CUPERTINO, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobio Networks today
announced that it has launched new mobile, social media widgets for the
large and loyal user bases of popular Web services Twitter, Digg and
Kaboodle as part of the GetMobio mobile lifestyle portal. Mobio's
collection of over 50 Web service mash-ups helps connect you with the
people, places and information that matter most while mobile. With Mobio
widgets, you can find a hip new happy-hour spot to impress your co-workers,
stay current with your favorite news sites, browse photos and share
customized shopping lists with friends.
"When people think 'mobile' and 'widgets' they typically think RSS,"
said Marcia Kadanoff, Vice President of Marketing of Mobio. "While we
definitely mobilize RSS feeds, we also go way beyond this functionality. We
take the best of these social media sites and make them available in a
graphical and interactive format that truly allows you to stay active
within your social network while you are mobile."
Twitter on Mobio helps people to connect with a growing, global
community of friends and strangers interested in what others are thinking
and doing in their own lives - via both text and images. Fans of Digg, one
of the most popular user-driven media and news websites, can now view all
the hottest stories on the go using Digg on Mobio. With Kaboodle on Mobio,
you can discover and recommend new things from fellow users with similar
tastes and styles through the creation of customized shopping and wish
"We are pleased to partner with Mobio to bring the power of online
social shopping to the handset," said Manish Chandra, Founder and CEO of
Kaboodle. "Mobio's easy-to-use mobile solution provides our fast-growing
community the ability to take their shopping on the go. Kaboodle is a fun
and simple way to discover, recommend and talk about great products and
stores. Mobio gives Kaboodlers easy access to their friends'
recommendations while they are out and about."
Mobio has also released a free new widget designed to let users search
for, organize and read their favorite blogs and news sites through a
streamlined, customizable mobile interface called My RSS. Users simply
click on the headline to see a brief description or they can view the story
in its entirety, complete with images right on their handsets.
Mobio's widgets are created to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of
users - from those using the most popular and widely available mobile
phones on the market, such as the Motorola RAZR, to more sophisticated
smart phone models including the BlackBerry Pearl. By simply entering their
information once, users can personalize their experience across all
GetMobio collections to create a more intuitive, seamless interaction.
In January, Mobio was selected from hundreds of innovators to launch
its GetMobio mobile lifestyle portal at the DEMO 2007 conference. Following
the launch, Business 2.0 Magazine called Mobio one of the hottest start-ups
to watch in its "Next Net 25" of 2007 and IDC named Mobio one of its "10
Emerging Wireless Entertainment Players to Watch in 2007." In April, LAPTOP
Magazine called Mobio one of "Ten Companies to Watch in 2007."
About Mobio Networks
Mobio makes over 50 dynamic mobile applications and widgets that work
together and are based on mash-ups of web services. Based in Silicon
Valley, the company's mission is to make compelling applications that are
fun, simple and useful enough to merit everyday use on popular mobile
phones. Around the globe, people use Mobio's applications to locate the
hottest bars, call a cab and book a table at the latest restaurants - all
with very few clicks and minimal or no data entry. For more information,
Mobio is a trademark of Mobio Networks, Inc. All other registered or
unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.
The use of the marks associated with third-party companies running "on
Mobio" are not meant to imply a relationship or affiliation sponsorship or
endorsement of Mobio Networks, Inc. by these companies.
SOURCE Mobio Networks