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Burton Katz Named Chief Executive Officer for New Motion, Inc., Parent Company of MobileSidewalk(TM).

Katz Has Been at the Forefront of the U.S. & European Mobile Entertainment Industry Since Its Inception

IRVINE, Calif. -- Mobile industry veteran Burton Katz has signed on as chief executive officer of digital entertainment company New Motion, Inc., parent company of MobileSidewalk[TM], it was announced today.

Katz joins MobileSidewalk from Buongiorno S.p.A. As president of Buongiorno's North American operations and past executive of its U.K. operations, Katz oversaw strategic planning and implementation of both Buongiorno's B2B business and the successful U.S. launch of their consumer brand. Prior to joining Buongiorno in 2001, Katz was a principal in PriceWaterhouseCooper's E-Business Division, where he advised global telecom and media clients on pioneering new products and developing digital distribution channels.

Commenting on the management team addition, company founder Scott Walker said, "Burton Katz is one of the most seasoned executives in the multimedia arena, having been at the forefront of many 'firsts' in our industry, both here and abroad."

Katz said, "MobileSidewalk brings the power of specialized Internet marketing to the mobile medium, making the company one of the most successful businesses to leverage this emerging business model. I am excited to join this creative, experienced team of mobile content, Internet and marketing professionals."

Katz holds a master's of business administration degree in marketing and interactive technologies from the University of Southern California.

About New Motion, Inc. & MobileSidewalk[TM]

MobileSidewalk[TM], a direct-to-consumer mobile entertainment company based in the United States, is dedicated to realizing the full potential of cell phones as an entertainment and promotional medium. MobileSidewalk includes sports, entertainment, games, fan clubs and lifestyle content, thousands of ringtones and wallpapers, and exclusive promotions and licenses. A rich interactive experience is assured with MobileSidewalk's state-of-the-art applications. Consumer groups are reached with interest-specific campaigns via the Internet, print ads, radio and other marketing mediums. Launched in June 2005, MobileSidewalk is owned and operated by digital entertainment company New Motion, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit www.mobilesidewalk.com or www.newmotioninc.com.
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