Nimbuzz

  • Indian Deregulation Opens Door for Messaging App Nimbuzz To Become A Telco

    Indian Deregulation Opens Door for Messaging App Nimbuzz To Become A Telco

    While most messaging app developers are chasing each others’ fluffy white tails further and further down the rabbit hole (i’m pretty sure there’s a sticker out there that illustrates this point), India’s Nimbuzz is heading in another direction: to join the ranks of the mobile operators. Read More

  • Nimbuzz Offers Free Service To Hutch In Sri Lanka, Continues To Push Telco Strategy in Asia

    Nimbuzz Offers Free Service To Hutch In Sri Lanka, Continues To Push Telco Strategy in Asia

    Nimbuzz is continuing its push for South Asian dominance with its latest telco partnership. The Indian messaging startup just announced a tie-up with Hutch in Sri Lanka, offering six months of free Nimbuzz usage to Hutch subscribers. Today’s announcement is just another in a steady string of telco partnerships that the company has been striking up. In May, it linked up with Mobilink… Read More

  • Nimbuzz Releases Windows Phone 8 App For A Smart Phone Push In Emerging Markets

    Nimbuzz Releases Windows Phone 8 App For A Smart Phone Push In Emerging Markets

    Nimbuzz, which has become a major mobile messaging application for emerging markets like India, is making a more aggressive moves into smartphone platforms. Today it announces the release of its app for Windows Phone 8. This will take advantage of the platform’s Live Tiles and locked home screen notifications, although in fairness it’s biggest growth platform remains Android and… Read More

  • Nimbuzz Hits 150M Emerging Market Users, Puts The Heat On Facebook In Asia

    Nimbuzz Hits 150M Emerging Market Users, Puts The Heat On Facebook In Asia

    Free messaging apps are a dime a dozen these days. There’s everything from Viber, to Skype, to WhatsApp to GroupMe. But while these startups concentrated on smartphone apps, it has been in the emerging markets that messaging over data has made a huge impression, and that has required paying attention to feature phones which use Java apps. We saw Saya.im appear only last year in Africa… Read More

  • Skype Demands Mobile App Nimbuzz Remove Support, Effective October 31st

    Skype Demands Mobile App Nimbuzz Remove Support, Effective October 31st

    Exclusive: Nimbuzz, a popular mobile communication service provider, has been asked by Skype to remove support for all Skype services, effective October 31st. The startup will be announcing the news to its 30 million or so registered users later today. Nimbuzz sees the decision to ask for the removal of support for Skype services in line with the communication software giant’s… Read More

  • New Nimbuzz app runs natively on BlackBerry phones

    Mobile communication startup Nimbuzz has just made the first native application for BlackBerry smartphones that allows for multi-network chat sessions available in Research In Motion’s App World store (get it here). The native functionality allows the free app to run in the background without interruption, have alert notifications ‘pushed’ to the BlackBerry device’s… Read More

  • Nimbuzz Introduces Native IM App For BlackBerry Smartphones

    Nimbuzz Introduces Native IM App For BlackBerry Smartphones

    Mobile communication startup Nimbuzz has just made the first native application for BlackBerry smartphones that allows for multi-network chat sessions available in Research In Motion’s App World store (get it here). The native functionality allows the free app to run in the background without interruption, have alert notifications ‘pushed’ to the BlackBerry device’s… 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

  • Nimbuzz Releases Mac Desktop Client, iPhone App Updates

    Nimbuzz Releases Mac Desktop Client, iPhone App Updates

    In a move that will appeal to many of its Apple-loving users, Nimbuzz has simultaneously launched an updated iPhone / iPod Touch application and a shiny new desktop client for Macs. The company offers a social messenger service that lets people access IM and social networks with one set of credentials from a single location and thus competes with a slew of other companies on both the mobile… Read More

  • JAJAH Connects 1 Billionth Call, Courtesy Of Yahoo Voice

    JAJAH Connects 1 Billionth Call, Courtesy Of Yahoo Voice

    VoIP service provider JAJAH just recently turned three years old and is today announcing a more important milestone: according to the heavily-funded startup, the one billionth call connection on the JAJAH platform was made some time ago. Unsurprisingly, that call was actually made using Yahoo’s Voice service, which is powered by JAJAH after both companies forged a major partnership 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

  • Nimbuzz Pushes New iPhone VoIP App, Supports Calling Over 3G

    Nimbuzz Pushes New iPhone VoIP App, Supports Calling Over 3G

    Nimbuzz is launching a brand new VoIP application for the iPhone / iPod Touch today, making it one of the most comprehensive communication tools for the platform available today. It took several weeks for the Dutch startup to get the app approved for the iTunes Store, but now that it’s finally there it’s well worth taking a look. You could already make free calls to your buddy… Read More

  • Skype Integration On Handsets: Threat Or Opportunity For Mobile VoIP Startups?

    Skype Integration On Handsets: Threat Or Opportunity For Mobile VoIP Startups?

    Skype is (finally) teaming up with mobile handset maker Nokia to get their VoIP and IM software program pre-installed on some of its devices, as announced at the Mobile World Congress and reported by MobileCrunch. The eBay-owned company had 405 million registered users in total at the end of last year, and Nokia is still the largest handset maker in the world until further notice, so this is… Read More

  • Nimbuzz Strikes Major Distribution Deal With StudiVZ, Germany's Largest Social Network

    Nimbuzz Strikes Major Distribution Deal With StudiVZ, Germany's Largest Social Network

    Holland-based IM and VoIP services provider Nimbuzz has just announced a noteworthy strategic partnership with StudiVZ, the largest social networking site in Germany famous worldwide for sporting a look closely resembling Facebook, which the Californian company to file suit over the summer. StudiVZ will become the first in what Nimbuzz refers to as a series of international networking sites… Read More

  • European Mobile VoIP Startup Nimbuzz Raises $15 Million

    European Mobile VoIP Startup Nimbuzz Raises $15 Million

    Mike Butcher at TechCrunch UK reports: Word has reached me that Netherlands-based Nimbuzz, the mobile VoIP and IM startup that extends into social networks, has raised $15 million in a second round led by Naspers/MIH, with Nimbuzz’s other major existing investor Mangrove Capital Partners also participating. It’s already had $10 million from Mangrove (the original Skype investor). Read More

  • Nimbuzz Takes VoiP, IM Voice to Mobiles

    I know someone who’s running a flavor of Skype on his Treo, talking to friends and family without using minutes that eat away at his plan. It’s a great idea, if your phone supports it. For the rest of you, have a look at Nimbuzz. Nimbuzz is a Java-based program you load to your handset that allows you to initiate instant message conversations with others via Windows Live… Read More

  • Nimbuzz Talk Launches, Connects Mobiles and PCs

    Nimbuzz Talk Launches, Connects Mobiles and PCs

    MobileCrunch has announced the beta release of Nimbuzz Talk, a mobile/PC app that connects cellphone and PC users. The application supports voice, presence, conference calls, and SMS messaging between mobile devices, PC’s, and mobile to PC or PC to mobile. It currently works with MSN, Google Talk, and their own Nimbuzz chat client. It reminds me of another mobile/PC release… Read More

  • Nimbuzz releases full featured mobile communication software

    Oliver over at MobileCrunch posted exclusive coverage this morning of a new free service called Nimbuzz that he believes could really shake up the mobile world. Users can IM with MSN and GoogleTalk users in individual and group chats, send SMS around the world for ten cents, leave and retrieve messages and call anywhere in the world for the price of a local call. Users can also send… Read More