• Foxconn’s FIH Invests $2.2M In Social Media Site mig33

    Foxconn’s FIH Invests $2.2M In Social Media Site mig33

    Project Goth (PGI), the holding company of mig33, has received $2.2 million in funding from FIH, one of Foxconn’s handset manufacturing service providers in a deal that could preload the social networking service’s apps into millions of mobile phones. Founded in 2007, mig33 focuses on sharing entertainment content in emerging markets. mig33 announced that it had acquired… Read More

  • Entertainment Platform mig33 Acquires Celebrity Site AlivenotDead

    Entertainment Platform mig33 Acquires Celebrity Site AlivenotDead

    mig33, a mobile social entertainment platform based in Singapore, announced today that it has acquired AlivenotDead (AnD), an online community for celebrities to connect with fans through official accounts. The acquisition of AnD, which was launched in Hong Kong five years ago by Rotten Tomatoes co-founder Patrick Lee, will help mig33 grow in emerging markets as it transitions away from its… Read More

  • Japan's GREE And Mobile Community mig33 Sign Deal To Bring Social Games To Asia

    Big news from Asia’s social games industry today: Japanese mobile social gaming juggernaut GREE and mig33, a mobile community that’s especially popular in Asia, have just announced [PDF] a cooperation with the potential to change the social gaming market in the region. Under the agreement, mig33 adopts the “GREE platform for smartphone”, which means that smartphone… Read More

  • Seriously, Timothy Johnson, Your Idea Of How To Do PR For Clients Is A Joke

    We have a bemused relationship with most folks from the PR industry here around TechCrunch, and with good reason (trust me on that one). Most of the time (but not always), we keep our peace when PR flacks go off on us with or without a shred of reason, but sometimes one of them goes off the deep end and we need to point it out. It’s a public service we do for the PR industry to show… Read More

  • South Asian Mobile Social Network Mig33 Sending Twice As Many Messages A Day As Twitter

    Mobile social networks have tremendous potential to flourish in developing countries where mobile phone usage trumps internet connectivity. SMS based social networks like SMSGupshup have gained considerable traction in Asia because of this. For example, in India, there is currently a 10 to 1 mobile-to-PC ratio. Mig33, a mobile social network that involves VoIP calls, instant messaging… Read More

  • Mobile Socializing: Limbo Merges With Brightkite And Announces $9 Million Funding Round

    In the nascent world of mobile social networking, there are the big dogs (Facebook and MySpace) and everyone who wants to be a big dog. Two of the puppies just got bigger. Limbo is buying Brightkite, which all the tech kids are raving about, in a nearly all-stock transaction. It will change its name to Brightkite in a re-branding move, and gain Brightkite’s engineering team and… Read More

  • I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day

    Anyone who’s been reading this blog for more than a few months knows I’m bullish on mobile social networking. The space is wide open at this point – no one has created an application that has gotten enough traction to go mainstream. That’s partly because of tech limitations – browser based networks don’t leverage the power of the mobile device, and client… Read More

  • Big Money For Mig33's Mobile Social Network

    Mobile social network Mig33 has pulled in a $13.5 million Series B round led by DCM with participation from existing Series A investors Accel, Redpoint and TVP. Mig33 will put the money toward expanding the company in the U.S. and internationally. The company was founded in Perth, Australia, but moved to the valley after their Series A. They currently have over 9 million users (up from 7.5… Read More

  • LimeJuice's Mobile Social Network: It's Easy, And So People May Use It

    Stealth startup Hyphen-8 has been beta testing their new mobile social network called Lime Juice in San Francisco since October. Using your phone to create or enhance real world interactions is a killer application, but no one has cracked the nut yet. The reason is that the network is useless until it achieves a critical mass of users who are online and using the application via their… Read More

  • Mig33 Moves To The U.S.

    We’ve been keeping an eye on the mobile social networking world covering companies such as Zyb, Mocospace, Aka-aki, imity, meetmoi, mobiluck. See our roundup post here. Most of the innovation is occurring outside of the U.S., particularly in Europe. That’s why it’s no surprise to see yet another success story, Mig33, originate outside of the U.S. (the company was founded… Read More

  • The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks

    We’ve been tracking emerging mobile-only social networks such as ZYB and Mocospace and Mig33. All have unique selling points (Mocospace is dead simple to use, ZYB has a rich set of potential users from their address book backup service, and Mig33 has a VOIP tool that has attracted over seven million users), but there’s one solid gold feature that none yet have: physical… Read More