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Glide OS Launches Kids' Glide; Parents Return Fire on Spammers, Sexual Predators and Invasive Advertising and Solicitation

Today TransMedia officially rolls out Kids' Glide, an ad-free online creative learning environment that is designed to protect children. Kids Glide is a complete online operating system with a full suite of applications for the family that parents can supervise and monitor.

New Glide Child Email Filter

The new Glide Child Email Filter is a parent's best friend intercepting all emails sent to your child's inbox and making them viewable first by a parent. Parents approve or disapprove email and children can only access pre-approved email. The Child Email Filter works with AOL, Gmail, Rocketmail, Windows Live (Hotmail), Yahoo! Mail, Ymail, Mobile Me (.Mac) and all standard POP and IMAP Email. Family members also each receive free Glide Email accounts. Additional child protection features include parental applied restrictions on the viewing of files. Children cannot view or search for items that are not designated as "child safe." Parents can also monitor any item children receive from others they communicate and share with. Glide OS makes it possible for parents to easily provide this protective shield for their children from virtually anywhere and at any time from their Windows, Mac and Linux PCs as well as their Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile phones. No investment in new hardware or software is necessary.

Glide Draw

Another new Kids' Glide feature is Glide Draw, an easy to use online digital canvas enabling creative expression for children and adults. Users can draw on preselected backgrounds or on pictures from their own photo library. Glide Draw features a crayon box that scrolls through an infinite array of crayon colors. Users can draw freehand, make lines, type text and add and fill in shapes. Drawings can be saved and edited, used as your desktop background and shared and collaborated on with other Glide users and non-users. Glide Draw also features zooming, text editing and full undo / redo. Children can express themselves with powerful drawing, web site publishing, sharing and communication tools under a protective shield provided by the Glide OS.

The Glide Protective Shield

Kids' Glide provides unprecedented protection for your children:

* Your 9-year-old son logs into his email account. Inside, all the emails he finds have been pre-approved by you – not to mention documents, photos and streaming video and music files.

* Your 11-year-old daughter can easily create, save and share drawings, customize her own desktop and build her own websites with themes ranging from astronauts to princesses. Instantly, you can view what she has created and published from your computer at work or your mobile phone. Whatever she creates and publishes is private and cannot be found using leading search engines.

"When Companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and MySpace do not make protecting our children's innocence and privacy a paramount concern, they put themselves at odds with parents and responsible corporate conduct," said TransMedia Chairman and CEO, Donald Leka. "The privacy of Americans is being eroded by certain corporations who provide online services marketed under the false pretense of "free services" with revenues that are dependent on the concealed and efficient collection of personal data and behavioral patterns. These online services encourage people to publish, make public and share private information to increase web traffic, drive up ad revenue and fuel profit. The real cost of these online services is a dangerous erosion of personal rights and privacy. Kids' Glide gives parents peace of mind by providing a healthy, creative and safe environment for their children to develop computer and Internet skills and communicate securely with friends and family."

TransMedia http://www.transmediacorp.com
Glide OS http://www.GlideOS.com
Glide Mobile http://www.GlideMobile.com

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