsidiary company based in Vancouver, Canada, tentatively called Wowio North, Inc.  The newly formed entity will enable Wowio to form a digital media production company to access resources from the publishing, film and television, and web industries, while taking advantage of Canadian tax credits for publishing and production projects.

WOWIO’s CEO Brian Altounian commented. “We believe the new business will be an extension of our core mission to increase revenues based on the development of distribution platforms for digital content. We are committed to growing our Canadian business thereby maximizing the business’s flexibility when it comes to international content. The scalability of the new subsidiary could result in an excellent return on investment, which would be good for all the shareholders of the Company.” Read more here

 

 

Brian Altounian, CEO of WOWIO Inc., Interviewed by SmallCapVoice.com

 

October 7, 2014

AUSTIN, TX, October 7, 2014 - SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. (SCV) announced today that a new audio interview with Wowio, Inc. (WWIO), a technology development and digital media company with a patented process and a proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform that will disrupt the eBook distribution landscape, is now available. The interview can be heard at here.

 

Brian Altounian, CEO of WOWIO, called into SmallCapVoice.com to provide the listening audience with a comprehensive overview of the Wowio history, the highlights on the amazing year for the Company so far here in 2014, as well as his own candid insights into the goals for the Company in the remainder of 2014 and beyond.  "We are excited about our Company and we know that investors want to hear from us about our future plans," stated Altounian. "Audio presentations disseminated through the web and to our shareholder base is a powerful way to get our story to a wider audience". Read more here

 

WOWIO and Acquis Capital Sign Agreement to Facilitate Growth through Strategic Acquisitions

 

September 19, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 19, 2014 - Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a technology development and digital media company with a patented process and a proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform that will disrupt the eBook distribution landscape, today announced that the company has entered into an Agreement with Boston-based Acquis Capital to evaluate potential strategic acquisition targets. 

 

“We think WOWIO’s business plan to distribute eBooks and other digital media provides a strong opportunity for accelerated growth through multiple strategic acquisitions, ” commented Sam Kotch, Founding Partner of Acquis.  “We are excited to have entered into this Agreement with WOWIO because we believe their intellectual property can be greatly enhanced by acquiring complementary technologies and media assets.”

Read more here.

 

Wowio to Present at Firerock Capital Annual Investors Conference in New York City

 

September 11, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 11, 2014 - Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a technology development and digital media company with a patented process and a proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform that will disrupt the eBook distribution landscape, today announced that the company will present at the FireRock Capital Annual Micro-Cap Conference. The conference will be held on October 28th, 2014 at The Spring Mills Landmark Building in New York City and is expected to be attended by approximately 500 investors and financial market professionals.

 

“The FireRock Capital conference is an excellent venue to provide an overview of our technology and provide an update on the significant progress we have made over the past year in utilizing uptrends in digital and mobile advertising to create new revenue opportunities in eBook distribution,” said Brian Altounian, WOWIO’s CEO and President.  “I am excited about sharing our story with investment professionals looking to participate in innovation in this growing market.”  Read more here.

 

Wowio Signs License Agreement with Online Entertainment Company Lookhu

 

Companies to create new eBook distribution channel across mobile devices

 

August 15, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 15, 2014 - Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a technology development and digital media company with a patented process and a proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform that will disrupt the eBook distribution landscape,  today announced that the company has entered into a license agreement with Lookhu, Inc. to distribute ad-sponsored eBooks on a new channel on Lookhu’s mobile distribution platform.

 

“We are very excited to launch the WOWIO channel on Lookhu and bring the power of ebooks to an audience that didn't know how fun they could be. We feel strongly that WOWIO is a diamond in the rough when it comes to under-exposed eCommerce companies.  With so much quality content in the WOWIO library and the abundance of advertisers out there willing to work within the Wowio business model this should be a big hit for Lookhu, WOWIO and eBook fans alike,” commented Byron Booker, Lookhu’s CEO.  “WOWIO’s perspective on digital distribution of content matches our own vision and we are excited to be partnering with them.” Read more here.

 

WOWIO Taps Robert Estareja for Corporate Development

 

July 29, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, July 29, 2014 – Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a digital media technology company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, today announced the appointment of Robert Estareja to its growing Corporate Development efforts.

Mr. Estareja is the principal of Navitus Holdings Inc., a boutique mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance advisory firm.  Mr. Estareja has had experience in developing acquisition programs to increase revenue and build assets and has been effective in accomplishing several financial goals for his clientele.

 

WOWIO CEO Brian Altounian said, “We are very pleased and excited to have Robert join the WOWIO team in the capacity of growing our corporate and business development activities worldwide.  Robert has proven to be a highly resourceful senior executive and his M&A experience coupled with his extensive business relationships make him a great fit for our growing corporate and business development efforts. With our technology development and execution strategy now well underway, Robert is a significant asset to us in reaching our goal of expanding our patent and technology around the world.” Read more HERE

 

 

REVISED: WOWIO CEO Brian Altounian to be Interviewed for Podcast "Extreme Biz Dev interview with Bernie Brenner"

 

July 24, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, July 24, 2014 – Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a digital media technology company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, a mobile eBook distribution platform, and a proprietary mobile ad network, is pleased to announce that CEO Brian Altounian will be interviewed by Bernie Brenner for his “Extreme Biz Dev” weekly podcast series.  Mr. Brenner is the cofounder and EVP of Truecar.com (NASDAQ:TRUE) and the author of “The Sumo Advantage,” a #1 Amazon Bestseller and is a partner at Capital Factory in Austin, Texas.


“Extreme Biz Dev with Bernie Brenner” is an insightful look into how the strategic partnership world works by dissecting and analyzing current partnership news and interviewing key players cutting today’s high growth deals.  Mr. Altounian’s interview can be found at http://www.podcastone.com/Extreme-Biz-Dev-Bernie-Brenner starting August 7, 2014 and can also be found on the Company’s corporate website athttp://www.studiowdigital.com. Read more here

WOWIO Announces Its Stock is Now DTC DWAC/FAST Eligible

 

June 16, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA June 16, 2014 – Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a digital media company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, a mobile eBook distribution platform, and a proprietary mobile ad network, today announced that the Depository Trust Corporation (DTC) has approved Wowio’s common stock for DWAC/FAST transfer through Wowio’s transfer agent, VStock Transfer, LLC. With this newly approved stock transfer capability, Wowio’s shareholders can now transfer their shares of WWIO electronically after buying or selling on the open market without the extra expense and delay resulting from the redundant process of requesting and transferring physical certificates.

 

Benefits to Wowio’s shareholders as a result of becoming DWAC/FAST approved include reducing the time from weeks to hours for stock deposits and withdrawals into brokerage accounts while eliminating the inherent risks associated with the loss and replacement of physical stock certificates. Read more here.

WOWIO and Top Cow Productions Release WILDFIRE Comic Series

 

June 5, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, June 5, 2014 - Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), an established leader in digital media creation and content distribution, committed to developing, producing and distributing engaging entertainment properties across the digital media landscape, today announced that the company has partnered with Top Cow Productions to produce and distribute a comic book series entitled WILDFIRE.  Published under Top Cow’s Minotaur Press imprint and Wowio’s Carthay Circle Publishing, the 4-issue series tackles the topical issue of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), with the first issue being released in print form in comic book stores and as an eComic on wowio.com on June 11, 2014.  The series was written by Top Cow’s President Matt Hawkins, who has also adapted the series as a feature film project.  Read more here.

WOWIO Launches New Mobile eBook App with over 350,000 Titles

 

May 28, 2014

Wowio, Inc. (WWIO), a digital media company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, a mobile eBook distribution platform, and a proprietary mobile ad network, today announced that it is launching a new mobile version of its eBook distribution platform with over 350,000 titles from IngramBooks. The app will be available this week on the Android operating system through GooglePlay and will be released soon on Windows Mobile and the iOS mobile platforms in the next quarter.

 

“We have been developing our mobile app for quite some time with our business partners Akyumen Technologies and we are excited about launching this new expansion of our business model with such a large library of fantastic titles,” said Brian Altounian, Wowio’s President and CEO.  Read more here.

WOWIO, Inc. Approved for Quotation on the OTCBB Exchange Under Ticker Symbol “WWIO”

 

April 25, 2014

WOWIO, Inc. a digital media company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, a mobile eBook distribution platform, and a proprietary mobile ad network, today announced that its common stock has been approved by FINRA for quotation on the OTC Market Group’s OTCBB (“OTCBB”) under the ticker symbol "WWIO".

 

Brian Altounian, WOWIO’s President and CEO, commented, "The trading of WOWIO’s shares will allow us to further share our unique business model and our leading technologies with a broader spectrum of global partners and investors.  Read more here.

iMedia Connection: Why eBook Advertising is the Next Big Thing

 

March 25, 2014

In a world where more than one in five books purchased are now e-books, it's unclear why this area has been largely ignored by the marketing community. Since 2008, e-book sales have exploded by more than 4,000 percent, and it keeps growing. This trend is creating huge opportunities for marketers and advertisers looking to find non-traditional ways to connect with consumers.Read more here.

WOWIO, Inc. Partners with Akyumen Technologies to Launch Mobile eBook Platform at 2014 SXSW Festival

 

March 6, 2014

Companies partnering to deliver eBooks with WOWIO’s patented ad delivery system for global distribution on mobile platforms

WOWIO, Inc., a digital media company committed to developing, producing and distributing engaging entertainment properties across the digital media landscape, today announced that the company will be launching its mobile eBook distribution platform at this year’s South By Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas with its Florida-based partner, Akyumen Technologies Corp (http://www.akyumen.com). The two companies have been developing this platform together and are introducing it to potential technology partners and entertainment content creators at SXSW (click here to read more)

WOWIO, Inc. Expands Advisory Board

 

Jan. 28, 2014

Company adds international business, digital and mobile advertising expertise to roster of key advisors

WOWIO, Inc., a company engaged in digital media creation and content distribution and committed to developing, producing and distributing engaging entertainment properties across the digital media landscape, today announced that the company has expanded its Advisory Board to include influential key executives to its existing roster. Joining the Board are Mr. Aasim Saied, Chairman and CEO of Akyumen Technologies Corp and Mr. VB Balrai Singh, President of international firm, Eng Sing Lee Investment Pte Ltd, based in Singapore...

WOWIO, Inc. S-1 Registration Statement Declared Effective

 

Jan. 8, 2014

WOWIO, Inc., a company engaged in digital media creation and content distribution and committed to developing, producing and distributing engaging entertainment properties across the digital media landscape, today announced that the company’s registration statement on Form S-1 has been declared effective by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). WOWIO is now a fully reporting company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company has applied to have its shares quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board and is awaiting the assignment of a trading symbol...

Monster Arts Delivers First in a Series of Branded Mobile Games for WOWIO eComics and eBook Properties

 

November 4, 2013

The new "Burning Man" pinball mobile game expands reach of comic book digital property.

SAN CLEMENTE, CA - Monster Arts (APPZ), today announces its most recent game launch of The Burning Man pinball game for digital entertainment company, WOWIO, Inc. The announcement provides insight to Monster Arts’ latest strategy of development and delivery of mobile games for companies seeking to expand the exposure and marketing power of their existing digital properties ...

Monster Offers™ Partners with WOWIO to Deliver Offers in eBooks

 

March 14, 2013

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- Monster Offers™ (MONT), a leading Daily Deal analytics provider and mobile advertising company, today announces its strategic alliance with Studio W/WOWIO, Inc. an online marketing agency, that creates, distributes, markets, and monetizes "published" material such as books, comic books, illustrated novels, graphic novels, web series, eBooks, eComics, and branded entertainment, which content is displayed through digital and traditional ...

StudioW Announces Launch of eBook Novel ABOVE

 

March 7, 2013

StudioW, a digital media company specializing in the creation and monetization of rich media content developed from books, comics and original published material, announced today the release of the eBook novel ABOVE under the company’s newly-formed publishing label, Carthay Circle Publishing. In a string of “firsts”, the Young Adult title is...

Carthay Circle Publishing Announces new eBook Release

 

January, 2013

As you are aware, Carthay Circle Publishing has been working with Author Mackie Burt to release her debut novel, ABOVE. Her book series is going to be a hit with the Twilight and Harry Potter crowd and we cannot wait ...

SXSW 2012: New Publishing Models and the Rise of the Referral Economy

 

Mar 12, 2012

Besides just looking out the window, you could tell the sun had finally come out in Austin when it became a lot easier to just move through the corridors of the Austin Convention Center. The sun got people out of the hallways and lifted everyone’s spirits. It also let people concentrate a bit more on SXSW’s ongoing mashup of technology-driven new business paradigms and new social practice---rather than the endless and justifiable complaints ...

Should Publishers Set Their Own Prices for E-Books?

 

Mar 12, 2012

Publishers should set their own prices for e-books, according to a panel at this year’s SXSW conference in Austin.

By forcing prices upon books and publishers, Amazon has been setting the terms by which e-books are sold and thereby determining the income they bring in, said Brian Altounian, CEO and president of digital distribution platform WOWIO, Inc. The company seeks to give publishers the tools to account for what e-books cost them to produce ...

 

Wowio Announces Corporate Rebranding To “Studio W” At 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival

 

Mar 6, 2012

CEO Brian Altounian speaks on panel about the transformation of book publishing models     

LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2012  – WOWIO, Inc., evolving from its original format as an eBook distribution platform, announced today that it is launching its newly-revamped business model as digital content strategy expert and rebranding itself as “Studio W.” The company plans to focus on the monetization of content through the creation of custom brand strategies with distribution across multiple channels.  Starting with ...

 

 

Studio W Launches CauseBooks Campaign on WOWIO

 

Feb 23, 2012

Celebrity Partners Use Social Media to Promote Literacy and Support Charities through the Download of Free eBooks.

LOS ANGELES, February 23, 2012 – Studio W, an emerging leader in the creation, production, distribution and monetization of digital entertainment, announced today the launch of a socially-conscious eBook campaign on its WOWIO.com eBook distribution platform. The program, dubbed CauseBooks, is an innovative digital marketing opportunity that leverages the power of ...