NewCity Wins People’s Choice Award for Nomad

For its innovative Nomad Mobile Guide, VT KnowledgeWorks member company NewCity won the People's Choice Award at the TechNite 2010 Awards from the NewVa Corridor Technology Council, NCTC.

From NewCity:

Nomad is a mobile application designed for publishing and purchasing location-aware travel content. Similar to an e-reader, it lets publishers sell existing books on a mobile platform, opening a new sales channel. Unlike existing e-readers, it lets travelers explore their guidebooks based on location, activity or topic. All Nomad content works together like one guide through a single unified interface.  Publishers and destination marketing organizations (DMOs) can go beyond the printed book experience, offering video, audio, interactive maps, guided tours and other content that enhance the travel experience.

Nomad Mobile Guide - The Location-Aware App for Travel Guides, Maps and Tours

For more information:

People's Choice Award: New City develops travel app, Blue Ridge Business Journal, April 19, 2010

Technnology firms recognized by NCTC, The Roanoke Times, April 13, 2010

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VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge TrophyVT KnowledgeWorks has announced a Global Student Business Concept Challenge, August 29 – September 4, 2010, in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA.  The Challenge celebrates the energy and ingenuity of university students and their important contributions to the future of our global economy.  The name of the winning team, their university name, and their home city will be etched into the base of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy as a permanent tribute to their outstanding effort.  The winning team will earn a $25,000 cash prize.

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VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Latimer, Mayberry & Matthews IP Law, LeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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