Breakthrough Digital E-Learning Beginning English Speaking Course Is Launched Internationally

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—(Marketwired – July 01, 2016) – A remarkably effective English speaking digital e–learning course, Speak English With NEEPO, boasts unprecedented results. Non–English, or limited English speaking learners can achieve a low to intermediate level of English speaking ability in as little as 72 hours of practiced oral instruction. This astonishing approach contrasts with traditional methods that can take up to 7 years to achieve the same results.

The course, titled “Speak English With NEEPO,” is achieving noteworthy results. It is called the “Fastest Way to Learn to Speak English on Earth.” The success of this approach is in the NEEPO technological method that utilizes an ancient language communication tool, phonetics. This new English Language learning system that teaches people to speak English quickly is called NEEPO. It changes the way beginning English speaking is taught and opens a gateway to opportunity that would otherwise take years of grueling study.

Kat Green was awarded rights to the NEEPO methodology and the textbook version of the course in 1996, which was then only 5 Modules. It is now a 7–Module, state–of–the–art, virtual, digital, e–learning that offers a complete English immersion beginning speaking course, one that bypasses the native language while taking the learner to low intermediate level English speaking ability. At the same time, it safely keeps the native language intact; there is no need for translation.

The content is written in Pure NEEPO, which is 100% Regular, making it easy for learners to speak English, as they are able to read it easily on the screen. This is a first for ESL instruction. A learner is able to comprehend the English language by seeing pictures, hearing audio, and exercising fluency of speech using audio lingual pattern drills with built–in grammar. Students learn English grammar without even knowing they are. It then becomes automatic for them to speak English correctly using this course.

Kat Green, CEO of New Phonetics Technology LLC, says, “I'm excited about telling the world about Speak English With NEEPO. People who want to learn to speak English for the first time, and have not found a course that makes learning to speak English easy and fun, don't yet know we exist. So, it's important to get the word out so that those people can have access to this wonderful new way to begin to speak the English Language by using today's cutting–edge technology.

This brand new digital e–learning course was developed from the textbook version by Kat Green, CEO/Founder and Aaron Harrington, Creative Development Director of New Phonetics Technology LLC. Ms. Green has a bachelor's degree in Business Education from SUNY (Buffalo) and a Vocational Credential at Colorado State University. She has also been certified to teach in five different states.

“NEEPO is the bridge that will take any non–English speaking learner to the low–intermediate level English speaking ability in record–breaking time,” Green infers.

The course, which is just being exposed to the world market, is enjoying an introductory offer — making it affordable to nearly everyone who can use it. For those who cannot afford it, New Phonetics Technology, LLC is offering educational grants to schools, non–profits, and underprivileged students. Email Kat Green for more information and an application at: katgreen@newphoneticstechnology.com

For more information on New Phonetics Technology LLC and to learn about the course, go to www.CloudSchool.org/NeepoAcademy. To register for the Free Trial or to purchase the course, go to www.SpeakEnglishWithNEEPO.com.

Stamps.com Announces Completion of ShippingEasy Acquisition

EL SEGUNDO, CA—(Marketwired – July 01, 2016) – Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP) today announced it has completed its acquisition of ShippingEasy, Inc., an Austin, Texas based company that offers web–based multi–carrier shipping software that allows online retailers and e–commerce merchants to organize, process, fulfill and ship their orders quickly and easily.

Stamps.com purchased ShippingEasy for approximately $55 million in cash funded from existing cash and investments. Stamps.com plans for ShippingEasy to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, led by its existing management team.

Stamps.com made performance based inducement equity awards to Katie May, who will serve as General Manager of ShippingEasy, and Barry Cox, who will serve as Chief Technology Officer of ShippingEasy, in connection with the acquisition. These inducement awards cover an aggregate of up to 43,567 common shares each to Ms. May and Mr. Cox if earnings targets for ShippingEasy are achieved over a two and one–half year period beginning July 1, 2016. The awards are subject to proration if at least 75% of the applicable target is achieved and are subject to forfeiture or acceleration based on changes in employment circumstances over the performance period. The awards are a material inducement to Ms. May and Mr. Cox entering into employment agreements with Stamps.com in connection with the acquisition.

Stamps.com also made inducement stock option grants for an aggregate of 62,000 shares of Stamps.com common stock to 48 new employees in connection with its acquisition of ShippingEasy. Each option vests 25% on the one year anniversary of the grant date and the remaining 75% vesting in approximately equal monthly increments over the succeeding thirty–six months provided that the option holder is still employed by the Company on the vesting dates. The stock options have a ten year term and an exercise price equal to closing price of Stamps.com common stock on the grant date of July 1, 2016. The stock options were granted as inducements material to the new employees entering employment with Stamps.com.

Stamps.com's Board of Directors and Compensation Committee unanimously approved these inducement awards in connection with the ShippingEasy acquisition. The awards were granted without stockholder approval in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).

About Stamps.com

Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) is the leading provider of postage online and shipping software solutions to approximately 650 thousand customers, including consumers, small businesses, e–commerce shippers, enterprises, and high volume shippers. Stamps.com offers solutions that help businesses run their shipping operations more smoothly and function more successfully under the brand names Stamps.com, Endicia, ShipStation and ShipWorks. Stamps.com's family of brands provides seamless access to mailing and shipping services through integrations with more than 400 unique partner applications.

About ShippingEasy

ShippingEasy is a leading web–based shipping software solution that allows online retailers and e–commerce merchants to organize, process, fulfill and ship their orders quickly and easily. ShippingEasy integrates with leading marketplaces, shopping carts, and e–commerce platforms to allow order fulfillment and tracking data to populate in real time across all systems. The ShippingEasy software downloads orders from all selling channels and automatically maps custom shipping preferences, rates and delivery options across all supported carriers.

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