Press release> BellStream Ltd. announced release of the Blogia product at the DEMOmobile event held at La Jolla, California and the IBC 2004 conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. BellStream was selected out of hundreds of companies to launch the newest technology at DEMOmobile 2004. This event has a stellar reputation for identifying the best of what’s next in a wireless world.
BellStream’s product brings mobile blogging on camera phones and new revenue streams for service providers and mobile operators through distribution of individual mass media. “We believe one button freedom of the press on the go with intuitive and easy to use interface takes mobile blogging to mass market”, says Samuli Koski-Lammi, the company CEO. “The availability and affordability of the new handsets lets mobile users publish text, take photos and record sounds. The ability to capture and share the moment as it happens creates a fun and a very rewarding end user experience”.
For service providers and mobile operators Blogia offers revenue stream enablers and added brand value. Blogia is built to support a branded mobile offering. Blogia mEdition enables subscriptions and invitations to the content your customers and internet blogs have to offer. Through remote configuration, licensing and branding, flexible business model support, customer retention, viral growth and ARPU boost for existing messaging investments, BellStream Blogia enables provisioning of social media.
“Social media – blogging, syndication, and other social software is fundamentally changing the immediacy of information, and it should be no surprise that bloggers need these tools to be mobile. Yet so-called mo-blog tools have been limited to posting photos or short text messages. BellStream changes all that, putting the first robust blogging tools on a mobile phone. Supporting the major blogging platforms, BellStream’s mo-blogging interface is an outstanding contribution to this rapidly emerging marketplace” – Chris Shipley, Executive Producer, DEMO Conferences.
BellStream HQ is located in Helsinki, Finland and a well established technology competence center in Poland. The partners and customers have traditionally been service providers, operators, mobile device manufacturers and the large scale enterprise. BellStream was founded in 1999, reached break even at Q4/2001 and has been profitable ever since. The company is privately owned and backed by two Finnish private investors.