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Interoperability: The next Phase of Mobile Revolution


May 06, 2013 — The new generations of mobile users are entirely attached to their devices – continually online, and endlessly connecting with others. Mobile interactions are becoming the primary way in which relationships are initially established and a core enabler for allowing relationships to continue and to evolve over time. Sharing everyday “moments” […]

OnePIN pulls down new fundraise


December 02, 2011 — Mobile social networking company OnePIN Inc. has raised $900,000 of a planned $1.3 million funding from a group of eight unnamed investors, a federal document shows.

According to the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the new fundraise started in September. None of the eight backers in the round […]

OnePIN pulls down new fundraise


April 20, 2011 — Westborough social address book creator OnePin Inc. has secured $1.2 million in funding, the company announced late Friday.

The funding follows a $900,000 round it raised in November 2011 from FA Technology Ventures, Stage 1 Ventures, and Egan-Managed Capital and brings the total round of financing to $25.5 million, according to […]

Mobility Will Become the Economic Engine of the World – An Interview with Feyzi Celik


October 22, 2010 – Feyzi Celik , an entrepreneur and innovator from Turkey now living in the U.S, has always been fascinated by science and technology. He created a company whose products and services are now offered by mobile operators around the world.

You are from Turkey. This is the place where you were studying […]

Vodafone to offer CallerXchange on iPhone 4


July 02, 2010 — Vodafone Turkey will soon be making “Vodafone MicroSIM” available to its subscribers base. These SIM cards are specifically prepared for iPad and iPhone 4. These MicroSIMs will be compatible with both devices will be available at 974 Vodafone stores.

Vodafone, Worlds leader in mobile telecommunication, continues to present its innovative solutions […]

CallerXchange Deployed to All MTN Congo Mobile Subscribers Through Gemalto SIM Cards


By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

November 25, 2009 – MTN, a mobile network operator in Africa and Middle East, announced that it has deployed OnePIN’s CallerXchange peer-to-peer service to all their Congo mobile subscribers via the new Gemalto SIM cards. Users can now connect and stay connected with friends, family and business associates – enhancing the value […]

How to monetize the mobile phonebook

By Chris DeGrace

March 4, 2009 – What is the first step every mobile phone user takes when making a call, aside from turning on the phone? More often than not it is accessing their phonebook.

Regardless of the mobile network, device or form of communication, the phonebook is the most common denominator for more than […]

Building a mobile social address book

Monetizing connections across the entire subscriber base with a simple and social mobile service

Mobile network operators and device manufacturers have invested billions of dollars upgrading their telephony networks, implementing customer loyalty programs and rolling out targetedmarketing campaigns. Yet throughout this investment they’ve neglected perhaps the mobile phone’s most critical feature: the address book. It’s an unfortunate oversight because no other […]

Social Networking Watch: Feyzi Celik, CEO of OnePIN Interview


SNW INTERVIEW — Jan 17 — OnePIN was the most interesting company I came across at the Social Networking Conference in Amsterdam. I interviewed OnePIN’s CEO, Feyzi Celik. – Mark Brooks

What is your background?
I was the CEO of the North American Division of Koç Group, currently a $35 billion business. I was meeting a lot of people, getting […]

Cell phone capabilities expanded


Westboro firm links phone books


January 7, 2009 – WESTBORO — Feyzi Celik recalls trying to organize a desk drawer awash in business cards while working at a company in his native Turkey. Years later, with advanced degrees in engineering and business from Massachusetts institutions, his ideas for simplifying […]