Vringo CEO Jon Medved Featured in Connect-World Magazine

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Vringo CEO Jon Medved Featured in Connect-World Magazine

Medved Discusses the Latest Trends in Mobile Communications as Entrepreneurs and Cutting-Edge Companies Push for Further Social Mobile Interaction

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vringo, Inc. (NYSE Amex: VRNG), a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications, today announced that an article authored by its CEO Jon Medved was featured in the January 2012 Asia-Pacific edition of Connect-World magazine.

The article, titled "Bringing the Social Context into Mobile Voice and Messaging Services," discusses the latest trends in mobile communications as entrepreneurs and cutting-edge companies around the world push for further social mobile interaction.

"The younger generation is constantly multi-tasking electronically and combining various types of messaging and social interactions within single platforms. They need more stimulation and context to keep their interest in a process, and so the natural next step is to incorporate their social environments within the context of the call or messaging environments," describes Mr. Medved.

The article explains that despite the fact that today's smartphones are defined by their high-quality, large screens which enable them to display visually rich content, the phone call and messaging screens of these devices are mostly "dead time," still displaying simple contact details and short messages such as caller ID that are standard on traditional legacy devices.

Mr. Medved concludes, "The social context after, during, and post the call or messaging session will give the callers or 'texters' a richer experience. With the social network as the enabler of the call or the message, interesting news, pictures, events and anecdotes will not only be shared verbally but enjoyed digitally by each party at the same time."

Vringo is focused on seizing this swelling shift toward enhanced social mobile interaction with its increasingly popular Facetones™ app, which generates an automatic, visually exciting slideshow of pictures and social content directly from friends' Facebook® profiles each time a user initiates or receives a call, or simply texts a contact on their mobile device. 

To read the full article by Mr. Medved in Connect-World: Asia Pacific, please visit: http://www.connect-world.com/PDFs/articles/2012/AP_I_2012/AP_I_2012_11.pdf

For the complete January 2012 edition of Connect-World: Asia Pacific in its entirety, please navigate to: http://www.connect-world.com/PDFs/magazines/2012/AP_I_2012.pdf

Facetones™ is a trademark of Vringo, Inc. and is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook® nor is Facebook® affiliated with Vringo, Inc.

About Connect-World Magazine
Celebrating its 15th anniversary of global publication, the Connect-World series of magazines is a forum where the highest-level decision makers in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry can air their views regarding the impact these technologies have upon regional and global development. Connect-World publishes editions for each of the world's major regions: Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, EMEA, Europe, India, Latin America and North America. Connect-World also publishes a yearly global issue, as well as special editions to commemorate special events, as well as shows and exhibitions.  For more information, please visit: http://www.connect-world.com

About Vringo
Vringo (NYSE Amex: VRNG) is a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications. With its award-winning video ringtone application and other mobile software platforms - including Facetones™, Video Remix and Fan Loyalty - Vringo transforms the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a highly visual, social experience. Vringo's video ringtone service enables users to create or take video, images and slideshows from virtually anywhere and turn it into their visual call signature. In a first for the mobile industry, Vringo has introduced its patented VringForward technology, which allows users to share video clips with friends with a simple call.  Vringo's Facetones™ application creates an automated video slideshow using friends' photos from social media web sites, which is played each time a user makes or receives a mobile call. Vringo's Video ReMix application, in partnership with music artists and brands, allows users to create their own music video by tapping on a Smartphone or tablet.  Lastly, Fan Loyalty is a platform that lets users interact, vote and communicate with contestants in reality TV series that it partners with, as well as downloading and setting clips from such shows as video ringtones. Vringo's video ringtone application has been heralded by The New York Times as "the next big thing in ringtones" and USA Today said it has "to be seen to be believed." For more information, visit: www.vringo.com

For comprehensive investor relations material, including fact sheets, white papers, conference calls and video regarding Vringo and its applications, please follow the appropriate link: Investor Portal, White Paper, Overview Video and Facetones™ Video.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Investor Contact:
Vringo, Inc.
Cliff Weinstein, VP Corporate Development

Financial Communications:
Trilogy Capital Partners, Inc.
Darren Minton, President
Toll-free: 800-592-6067

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