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Custom Interactive App Developer Cie Studios Expands Long Beach Headquarters, Opens Office in Brazil.

Presence Expands as More Ad Agencies and Companies Seek Cie's Specialized Expertise - Tapping 12 Years Experience Developing Custom Web, Mobile and Social Apps

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Cie Studios (www.CieStudios.com), a developer of custom social, mobile and web applications, today announced that it is doubling its office space at its Long Beach, Calif. headquarters and opening a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil - to meet the fast-growing demand for its specialized expertise.

In a separate announcement, Cie Studios named advertising agency veteran Edward Yu president of the company. A division of Cie Digital Labs, Cie Studios is an award-winning digital agency that specializes in developing custom web solutions including social media applications for Facebook and mobile applications for the iPhone and Android.

Tapping 12 years of experience in interactive services, Cie Studios creates applications that incorporate social and gaming principles to help companies increase usability and engagement for any target audience: customers, employees, dealer networks or others. Clients include Pioneer Electronics, Scion, Volkswagen and Epson.

Cie Studios is doubling the size of its Long Beach headquarters from 11,000 square feet to 22,000 square feet, at its existing location in Landmark Square at 111 W. Ocean Blvd. in downtown Long Beach. The building is owned and managed by Brookfield Office Properties.

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cie Studios' operations are overseen by Marcelo MuSez, Technical Director. He has worked for Cie Studios for seven years and will focus on expanding the company's senior development team in Brazil.

"Applications for social platforms and mobile apps have been our focus because that's where marketing is headed," said Justin Choi, founder of Cie Studios. "Being 'digital' used to be the leading-edge. Now, the leading-edge within digital is engaging consumers through branded apps. It takes specialized expertise to develop apps that people will actually use while delivering tangible business value. We're working with full-service ad agencies and the brands themselves to help them navigate and take maximum advantage of the app economy."

"Cie Studios has been here in Landmark Square for several years now, and it's been exciting to watch their growth," said Toliver Morris, leasing manager for Brookfield Office Properties. "It's the kind of cutting-edge company that the Long Beach area needs to be known for, and we're thrilled to be part of their growth story."

In October, Cie Studios expanded its East Coast office, moving its Baltimore, Md. location to the city's newly expanded Harbor East area.

Cie Digital Labs also owns and operates Cie Games (www.ciegames.com), creators of the popular Facebook game Car Town (www.cartown.com); and PostRelease (www.postrelease.com), an innovative ad platform and new ad unit designed to influence discussions in online forums.

About Cie Studios

Cie Studios (www.CieStudios.com) develops custom Web, mobile and social applications for businesses. With more than 12 years of experience in interactive services, Cie Studios creates applications that provide compelling user experiences, improve business efficiency and create business opportunities. Applications include channel management portal software, mobile applications and online product visualization tools. Clients include Pioneer Electronics, Scion, Volkswagen, Epson and more. Founded in 1998, Cie Studios is based in Long Beach, Calif. and has offices in Baltimore, Md. and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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