22/04/2008

ZYB | Help | Press Releases

ZYB | Help | Press Releases

ZYB the company that allows mobile users to upload their phone-books and store them centrally on Zyb's servers today acquired Imity the Danish social networking company.

Zyb has 250,000 users worldwide and has over 15 millions contacts stored for those users.

Imity has 70,000 users but has logged over 430,000 interactions between them, the technology allows Bluetooth enabled phones to discover other Imity users and links back to existing social networking sites like MySpace or blogs.

Imity is not accepting new users, but existing users can continue using the service. When Zyb and Imity are integrated, further users will be able to join. The combination of the two services could make an impact on the social networking scene as everyone has a mobile (pretty much every one of those mobiles will have Bluetooth) and by linking contacts and Bluetooth interaction, there could be some interesting results.

Ofcom Website | Notices

Ofcom Website | Notices

Ofcom today published the companies that have met the criteria to bid the the L-Band (or 1452-1492MHz) spectrum.

The original PDF is here.

The bidders are: -

Adolphus Limited
Arqiva Limited
ePortal Holding K.S.C.
MLL Telecom Ltd
Qualcomm UK Spectrum Ltd
The Joint Radio Company Limited
Vectone Network Limited
WorldSpace UK Limited

Bids start at £50,000

21/04/2008

Truphone press office: Truphone raises £16.5m [$32.7M] in Series B round

Truphone press office: Truphone raises £16.5m [$32.7M] in Series B round: "£16.5m ($32.7m) of Series B venture capital funding.


Truphone who have some software on a mobile phone that can switch calls between GSM/3G and WiFi have raised £16.5m ($32.7m) of Series B venture capital funding, the round was led by private investors, with all of Truphone’s existing backers – Burda Digital Ventures, Eden Ventures, Independent News; Media, Straub Ventures and Wellington Partners – also participating;

They have already raised $25m so this makes it over $50m, nice if yiu can get it.

Recently Truphone purchased SIM4travel for cash and stock (about $5m in total) which gives them a GSM core and MVNO assets and may give them better termination rates (in the past Truphone took T-Mobile to court in the UK as they wouldn't route Truphone number blocks, the court decided that T-Mobile must route their calls, but awarded Truphone sub penny termination).