Vringo Wins Award

mipcom-2003_header_02.JPGCongratulations go out to Vringo for winning this year’s “Best Mobile Service for Social Community & User Generated Content” Award given at the 23rd MIPCOM conference in Cannes. MIPCOM Mobile TV and Internet awards are given to the most compelling projects in each category and are judged by a panel of industry experts. Vringo was able to beat out 180 companies and 280 entries to take home the award. Vringo is touted as the world’s first video ringtone sharing community. Its innovative application allows users to share media with each other no matter which mobile device they are using.

“This award recognizes the fact that we’ve successfully adapted and delivered great content to the mobile platform, and consumer demand continues to grow,” said Jon Medved, Vringo CEO. “Ringtones, like mobile handsets, have become more functional and play a major role in our social lives. This is just the beginning of mobile personalization as more and more consumers rely on mobile phones as a tool to not only communicate, but express themselves.”

If you are interested in the people who gave out the award, the paragraph below is an introduction taken from their Site.

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