OnMobile Global paid as much as 12 Million Euros (around $18.7 Million and Rs. 78.9 Crores) for French speech recognition company Telisma S.A. That's an amount not too distant from the consolidated revenues that OnMobile has reported for the first quarter of this fiscal - Rs. 86.3 crores or $20.46 Million - and a fairly significant bet on the technology. Telisma has a speech recognition technology available in 10 Indian languages - Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, and English - and OnMobile plans to deploy it with operator clients over the next 2-3 years. Whats interesting is that the company signed a deal with Nasdaq listed Nuance for voice based search in 15 different languages. With revenues of Rs. 86.3 crores, OnMobile has reported, on a consolidated basis, a net profit of Rs. 15.2 crores for the quarter ending June 30th 2008 (Q1-09); the EBITDA (excluding other income) is at Rs. 20.9 crore. The company says that margins are lower this fiscal, primarily due to payouts to VoxMobili shareholders. Also, they've adopted a revenue share business model for VoxMobili's phone-backup service in Asia, instead of the previously adopted one time license, which brings in lower initial returns, but more long term revenues. Over 10 operators have signed up for the Phone Backup service. Download: Financials | Release | Annual Report for 2007-08 On a standalone basis - OnMobile, excluding its subsidiaries - has seen revenues increase to Rs. 72.77 crores, up from Rs. 50.27 crores Q1-08,…
- MediaNama Daily: It’s not you, it’s your data January 28, 2023
- Why is Google not fully complying with India’s orders, MapmyIndia CEO asks January 27, 2023
- Unique Identification Authority of India working on age verification through e-KYC January 27, 2023
- Views: Why India’s “indigenous” smartphone operating system BharOS is overhyped January 27, 2023
- Here’s why Twitter employees’ access to its ‘God Mode’ function is a problem January 27, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
India's smartphone operating system BharOS has received much buzz in the media lately, but does it really merit this attention?
After using the Mapples app as his default navigation app for a week, Sarvesh draws a comparison between Google Maps and Mapples
The regulatory ambivalence around an instrument so essential to facilitate data exchange – the CM framework – is disconcerting for several reasons.
The provisions around grievance redressal in the Data Protection Bill "stands to be dangerously sparse and nugatory on various counts."
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...