Nimbuzz And StudiVZ - Finally A Proactive European Partnership

Tue, Nov 11, 2008

Web 2.0

Nimbuzz has just released this:

Announces first commercial partnership with StudiVZ

11th November 2008, Rotterdam – Nimbuzz (, the most comprehensive mobile VoIP, presence and IM provider today announces its first key revenue sharing partnership with a social network, formalising its push to provide online communities with real time web and mobile communication. StudiVZ, the biggest German speaking social networking site, becomes the first in a series of international networking sites to integrate the Nimbuzz technology into its community, bringing real-time web and mobile communication capabilities to members for the first time.

By integrating the Nimbuzz VoIP, presence and IM features, social networks can extend their offering beyond their current online networking experience. StudiVZ is the first partnership of this nature to be announced by Nimbuzz with similar deals in Turkey, Asia and Italy imminent.

The Nimbuzz powered web and mobile clients launch in unison today for StudiVZ members. The web chat is fully integrated into the existing StudiVZ interface allowing IM conversations between all community members. The full mobile Nimbuzz portfolio including voice calls, chat, file sharing across popular IM communities will also be available and a link to a bespoke download page will be promoted across the StudiVZ network.

Nimbuzz founder and CEO Evert Jaap Lugt: “Strategic distribution deals are our key targets for growth and we are pleased to announce this important social network partnership just six months after our launch. The ability of social networks to provide a complete day to day experience is restricted by the nature of the product being tied to the PC. But people are mobile so by partnering we can blend our technology with their existing communities with the resulting product benefiting and adding value to businesses and consumers alike. This deal is just the beginning for us and we will be making further social network and operator announcements in the very near future.”

StudiVZ is one of the largest European social networks and the biggest German speaking network with over 12 million members spanning across Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Adding this powerful and popular community to the existing Nimbuzz repertoire enforces the company’s goal of becoming the largest global communications platform for seamless IP-based communication among mobile devices and social media platforms.

Clemens Riedl, CEO of StudiVZ commented: “Nimbuzz’s impressive solution not only offers us an additional ad-revenue stream but enables us to seamlessly extend our product to offer real time communication on our platform and on the mobile phone.”

The partnership with StudiVZ sees Nimbuzz entering a revenue sharing agreement with income generated from adverts sold as part of the social networks own advertising opportunities.


About Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz offers a social interaction service combining presence, IM, and VoIP. The free application is available for mobile, PC and Web, enabling calling, instant messaging, file/location sharing across popular IM communities and 23 social networks including Facebook and MySpace.
Nimbuzz has positioned itself to become the largest global communications platform for seamless IP-based communication among mobile devices and social media platforms.

About StudiVZ
studiVZ Ltd. was founded in October 2005. Since January 2007 studiVZ Ltd. belongs to publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck. studiVZ Ltd., with its platforms, and, is the most successful and influential social Network in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Together, these platforms make up over 12 million users. Growth continues to be exponential.
It is the goal of studiVZ Ltd. to make it the most successful and furthest reaching network in all of Europe. StdiVz has its headquarters in Berlin has around 200 employees.

It’s about time soomething like this happened.

Nimbuzz supports all the major cell phone brands including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Windows Mobile and Blackberry, but not iPhone.

Nimbuzz: We need iPhone support for this too please

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Dennis Bjørn Petersen - who has written 398 posts on The Beta News.

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  • Thanks for the hads up!
  • Beth
    Is there any robots to chat to
  • "Nimbuzz: We need iPhone support for this too please"
    i agree with that cause i use iPhone too
  • That's quite informative for me, thanks for this post.
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