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News Hunt Nominated for 2013 GSMA Global Mobile Awards in ‘Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service’

February 8, 2013 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

News Hunt, the leading mobile news application from Verse Innovation has been nominated for the GSMA 18th annual Global Mobile Awards under the category of ‘Best Mobile publishing Product or Service’. Nominations were released by the GSMA for the 18th annual Global Mobile Awards on February 4th.

The GSMA warmly congratulated all the nominees announced for the 18th annual Global Mobile Awards. According to Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA, “The competition this year was of an exceptionally high quality, breaking all previous records. Our judging panel has assessed well over 600 entries and nominations for the 37 awards, the largest ever number of honours to be presented at the Global Mobile Awards. It is a tremendous achievement to have shortlisted and we look forward to recognizing the winners at Mobile World Congress by the end of this month.”

Mr. Vishal Anand, Chief Product Officer for NewsHunt expressed his contentment “We are delighted to be nominated for GSMA awards. Mobile is becoming the first point of internet access in developing economies globally and NewsHunt is a perfect example of 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. Our growth and success is a testament for need of regional language content globally. Being the most popular News application amongst mobile users, and now being nominated for such a prestigious award gives us tremendous amount of satisfaction. Nominations in such awards give us a boost of continuing the legacy of providing innovative and creative services to our customers.”

The winners will be announced and felicitated on Tuesday, 26th February at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, in an afternoon ceremony hosted by one of UK’s best-loved writers, actors and comedians, David Walliams.

About VERSE:

Founded in 2007, Verse Innovation aim is to bridge digital divide by bringing utilitarian and livelihood enhancing services on mobile. Headquartered in Bangalore, Verse operates in 18 countries. Flagship products for the company are Mobile Classifieds, NewsHunt and M-payments. To download NewsHunt app on your phone visit

About GSMA:

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.

Source: Business Wire India


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