The 18th annual GSMA Global Mobile Awards recognized and celebrated all the contributions made to the ever evolving and developing mobile industry. The nominees for the 18th annual Global Mobile Awards were announced on February 4, 2013. The winners were proclaimed on Tuesday, 26th February at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, in an afternoon ceremony in Barcelona hosted by one of UK’s best-loved writer, actor and comedian, David Williams.
“We are immensely pleased on receiving the GSMA Global Mobile Award 2013 for the Best Mobile Publishing Product. Being much widely consumed Mobile-first product with over 20 million downloads till date, NewsHunt has monthly active user base of 6.5 million users who consume more than half a billion page views each month. NewsHunt is a uniquely Indian product catering to regional needs, and this recognition demonstrates NewHunt’s accomplishment and is the declaration of wide acceptance and user base of our application. Ver Se is extremely enthused and committed to further revolutionize the service and gratify our customers,” commented Virendra Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Ver Se Innovation. In addition to this recognition, NewsHunt was recently recognized by Neisen's India Consumer Rankings as one of the top ten Smartphone Apps - and the only one under News Category.
“Through these awards, we are proud to shine the light on the mobile industry’s many innovators and leaders, from all corners of the world,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “This year’s new categories reflected the industry’s reach into many new sectors and we received more than 600 high-quality entries from across the mobile ecosystem. We would like to congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and thank the many hundreds of companies and organisations that support these awards by entering each year.”
The GSMA warmly congratulated all the winners announced for the 18th annual Global Mobile Awards. This year there were over 600 entries and nominations for the 37 awards, the largest ever number of honors to be presented at the Global Mobile Awards. A panel of independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives, judged the awards.
Founded in 2007, Ver Se Innovation aim is to bridge digital divide by bringing utilitarian and livelihood enhancing services on mobile. Headquartered in Bangalore, Ver Se operates in 18 countries. Flagship products for the company are Mobile Classifieds, NewsHunt and M-payments. To download NewsHunt app on your phone visithttp://www.newshunt.com.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.