Jibe Mobile Lands Funding To Build The "Next Global Communications Network"

 Jibe Mobile Lands Funding To Build The "Next Global Communications Network"

  PR Newswire

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California and LONDON, Dec. 12, 2012

- Silicon Valley cloud-based communications startup bridges telco and
developer worlds to connect mobile consumers throughout the world with "rich
communication" apps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California and LONDON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Jibe
Mobile ( www.jibemobile.com ), a Silicon Valley cloud-based global
communications provider, today announced that it has closed $8.3 million in
financing with investments by Vodafone Ventures (the U.S. investment arm of
Vodafone Group), Tokyo-based game creator MTI, and other investors. The
investment will help Jibe to continue bridging the world of standards-based
communications and agile Silicon-Valley application development to connect
consumers around the world via the next generation of "rich communications" –
video chat, real-time gaming, and other innovations – regardless of their
location, mobile device or telecommunications plan.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121212/LA28293 )

Jibe will continue developing the world's first open technology platform
leveraging the most advanced telecom industry standards — including GSMA joyn™
and RCS 5 — and enhance its open APIs enabling developers to rapidly
incorporate real-time, 'rich communications' into mobile applications.

"There is no doubt that rich communications is becoming an increasingly
important part of the consumer mobile experience. Jibe's mission is to make
carrier-grade communications simple and accessible for the global market,"
said Jibe co-founder and CEO Amir Sarhangi. "In-app communication increases
user engagement and creates new monetization opportunities for developers. The
investments from Vodafone and MTI will help us continue to innovate and extend
our platform. We look forward to the next stage and ongoing strong
partnerships with our expanding carrier and developer networks."

Jibe's technology provides an all-important link for developers to easily
unleash new rich capabilities for consumer and business driven mobile
applications. The Jibe Mobile Developer Portal and App-to-App Platform SDK
gives application developers the tools to infuse their applications with
real-time app-to-app and multi-user capabilities. Jibe's app-to-app platform
will allow developers — with just a few lines of code — to incorporate
powerful real-time in-app rich communications into new 'carrier grade' mobile
applications for such areas as multi-player games, distance learning, remote
diagnosis and health care, customer care, sales and service, and enterprise
collaboration. With joyn at the core, developers' apps will be future-proofed
as carriers innovate their networks. 

About Jibe Mobile

Jibe Mobile, the global communications cloud, is an open technology platform
for the new era of telephony. Bridging the worlds of traditional
standards-based telecommunications and Silicon Valley-style rapid application
development, Jibe is empowering phone companies, developers, and consumers
everywhere to build the world's next global phone network. For more
information, please visit www.jibemobile.com .

For downloadable screen shots, logos, information and additional images:
http://tinyurl.com/JibeImages

Media Contact: Jeff Lettes, Global Media Strategy Communications
jlettes@globalmediastrategy.com +1-408-406-1161

Website: http://www.jibemobile.com
 
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