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TextMe Wins About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Best iPhone Texting App

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/02/12 -- TextMe, a leading provider of free mobile communications on any connected device, today announced that it has been selected as the About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Best iPhone Texting App. Now in its fifth year, the About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.

"This year's Readers' Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across dozens of categories and featured hundreds of finalists," said Margot Weiss, managing editor, About.com. "We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate TextMe on their success."

The TextMe application brings a number of free communication capabilities to various connected users: the ability to send free text messages to over 40 countries worldwide, visual voicemails and picture messaging.

"We are honored and delighted to receive this reader's choice award," said Christophe Bach, Founder of TextMe. "This is an awesome recognition of our team's efforts in providing an easy-to-use, feature-rich and user-friendly application."

To view the Best iPhone Texting App award and all award winners, please visit http://awards.about.com.

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TextMe is available free for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Windows Phone users.

About The About Group
The About Group comprises the Web sites About.com, ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com. About.com is a valuable platform for content that helps users solve the large and small needs of everyday life. ConsumerSearch.com analyzes expert and user-generated consumer product reviews and recommends the best products to purchase based on the findings. CalorieCount.com is an online resource that helps users solve the everyday challenges of losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

About TextMe
TextMe brings device-independent and carrier-independent free mobile communications to millions of users worldwide. With TextMe, anyone can now enjoy free SMS texting, instant messaging and voice services on their device of choice: iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7. TextMe is located in San Francisco, CA. For more information visit http://go-text.me.

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