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BarBack, a new kind of mobile application that enables users to bypass crowded bar lines by ordering their favorite drinks, paying, and closing their tab right from their smartphones, this week officially launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com for garnering widespread support and the necessary financial backing to complete and market the app on a grand scale.

Founded by a team of active duty Marines and veterans on a mission to put an end to the long lines at bars in everyday life, BarBack provides users with a wide variety of benefits that prevents the awkward cutout of good conversation at bars.

“This app prevents the classic bar problem of leaving conversations to wait in a line,” said Jimmy Murtha, Co-Founder of BarBack. “Instead, people can finally maximize their time with friends, and add real value to their social experiences night after night.”

BarBack comes with a “Nearby Feature,” enabling users to locate the closest bars to them geographically that offer BarBack. It also comes with a “Rating Feature” that allows users to rank beers and bars so others can read about a venue before they visit it. Plus, there’s a “Favorite Feature” so users can keep track of their favorite drinks and experiences out with the app.

In order to launch BarBack on a wide scale with multiple locations live in the app, BarBack is looking for crowdfunding supporters to offset the cost needed to provide BarBack at a minimal price for the first year.
“We have ambitious plans for BarBack, which is why we’re asking everyone to consider supporting the campaign on Kickstarter today,” said Alvaro Yanes. “With help, we can bring BarBack to dozens of locations in America’s most popular cities. Spread the word.”

GuruSAN DIEGO (Oct. 16, 2015) – Today, The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, launched an audio-guided indoor mapping app, powered by Guru, a new experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for cultural institutions. Through Guru’s cutting-edge technology, sightseers are now able to easily navigate the Museum and further explore never-before heard information about specific exhibitions. The San Diego Museum of Art’s app is free and easily downloadable on iOS and Android devices, full content access is available for $5, and empowers people to rediscover the institution’s many treasures with convenience.
“We are thrilled to partner with The San Diego Museum of Art to help transform and enhance the learning experience for all visitors. This world-renowned museum features well-known American and international exhibitions and now, with this new app, visitors can elevate their experience like never before,” said Paul Burke, founder and CEO of Guru. “By providing people a platform that empowers them to take charge of their own learning adventure through educational games, fun facts, and customized tour options, we are reinventing the way people interact with cultural institutions.”

The San Diego Museum of Art app features 150 audio tour stops, full mapping of the museum, hours of video, various themed tours and more for both seasoned and first-time visitors to further immerse themselves into the art experience. The app features full beacon enabled technology, including a focus on creative, captivating and approachable content that automatically appears on a smartphone as you walk up to the items, highlighting the history behind the museum’s wide range of collections. Guru integrates consumable knowledge and entertaining factoids within the app breaking down any possible barriers and solely focusing on the stories by serving up pieces of information visitors can easily understand in the most educational and interactive way possible. In addition, users can collaboratively interact with others by posting tips for future visitors, sharing where they have been and mapping visits ahead of time.

“In today’s society, more than half of our visitors carry a smartphone, which makes it essential for us to change the way we distribute information and leverage the advanced solutions of technology,” said Dieter Fenkart-Fröschl, chief operating officer of The San Diego Museum of Art. “We are thrilled to offer our visitors this app, powered by Guru. It allows visitors from all ages to learn more about compelling content surrounding our works of art, exhibitions and the institution’s history. We hope to encourage art education in new ways by offering a solution to our visitors that is accessible from the palm of their hands.”

Once logged in, the app’s technology is able to instantly pinpoint a person’s location as they explore. As users pass through each exhibition, the app lights up with information regarding artists, history, inventors and other hidden secrets waiting to be unveiled.
Guru is in the process of partnering with other museums and organizations locally and internationally to unlock other treasures and mysteries that follow behind each piece or place.

For more information on Guru, please visit: www.theguru.co.
For more information on The San Diego Museum of Art, please visit: www.sdma.org.

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About Guru:
Guru is an experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for scenic attractions including museums, parks, aquariums and zoos to change the way attendees experience learning at cultural institutions. Guru’s educational platform utilizes cutting-edge solutions to help users easily navigate and explore a specific exhibit or city attraction in seconds by providing exciting information and various tour options fitting for everyone’s interests. The app, customized for each institution, is easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices and serves as an expert tour guide to encourage users to take ownership of their own experiences in a modernized way. The Guru team seeks to bring a fresh perspective on how to approach learning at large establishments and assist individuals in rediscovering historical hidden gems that come with exploring well-known attractions.

Website: www.theguru.co
Facebook: theguruapp Twitter: @yourguruapp

About The San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art is located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif., 92101. General Information, (619) 232-7931, Group Sales: (619) 696-1935, Website: http://www.sdmart.org/art-alive-2015 Twitter: @SDMA, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt

Providing a rich and diverse cultural experience, The San Diego Museum of Art houses the world’s finest art in America’s Finest City. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings including the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings, and 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition text is always in English and Spanish.

everyStorySAN DIEGO (Oct. 7, 2015) – Today, everyStory unveiled that it is now available for Android devices. everyStory is a story-sharing platform that that allows anyone to create, preserve, and share the stories behind their favorite photos. Users can record stories using their own voice as they naturally flip through photos. After a story is created, it can be shared with friends and family. Users also have the option to invite others to a group enabling them to collaborate on an album by adding photos and stories of their own. This process provides a unique and safe solution for people who wish to capture every special moment in the most personalized way.

“I created everyStory after being diagnosed with colon cancer and realizing my son may never remember my voice or hear my stories. My mission is to make sure every person has a simple and streamlined way to preserve his or her most precious memories forever. By using everyStory, people can now fuse past, current and future – every generation is able to tell a story or use our app to keep family history and legacies living on endlessly,“ said Dave Keene, founder and CTO of everyStory.

Users can import photos from a computer, device photo album or scan physical photos directly into the app using a device camera. everyStory integrates a secure social networking component by having an activity view functionality and by encouraging users to tag photos with people, and/or by location, subject or date. To create an interactive photo-album, everyStory lets multiple users record an audio message on the same photos, in a shared album or within a group. Users can simply tap a tagged person’s name to hear the story that is connected to a specific photo or album.
“Now having the app available for both iOS and Android users, the art of storytelling and preservation of memories has never been easier. Knowing people are image and social driven, users can start creating stories and sharing memories with their loved ones straight from the palm of their hand. We hope to elevate the lost meaning of photos and storytelling with our unique unlimited audio recording, tagging, sharing and activity tracker features,” said Ed Cox, CEO of everyStory.

The everyStory team has plans to implement new sharing, photo and audio features to the existing functionality. The app is free for users and various membership options will be accessible for sign-up no later than early 2016 for users interested in receiving increased storage capabilities.
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To download and sign up for everyStory, please visit iTunes or Google Play. For more information on everyStory, please visit: http://www.everystory.us.

About: everyStory is a cloud-based story-sharing platform that acts as an interactive photo album on a mobile device, available for iOS and Android, allowing users to have access to audio and picture files anywhere, anytime. This multi-faceted system is equipped to record all audio from the storyteller/user as they naturally flip through photos. Users can safely share stories and photos with friends and family, who can then contribute new photos to existing stories or new stories to existing photos. everyStory is passionate about creating the most optimal privacy-focused micro-social network that archives important memories through long-term cloud storage.

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 28, 2015) – Guru, a new experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for cultural institutions, transforms and revolutionizes the way people experience and learn from museums and popular scenic attractions including parks, aquariums and zoos through its interactive and audio-guided indoor mapping technologies. Guru’s one-of-a-kind educational approach utilizes cutting-edge technology to help individuals easily navigate and explore spaces and city attractions in a personal way. This essential tool encourages modern and non-traditional storytelling for people to gain knowledge of various facets such as history, arts, science and more.

“I created Guru to make learning more fun and change people’s current perception of cultural institutions and tours,” said Paul Burke, founder and CEO of Guru. “Guru helps both parties, the attendees and attractions, to elevate the level of user interactivity as we work with establishments to find a solution that speaks to their audience in a modern and digestible way. We are passionate and determined to present a new way for visitors to interact with museums, parks and attractions and remind consumers to not be afraid to merge learning and entertainment. In addition, Guru strives to empower users to take ownership of their cultural experiences, now easily accessible at the palm of their hands.”

Users can access guided tours through a specific institutions’ group-friendly tour app, powered by Guru, or choose to explore on their own by creating a personalized and customizable tour. Easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices, each easy-to-use app is able to pinpoint a person’s location via Bluetooth capability and lights up with engaging information and factoids as an individual walks by a specific exhibit. Guru powered apps have multiple features allowing visitors to make the most out of tours, including virtual augmented reality capabilities and time-saving functions that allow visitors to map out tours ahead of time, in addition to other various educational and useful tools.

Currently, Guru is partnered with Balboa Park, San Diego Museum of Art and USS Iowa Museum. Most of Guru’s apps are free for everyone and features over 120 audio tours stops, various themed tours, numerous language translation options and more advanced technology solutions specific to a particular institutions’ needs.

Guru is in talks with a variety of other museums and organizations across the country and worldwide to unlock other treasures and mysteries that follow behind each piece or place.

For more information on Guru, please visit: www.theguru.co.

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About: Guru is an experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for scenic attractions including museums, parks, aquariums and zoos to change the way attendees experience learning at cultural institutions. Guru’s educational platform utilizes cutting-edge solutions to help users easily navigate and explore a specific exhibit or city attraction in seconds by providing exciting information and various tour options fitting for everyone’s interests. The app, customized for each institution, is easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices and serves as an expert tour guide to encourage users to take ownership of their own experiences in a modernized way. The Guru team seeks to bring a fresh perspective on how to approach learning at large establishments and assist individuals in rediscovering historical hidden gems that come with exploring well-known attractions.

Price PatrolSAN DIEGO — Earlier this month, Price Patrol, the only GPS-based, live inventory shopping app that lets users search the real time availability of the items they want, announced the launch of its new feature: in-app purchasing. The app, which launched in San Diego in 2014, is a search engine for live retail, allowing shoppers to search and compare the price and availability for over two billion products worldwide—both in stores nearby or online.

“Launching version 2.0 of Price Patrol is an important milestone because it showcases the app’s true potential; we’ve completely overhauled the app’s user experience and activated in-app purchasing, making it easier and more intuitive than ever before to get you the products you want, right when you want them,” said Vince Marconi, President and Founder of Price Patrol. “Whether you use the app to bargain shop for recurring purchases like diapers or are on the hunt for the most wanted toy this holiday season, Price Patrol is the go-to shopping companion.”

Here are just a few of the different ways Price Patrol makes locating products you want at a store near you seamless and convenient, with just a few clicks:

• With the app’s “My Radar” function, users can make a wish list in-app for their most coveted products. When the user is near a store that carries that item, they are notified of its price and availability.
• If you’re waiting for the price to drop on a certain something, the app will notify you once that item is in your ideal price range and at a distance you are willing to travel.
• On vacation to somewhere sandy and warm, but realize you forgot sunscreen? Open the app to view all of the stores close by that carry sunscreen and see real-time price and availability.
• If you regularly purchase the same brand of dog food like clockwork every month, a notification can be set so that you know which store in town is currently selling it for the lowest price.
• Purchase the item directly within the app, or have it waiting for you at the store to check it out in person before you buy.

Price Patrol is available for a free download on both iOS and Android devices. Learn more at www.getpricepatrol.com.

About Price Patrol:
Price Patrol is a one stop shopping discovery and price alert web and mobile application that does all the hard work of deal searching for you. The app constantly scans a growing number of over two billion items at over 500,000 retail locations finding the best prices on the items you want, when you want them.

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Lindsay Anthony
Olive PR Solutions, Inc.
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lanthony@oliveprsolutions.com

RockMyRun, a popular and acclaimed app offering professionally created workout mixes that adjust to your body, is now available and preloaded on the Axon Phone, ZTE’s flagship high-end smartphone, perfectly designed for an active lifestyle. RockMyRun, the first app from music technology pioneer Rock My World, receives and analyzes data from smartphones and fitness wearable devices to adjust music tempo in real time resulting in increased motivation and performance throughout every workout.

“By integrating our app directly into the new Axon smartphone, we have helped create the most personalized, high-end accessory for an active lifestyle,” said Adam Riggs-Zeigen, CEO and co-founder of Rock My World. “We are thrilled about this partnership with ZTE. It has allowed us to showcase our signature Body Driven Music feature, myBeat™ STEPS, on one of the top Android devices available in the market, arming health and fitness enthusiasts everywhere with the most personalized and responsive music ever.”

Rock My World was founded with a passion for helping people get and stay fit through the fusion of music and technology. Through the suite of Body Driven Music features, the company has mastered the challenge of adjusting music tempo in real time based on steps or heart rate, an experience that is highly personalized and difficult to fulfill. myBeat STEPS, the first dynamic Body Driven Music feature for Android gathers accelerometer data and dynamically adjusts the tempo of the selected mix to match the user’s footstrike. This offering is specially designed for runners and walkers looking to be in sync with the music wave and joins myBeat™ MANUAL, which allows users to set the music to an ideal tempo at any time. Accessible from the Axon’s music player and app tray, RockMyRun is highlighted as the premier fitness music service on the phone to encourage users to utilize its responsive technology to fit all active lifestyles.

RockMyRun has been proven to increase intrinsic motivation during exercise by up to 35 percent. This premier music service features thousands of mixes in every music genre. Mixes are sortable by tempo, duration and activity type, each of which is specifically designed for exercise. In the coming months, Rock My World has plans to expand its footprint and Body Driven Music technology offerings, which will include additional device and software partnerships as well as the introduction of myBeat™ HEART to the Android platform.

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About RockMyRun
RockMyRun, the first app from Rock My World, combines professionally created, DJ’d mixes and playlists that have been designed to motivate people during exercise with innovative, technology that adjusts music tempo in real time based on biometric data. The resulting Body Driven Music™ is personalized for each of the apps millions of users, allowing them have more fun, perform better and feel up to 35 percent more motivation during every workout.

Available for iOS and Android, the app offers free and affordable membership options, boasts a consistent 4 ½ star review and was recently featured on the Today Show, in the NY Times, and the Boston Globe. The team at Rock My World was thrilled to work with ZTE to preload RockMyRun onto the Axon Phone, truly helping position the device as personalized, high end accessory for an active lifestyle.

For more information on RockMyRun, visit /freeapp or download the app on iTunes or Google play. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/RockMyRun and follow on Twitter @RockMyRun.

About Rock My World
Rock My World Inc. was founded with a passion for helping people get and stay fit through the fusion of music and technology – a concept they call Body Driven Music™. The company takes data from smartphones and fitness wearable devices and uses it to adjust music tempo in real time to help people have more fun, perform better and simply put, “get more” from their workouts.

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New premiere pre-paid wireless provider introduces a contract free, two-line share plan for customers nationwide with no sharing restrictions 

SAN DIEGO (April 29, 2015) – UVA Mobile, a new premier pre-paid wireless provider, announced today the launch of a customizable contract free, two-line share plan powered by one of the nation’s largest GSM, 4G LTE networks. With five flexible options, the Companion Plan includes shared talk, text, data and international long-distance add-on options between two people or individuals with two devices. UVA Mobile plans are compatible with virtually any unlocked GSM device, including Android and Apple devices. The Companion Plan, offered at $50 for 60 days of service during beta phase, does not require a contract and has no per line sharing restrictions.

“With the launch of UVA Mobile and our five flexible sharing options, we plan to provide service that is attainable and realistic for anyone and everyone. We want to pave the way for the future of the wireless industry,” said Mehul Merchant, CEO and founder of UVA Mobile. “We live in a world where a cell phone is a necessity in life. We understand that not everyone’s situation is alike, so we want to provide the opportunity for a customer to design the perfect plan that fits his or her unique lifestyle needs without a contract requirement. The pre-paid wireless industry is growing rapidly and UVA Mobile is here to help revolutionize it.”

The five flexible share options start at a data range of 500MB to 3.5GB, talk time of 1,000 to 4,000 minutes, 5,000 local and international text and an automatic recurring $5 international long-distance credit covering typical national average usage for two lines combined. UVA Mobile is offering one free add-on of choice during the beta phase promotion, which is typically $10 each. Add-on choices include an extra 1GB of data, 1,000 minutes of talk or unlimited text per 30 days for those in need of more. After signing up, customers receive an activation kit consisting of two GSM SIM cards preloaded with two months of service and instructions on how to activate the phone or device. Customers can sign up for early access at www.uvamobile.com.

Created by a team of wireless experts, UVA Mobile executives are on a mission to remove all the frustrations associated with today’s wireless industry and build a progressive model for the future. The San Diego-based startup was founded in 2014 and is currently operating out of EvoNexus, Southern California’s leading startup technology incubator. UVA Mobile has plans to launch commercially nationwide after its beta phase in June 2015.

For more information on services, pricing, coverage and how to sign up for the beta phase promotion, please visit www.uvamobile.com.

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About: UVA Mobile is a premier pre-paid wireless provider that offers flexible and accessible plans perfectly designed for families, businesses or individuals who share a two line/device plan. UVA Mobile’s customizable plans are powered by one of the nation’s largest GSM, 4G LTE networks and are compatible with virtually any unlocked GSM device, including Android and Apple devices. UVA Mobile is passionate about providing simple and dependable plans that meet customers’ own terms, allowing them to pay only for what they need and never be forced into another contract again.

SAN DIEGO (February 17, 2015) – Rock My World Inc., the creators of RockMyRun, a free health & fitness app that provides motivational mixes for active people, announced today their collaboration with Dave Audé, acclaimed music producer and DJ. As creative consultant, Audé will bring his expertise and style to the RockMyRun app by crafting exclusive, one-of-a-kind mixes. He will utilize his technical prowess to refine RockMyRun’s mix creation process and help forge strategic partnerships with industry contacts. Audé has created over 100 No.1 Billboard tracks and has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, One Republic, Coldplay and U2, among many other chart-topping artists.

The RockMyRun catalog hosts hundreds of mixes from DJs around the world, making it easy for users to find their “soulmix” for any workout. Audé will be able to further merge the music and fitness industries with his knowledge alongside the existing team at Rock My World.

“RockMyRun helps people get and stay fit by motivating them, through the combination of science and music, to push through their workouts. Audé will add top quality mixes that are sure to keep users moving and motivated, even during the toughest part of their workout regimen,” said Adam Riggs-Zeigen, Rock My World’s CEO and co-founder. “Music serves many purposes in our lives and I am honored to join a team like Rock My World. I am excited to bring my music to the RockMyRun users and explore the impact it has on people while running and working out,” said Audé, Rock My World’s creative consultant.

Audé has earned a reputation as a master producer and remixer who delivers award-winning results. Audé’s label, Audacious Records, was named Billboard Magazine’s No. 1 Indie Dance Label in 2014 and continues to release more hits in 2015, Audacious Records produced a few No. 1 records in 2014 including “Aftermath (Here We Go)” with Andy Bell (from Erasure), “MAD” with Vassy, and “Take Me Away” with new artist Rokelle.
The app’s myBeat™ Body Driven Music Technology pulls in biometric data like steps, heart rate or pace from smartphones and wearable devices to dynamically adjust the tempo of the music to be in tune with a user’s body, matching the music to a user’s steps or heartbeat. Users also have the choice to set their beats per minute manually. RockMyRun’s curated mixes and myBeat™ Body Driven Music Technology have been proven in a recent study by the University of California San Diego’s EPARC behavioral health lab to boost motivation during a run by up to 35 percent.

Mixes are searchable by genre, BPM, length and lyrics and are rated and commented on by RunRockers – members of the RockMyRun community. This allows for a truly personalized experience that enables all users to find content best suited for their needs.

Audé’s first mix will launch on Thursday, February 19, 2015. For more information on RockMyRun, please visit https://www.rockmyrun.com/freeapp

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About Rock My World
Rock My World, Inc. was founded with a passion for helping people get and stay fit through the fusion of music and technology. The company takes data from smartphones and fitness wearable devices and uses it to adjust music tempo in real time to help people have more fun, perform better and simply put, “get more” from their workouts.

About RockMyRun
RockMyRun, the first app from Rock My World, combines professionally created, DJ’d mixes that have been specifically designed to motivate people during exercise with innovative, technology that adjusts music tempo based on biometric data.

Available for IOS and Android, the app offers free and affordable membership options, boasts a consistent 4 ½ star review in both stores and was recently featured on the Today Show, in the NY Times, and the Boston Globe. The team at Rock My World has developed a popular, addictive app complete with technology that is flipping the fitness tech industry on its head.

For more information on RockMyRun, visit http://www.rockmyrun.com/freeapp or download the app on iTunes or Google play. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/RockMyRun and follow on Twitter @RockMyRun.

San Diego, June 7, 2013 – How many times have you asked the question: What should we do tonight? Now, you can just leave things to Fate® – an app released Friday by local Encinitas mobile software provider S3CO – to solve any social stalemate. Whether you’re in a group, on a date, with family or alone, Fate suggests activities suited to your personal tastes. Just tap the answers to a few quick questions about your mood, how much money you want to spend or the type of people you’re with – and Fate will show you the path out of boredom. And so nothing is left to chance, Fate allows for secure integration with Facebook and Twitter to build you a profile for your best possible recommendations. Put Fate in the palm of your hand today by visiting http://www.fateapp.com or purchase at the introductory price of $1.99 in the iTunes App Store or Google Play Market under Fate App.

“Fate isn’t just another magic 8-ball app. There’s intelligence behind every recommendation,” said S3CO founder Kurt Stump, whose background in financial data modeling adds to the intuitive dimensions of the application. “Also, Fate isn’t just going to direct you to that restaurant down the street that’s paying for advertising.” Fate is a breakthrough application, which uses patent pending technology to look at multiple factors of your Online Persona™ including your Facebook profile, likes, check-ins, photo comments, and status updates as well as your Twitter timeline and tweets – all to give a remarkably customized response. You can turn-off the Facebook and Twitter integrations, if you’d like, and still receive solid advice about how to spend your day or night. Just remember, Fate’s integrations also allow you to receive specific recommendations on local restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, and attractions wherever you are. Oh, and don’t worry – Fate doesn’t transfer any of your Facebook or Twitter data off of your device and deletes it as soon as you log off.

Fate works for any social situation. Whether you’re going on a romantic first date, heading to Las Vegas, taking your dog out to brunch, home alone or spending the day with the kids – Fate works for you. Answer as many or as few question as you like. Fine tune your results with the thumbs-up/down feature, banish annoying activities from future searches, and even add ‘inside jokes’ or local hangouts to your activity results. Get things moving by sharing what Fate tells you to do via Twitter or Facebook and tag your friends in the group.

Fate is now in your hands and ready to be installed on your phone.

Based in Encinitas, CA, S3CO was formed in 2013 by entrepreneur Kurt Stump. Visit http://www.s3co.com for more information.
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If you would like further information on Fate or you would like to schedule an interview, please contact:
Kurt Stump, Founder S3CO
Phone: +1 (858) 412-0365
Email: kurtstump@s3co.com

To download Fate:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fate-app/id656494847
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.s3co.fate