Yippy, Inc. (OTCMKTS: YIPI) ("Yippy" or the "Company"), an enterprise unification company known for its leading search and insight driven Yippy EASE 360 platform, announced today that the Company has entered into an advisory agreement with Harold Furchtgott-Roth to serve as an advisor to the Company's Board of Directors.
Currently, Mr. Furchtgott-Roth serves as Director of the Center for the Economics of the Internet at the Hudson Institute, a non-profit American think tank based in Washington, D.C. In 2003, Mr. Furchtgott-Roth founded Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises, a consulting firm focused on assisting clients with regulatory strategies and investment opportunities. He is the author of numerous publications and frequently comments and consults on issues relating to the communications sector of the economy.
From 1997 through 2001, Mr. Furchtgott-Roth served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In that capacity, he served on the Joint Board on Universal Service. He is one of the few economists to have served as a federal regulatory commissioner, and the only one to have served on the FCC.
Before his appointment to the FCC, he was chief economist for the House Committee on Commerce and a principal staff member on the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Earlier in his career, Mr. Furchtgott-Roth served as a senior economist with Economists Incorporated and a research analyst with the Center for Naval Analyses.
Mr. Furchtgott-Roth commented, "I have followed Yippy's progress for some time, and it has become clear to me that Yippy and its leadership team are on the cutting edge of data unification and ubiquitous cloud technologies. Yippy has combined IBM Watson® technology with breakthrough engineering processes to create a remarkable cloud that will unify people and businesses worldwide. I am thrilled to be joining the Yippy team."
Rich Granville, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Harold Furchtgott-Roth is a formidable player in the area of telecommunications and policy. By teaming up with Harold, Yippy will expand its ability to navigate the regulatory environment in order to implement its technology on a global scale. Yippy is committed to developing additional partnerships for our initiatives, and with the addition of Harold, we are a step closer to making worldwide ubiquitous internet access a reality."
About Yippy, Inc.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Yippy, Inc. is a technology company that specializes in the development of search-based applications, data normalization, compression/optimization and aggregation through enterprise application (app) service environments (EASE). Yippy's proprietary product suites are deployed to provide secure, redundant and maintained data services. The Company also provides the most advanced search appliance and is the best alternative for those seeking a replacement for the Google Search Appliance (GSA). The Company also operates several online internet properties and educational reference portals. Investors can find current financial disclosure for the Company at http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/YIPI/filings.
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