Humanitarian Effort Sidelined for the Holidays and Beyond by Challenge from Apple Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, December 18 /PRNewswire/ — An humanitarian effort to
fight world hunger, protect endangered species and counter global warming has
been sidelined for the holidays – and beyond – because of a legal challenge
filed by Apple Inc.

The online game Glupod had been scheduled to debut November 29 – in time
for the Christmas season. Instead, Glupod has been put on hold indefinitely
because of Apple’s claim that the use of “pod” in the game’s name violates a
number of Apple trademark registrations.

In development for more than two years, Glupod is the first online video
game that would allow players to turn in-game winnings into food for starving
people in developing countries, help for endangered species and to help
global warming.

“We’re extremely disappointed Apple has chosen to take such a hard-line
attitude against an effort that has the potential to do so much good,” said
Ioannis Tsiokos, managing director of Something Inc., the company that
developed Glupod. “No one’s going to confuse Glupod with an iPod.”

Tsiokos and a small band of colleagues at Something, Inc. who work online
from Greece, India, the United States and the United Kingdom have
collaborated to get Glupod ready for launch. The game would fight poverty and
help environmental causes in the real world by turning game prizes into
real-life help for social and environmental causes.

About Something Inc.

Something Inc was founded on January 20, 2006, on the Caribbean island of
Nevis. Today, it is a small company dedicated to making a big difference. Its
main development office is in India, while employees also work from Greece,
the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information or to request
press material, contact Ioannis Tsiokos or visit To
see a video showing how Glupod works, go to or view
the multimedia news release on


    Ioannis Tsiokos, Managing Director,
    Something Inc.,
    Tel: +34-675723652,
    Fax: +1-888-845-9303.



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