NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiwibox.com [KIWB.OTC] proudly announces the launch of its new "on-the-road browser registration" feature for its recently launched "m.kiwibox.com" mobile site. New users can register now on Kiwibox through their mobile phone and the upcoming trend of tablet devices via submission of their email address and subsequent confirmation as well as a "one click" sign-up with their existing Facebook account information.
Since its debut in mid September of this year, the HTML 5 enhanced companion to Kiwibox's desktop version has facilitated seamless interactivity between both versions, resulting in marked increase in user activity. In conjunction with Kiwibox's recent, branded events and the ability to sign up users "in-event" through the mobile platform, user registrations have grown 37% over previous averages. Additionally, the ability to connect with other users through the mobile platform and update multiple aspects of their Kiwibox profile while at events has generated a 54% rise in active user profiles since the mobile browser version debuted.
The trend of global internet users switching from traditional, desktop based internet browsing to mobile is a trend not expected to slow down anytime soon. This year alone, mobile browser viewing has grown 10% over 2011 numbers and mobile internet usage is expected to overtake desktop based usage by 2014. Kiwibox is heavily invested in this market move and has integrated mobile advertisements as one of the first social networks and communities in the market to better secure its advertisement income. Kiwibox works hard to develop new advertisement and income possibilities to ensure its future success.
About Kiwibox.com: Company History
Kiwibox.com was initially founded in 1999 to give teenagers a voice on the internet and was a leader in the teen oriented world for several years.In August 2007, the company was bought by Magnitude Information Systems, Inc.,a publicly listed company. In 2008, the company launched a new version,Kiwibox 2.0 and in October 2009 the company launched Kiwibox 3.0, shifting its audience focus from teenagers to young adults. On December 31, 2009, KiwiboxMedia Inc. merged with Magnitude Information Systems and changed its name to Kiwibox.com, Inc., the New York-based social network. In the first quarter of2011, Kiwibox.com acquired Pixunity.de, Half a year later Kiwibox.com successfully released an English-Version for the US-market, www.pixunity.com. On September 31st, 2011 Kiwibox.com acquired the German social network community Kwick!, and finalized the acquisition in May 2012. KWICK!'s functionality mirrors that of Kiwibox,com, and maintains an activity rate of more than 2 billion page impressions a month. In the 2nd and 3rd Quarter 2012 Kiwibox.com announced the Spanish, Russian, Indian, Chinese and French versions of its photoblogging community Pixunity. Kiwibox common shares are listed on the over-the-counter, Bulletin Board market under the symbol KIWB.
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