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TechPad Productions to Launch iNetMani Coming Soon to an Apple® App Store Near You!

January 2nd, 2009

TechPad Productions to Launch iNetMania Coming Soon to an Apple® App Store Near You!

Phoenix, Arizona December 3, 2008 : Digital evolution of ServerMania for iPhone and iPod® touch  TechPad Productions, a social media research and online publication company, will launch its first game, iNetMania, scheduled to be ready for download from the Apple App Store in early December 2008.

A release date and pricing information will be announced in the coming weeks. iNetMania is based upon TechPad’s popular board game, ServerMania, which features players competing to build a successful web hosting company and finish with the most money at the end of the game.

First introduced in 2007, ServerMania has been used by many web hosting companies as an interactive learning tool, and has been recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts with a Gold Davey Award as one of the best and most innovative promotional pieces within the Print and Collateral category.

iNetMania is based heavily upon ServerMania’s format and rules, with players competing to create the most successful website with the highest amount of visitors. Web traffic translates into money, and as with ServerMania, the player with the largest pile of cash at the end of the game wins.

“We were very excited about the success we enjoyed with ServerMania, and can’t wait to repeat that with iNetMania,” said Ben Fisher, co-founder of TechPad Productions. “NetMania has all of the great gameplay mechanics that made ServerMania such a popular game, and it takes full advantage of the amazing technology inside the iPhone and iPod touch.”

For more information about TechPad Productions, please visit: www.techpadproductions.com.

To learn more about iNetMania, please visit: www.inetmaniagame.com.

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ABOUT TECHPAD PRODUCTIONS:

TechPad Productions is one of the creative divisions of TechPad Agency, a social media research and online publication company. TechPad Productions owns and operates www.TheGameReviews.com, one of the fastest growing online video game communities, and publishes video games for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. For more information, please visit: www.TechPadProductions.com or www.iNetManiaGame.com

ABOUT REVERB COMMUNICATIONS:

Reverb Communications is an agency that specializes in launching video game software and peripherals. The agency combines public relations, marketing and sales programs to develop customized communications campaigns that directly contribute to our client’s bottom line. For more information about Reverb Communications, please visit: www.reverbinc.com

TECHPAD PRODUCTIONS MEDIA CONTACT:

Jerry Whitehead III

Reverb Communications

(209) 586-1495 x111s

jerry@reverbinc.com

ServerMania Charity Tournament at HostingCon 2008

July 8th, 2008

If you attended HostingCon last year you may have wandered over to TechPad Agency’s booth and gotten your hands on the hottest board game in the web hosting industry, ServerMania!
This year, TechPad Agency, in conjunction with HostingCon is holding a ServerMania Charity Tournament. The festivities will be held, under the tents, during the rooftop barbecue on Wednesday at 5:30 PM. The rooftop barbecue is an event held by Chain Reaction Ecommerce and will be the host of the TechPad ServerMania Charity Tournament.

ServerMania

Game Rules

Tournament Entry Form

“Chain Reaction Ecommerce is very excited to again sponsor the premierevent at HostingCon; we’re committed to providing web hosts a lucrative ecommerce offering — complete with support and automated provisioning — so they can eat their barbecue with the confidence that comes from additional revenues,” declares Michael Valverde, CEO Chain Reaction Ecommerce.

Entry to the tournament is $10.00 ( But participants may donate as much as
they want ). The winner will keep 1/4 of the prize money and the remaining 3/4
will be donated to a charity of choice from a list of charities.

The game format will be much like a poker tournament, there will be 4 players
to each board and a time limit for each round. At the end of each round the
winners from each table will then compete again. There can only be one true
ServerMania champion!

Spectators are encouraged to come see who the new host with the most is going to be.

HostingCon 2008

May 30th, 2008

Hosting industry service professionals from around the globe, will converge to network with peers and vendors, to discuss all of the exciting ways and developments from which to facilitate hosting and related business expansion. To celebrate its involvement, TechPad Agency has developed its Servermania board game contest giveaway, which will be featured at Exhibit Booth #418.

The Servermania board game is based specifically upon the web hosting industry, and was developed by TechPad Agency as an entertaining promotional piece, originally featured at HostngCon 2007. The game has been recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), with a gold Davey Award as one of the best, most innovative promotional pieces in the ”Print and Collateral” category.

TechPad will host a tournament featuring the game, with valuable prizes available to winners of the contest. TechPad Agency encourages anyone interested in participating in the tournament, to register online at www.techpadagency.com/servermania or send an email to hostingcon@techpadagency.com. For more information on developing custom games and other promotional materials, please contact sales@techpadagency.com or call 1-888-583-2472, Ext. 111.

”We are very proud to receive broad industry recognition of our creative efforts for TechPad’s Servermania game,” remarked Dan White, President of TechPad Agency. ”It is even more gratifying to know that hosting consumers admired the game. We look forward to creating more clever devices in the future”, added Mr. White.

Ben Fisher, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TechPad Agency commented, ”We are honored and excited to be a part of HostingCon – the definitive web hosting event each year. TechPad Agency has always been a proud premiere media sponsor – from acting on the advisory board, to exhibiting and presenting. We anticipate that this year, our fourth as a premiere media sponsor, will prove to be the biggest and most worthwhile conference and exhibition so far.”

Mr. Fisher will moderate the Marketing Round Table panel on Monday, July 28th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, with Brett Tabke, Founder of WebmasterWorld;
Derek Vaughan, Vice President of Marketing at HostMySite;
Amy Armitage, Director of Marketing and Business Development at LunarPages;
Aaron Phillips, Vice President at Fastservers;
Hartland Ross, Founder of Ebridge Marketing Solutions;
and Keith Duncan, Publisher of the Ping!Zine web hosting magazine.

Other marketing panels scheduled will include: Tim Schumacher, CEO, Sedo.com LLC; Adam Eisner, Product Manager, Domains, Tucows Inc.; Tim Uzzanti, CEO, SmarterTools, Inc.; John Pozadzides, CMO, Layered Tech; and Joan Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. In addition, panel discussions are scheduled to discuss how to grow hosted service businesses and the effects of growth, as well as the latest technology information behind hosted services, including many case study examples.

Keynote addresses scheduled so far include: ”Cloud Computing: The Evolution of the Industry,” with Mark Rogers, Director of Cloud Services Microsoft Corp.; and ”Sealing the Deal,” with David Snead, Attorney at W. David Snead, P.C. Many other hosting industry veterans are scheduled to participate from a variety of companies, in various panels throughout the entire event.

The IAVA is an invitation-only member-based organization of professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts, dedicated to the progress and evolution of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a ”Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Yahoo!, Estee Lauder, Wired, Insight Interactive, The Webby Awards, Passaic Parc, Gershoni, Theory, Polo Ralph Lauren, Adweek, Brandweek, Alloy, Coach, indelible, MTV, Victoria’s Secret, HBO, the Ellen Degeneres Show, Myspace.com, and many other companies. Visit www.iavisarts.org for more details.

The Davey Awards specifically honor ”Creative Davids”, small companies that operate without the resources of larger companies, yet still exhibit outstanding creativity, and are chosen from over 3,500 international entrants. The Davey is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), and underwritten by The Creative Group, a creative professional staffing company, ADWEEK magazine, FSB (Fortune Small Business magazine) and OnRequest Images. To learn more, please visit: www.daveyawards.com.

HostingCon is the largest conference and trade show for the hosted services industry, this year to be spread over 56,000 square feet reserved specifically for the event. The HostingCon 2008 will feature an exhibit hall with over 70 vendors displaying products and services, offering demonstrations and activities related to the hosted services industry.

TechPad Agency is a full service marketing and advertising agency, specializing in the web hosting and video gaming industries. The company helps businesses grow through search engine optimization, advertising placements in the TechPad Agency publishing network, and creative services. TechPad Agency also runs the industry’s definitive hosting news source, www.TheHostingNews.com.

To learn more about HostingCon 2008, please visit: www.HostingCon.com.

For further information on TechPad Agency, please visit: www.TechPadAgency.com.