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Twitter Investigates Technology Service In Emerging Markets With Entry Level Phones

   
5:27 pm on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This could open up a huge new audience for twitter in the emerging markets.

Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet.

U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter of next year, Chief Executive and Co-founder Sumesh Menon told Reuters.

Users will need to dial a simple code to get a feed of the popular trending topics on Twitter, he said.Twitter Investigates Technology Service In Emerging Markets With Entry Level Phones [reuters.com]
 

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