SEOUL, KOREA - Dec. 1, 2005 - GoPets, Ltd., (www.gopets.net) one of the fastest growing and most entertaining forms of social networking, today announced that it has entered into a long-term exclusive marketing and operations agreement for Taiwan with the highly successful Yam corporation (www.yam.com). Known as "the portal of portals" in Taiwan, Yam is a pioneer in the Chinese search engine market and a grass-rooted portal service provider in Taiwan. Moreover, the number of casual games provided by Yam ranks top among portal sites in Taiwan.
"We could not be more pleased with our association with Yam," said Erik Bethke, CEO and Founder of GoPets, Ltd. "They are the ideal partner for GoPets in Taiwan."
"As a leader in providing internet content in Taiwan, from communities to commerce to games, we are proud and excited to be adding GoPets to the Yam family," stated Sean Lien, Vice President of the Integrated Service Division of Yam.
GoPets connects people on a global scale through an advanced technology allowing online communication without the traditional language barriers. The intention is to develop into a worldwide entertainment and information service, while becoming a substantial part of the computing experience of its users. With the help of personalized virtual pets, GoPets is making this dream a reality.
About Yam Digital Technology
Yam is one of the leading portals in Taiwan with more than 11 million members and over 7 million monthly unique visitors. Yam.com provides value-added content, community, communication, and commerce services to the global Chinese community. In August 1995, Yam launched the world's first Chinese Search & Guide Directory service by self-developed technology. Since then Yam has expanded various content and services appealing to web communities in the global Mandarin speaking population, including news, game, travel, finance, kids, women, sports and entertainment.
About GoPets, Ltd.
GoPets, Ltd. is an international game developer and publisher in Seoul, South Korea, with partners around the globe. Incorporated in August of 2004, GoPets is gaining impressive momentum with its flagship product, allowing users to easily play games and make friends all across the world. Comprised of numerous industry veterans, GoPets is quickly establishing itself in the online gaming marketplace. For more information please go to www.gopets.net.