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  • Bubble Motion Rebrands As Bubbly, Retires Old Voice Messaging For Good

    Bubble Motion Rebrands As Bubbly, Retires Old Voice Messaging For Good

    “Voice Twitter” app, Bubble Motion, has just rebranded itself as Bubbly, and revamped its interface as it enters version 3.0 of its mobile app. The Bubbly app has been around for two years now, but this rebranding marks a pivotal shift in the company’s direction away from its original model of providing voice text messages. When it started in 2005, its service allowed people… Read More

  • How Bubble Motion Is Winning Feature Phones As “Twitter For Voice” Hits 25 Million Users

    How Bubble Motion Is Winning Feature Phones As “Twitter For Voice” Hits 25 Million Users

    It’s been a long journey for Bubble Motion, one of Singapore’s oldest startups. The company has been around since 2005 and made its name as a voice messenger app, allowing people to send voice clips to each other within text messages. Unlike with an MMS, the service requires no data. A user dials *7*, follows the phone commands and speaks. The recipient gets a text and… Read More

  • Tired Of Being Twitter For Voice, Bubbly 2.0 for iPhone Becomes “The Instagram Of Voice”

    Tired Of Being Twitter For Voice, Bubbly 2.0 for iPhone Becomes “The Instagram Of Voice”

    Singapore-based Bubble Motion, the company behind sound-based social network Bubbly, unveiled a new version of its app today. The version 2.0 of Bubbly introduces filters users can apply to their voice, much like those Instagram offers for photos. Bubbly has a lot of traction already, including 19 million members mostly from Asian countries like Japan and India where it’s found favor with… Read More

  • Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO Asia

    Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO Asia

    Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, has raised $5 million in new funding from venture firm, JAFCO Asia. Previous backers include SingTel Innov8, Infocomm Investments, Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, and NGC. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service that allows people to share status updates… Read More

  • Bubble Motion Brings Voice Blogging App To Android

    Bubble Motion Brings Voice Blogging App To Android

    Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, is debuting its Android app today, as well as launching an iOS app globally. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service that allows people to share status updates in their own voice with fans and followers. It essentially takes Twitter’s model and… Read More

  • Gearing Up For Asia Expansion, Bubble Motion Makes A Number of Executive Hires

    Gearing Up For Asia Expansion, Bubble Motion Makes A Number of Executive Hires

    Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, is announcing a number of high-profile executive hires to support its future growth in Asia. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service that allows people to share status updates in their own voice with fans and followers. It essentially takes… Read More

  • Bubble Motion Raises $10M For Social Voice Blogging Service

    Bubble Motion Raises $10M For Social Voice Blogging Service

    Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, has raised $10 million in new funding led by SingTel Innov8 with participation from Singapore’s Infocomm Investments in addition to insiders Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, and NGC. This brings Bubble Motion’s total funding to $45 million. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly… Read More

  • Bubble Motion Expands Beyond Voice-Blogging With Twitter And Facebook Integration

    Bubble Motion Expands Beyond Voice-Blogging With Twitter And Facebook Integration

    Sequoia-backed Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, is expanding to include social media services today with Twitter and Facebook integration and SMS alerts. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service that allows people to share status updates in their own voice with fans and followers. It… Read More

  • Bubble Motion Brings Voice Blogging To Indonesia

    Bubble Motion Brings Voice Blogging To Indonesia

    Sequoia-backed Bubble Motion, which offers a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India and Japan, is bringing its service to Indonesia today via a deal with Indonesian mobile communications company XL Axiata. The service, which has seen considerable traction in India, will be dubbed ‘XL CUAPS.’ Bubble Motion’s BubbleBlog platform delivers a voice-blogging phone service… Read More

  • Japan Gets Voice Blogging Courtesy Of Bubble Motion

    Japan Gets Voice Blogging Courtesy Of Bubble Motion

    Sequoia-backed Bubble Motion, which offers a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, is bringing its service to Japan today via a deal with Japanese mobile communications company KDDI. The service, which has seen considerable traction in India, will be dubbed “Koe-Now.” Bubble Motion’s BubbleBlog platform delivers a voice-blogging phone service so that people can… Read More

  • Bubble Motion's Voice Blogging Service Reaches 1.2 Million Paid Subscribers In India

    Bubble Motion's Voice Blogging Service Reaches 1.2 Million Paid Subscribers In India


    Sequoia-backed Bubble Motion recently launched a Twitter-like voice blogging service and has seen considerable traction in India, where politicians, brands and actor are using Bubbly to connect with fans. Rolled out just months ago, Bubble Motion’s voice-blogging phone service, called Bubbly, has accumulated more than 2 million overall users and currently has over 1.2 million paid… Read More

  • Bubble Motion Adds Sharing And Commenting To Mobile Voice Blogging Service

    Bubble Motion Adds Sharing And Commenting To Mobile Voice Blogging Service

    We recently wrote about Sequoia-backed voice messaging company Bubble Motion’s foray into voice blogging, Bubbly. While the thought of a Twitter-like voice blogging service is a little strange, the service is picking up steam in India, where politicians, brands and actor are using Bubbly to connect with fans. Today, Bubble Motion is releasing a new, more interactive version of Bubbly, the… Read More

  • Voice Messaging Startup Bubble Motion Nabs Former Yelp And Elance Exec As Marketing Chief

    Voice Messaging Startup Bubble Motion Nabs Former Yelp And Elance Exec As Marketing Chief

    Sequoia-backed voice messaging company Bubble Motion has added a seasoned marketing exec Brad Porteus to its team. Porteus will take on the role of chief marketing officer for the voice blogging startup. Most recently, Porteus was CMO for Elance, a service that allows for companies and individuals to hire and pay independent professionals and contractors online. Previously, he was VP of… Read More

  • Bubble Motion Launches Twitter-Like Voice Blogging Service For Mobile Phones

    Bubble Motion Launches Twitter-Like Voice Blogging Service For Mobile Phones

    Sequoia-backed voice messaging company Bubble Motion is getting into the microblogging space today, that is the voice-based microblogging space. The startup is launching Bubbly, a voice-blogging social network built for mobile phones. With Bubbly, you can record and broadcast messages from any mobile device. When a users records audio messages and updates, followers can listen in whenever… Read More

  • Bubble Motion Scores $6 Million In Funding For Voice Messaging Solutions

    Bubble Motion Scores $6 Million In Funding For Voice Messaging Solutions

    Voice messaging company Bubble Motion has secured $6 million in financing from Palomar Ventures, for which this is the first investment in the startup, and existing investors Sequoia Capital and Comcast Interactive Capital. Venturebeat had earlier confirmed the fundraising based on a regulatory filing but at the time it was unclear who the investors were. Al Snyder, former COO of Openwave… Read More