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Ashlee Simpson to Read Holiday Stories to Children in Hospitals Throughout the Country Premiering 'Vapps' Holiday Storybook' Event

Multi-Platinum Pop Star will appear at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA interacting with more than 100 Children in Hospitals throughout the USA via


NEW YORK, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Vapps, Inc., the leading provider of Internet-based audio conferencing technology and services worldwide, today will premiere their inaugural "Vapps' Holiday Storybook" event, featuring multi-platinum pop star Ashlee Simpson. Vapps' HighSpeed Conferencing, the first and only technology that enables Internet users, local toll and toll- free telephone users to participate in the same conference call in high- definition (HD) audio quality, will enable Ashlee Simpson to visit and read holiday stories to the children at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, while simultaneously reading to sick children in hospitals throughout the country. The event is scheduled for today, Wednesday, December 12th at 11amPT/2pmET.

"We are thrilled to have Ashlee Simpson join us in giving children throughout the country this wonderful interactive experience for the holidays," said Ben Lilienthal, founder and CEO of Vapps, Inc. "Our hope is to put a smile on some faces during what can be a challenging time for many families."

During the audio conference call, Ashlee will read holiday stories to more than 100 children across the nation, as well as have a dialogue with the children, making this an interactive event. The participating hospitals include the Beth Israel Medical Center (NY), The Children's Inn at NIH (Washington, DC), Florida Children's Hospital (FL), Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (CA), Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CA), Phoenix Children's Hospital (AZ), Ronald McDonald House (NY), and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center (NY).

Hospitals will join the call using landlines and Skype, a Vapps partner for over three years. HighSpeed Conferencing will deliver the highest quality audio that each connection allows. This conferencing service is the only high-definition audio conferencing solution in the market and is available at

About Vapps, Inc.

Vapps, Inc. is a technology company utilizing its patent-pending audio conferencing technology to provide managed audio conferencing solutions to the SMB, Enterprise and Service Provider markets. Founded in 2003 by Ben Lilienthal, a Web mail and Napster innovator, Vapps delivers conference calling based on proprietary technology. Amongst its offerings, Vapps' HighSpeed Conferencing ( service is the first and only high-definition (HD), low flat-rate audio conference calling system servicing the SMB market. Vapps has partnerships with Skype, Yahoo, MSN, and Gizmo to provide conference call products and services.

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