LOS ANGELES, CA - (NewMediaWire) - November 09, 2015 - GAWK, Inc. (OTC PINK: GAWK) announced another signature client win with the signing of Curse Inc. (Curseinc.com), home to more than 45 of the world's most sought after gaming sites, including wikis, news, guides, tools and databases, all combined to create some of the world's deepest and richest gaming communities.
Scott Kettle, CEO of GAWK, noted, "Having Curse Inc., the number one resource for gamers, as our client is truly a high point for our Company. Our tech staff are gamers and to have their technology and VoIP group with us is a real treat." Kettle continued, "This customer win underscores our ability to meet and exceed customer expectations in a highly competitive environment; as we continue to expand from our current presence in 21 countries and 31 major cities (16 cities in the U.S.), we are well positioned moving forward." 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, "With Curse Inc.'s recent funding, they could have gone with any provider. Curse Inc. selecting GAWK is a tribute to our ability to rapidly respond to a client's needs, address both infrastructure and service requirements in an abbreviated time frame and bring the project in on time." Clarke continued, "Designing and constructing a last mile wireless link, connecting locations with fiber in a matter of days, really showcases our team's capabilities."
According to Bryan McLemore, Director of IT of Curse Inc., "Working with WebRunners and GAWK has enabled us to bring our new Irvine colocation facilities online with unprecedented speed. Even with our short time table and intense needs, they've repeatedly gone above and beyond to ensure our business was able to operate without interruption. WebRunners has been an invaluable partner as we continue to grow our communications platform." Today, Curse Inc. reaches over 50 million people every month through its portfolio of web properties, video channels, social media channels, and its desktop application -- the Curse Client.
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
About CURSE Inc.
Curse Inc. is an online game portal and network of gaming websites founded by Hubert Thieblot in 2006. The company is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, and has offices in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Brighton, UK, and Berlin, Germany. Claiming to be the "number one resource for core online gamers," Quantcast estimated monthly unique traffic in 2013 in excess of 30 million visitors. Curse has several primary functions, the most notable of which include an add-on and modification service called Curse Client for such games as World of Warcraft, Rift, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Terraria, Kerbal Space Program, and Minecraft, a collection of over 500 gaming wikis (many of which are official) known as Gamepedia, and a Voice Over IP (VOIP) service called Curse Voice. Curse has sponsored professional teams that compete in League of Legends and Call of Duty, which in addition to various high-profile wins have garnered sponsorship from companies such as Nissan, Alienware, and Cooler Master. In January 2015 Team Curse merged with Team Liquid under the name of the latter organization. www.curseinc.com
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