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Mobile Star Corp. (MBST.PK) Provides Investor Update

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Earlier this month, Mobile Star Corp. CEO Danny Elbaz issued a shareholder letter to investors, emphasizing the company’s commitment to the commercial introduction of the Mobile Star personal karaoke experience over the next six months.

The Mobile Star has made great progress so far this year, recently securing the required financing to continue funding ongoing business operations and meet commercial goals during the next six months. The financial agreement calls for the financier to provide multiple tranches during this pre-commercial period.

Over the next two quarters, the company will be focused on the full commercial introduction of the Mobile Star personal karaoke vending machine. The company believes that there is a significant market for the entertainment system, as clearly indicated by the successful pilot executed earlier this year.

Mr. Elbaz assured investors that the team is fully committed to attaining their product’s full commercial potential in the United States in addition to several international markets. He remains confident that through continued efforts to meet further business development goals, the stock price of the company will grow to match its full potential.

In closing, Mr. Elbaz expressed his “tremendous appreciation” to each of the shareholders for continued support of the company’s product and marketing strategy. He also promised additional updates on business development achievements in the next six to eight weeks.

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Mobile Star Corporation (MBST.OB) Brings Excitement Back to Karaoke Craze

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

According to viewer statistics, the single biggest thing on television, arguably drawing in more viewers than everything else combined, is the juggernaut known as reality TV. And nothing is bigger than the king of reality TV, the phenomenon known as American Idol. It’s one of the highest ranked shows in the entire history of television, and part of a franchise that has now gone around the world. Over 100,000 people from all over America audition for American Idol every year in a desperate attempt to simply get on the show. Some researchers have gone so far as to call it a national addiction, except that it is part of a worldwide franchise with comparable shows in dozens of other countries.

Over and above the economics of the franchise, and the power of reality TV, there is actually only one engine behind a show like American Idol, and that is the insatiable desire of people to perform. Whether or not a person is truly talented is of no relevance. Millions of people are either convinced that they can perform, or simply love to do it. The multi-billion karaoke industry attests to this, and the newest industry entry comes from Mobile Star Corp., a company based in Israel but targeting North America.

Mobile Star has come up with an excellent solution to address the tidal wave of demand for personal performance options. It has created a patent-pending technology that effectively brings the hardware and software of a professional recording studio to virtually anyone. Designed by recording studio professionals, the Mobile Star Studio is a fully automated, free-standing vending-booth style karaoke system, that allows any aspiring singer or performer to create a high-level CD of their performance for just a few dollars. The system features a proprietary digital-media software platform, with professional-grade hardware, to dramatically improve sound quality, actually imitating the acoustics of a hall. Performers can choose any category and song from a huge library, record their work, and walk away with a digital CD to use for personal review, for gifts, parties, friends, or even to send to a record producer.

The machines, due for installation at popular recreational areas including shopping malls, bars, and theme parks, are expected to generate more than $30,000 annually in gross revenue. Surprisingly successful results of the company’s recent introductory New York pilot program have already led to a significant upgrade in sales projections and anticipated return-on-investment calculations. In addition, they’ve now reached a preliminary distribution agreement with Apple Industries, one of the premier producers and distributors of coin-operated electronic entertainment systems in North America. Apple has expressed confidence that The Mobile Star will be a market winner.

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Mobile Star Corp. (MBST.OB) in Advanced Negotiations with Publishers to Acquire Karaoke Song Rights

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Mobile Star Corp. announced after the closing bell today that it is in advanced negotiations with major publishing entities to acquire the rights to reproduce hundreds of songs in its personal karaoke vending booths. According to the press release, signed agreements are expected before the end of this year.

One of the final hurdles to full commercialization of the Mobile Star personal karaoke experience, these negotiations have been ongoing for more than a year. The Mobile Star personal karaoke machine is anticipated to be launched in the coming months.

“A wide selection of popular and classic songs are one of the primary components of the karaoke experience,” stated Danny Elbaz, CEO of Mobile Star Corp. “With the anticipated signing of the publishing agreements, the Mobile Star will be on track to provide an entertainment system that has the tremendous potential to generate high demand.”

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Mobile Star Corp. (MBST.OB) Sings For Its Supper

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Earlier this year, when Mobile Star Corp. announced the results of a 30-day test run for their newly developed coin-operated karaoke machines, the company presented dramatic confirmation of its product’s potential. After all, the idea of someone paying for the opportunity to walk into a box and sing along to a recording has never been approached, especially when considering the fact that the user takes away a CD of their performance. The only way the company could generate meaningful numbers and prove itself to investors was to actually test the concept in a real-world environment, and this is exactly what they did, setting up at a popular amusement center in Westchester, New York.

At the end of the test run, results exceeded expectations so dramatically that Mobile Star was forced to reconsider all of their previous sales and pay-back calculations. A professional evaluation determined that the return-on-investment for an individual unit would only be about 6 months, far superior to industry standards for a coin-operated vending machine, and well below their originally estimated pay-back of 12-15 months. The company finally settled on a conservative 9 month figure. In addition, the company also upgraded its sales projections by 35%-40%, due to the significantly improved ROI it could offer the marketplace.

In the original statement, Mobile Star also indicated interest from several potential distributors following the successful pilot. It was later announced that the company had signed a distribution agreement with Apple Industries, one of North America’s major manufacturers and distributors of coin-operated electronic entertainment products. Allen Weisberg, president of Apple Industries, said regarding the system’s potential, “Today there are over 40,000 bars nationwide with jukeboxes. We anticipate placing the Mobile Star in many of these locations in the coming years, in addition to other locations such as nationwide theater chains, etc.” He went so far as to indicate that they expected to distribute over 1,000 units within the first year.

Most recently, Mobile Star announced that the company had secured the required financing to meet the company’s commercial goals for the next six months, as the company prepares for product launch.

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Mobile Star Corp. (MBST.OB) CEO Issues Shareholder Letter Detailing Future Plans

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Mobile Star Corp., a developer of karaoke vending machines, published the following letter from CEO Danny Elbaz to all shareholders. The letter expresses the company’s commitment to the commercial introduction of the Mobile Star personal karaoke experience over the next six months.

Dear Shareholders,

The Mobile Star has continued to make positive strides during the first three quarters of 2010. Most recently, the company has secured the required financing to continue funding ongoing business operations, and to meet the commercial goals of the company over the next six months.

The financial agreement calls for the financier to provide the Mobile Star with multiple tranches during the company’s pre-commercial period.

During the next two quarters, the company is planning the full commercial introduction of the Mobile Star personal karaoke vending machine. We believe that there is a significant market for our entertainment system, as demonstrated by the company’s successful pilot at the start of 2010.

Our team is fully committed to reaching our product’s full commercial potential, in the United States as well as in several international markets. We are confident that through our continued efforts to advance our business development goals, that the stock price of the company will grow to match our full potential.

I wish to express my tremendous appreciation to each of our shareholders for your continued commitment to our product and marketing strategy. We look forward to providing you with additional updates on our business development accomplishments in the next six to eight weeks.

Sincerely,
Danny Elbaz
CEO, The Mobile Star Corp.

For more information on Mobile Star, please visit www.themobilestar.com.

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Mobile Star Corp. (MBST.OB) Positioned for Rapid Growth

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Mobile Star Corp. had done a ton of leg work over the past few years to get their chance to wow consumers the next time they go shopping at a mall or seek enjoyment at a bar or amusement park. The company has developed a unique karaoke vending machine that enables anyone to record their own digital music CD using the song of their choice, and is now focused on capitalizing on their efforts.

The company recently completed a six month pilot of its personal karaoke booth in the New Rock City entertainment center in New York. The machine was used frequently, generating more than $300 a day on record days. Revenues collected during the pilot were greater than expected and indicated that the return on investment for an individual unit would be 6-9 months, which is well above the industry standard for a coin-operated vending machine.

Following the successful pilot, the company signed a preliminary distribution agreement with Apple Industries, one of North America’s premier manufacturers and distributors of coin-operated electronic entertainment with well-established marketing channels. Apple Industries currently operates a vast distribution network, placing products in shopping centers, amusement parks, theaters, casinos, restaurants, pubs, and various other tourist attractions.

“…We reasonably expect to distribute over 1,000 units in the first 12 months,” stated Allen Weisberg, President of Apple Industries. “Today there are over 40,000 bars nationwide with jukeboxes. We anticipate placing the Mobile Star in many of these locations in the coming years, in addition to other locations such as nationwide theater chains, etc.”

“The Mobile Star fits right into our lineup of machines that are innovative and fun, and bring owners a satisfying return on investment. With the growing national interest in karaoke, stemming from song contests like American Idol, we are confident that the Mobile Star will quickly become a market winner,” Weisberg added.

“The Mobile Star performed incredibly well during our recent pilot, producing over 60 recordings on a single-day,” said Danny Elbaz, CEO of Mobile Star Corp. “Such demand for the machine creates even greater return on investment potential for a vending booth owner than previously anticipated.”

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The Mobile Star Corp. (MBST.OB) is “One to Watch”

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

The Mobile Star Corp. focuses on introducing new interactive entertainment applications for the out-of-home consumer markets. The company’s main product, a Karaoke Vending Machine, provides a unique personal karaoke experience designed by recording studio professionals. With ease of use and affordability in mind, the system enables anyone to record their own digital music CD using the song of their choice.

The Vending Machine is similar in size and form to the highly-popular photo booths seen in shopping centers, amusement parks, pubs and other tourist attractions. Customers enjoy a studio recording experience while the fully automated system captures the performance. Once finished, the unit publishes a professionally edited digital CD featuring the customer’s voice and selected music. The system also has the ability to share the music with friends online.

Using a proprietary digital-media software platform and professional-grade hardware, Mobile Star’s studio is able to dramatically improve sound quality while imitating the acoustics of a hall. The coin-operated machines will be located in popular recreational areas including shopping malls, bars and theme parks, to name a few. Each machine is expected to generate more than $30,000 in gross annual revenues.

Following a recent pilot program, The Mobile Star reached a preliminary distribution agreement with Apple Industries, one of North America’s premier manufacturers and distributors of coin-operated electronic entertainment. Apple Industries anticipates distributing Mobile Star’s vending machine via its well-established marketing channels and is confident that it will be a market winner.

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