Ontela’s proprietary technology automatically uploads pictures from phones, solving the last remaining problem with mobile photography – getting at the pictures. Ontela’s technology has been certified by 30 operators, including Verizon, T-Mobile, and Alltel on more than 100 handsets. It also is available preinstalled on devices from all five of the top global handset manufacturers.
Press Release Excerpts:
Denver, CO and Seattle, WA – December 16, 2009 – Photobucket.com, Inc., one of the Web’s top photo sites, and Ontela, Inc., the leading provider of award-winning imaging services for wireless carriers, today announced an agreement under which the two companies will merge their operations.
The combined company, which will be known as Photobucket Corporation, will leverage the assets of two of the online photo industry’s leading players. The combination will bring together Photobucket’s massive audience of more than 22 million users in the U.S. with Ontela’s leading-edge software that is currently in use on more than 30 wireless carriers, including Verizon and T-Mobile. Photobucket will leverage Ontela’s wireless carrier relationships to provide distribution and consumer access to more than 140 million wireless subscribers, while Ontela will drive uptake of its mobile applications by capitalizing on Photobucket’s brand and highly active user base.
News Corporation, which acquired Photobucket in 2007, will hold a significant equity stake in the combined company and will be represented on the company’s board of directors. The Photobucket management team will continue to operate the business and play strong leadership roles in the combined company.
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