Twitter Shows Global Ambitions With Moves in India and Japan
Cuts SMS Deal With Indian Telecom and Launches Mobile Service in Japanese With Banner Ads
India has roughly 457 million mobile subscribers, a massive population that, despite a fondness for SMS, hasn’t been able to receive Twitter updates via text. That all changed this week when Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile provider, inked a deal with the massively popular microblogging service that will allow subscribers to send Tweets at the usual text rates and receive them for free.
This just in: They still don’t have a business model but are valuated at a billion dollars.
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