NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Fotolog ( http://www.fotolog.com ), the world’s largest photo-blogging website and the 4th most-active social network(1), announced today a landmark partnership with Mobile Solutions, a leading mobile services aggregator, that will provide mobile and
micro-payments features to the site’s users in Chile through the Entel PCS and Movistar operators who serve 80% of the market. The mobile launch in Chile follows Fotolog’s successful entry into the mobile market in Argentina, part of a drive to deliver mobile solutions to over 12 million unique monthly visitors who generate over 2.8 billion page views across Latin America.
“We are the number one social network in Chile and this partnership allows our members to access Fotolog.com using any mobile browser and to use our popular Allopass micro-payments platform as well as other attractive mobile features,” said Christian Simamora, Fotolog’s Business Development Manager. “Fotolog is a cultural phenomenon in Latin America, and by going mobile we have taken our powerful member experience to a new level and opened the door to new content partnerships across the region.”
“As the leading provider of value-added mobile services in Chile, we are proud to power Fotolog’s mobile offer in this market,” said Alejandro Parnas, General Manager, of Mobile Solutions. “Fotolog is already the market leader and we look forward to helping them find new and better ways to serve their vibrant community in Chile with the most comprehensive coverage available in the market.”
On July 2, 2008 Fotolog announced the launch of its global mobile service — accessible at http://m.fotolog.com — which will enable the site’s community of almost 20 million members(2) in over 200 countries around the world to use their phones to upload photos to their personal Fotolog pages, see who is posting messages to their guestbooks, leave messages for their friends and use the Allopass micro-payments platform. The service is available in seven languages including English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Dutch.
About Mobile Solutions
Since 2004 Mobile Solutions has been providing high-quality, value added services for Fotolog and mobile operators in Latin America. Mobile Solutions’ strategy has been to develop close, long-term strategic relationships with clients while providing them with unparalleled expertise and resources. Mobile Solutions has been creating new ways of communication between people, as well as between people and devices, which has expanded to cover most MMS and WAP services with innovative business solutions such as our recent micro-blog launch Gugox. For more information, visit: http://www.mobilesolutions.cl
About Fotolog, Inc.
Fotolog is the 4th most trafficked social networking site in the world (Alexa, May 2008) and represents one of the most active communities on the internet today. Among social networking sites in Latin America and Europe, it is ranked first, second, and fourth in Chile, Argentina, and Spain respectively (comScore, May 2008). Almost 20 million member accounts from 200 countries have shared over 550 million photos since Fotolog’s inception in October of 2002. Fotolog has grown virally since its founding, with virtually no marketing or member incentives. Fotolog was acquired in 2007 by Hi-Media Group ( http://www.hi-media.com ), one of the world’s leading Internet media groups (Comscore) with advertising, publishing and micro-payments businesses.
(1) Alexa May 2008
(2) 18,831,706 as of 6/24/08 (source: Fotolog, Inc.)