|By Marketwired .||
|June 16, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- DigitalTown, Inc. (OTCQB: DGTW) today announced it has agreed with the NIAAA (The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) on perpetual usage rights on a broad range of issues with its 22,000+ community domain portfolio.
As such, DigitalTown will work with the NIAAA on developing and launching a 60-high school program that will be the incubator for its 22,000+ community domain portfolio. The high schools will be NIAAA member schools with the selection process starting in July 2014 by the NIAAA.
Conditions for the high school to be selected are the current schools using Google Apps for its students or schools in the process of implementing Google Apps. Google Apps has now been the communication platform choice by 72 of the top 100 universities and colleges and is expecting to be the dominate platform for high schools in the near future. DigitalTown will retain the exclusive rights as the authorized Google reseller for the program.
DigitalTown will move its Trusted Webmail and Trusted Cell Phone programs that are currently with third party software vendors and will redesign them to be fully integrated with Google Apps and new features that tie into Facebook and Twitter.
Tragedies have been hitting US schools almost weekly since the Newtown tragedy. The NIAAA and DigitalTown are committed to building a secure communications platform for coaches, teachers, students and alumni, along with parental controls. This will include design studies to deal with massive underage email and social media communications that are not currently being addressed. Additional areas to be included in the new site designs are sports, clubs and alumni usage with community interaction.
The NIAAA and DigitalTown will jointly reach out to the major tech companies, Google, Facebook, Twitter and the major cell phone carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, for new technologies to help solve some of the problems in communications with today's youth and to work with the incubation launch.
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DigitalTown, Inc. in Burnsville, MN is developing a nationwide network of more than 20,000 local online communities for high school students, alumni, boosters and local citizens. For more information, please visit www.digitaltown.com.
About the NIAAA:
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, the national voice for interscholastic athletic administrators founded in 1977, preserves, enhances and promotes the educational values of interscholastic athletics through the professional development of its members in the areas of education, leadership, and service. The NIAAA's commitment to leadership programs, resources and services support the athletic administrator's efforts in providing quality athletic participation opportunities for students. The NIAAA promotes a positive working relationship with state athletic administrator and State and national athletic/activity associations in addition to developing strategic alliances with other education based agencies. For more information, please visit www.NIAAA.org.
Safe Harbor Language:
Any statements contained herein related to future events are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. DigitalTown, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect actual events.