Bubble Motion announces new partnerships in Japan

Bubble Motion announced a number of top-tier partnerships
that will enhance its service throughout Japan. These include partnerships with
the likes of Sony Music Network, Horipro as well as celebrity users such as
soccer superstar and owner Yasuhiko Okudera.

In May 2011, Bubble Motion also expanded its service in conjunction with SoftBank Mobile to bring the
voice blogging phenomenon to over 26 million of SoftBank Mobile’s subscribers
throughout Japan.

Since launching Bubbly just one year ago, the service has
taken Asia by storm. Used by hundreds of celebrities, entertainers, sports
stars and musicians as an authentic way to keep their fans updated, Bubbly has
catapulted to over 10 million users in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and now
Japan. The service has delivered more than 300 million messages in the last
year alone.

Bubbly, best described as a voice-based Twitter”, is a
social messaging service where people share voice and text updates with
friends, family, fans and followers. Voice bloggers record status updates, in
their own voice, and their followers are notified to click and listen.

Carriers like SoftBank Mobile and KDDI have embedded the
service on their networks, meaning that Bubbly is handset-agnostic and does not
require any special applications to operate, and works seamlessly across all of
their subscribers.

Participating in the SoftBank Mobile launch is Sony Music
Network who is using the service to connect artists with their Japanese fans.
Celebrities will record their thoughts, opinions on current events, and
generally share updates of their day-to-day lives.

With the most tech-savvy population of any country,
Bubbly and Japan are a great fit for each other. SoftBank Mobile, Sony Music
Network, Horipro and our other corporate partners have recognized the Japanese
peoples’ affinity towards social media and early adoption of mobile phone
technology, which has resulted in this exciting partnership,” said Thomas Clayton,
president and CEO, Bubble Motion.

Vodafone recently introduced Bubbly,
the voice-Twitter service by Singapore-based Bubble Motion. Vodafone Essar
had a subscriber base of 141.5 million in India as of June, 2011.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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