TUCSON, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/14 -- AudioEye®, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) ("AudioEye"), creator of the Audio Internet® patented audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform, today announced that the Company has signed licensing and reseller agreements with Professional Diversity Network, Inc. ("PDN") (NASDAQ: IPDN), which supports employers that value diversity in the workplace with targeted online networks for job seekers. Headquartered in Chicago, PDN owns and operates professional networking communities, including iHispano.com for Hispanic professionals, BlackCareerNetwork.com for African American professionals, WomensCareerChannel.com for women, Military2Career.com for veterans, ProAble.net for professionals with disabilities, OutProNet.com for professionals in the LGBT community, and AsianCareerNetwork.com for Asian professionals. These websites can be accessed without charge by job seekers in their respective communities.
The companies have entered into an exclusive partnership for the online job postings marketplace that will provide core and differentiating advantages by audio enabling available digital jobs data. The arrangement is the first of its kind and brings tremendous benefits to companies by more efficiently reaching out to available talent. For AudioEye, the relationship opens a wide channel to millions of Internet-savvy users who are proven early adopters of technology. By working with AudioEye, Professional Diversity Network will achieve first-mover status into audio enabling online job postings for its clients and will enhance the value of the communications that it provides to millions of users.
"Today marks a new beginning for the digital online job postings marketplace," observed Nathaniel Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of AudioEye, Inc. "Our high-quality and very affordable Audio Internet® patented technology, coupled with PDN's extensive following of diversity job postings users, has the potential to accelerate the adoption of audio digital media content beyond anything we've seen to date."
"This represents a giant first step by our company into accessibility-compliant jobs marketing and furthers our strategy of leveraging technology to increase visibility and access to online job postings among diverse users," stated Jim Kirsch, Chief Executive Officer of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. "Once again we are leading the way in providing millions of PDN users with cutting edge technology that changes how they can utilize the Internet to communicate and ultimately identify job opportunities."
Professional Diversity Network is a U.S.-centric communications technology company that has revolutionized Internet-based digital media and information distribution for the job postings market by developing and operating online jobs websites dedicated to providing diverse professionals in the U.S. with access to employment opportunities. To date, there are over three million registered users on PDN's networks.
The AudioEye/Professional Diversity Network partnership draws much of its strength from the unique nature of each company's offerings and capabilities. PDN users are located in every corner of the U.S., and AudioEye's Audio Internet® platform and technology works on any website on the Internet. Further, PDN's diversity users are proven early-adopters of technology, and AudioEye provides a complete accessibility solution that, unlike other so-called compliant technologies, does not require users to rely on any other companies' hardware, software or networks.
The companies expect to announce product and services availability and pricing within the next month.
About Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) develops and operates online networks dedicated to serving diverse professionals in the U.S. and providing them with access to employment opportunities. PDN offers employers who value diversity an online platform to identify and acquire diverse talent for their hiring needs. Headquartered in Chicago, the company owns and operates professional networking communities including: iHispano.com for Hispanic professionals, BlackCareerNetwork.com for African American professionals, WomensCareerChannel.com for women, Military2Career.com for veterans, ProAble.net for professionals with disabilities, OutProNet.com for professionals in the gay community, and AsianCareerNetwork.com for Asian professionals. For more info, visit prodivnet.com.
About AudioEye, Inc.
Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye focuses on working to improve the mobility, usability and accessibility of all Internet-based content through the development, sale, licensing and use of its proprietary accessibility technologies. Audio Internet® is a technology that utilizes patented architecture to deliver a fully accessible audio equivalent of a visual or mobile website in a compliant format that can be navigated, utilized, interacted with and transacted from, without the use of a monitor or mouse, by individuals with visual impairments. For individuals with hearing impairments, the Audio Internet® provides captioning for websites, and the challenges of reaching those with other impairments are also addressed by the technology platform.
Complete with an ever-growing suite of utilities tailored to the needs of different disabled users, the AudioEye® Audio Internet® Accessibility Platform is a fully scalable cloud-based solution designed and developed to meet the needs and compliance mandates for an ever-growing demographic.
AudioEye's common stock trades on the OTCQB under the symbol "AEYE". Please visit http://www.audioeye.com for more information.
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