WorldMate® Named Top 15 Innovator by the GSMA in the Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition – EMEA Tournament

WorldMate Live™ nominated in the Most Innovative Mobile Application in a vertical market category
Barcelona, SPAIN (January 23, 2009) – WorldMate, Inc. was named a Top 15 Innovator in the EMEA Tournament of the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition by the GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade group for the mobile industry. WorldMate, which has 1.8 million users in over 150 countries worldwide, was nominated in the Most Innovative Mobile Application in a Vertical Market category for WorldMate Live, its flagship mobile travel service.
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MobiMate Awarded Most Innovative Mobile Application in GSMA

22nd September 2008, Herzelia, Israel: The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, announced the overall winner of the ‘virtual’ online round of its 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Competition. Winners were named in each of five categories, from which InfoGin was selected as the overall winner and put forward to compete in the Global Finals at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, next February (16-19 February 2009).

“We are thrilled with the number of high-quality entries received for the first ever virtual tournament, as part of our Global Innovation Competition,” said Bill Gajda, Chief Commercial Officer at the GSMA. “This round has proven to be an invaluable platform for innovators – outside of our regional rounds – to pitch new ideas to influential executives from the mobile industry. Our congratulations to InfoGin, the overall winner which now goes forward to the finals at the Mobile World Congress.”

The GSMA engaged with Carmel Ventures, a leading VC fund in Israel, Google, Microsoft R&D Center, Pitango Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Orange Israel, Amdocs, Israel Mobile & Communications Association, AICC, and TheMarker, the leading business website and newspaper in Israel, to present a truly virtual round of the tournament. The tournament was held in Israel at the Microsoft R&D Center and communicated virtually with judges, speakers and innovators from all corner of the globe and then broadcast via LiveU streaming technology online.

The tournament resulted in the selection of the most innovative start-up company to compete with other regional finalists (selected at the GSMA’s Americas, APAC and EMEA tournaments) at the mobile industry’s biggest annual event in Barcelona.

Most Innovative Mobile Application in a Vertical Market

* MobiMate, Ltd, Israel**
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