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Mobile communications company Viber acquired by Rakuten for $900m

Viber Media, Inc. is a messaging and Internet Protocol (IP) based telephone service that is accessible from popular mobile devices and smartphones vis-a-vis the Viber mobile app. The apps, once downloaded, allows people to dial landline/mobile phones Internationally over the phone’s wifi or data connection to strike conversations leveraging Viber’s high quality network. It’s customers…

Goober Networks offering free iphone apps for the iPhone and iPod touch

Goober Networks announces goober VoIP and goober, an Instant Messenger, both free iphone apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. Goober VoIP for the iPhone calims to save up to 90% on mobile VoIP calls and runs over WiFi and 3G Networks; a separate iPhone app called ‘goober,’ provides free Instant Messaging and Chatting.

Truphone Anywhere launches on Google’s Android G1

truphoneTruphone now available in the United States and UK and at launch in Germany and Austria. Make low cost international calls from any Android G1 phone. Truphone customers can also easily Instant Message their friends across a variety of networks including MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk and Twitter from within one Android application.

Vodafone launches Voice SMS for subscribers

Launch on Kirusa Voice SMS platform enables Vodafone subscribers to send Voice SMS messages across India. any Vodafone customer can send a Voice SMS message to a mobile subscriber, anywhere in India, for a fixed price of 75 paise (approximately USD 0.01) per minute. The Voice SMS service is available to both prepaid and postpaid subscribers.

SMS with attachments service used by 18 million in China

New ”SMS with Attachments” mobile communications service used by 18 million mobile subscribers in China. Developed by ChannelSoft and NMS Communications, new mobile communications service drives increased ARPU as users share multimedia mobile content

Comverse launches mobile advertising solution

Comverse logoComverse launches mobile advertising solution, opening lucrative new channels for operators. The solution includes a Mobile Ad Server, Campaign Management, Ad Targeting Engine, Multi-Channel Traffic Interceptors and Data Collectors, Ad Injectors and comprehensive billing and reporting tools.

Free mobile web site analytics with advertising network Mobilytics

Mobilytics logoMobilytics, mobile web analytics and mobile advertising network combined. Mobile Visions, Inc. releases first fully hosted, free mobile web site analytics solution that creates revenue for web site publishers. Accurate mobile web statistics are finally available quickly and easily.

eBuddy gets 6.5 million euros for international expansion

eBuddy logoLed by Prime Technology Ventures, eBuddy secures €6.5 million Series B funding. Funding will be geared towards international expansion & development for the
web and mobile instant messaging (IM). Yet another sign of continued investor interest in the mobile advertising and technology sector.