Bango, the mobile web payment and analytics company, announced it has secured a £6.5 million investment round (approximately US$10.2 million) to be used to finance further development of its business. Bango is a provider of carrier billing services to Facebook, Telefonica, Amazon, Google, Blackberry, Opera and others. Read More
Bango, a company that delivers mobile web simplifying technology, published statistics on mobile web growth today, and found the UK to be leading the charge. According to the company, the top 5 countries accessing the mobile web were the UK (27%), the US (21%), South Africa (11%), India (9%), and Indonesia (3%). Bango has mobile web statistics for over 190 countries.
Though the US lags the UK in mobile web use, its usage [...].
From the DEMMX Conference: Today 70-80% of all mobile media revenues in the US is generated from the major carriers on-deck content. According to Anil Malhotra, SVP, Marketing at Bango, the carriers are now finally starting to open up for off-deck content: “Unofficial numbers show that already around 50% of mobile media revenues come from off-deck [content] on days when popular shows such as American Idol is on.”
While the US system is starting to change, Anil Malhotra informed the conference [...]. one comment
New York – Bango, a provider of mobile music distribution technology, said on Thursday that independent digital music publisher INgrooves will use its service to allow artists to sell mobile music downloads. San Francisco-based INgrooves holds the mobile rights for 500 labels in the hip-hop, R&B, electronic and rock genres, and builds WAP sites for its artists and labels to sell ringtones and wallpapers. New York-based Bango's browse and buy technology will let artists [...].
New York – World Wrestling Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has developed a slate of original mobile entertainment content, including news, trivia, highlights and commentary on pro wrestling. The WWE partnered with mobile distributor Bango on the service, which promises at least 75 videos a month, ranging in length from two to five minutes. The service will also offer ringtones, [...].
London — Bango, a U.K.-based company that helps companies sell content on mobile phones, announced that it is planning an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) later this month. By paying a monthly fee, Bango users can access content using mobile phone bills or credit and debit cards. Channel 4, for instance, is using Bango to offer "Big Brother"-related content to U.K. consumers on any mobile network. [...].