Live Current feels Indian Mobile Boom

by Rob Lewis

Vancouver's Live Current Media announced today that, the official website of the DLF Indian Premier League (IPL) developed, managed and monetized by Live Current, was the 4th most accessed sports website worldwide on mobile phones in May 2008. According to Opera's State of the Mobile Web report for May 2008, saw more mobile traffic that ESPN or cricket competitor Opera Software's report is based on users of Opera Mini mobile web browsers in 10 countries including India, United States, China, United Kingdom and South Africa. Great news for Live Current and their cricket-related endeavours as a new Gartner Research report calls the Indian mobile market a massive opportunity. India is the fastest growing telecom market in the world; 8.6 million new mobile subscribers were added in May alone, driven by sales of 10,000 handsets per hour. Impressive numbers considering Apple sold one million 3G iPhones over their three-day first weekend - the equivalent of 13,889 per hour. Don't worry, Live Current is on the iPhone bandwagon too - a custom IPL application for the Apple iPhone is in development and set for launch in late 2008. Disclosure: Techvibes Media Inc. Directors Boris Wertz and Geoffrey Hampson are also Directors of Live Current Media Inc.

Live Current Media
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Live Current builds, owns and operates some of the most powerful and engaging content and commerce destinations on the Internet. Through subject-specific DestinationHubs™, Live Current properties connect people to each other and to the information, brands, and products they are passionate about. Live Current has headquarters in Vancouver, Canada with a location in Seattle, WA and is publicly... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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