eBuddy

  • Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth

    Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth

    In a bid to capitalise on what it says is a period of “accelerated growth”, eBuddy, the Dutch web and mobile messaging company, has appointed Sytse Zuidema as its new Chief Operations Officer, where he’ll be charged with leading the management team and overseeing day-to-day operations, such as sales, marketing, and product development. Zuidema has plenty of experience… Read More

  • eBuddy Blows Through 250 Million User Accounts, Android Up 300%

    eBuddy Blows Through 250 Million User Accounts, Android Up 300%

    Exclusive - eBuddy, the Dutch company that enables millions of people worldwide to communicate with each other on the Web and a wide range of mobile phones, says it’s the first independent messaging app to exceed 250 million user accounts. A lot of those new users are people who use Android-powered phones, eBuddy says, positing that growth on that particular platform is up 300… Read More

  • SMS on steroids – eBuddy debuts realtime, cross-platform messaging app

    eBuddy, the Dutch company that enables millions of people worldwide to communicate with each other on the Web and a wide range of mobile phones, is today introducing a brand new application for iPhone and Android. With the app, dubbed eBuddy XMS, the company aims to go “beyond SMS” with a free realtime messaging tool that functions across a range of platforms (BlackBerry coming… Read More

  • SMS On Steroids – eBuddy Debuts Realtime, Cross-Platform Messaging App

    SMS On Steroids – eBuddy Debuts Realtime, Cross-Platform Messaging App

    eBuddy, the Dutch company that enables millions of people worldwide to communicate with each other on the Web and a wide range of mobile phones, is today introducing a brand new application for iPhone and Android. With the app, dubbed eBuddy XMS, the company aims to go “beyond SMS” with a free realtime messaging tool that functions across a range of platforms (BlackBerry coming… Read More

  • eBuddy's Mobile Apps: 100 Million Downloads And Counting

    eBuddy, the swiss army knife of web and mobile instant messaging services, this morning announced that it has achieved over 100 million downloads of its mobile applications since its 2007 debut, thus stepping in the footsteps of the likes of Facebook, Google (Maps), and Opera (Mini) when it comes to the number of app downloads reached. In case you’re not familiar with eBuddy, the… Read More

  • eBuddy app downloads on GetJar exceed 50 million, second only to Facebook

    App Store GetJar announced today that web and mobile messaging service provider eBuddy has surpassed the 50 million downloads mark for its eBuddy Mobile Messenger app. At the time of writing, the product page shows 50,655,934 downloads to date. eBuddy thus joins the ranks of Facebook as the second mobile app to exceed 50 million downloads on GetJar. Notably, the milestone was reached less than… Read More

  • After Facebook, eBuddy Second Mobile App To Reach 50 Million Downloads On GetJar

    After Facebook, eBuddy Second Mobile App To Reach 50 Million Downloads On GetJar

    App Store GetJar announced today that web and mobile messaging service provider eBuddy has surpassed the 50 million downloads mark for its eBuddy Mobile Messenger app. At the time of writing, the product page shows 50,655,934 downloads to date. eBuddy thus joins the ranks of Facebook as the second mobile app to exceed 50 million downloads on GetJar. Notably, the milestone was reached less than… Read More

  • eBuddy downloaded 1 million times from Nokia's Ovi Store in 3 months

    eBuddy downloaded 1 million times from Nokia's Ovi Store in 3 months

    Web and mobile instant messaging (IM) aggregator service provider eBuddy, based in Amsterdam, has announced that its Mobile Messenger app has zoomed past one million downloads in less than three months on Nokia’s Ovi Store. The app has been downloaded by users in more than 203 countries, the company adds – a testament to the global footprint of Nokia. The app has garnered over… Read More

  • How eBuddy's Mobile Monetization Strategy Helped It Turn A Profit

    How eBuddy's Mobile Monetization Strategy Helped It Turn A Profit

    For the past four months, Amsterdam-based eBuddy has turned a profit, CEO Jan-Joost Rueb tells me, by offering advertising-supported services for free in combination with sales of a premium iPhone application. The company, backed by 11.5 million Euros in venture capital from Lowland Capital Partners and Prime Technology Ventures, markets a Web-based social network and instant messaging… Read More

  • eBuddy Debuts Premium iPhone App

    eBuddy Debuts Premium iPhone App

    Nearly five months after launching a free, ad-supported application for iPhone and iPod Touch, eBuddy is today introducing a paid version of the program, which enables users to communicate with contacts across various instant messaging clients. Priced at $4.99 (iTunes link), which in my opinion is fairly expensive, the app lets you chat with friends on Facebook Chat, ICQ, Gtalk, AIM… Read More

  • eBuddy releases iPhone application with support for push notification

    eBuddy, the Dutch startup behind the eponymous mobile communication tool I dubbed the swiss army knife for instant messaging when it debuted an application for the Android platform last May, is announcing one hell of an iPhone application today. For context: eBuddy is a free mobile app that enables users to communicate with others using AIM, Facebook Chat, ICQ, Gtalk, Windows Live Messenger etc. Read More

  • eBuddy Finally Gives Birth To iPhone App (And It Has Push Notification)

    eBuddy Finally Gives Birth To iPhone App (And It Has Push Notification)

    eBuddy, the Dutch startup behind the eponymous mobile communication tool I dubbed the swiss army knife for instant messaging when it debuted an application for the Android platform last May, is announcing one hell of an iPhone application today. For context: eBuddy is a free mobile app that enables users to communicate with others using AIM, Facebook Chat, ICQ, Gtalk, Windows Live Messenger etc. Read More

  • eBuddy, The Swiss Army Knife For Instant Messaging, Now Available On Android

    The Netherlands-based eBuddy, which markets a comprehensive application that lets users handle multiple instant messaging accounts from the web or their mobile phones, is today releasing an application for the Android platform a couple months after Meebo made its similar product available on there (November 2008). The eBuddy application for Google’s open mobile OS is now available for… Read More

  • eBuddy, The Swiss Army Knife For Instant Messaging, Is Now Available On Android

    eBuddy, The Swiss Army Knife For Instant Messaging, Is Now Available On Android

    The Netherlands-based eBuddy, which markets a comprehensive application that lets users handle multiple instant messaging accounts from the web or their mobile phones, is today releasing an application for the Android platform a couple months after Meebo made its similar product available on there (November 2008). The eBuddy application for Google’s open mobile OS is now available for… Read More

  • Mobile Communication Startup fring Bags More Funding

    Fring, the Israel-based mobile call and chat application provider, has closed a Series C round of financing on top of the $13 million it has raised since its inception in 2006. The capital comes from its entire list of previous backers: North Bridge Venture Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, Veritas Venture Partners and VenFin Limited all participated in the round. The actual amount raised… Read More

  • eBuddy's Mobile Chat Continues To Thrive, Hits 10M Users

    eBuddy's Mobile Chat Continues To Thrive, Hits 10M Users

    eBuddy, the instant messenger startup that we’ve likened to a European meebo (though eBuddy has been around for much longer), has released the latest figures for its mobile instant messaging client, and it looks like business is booming. Since July, the mobile J2ME eBuddy client has been downloaded over 5 million times, and has seen 10 million total downloads since launching in summer… Read More

  • Europe Is Searching For Its Silicon Valley

    Europe Is Searching For Its Silicon Valley

    Over the past few days at the Next Web conference in Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to hang out with about 700 Internet entrepreneurs from all over Europe. The startup scene in Europe reminds me of Silicon Valley four or five years ago—hungry startups building Web companies on the cheap and products that scratch a personal itch. Swedish startup Twingly, for instance, wants to come up… Read More

  • AOL Gets It Right With Open AIM 2.0 – Embraces Meebo and eBuddy

    AOL is pushing their two year old OpenAim initiative much further this morning with OpenAIM 2.0. There are three key changes of note. First they are now embracing services that they previously tried to stop – multiheaded clients and websites that allow users to access all of the major instant messaging platforms in one place. These are desktop services like Pidgin (open source), Adium… Read More

  • eBuddy, The Meebo Of Europe, Raises €6.5 million

    eBuddy, a web chat application that actually was around long before the similar high-flying Silicon Valley startup Meebo, raised €6.5 million in a Series B round of funding today. The investment was led by Prime Technology Ventures. The company had previously raised €5 million. eBuddy and Meebo are roughly equivalent according to worldwide Comscore numbers (4.8 million unique visitors… Read More

  • Flick.IM's Back With IM As A Platform

    Flick.IM's Back With IM As A Platform

    The guys who spent a lazy weekend writing a free iPhone IM client that currently has 30,000 users, Flick.IM, are back with a web chat client for AIM, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, and Jabber. I know, another multi-service chat client – *sigh*. There’s already Meebo, eBuddy, KoolIM, and a host of other services integrating existing chat services. However, Flick.IM has a rather… Read More