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Yahoo Says It Reaches 600 Million Mobile Users WorldWide

     
5:29 pm on Jun 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Internet media firm Yahoo Inc said on Tuesday that its mobile search service will be offered by six more telecom companies in Asia.

It now has 60 such partnerships worldwide, including with Mahanagar Telephon Nigam (MTNL) in India, Hong CSL Limited, Smart Communications and Digital Mobile Phlis (Sun Cellular) in the Philippines and Vibo Telecom in Taiwan. "We are now able to reach 600 million subscribers," David Ko, Asia managing director and vice president of Yahoo's mobile division, told reporters at a media briefing.

He said the mobile advertising market is expected to rise to $16.2 billion in 2011 up from $1.5 billion in 2006 and that Yahoo "would obviously love to take a large chunk of that pie".

Yahoo Claims It Reaches 600 Million Mobile Users WorldWide [reuters.com]

6:27 pm on June 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That's "able to reach," which is different than "reaches."

(Hmmm. Make a note. In future press releases...)

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That's "able to reach," which is different than "uses" too
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Exactly.

They can reach my phone but they can't touch it ;)

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Sounds to me like "We really are doing just fine on our own, we don't need anybody else", but in his head he is saying "I hope everyone believes all this crap, we really need all the help we can get".
LOL
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Yhoo really dont need any help, what I see they have planed there future good, about this mobile news, its good news but not more.
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I saw their mobile presentation at Web2.0 in San Fran that showcased their mobile projects. It was some really impressive stuff. I'd definitely use it now if it was in even beta form.

Very slick stuff and I'd be open to it as an advertising platform for local businesses.

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Internet phones will be the next big thing in the US with massive profits and potentially more daily users than the traditional home based internet. Big G is trying to get in there also... it's going to be the next big thing and will be very interesting to see how this plays out. Yahoo is off to a great start in this market.
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1,018,057,389 internet users can reach my website, maybe I should put a banner on it ;)
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This has a much bigger effect outside North America then most of you here may realize and that is where that number comes from.

Most Asian countries use SMS and MMS services along with some GPRS/data transfer stuff... a lot of people don't even have talk time activated on their phones because that is too expensive. Also the data plans and the SMS/MMS plans are cheap compared to USA rates... and are EXTREMELY cheaper then in Canada.

That is why the report is out of Singapore.

I just launched my first MMS/SMS gateway so that I can do text and MMS services through any of my sites, I am also getting ready to resell the services..

This is the future... soon laptops will just be phones.... 20 years tops

[edited by: Demaestro at 3:19 pm (utc) on June 20, 2008]

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This is the future... soon laptops will just be phones.... 20 years tops

And then why bother? I think all the big companies are jumping the shark. Sure mobile devices will become much more popular but will the machines have better capacity.