updated 10/19/2010 5:45:30 AM ET 2010-10-19T09:45:30

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TIE Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets:TTCS), who is a diverse holding company specializing in science and technology driven companies focused on proprietary smart logistics for Homeland Security, environmental and disaster remediation, telemetrics, and advanced IT solutions, today announced that its award-winning Whirlwind Media Services company has acquired Making Ideas Work, Inc., a NYC based internet services and web design firm.  

Whirlwind Media Services, www.whirlwindms.com , is continuing to acquire customers in order to optimally pursue the fast growing 110 billion dollar applications, web design and hosting services market. With this acquisition, Whirlwind Media Services adds 250 customers and a new dimension of e-commerce and database services.   

Making Ideas Work! is a full service technology consulting firm specializing in custom software solutions and web based design and development. MIW specializes in e-commerce sites, and   database development as well as custom content management solutions to large scale portal development using SharePoint 2010.  They have over 250 clients in many different industries, ranging from retail to financial services to entertainment.

Michael Burden, Program Manager for MIW!, believes the merger will provide Whirlwind's clients with a new set of technologies and services. Whirlwind will now offer services including Yahoo! Store creation as they are listed on the Yahoo! Small Business Developer Network. With MIW's knowledge base in Microsoft SharePoint, Whirlwind will be able to provide custom SharePoint services for any size portal creation. Together the two firms will bring even greater ideas from conception to completion!

Graham Mew, Executive Vice President of Tie Technologies, commented, "Whirlwind Media Services continues to grow both organically and through acquisitions. The footprint of services and enviable clients continues to grow daily. We are all very excited about the continued growth at Whirlwind."

Whirlwind Media Services continues to look to acquire additional specialty web and application hosting companies.

ABOUT WHIRLWIND MEDIA SERVICES

Whirlwind Media Services with its New York design studio is a single source multimedia marketing and web design company, offering its clients innovative and dynamic sales & marketing campaigns, interactive video & graphic design, radio and TV commercials and Internet-based marketing solutions and materials. Whirlwind boasts a who's-who list of Fortune 500, mid-and-small-cap, and small business clients.

ABOUT TIE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

TIE Technologies is a diverse holding company specializing in science and technology driven companies. Their portfolio of companies are focused on proprietary smart logistics for Homeland Security, environmental and disaster remediation, telemetrics, and advanced IT solutions, TIE Technologies is traded on Pink Sheets under the symbol "TTCS." For additional information, please visit www.tietechnologies.com.

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