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Making a global statement in 140 characters

August 7th, 2009

Twitter_Bird_tweets Twitter has received the spectrum of responses from the public - some hate it, some love it, some are obsessed, others irritated…. but it’s still growing.

Although no one is really clear on the future monetization of Twitter as a company, it’s impressive to see the dramatic usage uptake for things like Psychology experiments via Twitter, and marketing promotions to tweeters that RT. For Nimbuzz, monitoring Twitter-like services allows us to engage and maintain happy customers (we try).

Why do we encourage the usage of it, and what’s in it for you?

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Ambassador Spotlight

June 29th, 2009

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We received an overwhelming response from all over the world to the Nimbuzz Ambassador Program invitation. Thank you for your interest, trust, and choice to support and promote Nimbuzz!

Among the new motivated, inspiring Ambassadors, we gathered two that we wanted to share with the rest of the community. They shared with us what attracted them to Nimbuzz, and how they plan to promote Nimbuzz in their countries, please welcome in the comments section: Mark from Australia (left) and András from Hungary (on right).

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Nimbuzz Rocket launch successful!

June 8th, 2009

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In March’s Ambassador Spotlight, we showcased Roger from USA, who loved the Nimbuzz’s location feature on his Nokia N95. He recently sent us a project that we had to share with you – combining 2 engines, a parachute, and a Nimbuzz-equipped mobile phone!

Yes, a rocket! Roger’s goal with the amateur rocket was to combine his favorite phone & hobby. Pushing technology to the limit by estimating the altitude and velocity with  Nokia Sports Tracker, recording the launch 1st hand with Nokia N95′s integrated video camcorder, and utilizing the Nimbuzz Mobile’s location feature (with the help of Nimbuzz buddies/users) to locate and retrieve his phone and rocket!  Talk about staying connecting anywhere in the world! Watch the YouTube video here. He was able to retrieve a few pieces (as you can see below).

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Nimbuzz Ambassador Spotlight

May 25th, 2009

ambassador-spotlight_may-candidatesMay’s Ambassador Spotlight is here! 2009 is flying by, and we’re happy to present the 2 Nimbuzz Ambassadors to highlight to the rest of the global Nimbuzz community: Please welcome Thomas, from Germany, and Bagus, from Indonesia!

Visit Thomas’ XING profile (in German and English) to read how he’s become an expert in international mobile telecommunication and in avoiding roaming fees.

Bagus is an active moderator for a large Nimbuzz fan community in Indonesia with a forum (in Indonesian and English) called Nimbuzzer.net, going strong with over 1,500 members.

We asked Nimbuzz Ambassadors Thomas and Bagus to explain how Nimbuzz saves them money. Here is what they had to say: (more…)

Nimbuzz in the News – Nokia 5800 XpressMusic!

May 14th, 2009

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The overwhelming patient demand to support the slick, touch-enabled Nokia 5800 XpressMusic handset gave a sneak-peek at the excellent feedback we would receive from our release post comments, the 10,000+ views of the Nimbuzz for 5800 XM YouTube video, and online. Thank you for sharing the info with your friends on your blog, Twitter, and word of mouth!

Here are highlights of articles we liked best…

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Nimbuzz Ambassador Spotlight

April 28th, 2009

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It is our pleasure to present this month’s Ambassador Spotlight! We have chosen 2 of our Nimbuzz Ambassadors to highlight to the rest of the global Nimbuzz community: Please welcome Marc, from The Netherlands, and Sajin, from India!

Marc shares his passion for sports, computer gadgets and music videos through his YouTube Channel in his Dutch-language personal website.

Through Sajin’s variety of gadget tutorials you’ll learn so much in a fun way, about the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, MP3 players and more – from his YouTube Channel, his personal website, and Twitter.

We asked Nimbuzz Ambassadors Marc and Sajin to share their favorite Nimbuzz moment. Here is what they had to say:

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10 million Nimbuzz downloads on the GetJar app store!

April 24th, 2009

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Today we are celebrating the fact that Nimbuzz has reached the 10 million downloads milestone from the GetJar app store, a fantastic achievement! GetJar is the world’s largest independent app store averaging over 35 million downloads a month. Nimbuzz downloaders for Java, Symbian and/or Windows Mobile phones have also given us a GetJar User Rating of 8.25 out of 10!

Since App stores are becoming second nature to those looking to personalize their handsets, we have been working with GetJar to ensure that our award-winning application design is seen amongst GetJar’s 20,000 different apps.  Some of the high-profile applications companies Getjar works with include Google Maps, Yahoo Go and Opera Mini.

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TATA Indicom adds Nimbuzz as mobile Social Networking partner in India

April 23rd, 2009

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TATA Indicom, a leading CDMA based mobile operator and one of India’s most respected corporate brand names, has just agreed to promote Nimbuzz through its very popular TATA Zone (mtata.nimbuzz.com) to all 35 million subscribers.

This move is a huge step by TATA also that is planning to launch a GSM network this year adding to their share of 9.3% of the total Indian mobile subscriber base.

Vikas, our Country Head for India, exclaimed, “We are registering over 600,000 users per month and this has been a terrific start for us in India which is a top market now! Since TATA Indicom is a name to reckon with and it is our pleasure to be associated with a brand like Tata.”

Warm welcome all TATA subscribers! Happy mobile social networking!

Tata Teleservices Limited is one of India’s leading private telecom service providers, which extends its pan-India presence over 320,000 towns and villages across all of India’s 22 telecom circles.

First Global 100, now Europe 100 – Red Herring believes in Nimbuzz!

April 17th, 2009

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It’s mentioned that “Once a Red Herring winner, always a Red Herring winner” and Nimbuzz is honoured to join the famed list along with Google, eBay, and Skype – again.

Red Herring named Nimbuzz as a Red Herring Europe 100 Winner, thereby singling Nimbuzz out as one of the top 100 most promising tech companies in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

The exceptional accomplishments of European technology start-ups and entrepreneurs are a testament to the rapid advancements being made in building the European innovation ecosystem.“  Red Herring Managing Director, Farley Duvall stated.

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Nimbuzz 2.0 for Symbian!

April 3rd, 2009


[Update]

If you are looking for cheap international calling from you mobile and you end up here :D , I would like to introduce you also to NimbuzzOut. NimbuzzOut lets you make incredibly cheap international calls from your mobile, to landlines and mobiles anywhere in the world. To see how cheap it is and how much you can save take a look at the NimbuzzOut  Rate Calculator ;) .

Up until now, the Nimbuzz for Symbian‘s Menu button layout was the central connection point for any buddy, feature or setting.

2.0 has a brand new interface and features. Download it now!

You’ll notice the new design with Tabs. Quickly switch between your favorite features by browsing through the 4 tabs: Nimbuzz (buddy-list), Chats, Phone Calls, and Messaging.

But there is more! We have a huge list of updates for you this time:

  • Sort your buddy-list by favorites. People you communicate with most, appear at the top of your buddy-list.
  • Choose your favorite ringtones for new chats, messages, and calls.
  • Directly make NimbuzzOut calls from the Phone Calls tab; always see what your current NimbuzzOut credit and username are.
  • Pressing the red “hang-up” button now hides Nimbuzz instead of exiting.

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