Photobucket and Thumbplay Launch New ‘Send to Mobile’ Service
- More Than 25 Million Photobucket.com Visitors Can Easily Send Photos to Phones With Improved Service Powered by Thumbplay -
“Increasingly, mobile phones are becoming the sole entertainment device of choice for people, a place to store all of their favorite images, music, games and more,” said Are Traasdahl, CEO and founder of Thumbplay. “Through Photobucket, it is easier than ever to customize devices and keep favorite memories close at hand.”
Thumbplay has agreements in place with every major carrier and works on more than 2,000 mobile phones. Thumbplay subscribers that do not currently have a Photobucket account can create one for free at http://photobucket.com. For more information, please visit http://photobucket.com/mobile.
*Source: Nielsen Mobile‘s “Mobile Content Storefront Revenue” Report, Q3 and Q4 2007 and Q1 and Q2 2008 (based on non-carrier revenue generation at the top U.S. wireless carriers)
Thumbplay’s award-winning, direct-to-consumer service features licensed content from some of the world’s largest entertainment companies, including EMI Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Pictures Television, as well as several independent labels and artists and video game companies. Thumbplay’s mobile entertainment catalog is integrated into Clear Channel Radio, AOL and MSN Mobile sites, as well as iLike.com, one of the Web’s leading social music discovery services. Moreover, based on Thumbplay’s reputation for exceptional customer care and technological innovation, MTV recently tapped the company to power personalization content for the music giant’s mobile content site. The recently-launched Thumbplay Open provides independent music and visual artists, application developers and Web site publishers the opportunity to package and sell their own digital media to millions of mobile customers.
Each month, Thumbplay.com gets more than five million unique visitors and its mobile (WAP) site (m.thumbplay.com) receives more than 12 million page views, making it one of the most popular mobile Web sites.
Photobucket is the largest standalone photo and video sharing site, with 45 million unique users worldwide* linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than 10 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in
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