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Tokyo-based MCN-Inc made the Top-100 list – smack between Microsoft and McGraw-Hill – under the Mobile Content and Search Engine Technology categories on EContents 8th annual most influential digital companies contest. According to the press release MCN’s recognition by a panel of 14 judges, who reviewed hundreds of candidates, comes at the conclusion of a remarkable year of global growth for the company. In 2008 MCN launched mobile content and commerce search services with more than 20 mobile operators and portals in Japan, Europe, and S. Asia and launched allwords(sm), the mobile Pay-per-Click (PPC) content promotion program and extended its subscriber reach to over 300,000,000 users worldwide.
“We are delighted to be recognized for our achievements this year,” said MCN CEO Marc Bookman. “Mobile digital content and commerce services generated more than $20 billion in revenue this year and is projected by Juniper Research to more than double in the next 3 years. MCN is perfectly positioned to help operators, portals, and content providers reach mobile users with the most advanced federated search platform, search merchandising, and content promotion solutions.”
“MCN has joined the EContent 100 this year due to its position as a leader in federated mobile search and search merchandising,” said Michelle Manafy, Editor in Chief at EContent. “Our judges recognized that MCN’s ‘made for mobile’ solutions offer a direct, profitable connection between mobile subscribers and content providers and are creating new revenue opportunities for operators and portals worldwide.”
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