LOS ANGELES, CA - (NewMediaWire) - November 02, 2015 - GAWK Inc. (OTC PINK: GAWK) announced another signature client win with the signing of Merchant.ly (http://merchant.ly), and their strategic partner, Bank Card USA.
Scott Kettle, CEO of GAWK, noted, "GAWK continues to roll up new customers that are attracted to our innovative, secure suite of Cloud products with full product integration, which enables our customers to control their Internet authenticity and manage their cloud servers from a single location. GAWK's presence in 21 countries, and 31 major cities, with 16 cities in the U.S., further supports our long-range business plan to acquire data centers in Tier 2 cities, both locally and abroad, increasing our revenue and global reach." The Company posted the best quarter since its inception recently, reporting that revenue was up 952%.
Henry Clarke, CEO of WebRunners, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of GAWK stated, "Merchant.ly is another great client win for WebRunners. Enterprises of all sizes are drawn to our Irvine data center, which includes colocation, and 'Last Mile' connection wireless services. The strength of the facility and our team create a valuable resource for our customers."
According to Chris Maloof, President of Merchant.ly, "The Irvine data center was an easy choice for us. The facility is engineered to very high standards. Having GAWK as our data center partner allows us to focus on key selling initiatives with our strategic partner Bank Card USA." Chris Jimenez, Director of Business Development, Bank Card USA, stated, "Without GAWK's compliance expertise we would not have been able to deploy the Merchant.ly platform."
About GAWK, Inc.
Gawk, Inc. offers a suite of cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud computing, and managed cloud-based applications solutions to small, medium, and large businesses; and offers domestic and international voice services to communications carriers worldwide. It offers a suite of advanced data center and cloud-based services, including fault tolerant, high availability cloud servers, which comprise platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and a content delivery network; managed network services that converge voice and data applications, structured cabling, wireless, and security services, as well as include Internet access via Ethernet or fiber at speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps; and data center solutions, including cloud services, colocation services, and business continuity services, such as storage and security. www.gawkinc.com
Merchant.ly is a proprietary business-to-business ACH payment service with plans to build a gateway service for small to medium businesses. www.merchant.ly
About BANK CARD USA
BankCard USA is a leading provider of end-to-end electronic payment products and services. We process all forms of electronic payment transactions -- credit, debit, electronic check, electronic funds transfer and alternative payments. www.bankcardusa.com
All statements in this release that are not strictly historical facts are "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements are based on GAWK's current assumptions, beliefs and expectations, and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause GAWK's actual results to be materially different from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some can be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "plan," "possibility," "offer," "if," "negotiate," "when," "believe," "will," "estimate," "continue," and similar expressions. Risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: ongoing and future intellectual property enforcement actions; the ability to successfully litigate or settle claims of patent infringement; GAWK's ability to obtain necessary financing, generate sufficient cash flow, and maintain appropriate indebtedness; and the increasing development of market competition in the area of telecommunications. These factors and others are described in more detail in GAWK's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks discussed in the "Risk Factors" section in GAWK's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of these reports can be found on GAWK's website (http://gawkinc.com) under the heading "Investor Relations." GAWK is providing this information as of the date of this release and, except as required by law, does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.