For Immediate Release :
Contact: John Calder
TABLETOUCH DELIVERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE (AFP)
NEWS ON-DEMAND IN PREMIUM COFFEE SHOPS
San Francisco, August 21, 2008; TableTouch, Inc. (www.tabletouch.com ) and Agence France-Presse (AFP), a leading international news agency with a presence in 165 countries, have signed a distribution agreement to feature AFP news in upscale coffee shops and other public venues. The service provides a wide range of AFP news content with photos, updated round-the-clock, presented on a touch screen enabled display embedded in standard-sized coffee tables.
AFP’s news service covers a variety of topics ranging from international news, politics and the environment; to lifestyle, entertainment and the offbeat.
John Calder, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of TableTouch noted, “We are very excited about working with AFP, they have extraordinary content. We look forward to adding AFP’s multi-language feeds as we expand our network overseas.”
“AFP news will give consumers a unique, interactive experience, allowing them to stay updated with the latest breaking news stories - from politics and the environment, to sports and entertainment - all from the comfort of a cafe table in their neighborhood coffee shop," said Gilles Tarot, Marketing and Sales Director for AFP North America. "We are excited to be partnering with TableTouch to bring our content to the public in a fun and engaging way”.
TableTouch is a development company creating entertaining and informative electronic appliances to enhance customer satisfaction in public venues. TableTouch recently launched a touch-enabled media network in the San Francisco Bay area providing a wide range of popular content in cooperation with premium coffee shop chains. More information is available at www.tabletouch.com.
AFP maintains a network of journalists and photographers in 165 countries covering events 24/7. The AFP brand guarantees editorial quality and reliability built since the agency was founded in 1835. It offers text, pictures, graphics, animated graphics and video as well as multimedia content in seven languages. AFP covers all the news worldwide, from politics and diplomacy to economy and finance, sports and culture to science, technology, health and people. Its clients include the world's major media organizations as well as corporations, governments and international agencies. Its services are edited at regional centers in Paris, Nicosia, Washington DC, Montevideo and Hong Kong.For more information about AFP, please go to www.afp.com