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Nextcat.com Launches "Events" Capability Powered by Eventful

November 22, 2006; 08:41 AM
Nextcat.com, the first social networking web site for the entertainment industry, has announced the release of capability for its members to post events taking place anywhere in the world. Using the Eventful web services API from Eventful, Nextcat has created a means for its users, who are primarily entertainment industry professionals, to post their movie premieres, record releases, shows or festivals for the entire world to see.

User-contributed events posted on Nextcat will appear automatically on Eventful.com, the leading events website where users can discover, share, promote, and create events, and likewise, Nextcat.com will display events contributed by Eventful users.


"Nextcat's user base consists of people from over 60 countries worldwide, and Eventful's global reach will enable our members to really get the word out and announce whatever event is important to them," said Pucci. "We feel that Eventful.com offers the best functionality for this vitally important need."

It would seem that others feel similarly -- Eventful Inc.'s investors and board of directors include some of the most prestigious names in the business, including Draper Fisher Jurvetsen of Menlo Park, California, Bay Partners, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's Omidyar Network, and EDventure Holdings founder Esther Dyson.

"We are thrilled that Nextcat is using Eventful's web services API to enable their users to publish and promote their events worldwide. Nextcat is the perfect example of how social networking web sites can add value and enable a broader reach for their user community," added Brian Dear, chairman and founder of Eventful, Inc.

Nextcat's integration of the Eventful web services API marks the latest in a series of innovative Web 2.0 features the company has aggressively rolled out since its public beta launch in May 2006. Nextcat feels that its professional user base is rapidly reaching critical mass, largely though viral organic growth and word-of-mouth. To put it more succinctly, "Nextcat rocks!" said Dustin Hengst, drummer of Island/DefJam recording artists Damone, who are avid users of the Nextcat.com web site.

About Eventful.com, Inc.

San Diego based Eventful, Inc. operates Eventful.com, the leading events website which enables its community of users to discover, promote, create, and share events throughout the world. In addition to event discovery and promotion at Eventful.com, the company's underlying technology platform enables sharing, feeds, and event data syndication to other websites, blogs, calendars, and partners.

About Nextcat.com

Nextcat, Inc. is the leading social networking/lead generation site for the entertainment industry. Nextcat.com was founded by longtime technology entrepreneurs/business partners Jeff Pucci and Richard Viard, who also founded SmarterKids.com, a Nasdaq-listed education-focused e-commerce business which was later acquired by Excelligence Learning, the Monterey, Calif. based school supply company.



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