Medio Appoints Gary Bembridge Head of US Advertising Sales

Seattle, WA - March 19, 2007. Medio, the leading provider of mobile search and advertising solutions, today announced the appointment of Gary Bembridge, the former National Sales Director of MSN Sales to the newly created position of Head of US Advertising Sales. Mr. Bembridge will support and lead the advertising sales team for Medio’s newly launched MobileNow Ad Network, and will be reporting to the company’s Chief Advertising Officer, Omar Tawakol. “We are delighted to add Gary to our team and to draw from his considerable experience in ad sales leadership within the online advertising arena,” says Mr. Tawakol. “Gary was one of the earliest sales executives at MSN to be involved in online advertising.Not only does he understand advertising sales, […]
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Medio Charges Ahead To Lead In Mobile Search

Seattle, WA - March 15, 2007. Medio announced today it had reached a number of major milestones in the emerging mobile search space which combine to position it as market leader. Since launching mobile search in partnership with Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA in 2006 and Telus Mobility in 2005, Medio had delivered over 1.5 billion answers to subscriber searches.Medio now leads the North American market in mobile search subscribers and usage, ahead of all other white label and branded mobile search providers. Additionally, Medio is seeing growth of over 1.4 million new subscribers every month and a high returning user ratio. This shows that Medio’s leading position is the result not only of operators choosing Medio’s solution, but also resulting […]
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Amp’d Mobile Partners with Medio to Launch Innovative and Enhanced Search and Advertising

Los Angeles, CA - February 5, 2007. Amp’d Mobile, the pioneer of fully integrated mobile entertainment, today announced that it has partnered with Medio, Inc. to launch a new search application designed to deliver an unprecedented user-friendly search experience to its users. Amp’d and Medio are also simultaneously deploying targeted mobile search advertising, which enables direct response advertisers to reach subscribers with relevant and immediate messages based on search queries. The new deployment, which will launch in the first quarter of 2007, combines an intuitive and effortless user interface with powerful recommendation and personalization technologies. The new functionality will provide the Amp’d subscriber base with a search experience that will predictively aid their search for content and information. Designed for speed […]
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Medio and T-Mobile Launch Enhanced Mobile Search Services

Seatte, WA - The millions of T-Mobile USA subscribers enjoying a wide variety of mobile content through the popular t-zones portal can now find exactly what they want more quickly and easily. Medio has deployed a new search system for T-Mobile that presents subscribers with the most relevant results, including access to CallerTunes®, myFaves℠ content, HiFi Ringers®, local business listings and selected web pages, all through a search box prominently placed at the top of t-zones pages. The enhanced T-Mobile search service is supported on currently available phone models, as well as on many older phones. Key enhancements to the service include: Recommendations — presenting subscribers with related items they otherwise may not find in the catalog for ringtones, wallpaper and games. Improved […]
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Medio Raises $30 Million in Series B Funding

Seattle, WA - Medio, the leading provider of mobile search and advertising solutions, announced today that it has received $30M in Series B funding from Accel Partners in Silicon Valley and London, and returning investors Mohr Davidow Ventures, Frazier Technology Ventures, and Trilogy Equity Partners. Medio will use the funding to advance its lead in the mobile search space, develop new products, enhance its core advertising platform, expand sales and operations for both wireless operators and advertisers and grow its presence in the European and Asia-Pacific geographies. “We have created the most relevant, most efficient mobile search solution and having been selected by some of the world’s leading carriers is validation of this,” said Brian Lent, President and CEO, Medio. “The […]
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Medio Names Omar Tawakol Chief Advertising Officer

Seattle, WA - Medio, the leader in mobile search, announced today it has appointed online advertising veteran Omar Tawakol to the position of chief advertising officer.Tawakol will be responsible for driving Medio’s advertising business and will oversee the development of new advertiser offerings and relationships.He will report to president and CEO Brian Lent. “Omar is an important addition to our senior management team.I am confident he will have an immediate, positive effect on the company,” said Lent. “With his experience in managing and innovating advertising businesses, Omar is perfectly suited take Medio’s world-class mobile search offering to the next level of advertising monetization.” “Brian and the Medio team are passionate about building on their success as leaders in mobile search by creating […]
By |Tuesday, November 14, 2006|Company Announcements|0 Comments

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Quickly Find What They Want And Get Recommendations

Basking Ridge, NJ and Los Angeles, CA - Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today the availability of Get It Now® Search — a free application that allows Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones to quickly search across downloadable content available from VZW Games, VZW Tones and VZW Pix straight from their mobile phones. With Get It Now Search, customers can search by artist name, song title, game or application name to easily find the content they want. Once the results are presented, customers can purchase the content from their phones in just a few clicks and see recommendations of other content they may enjoy. In a first for the mobile search industry, Get […]
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