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Oceanhouse Media Announces Sale of All Dr. Seuss Apps For One Week in Honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday


Oceanhouse Media Announces Sale of All Dr. Seuss Apps

For One Week in Honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Three New Dr. Seuss Apps Also Released

Encinitas, Calif. — March 1, 2011 — Oceanhouse Media, Inc. announces the sale of its entire line of Dr. Seuss apps for one week in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day. Every Dr. Seuss app by the company originally priced at $1.99 – $3.99 will be discounted by 25-50% for an entire week.

Adding to the celebration is the release of the free Dr. Seuss Camera – Happy Birthday Edition iPhone app featuring 11 birthday cards. Using the iPhone’s built-in camera or Photo Library, cards can be personalized with stamps, borders and classic Seussian text, then emailed to friends and family or saved to the Photo Library.

Two new Dr. Seuss omBooksTM (Oceanhouse Media digital books) will also be released on March 2 for both Apple and AndroidTM devices. Happy Birthday to You! will be available at a special introductory price of $0.99. This is Dr. Seuss’s joyous ode to individuality, allowing readers to experience firsthand the thrill of celebrating a birthday as it is done in the land of Katroo.

The second new omBook being released is the highly anticipated The Cat in the Hat Comes Back available at $2.99 for one week. In this story, the mischievous cat spreads a big pink spot all over the house. When Little Cats A through Z are invited too, will they be a help or a hindrance?

The NEA’s Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

“The NEA and Oceanhouse Media are two wonderful partners to help us commemorate Dr. Seuss’s birthday,” said Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “Both focus on promoting reading and literacy in children. Nothing would have made Dr. Seuss happier.”

Since releasing their first Dr. Seuss app, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, just 15 months ago, Oceanhouse Media has seen seven of its Dr. Seuss omBooks reach the top spot in the Books category on the App Store. Other Dr. Seuss omBooks recently released include the popular Horton Hears A Who!, and the chart-topping Fox in Socks and I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

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Verizon Invests Nearly $38mil in 2010 to Enhance Kentucky’s Network


LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Verizon Wireless announced today it invested nearly $38 million in 2010 to enhance its network in Kentucky. The enhancements included building 14 new cell sites and upgrading equipment on more than 200 existing cell sites to increase coverage and capacity of the company’s voice and 3G high-speed wireless network.

“While our company is focused on building out our 4G network nationwide over the next few years, we remain committed to improving our 3G network that millions of customers rely on every day—here in Kentucky and across the United States,” said John Granby, president–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “Customers may use their wireless devices in different ways, but they all have one need in common—a reliable network. Regardless of how Kentuckians rely on their wireless devices, whether it’s ensuring they can keep in touch with loved ones during an ice storm or they can share their experience at the Kentucky Derby via their favorite social networking site, we will stay ahead of our customers’ increasing demands for fast and secure wireless data services.”

Since the company was formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $345 million on improvements to its network in Kentucky, including the following upgrades made in 2010:

  • Fourteen new cell sites were activated statewide to improve network coverage and capacity, enabling more customers to use their phones for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps and music, exchanging email and text, picture and video messages, watching high-quality videos and making calls.
  • Performance-based equipment was installed at more than 200 cell sites across Kentucky; thereby boosting capacity of the company’s advanced 3G high-speed wireless network as well as improving its speed and performance.
  • Permanent backup generators were installed at 16 Kentucky cell sites to ensure network functionality during times of crisis.
  • Temporary cell sites were deployed at various high-profile events to beef up network capacity, so that more customers can concurrently use their wireless devices. The temporary cell sites are fully functional, generator-powered mobile cell sites that enhance wireless capacity in a given area and work especially well at events with large crowds, including Thunder Over Louisville, Kentucky Derby, Breeders Cup  (all in Louisville), Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (in Lexington) and IndyCar Race at Kentucky Speedway (in Sparta).

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Just in time for Thanksgiving: The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks


The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks - Oceanhouse MediaOceanhouse Media, Inc. announced the release of The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks digital book for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Oceanhouse Media, Inc. has announced the release of The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks digital book for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The holiday favorite is now available on the App Store for only $2.99. This universal app can be used on the iPad and iPhone for no additional charge and includes special high-resolution graphics for Retina displays. This is the tenth Berenstain Bears digital book release by Oceanhouse Media since September 2010.

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks, written by Jan and Mike Berenstain, teaches an important lesson about thankfulness and the love of family. In the story, the Bear cubs act out the first Thanksgiving complete with costumes, props and a full Thanksgiving feast. But will Sister Bear’s pet turkey play the part of dinner? The beloved Bear cubs learn about the pilgrims and are reminded of God’s many blessings!

As with all of Oceanhouse Media’s quality digital books, these interactive apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch are engaging and educational. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork with professional narration, background audio and features that entertain and promote reading, this digital book appeals to readers of all ages.

“We are very happy with the success of The Berenstain Bears on the App Store,” said Annette Bourland, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Zonderkidz, the Children’s Division of Zondervan. “Oceanhouse Media’s technology not only delivers a beautiful looking product, it also has a rich set of features that promote reading and really engage children.”

Other Berenstain Bears iPhone and iPad apps currently available are:

  • The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule
  • The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers
  • The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage
  • The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well Done
  • The Berenstain Bears: God Loves You!
  • The Berenstain Bears Discover God’s Creation
  • The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game
  • The Berenstain Bears Faithful Friends

“With the holidays upon us, we are excited to share the Thanksgiving spirit with children everywhere by bringing The Berenstain Bears to the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch,” said Michel Kripalani, President of Oceanhouse Media. “Our goal is to provide fun, interactive experiences that bring both educational value and entertainment to families.”

Oceanhouse Media, creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss and Hay House apps, have recently seen seven of their Dr. Seuss and Berenstain Bears digital books reach the #1 rank for paid books in the App Store.

For more information on these products and direct links to the App store, please visit the Oceanhouse Media website.

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Rudolf the Red-Nose Reindeer comes to the App Store!


Oceanhouse Media, Inc. has announced the release of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer available for the first time as a digital book for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Encinitas, CA – The holiday classic is now available on the App Store for an introductory price of only $2.99. This universal app can be used on the iPad and iPhone for no additional charge and includes special high-resolution graphics for Retina displays.

Rudolph delivers the message that there are no misfits in life, for everyone has a special quality to share. As the story opens, Rudolph is outcast for his shiny red nose. All the other reindeer make fun of him and won’t let him play in their reindeer games. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to Santa’s rescue. His glowing nose lights the way, enabling Santa to deliver toys to all the little girls and boys!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer digital book includes background music and audio, enlarged artwork for each scene, and even audio clips from the timeless TV special!

To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read. Word associations, professional narration and animated effects—like snow and Rudolph’s glowing nose—keep children engaged in the reading experience. By combining the original text and beautiful artwork with features that entertain and promote reading, this digital book appeals to readers of all ages.

“This timeless story has become an integral part of Christmas tradition,” said Jonathan Flom of Character Arts, LLC. “We are excited to make the Rudolph story available to today’s generation of kids and are thrilled by the quality experience that Oceanhouse Media’s apps provide.”

“With the holiday season quickly approaching we are excited to release this Christmas favorite as a digital book for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch,” said Michel Kripalani, President of Oceanhouse Media. “This story is a family favorite and we’re proud that this app provides educational value to children in a fun, interactive way.”

Oceanhouse Media, creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss, Berenstain Bears and Hay House apps, have recently seen seven of their digital books reach the #1 rank for paid books on the App Store.

For more information on these products and direct links to the App store, please visit the Oceanhouse Media website.

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Verizon Wireless to expand 3G coverage


Verizon Wireless has just released a press release announcing their plan to double their 3G capacity in Kentucky:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Verizon Wireless has announced today that it is near completion of a major capacity improvement project for its high-speed 3G network in Kentucky this year that will ensure the company continues to stay ahead of its customers’ growing data usage on their smart phones, wireless modems and handsets.

The project has entailed adding 3G capacity on 94 percent more cell sites in Kentucky compared to 2009, thereby doubling data capacity of the network across the state.  The enhancements will provide further value to Verizon Wireless customers in Kentucky who are looking to rely more and more on their wireless devices for accessing the Internet, social networking, viewing high-quality videos, downloading music, games and ringtones, and exchanging email.

“With so many of our customers relying on their devices for much more than just making phone calls, it’s imperative that we stay ahead of their usage habits,” said John Granby, president, Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan region, Verizon Wireless.  “It doesn’t matter how many bells and whistles your smart phone offers if you cannot depend on it to keep you connected wherever you go.  Verizon Wireless is committed to making sure our network has enough capacity to handle the increasing data traffic from our customers’ Internet browsing, tweeting and mobile gaming.”

The company’s ongoing network investment in Kentucky now totals more than $335 million.  Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 billion since it was formed – $5.7 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.

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