August 22, 2008


It's always great to be recognised and we enjoy reporting fun news, so here's the latest from the Awards Circuit:

BuzzCity has won a Silver Medal for our contribution to Web 2.0 in the Future Mobile Awards.

"BuzzCity’s 'myGamma' community has made stunning headway in the mobile social networking space," write the judges. "It has successfully applied the D2C business model in an operator-dominated market (certainly, a Mobile Web 2.0 trait) and established a strong advertising base that hit 1.7 billion paid ad impressions in July 2008 ... (myGamma) is a shining example of how the social web can span demographic, as well as geographic divides."

A panel of judges from Juniper Research used a number of criteria to evaluate candidates, including commercial deployment, customer retention and growth, ease of use, functionality, innovation, pricing, revenue generation and user interface.

Juniper Research writes that The Future Mobile Awards are presented "to companies that (they) believe have made significant progress within their sector during the previous year, and are now poised to make considerable market impact in the future."

You can take a look at the full list of winners here.

BuzzCity is a finalist at the ME Awards, which will be presented on 25 September at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. We've been nominated in the Best Communities Company category. These awards are produced by Media Entertainment, a trade publication dedicated to the mobile content industry. The other four finalists in this category are Flirtomatic, GoFresh, Peperoni and Shozu.

And on the conference circuit, Kok Fung will be speaking at the Next Generation Telecom 2008 Conference at The Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore on 27 – 29 August, 2008; and the Mobie Web Strategies 2008 at Moscone West, San Francisco, on 9 September 2008.