|CyberAgent Makes "Pitapat" a Subsidiary through Third Party Allocation of New Shares
CyberAgent, Inc. (JCN Newswire)
2012-05-01 Tokyo, May 1, 2012 - ( JCN Newswire ) - CyberAgent, Inc. (TOKYO:4751), a Tokyo-based leader in Internet services, has announced that Pitapat, Inc. (the former Facematch, Inc.) will become a subsidiary through a third party allocation of new shares as of January 20, 2012.
Pitapat, Inc., launched by 4 university students as "Facematch", became a winner at "Breakthrough Camp 2011 Summer", a service and application developers contest held in summer 2011. Today it has been renamed as "Pitapat", to become effective on 1st May.
"Pitapat" is a match-making service on Facebook that believes people will be closer with other people who are interested in them. Users can communicate with other users using social graphs and event functions on Facebook as easily as in a game.
"This service can be used by PC and iPhone users, and from July 2012 we will provide for Android users," said Takehiro Goda, CEO of Pitapat. "We hope that the service delights users!"
"The CyberAgent management team has high expectations for the members of Pitapat as they won many competitions outside Japan, such as 'SF Japan Night' in SF," Susumu Fujita, President and CEO of CyberAgent, Inc. noted.
URL: "Pitapat", http://pitapat.co.jp/us/service/pitapat
iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pitapat-make-your-heart-beat!/id486659447?mt=8
Languages: English / Japanese
Download link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45706347/Pitapat.zip
How to play "Pitapat"
Select people you are interested in from your circle of friends on Facebook, friends of friends, or attendees at the same Facebook events. You may enter "Bright", "Hopeful" or "Dim" to select your feelings for each person. Your feeling will not be known to the person directly, but the question "what if the person also has the same feeling..!?" is one of the most interesting on Pitipat!
To people you have selected as "Bright" or "Hopeful", a quiz-like message saying "Someone in these 9 people like you" will be sent, and the person gets a first hint. The service contains similar game-like functions in several places, so users can enjoy Pitipat like a social game - different from existing matching services.
If a person is also interested in you, a matching notice will come. However, on matching, those you have matched with will remain unknown. After exchanging messages 5 times each, the picture and profile of the matching person will pop up.
Exchanging messages with a person you may like can be embarrassing, but also exciting, and this will please users. Pitapat not only confirms people's feelings, but allows people to get into closer relationships providing chances in everyday life. And Pitipat will continue to add similar types of functions in the future!\
About Pitapat, Inc.
Company Name: Pitapat, Inc.
Place: PrimePlaza, 19-1,Maruyama cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Establish Date: November 1, 2011
Capital: 13.5 million yen
Management Team: CEO Mr. Takehiro Goda
Executive Director Mr. Jun Ikouga
Executive Director Mr. Masaaki Ota
Executive Director Mr. Genya Ohashi
Shareholder: 80% CyberAgent, Inc.
Company Homepage: http://pitapat.co.jp/us
CyberAgent, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1998, the company has provided many kinds of businesses in Japan including being the largest social game provider, running the #1 blog based communication service (Ameba), the #1 internet, and the #1 corporate venture capital. CyberAgent maintains operations in the U.S., China, Vietnam, Japan with corporate headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan. For additional information on the company and its offerings, please visit www.cyberagent.info or contact email@example.com.