Voice messaging company Bubble Motion has announced the launch of its Bubbly social messaging service on Vodafone India. The service lets subscribers record voice messages by dialing a number from their mobile phones. Similar to other social networking platforms, the user's followers get updates whenever he uploads a new voice message and can listen to them. The service has already been deployed on Airtel and Reliance in India, and has many celebrity bloggers on board, including Amitabh Bachchan, Lara Dutta, Sonu Nigam among others. Individuals can dial *7* to record their voice messages, and for following celebrities they need to dial a short code number to subscribe, after which they receive SMS alerts. While recording messages and following individuals is free, following celebrities is a paid feature. The company claims to have a subscriber base of 10 million across four countries(India, Indonesia, Japan and Philippines), out of which 8 million users are from India. It also claims to have delivered more than 300 million messages in the last year alone. Recent Funding Bubble Motion had recently raised $10 million in a funding round led by SingTel’s VC arm SingTel Innov8, with participation from Singapore’s Infocomm Investments and existing investors Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, and NGC. The company had said that it intended to launch the service in new markets, and expand Bubbly to additional mobile platforms including new operator networks, the mobile Web and smartphone applications, following the funding. It had earlier received $6 million in series-C funding from Palomar…
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