snaptu

  • Facebook acquires Snaptu (for an estimated $60 – $70 million)

    According to several Israeli business newspapers (TheMarker, Calcalist) Facebook has acquired Snaptu for an estimated $60 – $70 million, although some reports peg the price lower, at around $40 million. Update: a Snaptu executive has confirmed the acquisition to our friend Orli Yakuel, but declined to discuss the purchase price or other terms of the deal. Update 2: and the confirmation is… Read More

  • Confirmed: Facebook Acquires Snaptu (For An Estimated $60 – $70 Million)

    Confirmed: Facebook Acquires Snaptu (For An Estimated $60 – $70 Million)

    According to several Israeli business newspapers (TheMarker, Calcalist) Facebook has acquired Snaptu for an estimated $60 – $70 million, although some reports peg the price lower, at around $40 million. Update: a Snaptu executive has confirmed the acquisition to our friend Orli Yakuel, but declined to discuss the purchase price or other terms of the deal. Update 2: and the confirmation is… Read More

  • LinkedIn Teams Up With Snaptu To Launch Smartphone-Like App For Feature Phones

    Professional social network LinkedIn has a rapidly growing userbase outside of the U.S., and increasingly users want to access the network from their mobile phone. But until now, the company has only offered smartphone apps, as opposed to feature phone apps. Feature phones actually represent 80% of the devices sold worldwide. Today, LinkedIn is teaming up with mobile developer Snaptu to launch… Read More

  • Facebook Teams With Snaptu To Launch Rich App For Feature Phones

    Facebook has proven to be immensely popular on smart phones: it’s the most downloaded application of all time on the iPhone and probably holds the record on Android as well. But the user experience for so-called feature phones, which still make up the vast majority of cell phone usage worldwide, hasn’t been as rich — users generally have relied on Facebook’s… Read More

  • Snaptu Doubles Userbase In 5 Months, Now Has 5.5 Million Active Accounts

    Snaptu, a Sequoia-backed company that offers a suite of smartphone-like applications that can be installed on more basic handsets, has hit another major milestone: it’s now up to 20 million registered accounts, 5.5 million of which are active. And it’s adding users very quickly — it was only last June that the company announced that it had 10 million registered users… Read More

  • Snaptu Hits 10 Million Users, Raises $6 Million More From Carmel And Sequoia

    Exclusive – Snaptu, the company that aims to bring a smartphone-like experience to regular handsets, hit an important milestone today: 10 million registered users. Coincidentally, the announcement comes at a time when the startup is disclosing that it has secured $6 million in Series B funding in a round led by Carmel Ventures and joined by early backer Sequoia Capital. As a result of… Read More

  • Snaptu's 'App Store For Any Phone' Adds Support For AT&T

    Amid all the media attention given to the iPhone, Android, and other ‘superphones‘, it’s easy to forget that the vast majority of the cell-phone toting population is carrying something decidedly less exciting. But many of these more generic phones, though they lack touchscreens and flashy graphics, are still quite capable. Enter Snaptu,a platform for mobile phone… Read More