LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GAWK, Inc. (OTC:GAWK) announced today it has signed a Definitive Agreement to acquire WebRunners, Inc., Irvine, CA-based data center. This is the first step in GAWK's plan to create revenue by acquiring data centers to offload the vast amounts of data produced by the major wireless cell phone companies. WebRunners, a Tier III site, built by AT&T, is an Internet service provider specializing in virtualization, high-availability hosting, storage and professional IT services, and is a former Verio/NTT facility with carrier-grade equipment in place.
Scott Kettle, CEO of GAWK, Inc., said, "I am very pleased, along with Henry Clarke, CEO of WebRunners, Inc. to complete this transaction. Gawk has identified over a dozen firms as potential acquisition targets, and this is only the first of many data centers in the United States GAWK will acquire. As my contacts at the large Telcos, such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and cell phone manufacturers like Apple and others tell me, their aim is to equip all 6 billion people on earth with cell phones."
GAWK's business plan contemplates contracts with major Telcos to offload the huge growth in data produced by wireless phones. "If you're a company providing bandwidth for cell phones," Kettle continued, "you're running out of room for storage. GAWK believes it has a solution by becoming the largest national offloading site for cell phone data. GAWK is a new way to capitalize on the explosive growth in cell phone use."
About GAWK, Inc.
Gawk Incorporated is a world innovator of self-service global digital distribution. Designed to meet the needs of modern consumers, Gawk has the unique and defining capability to stream all forms of digital media, including but not limited to, movies, documentaries, TV shows, music videos, vlogs, digital books, digital shorts, social networking videos and video game entertainment. The Pay per Gawk model offers a simplistic and economical transaction experience with each purchase. No subscription fees, no hidden costs. Gawk provides an innovative platform and interactive social network for artists to capitalize on their creativity through the Gawk self-service model of Post, Price and Promote. Gawk's multifaceted strategic approach generates ongoing and long-term revenue opportunities through independent content publishing, creative entertainment viewing, product integration, sponsorship and advertising.
WebRunners is an Orange County-based Internet service provider located in the Irvine Spectrum Center, specializing in virtualization, high-availability hosting, storage and professional IT services. Founded in 1998 and incorporated in 2013, WebRunners has grown steadily by building high-availability hosting environments for data centers and local businesses. As an expert in content delivery and redundancy enabled through cloud technology, WebRunners is at the forefront of the virtualization paradigm. The company is positioned to leverage its expertise and facilities to reach new heights in data center capacity, efficiency and profitability as a successful early adopter of virtualization, high-availability storage and related security solutions in the data center.
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