Tinbu Launches Interactive Weather Module With Stars And Stripes Magazine At Stripes.com

Stripes.com, which caters to U.S. military personnel and their families around the world, now provides their site visitors with interactive global weather information.

Pensacola, Florida 4/17/2008 02:13 PM GMT (FINDITT)

Tinbu, a Pensacola, Florida, based technology company, is pleased to announce they are now providing Stars and Stripes Magazine with an interactive weather channel at their award winning Stripes.com web site. This new global weather product can be seen at the Stripes.com web site here http://www.stripes.com/weather.asp .

"We provide many leading online media groups with our patent-pending content modules," said John Brier, Tinbu's CEO, "and I can honestly say nothing makes us prouder than knowing that U.S. military personnel and their dependents around the world are now using our weather module at Stripes.com. Our military today places soldiers and their families all over the world, and Stripes.com now offers a truly global interactive weather product that will be a useful resource to their online audience every day."

Tinbu utilizes patent-pending technology to create interactive data modules that can be installed in customized formats at web sites looking to add content, page views, repeat users, and increased monetization of their site traffic. The interactive weather module integrated into Stripes.com also provides web search functionality and integrated contextual advertising provided through Tinbu's alliance with Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com/), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services.

"We are thrilled to team with Tinbu to give the visitors to Stars and Stripes.com access to our Lycos Search functionality, helping to provide an enhanced overall user experience to the Stars and Stripes readers," said Kevin Baillie, Chief Financial Officer for Lycos, Inc.

The interactive weather module provides the following features:

Global coverage searchable by city name or postal code.
Available in Celsius or Fahrenheit on demand.
True 48-hour forecasts broken down by hour for U.S. locations.
Daily commute forecast for morning and evening drive times for U.S. locations.
EPA air quality index reports for 200 major cities in North America.
Moving maps, including Doppler radar, satellite images, temperature, wind, and precipitation.
Built in local time clock for any searched location globally.
Global highs and lows for temperature, wind, and precipitation updated hourly.
Historical climate reports for any location in the world.
Customizable icon sets for each site visitor.
Customizable weather locations stored for each site visitor (up to 20 locations).

"With readers stationed all over the globe, a dynamic source for up-to-date weather is probably more important to Stars and Stripes than it is to many newspapers with a more localized audience," said Patrick Woodford, director of electronic publishing for Stars and Stripes. "We serve the global military community, so providing accurate weather for Afghanistan or Iraq is just as important as being able to get the forecast in Texas or New York."

To find out more about Tinbu's interactive weather module, or any of their other interactive content modules, visit them online at www.Tinbu.com.

About Tinbu, LLC:

Tinbu, LLC, and their wholly owned subsidiaries Gaming Solutions International, LLC, and CyberIntegrations, LLC, use patent pending technology to provide interactive data products to leading online and wireless companies worldwide. Tinbu's clients include AOL, AOL Latino, AOL Canada, Telemundo, MSN, MSN Espanol, MSNBC, USA TODAY, Bell South, ATT, Media General, Clear Channel Television, CBS Television, ABC Television, Fox Television, CBS Radio, Quepasa, Boston Herald, Tribune, Toronto Star, CBC New Media, My Red Fish, Local Solutions Networks, Motricity, uClick, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Hello Metro, DirecTV, Univision, Gray Television, Media News Group, CBS Radio, Boston Globe, New York Daily News, and many others.

About Stars and Stripes:

Stars and Stripes is a daily newspaper published for the U.S. military, DoD civilians, contractors, and their families. Unique among the many military publications, Stars and Stripes operates as a First Amendment newspaper, free of control and censorship. We have published continuously in Europe since 1942, and since 1945 in the Pacific. In those two theaters, our readers number over 100,000. Today, Stars and Stripes maintains news bureaus in Europe, Pacific and the Middle East to provide first-hand reporting on events in those theaters. We publish five daily editions: Mideast, Europe, Japan, Korea and Okinawa.

About Lycos, Inc.

Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.

Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.

Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions

Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include Lycos.com, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.

Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.


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Date: 2008-04-17