MCN Bows 'SMS Triggered Search'

MCN launches new 'SMS triggered search' with Thailand's three mobile operators

June 23, 2008

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BANGKOK and TOKYO -- Mobile Content Networks (MCN) the leading provider of real-time Federated mobile search solutions today announced that Thailand's leading mobile operators (AIS, DTAC, and TrueMove) have selected MCN to launch text message, or short message service (SMS) triggered search using a common shortcode.

Now nearly 50,000,000 mobile phone users in Thailand can simply text 4530111 to initiate real-time search connections to hundreds of thousands of downloadable content items in popular mobile content categories like Music, Images, and Games, and can get the content they want in 2-3 clicks directly from local content sources. The new MCN-powered SMS Triggered Search services build on the highly successful WAP-based search applications that MCN has powered for all three operators since early 2007.

"For over a year we've shown our unique ability to provide direct, real-time, high value WAP search results for each partner in Thailand under their own brand and business rules," said MCN CEO Marc Bookman. "With SMS Triggered Search we now dramatically expand the addressable market for transaction-focused digital content discovery not only in Thailand but also across dozens of other emerging and mature mobile markets. SMS is a central part of daily life for hundreds of millions of mobile users and is the primary starting point for use of wireless data services. MCN plans to be at the heart of a new generation of SMS-based digital content discovery applications throughout the region, and the globe."

Mobile Content Networks Inc. (MCN)

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