Kii Links Smartphone App Makers to Global Carriers and Handset Makers
Kii Corporation, (San Mateo, Ca. USA) providers of cloud technology services, funding and distribution for mobile app developers, have announced Kii Partners, a program for Smartphone App promotion and distribution. The formation of Kii Partners coincides with the company’s formal launch on February 29 2012.
As its core business, Kii Corporation identifies and partners with promising smartphone app makers with early traction in app stores. Under Kii Partners, the company will promote these apps to its partners for preloading applications and distribution in the partner’s own markets.
Companies participating in the announcement include:
- NTT DOCOMO
- NEC Corporation
About KII Corporation
Kii Corporation was formed in July 2010 as the result of the merger of Servo Software and Synclore Corporation, leaders in the mobile data synchronization and backup space. The company’s core offering, Kii Platform, is a unique combination of cloud technology, distribution services and an early stage investment fund designed to help mobile app developers monetize and grow their business. Kii currently reaches over 40 million end users around the world through its network of developer partners. Kii is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with offices in San Mateo, California and Shenzhen, China and today employs more than 100 engineers and business professionals around the world. For more information visit www.kii.com.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading mobile operator that is in transition into an integrated service company placing mobility at the core. The company serves over 59 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visitwww.nttdocomo.com for more information.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
About Kyocera Corporation
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, electronic components, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2011, the company’s net sales totaled 1.27 trillion yen (approx. USD15.3 billion). The company is ranked #604 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
About D2C Communications, Inc.
D2 COMMUNICATIONS INC. (D2C) was established in 2000, as a subsidiary incorporated of NTT DOCOMO, INC., Dentsu Inc., and NTT Advertising, Inc. D2C is the first company in the world specializing in mobile advertisement. Under the corporate slogan “No Wireless, No Marketing”, our business domains include the following: mobile advertisements, media representative, planning / operations for mobile campaigns, development of Apps / digital contents, and other mobile marketing services. We are now currently focused on developing new mobile Apps / contents as well as expanding our business beyond Japan.（www.d2c.co.jp）
KDDI, as a comprehensive communications company offering both fixed-line and mobile communications services, strives to be a leading company during changing times. For individual customers, KDDI offers its mobile communications (au mobile phone) and fixed-line communications (broadband Internet/telephone) services under the brand name “au”, helping to realize FMBC (Fixed Mobile and Broadcasting Convergence). And for business clients, KDDI provides all services in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) realm, from FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence) networks to data centers, applications, and security strategies, to help clients strengthen their businesses. For more information, please visit KDDI
SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. (SBM) is a leading company of Mobile Communications business, providing innovative service in Japan, and an operator of Mobile Communications Segment of the SOFTBANK Group. SBM has declared to be No.1 “Mobile Internet Company ” and it has brought the new era of digital life to Japanese users by introducing a variety of Smartphones. SBM’s strategy for the future growth is to enhance customer base and the network. It has achieved gaining 2.43 million subscriber net additions in 2011 and it has been theNo.1 carrier to gain the most subscribers for 5 consecutive years among other carriers in Japan.
About Madhouse Inc.
Madhouse is China’s largest and most intelligent mobile advertising network and the leading mobile marketing solutions provider. Headquartered in Shanghai with offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, Madhouse now consists of more than 200 professionals. Madhouse is privately held and venture funded by TDF Capital, Gobi Partners, and JAFCO Asia. Strategic investors include Nokia Growth Partners and D2 Communications Inc.