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Acquired byVirgin Mobile USA
Price$39M
Date6/2008
TermsStock

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Websitehelio.com
CategoryMobile/Wireless
Phone310-445-7000
Employees
Founded2/2005
DescriptionMobile Virtual Network Operator

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Los Angeles, USA
10960 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA, 90024
USA

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CFO
President & COO
SVP, Products & Services
SVP, Strategy & Business Development
EVP, Sales & Distribution

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Helio

Helio is a premium mobile service that targets multimedia services for the youth market and runs over a high-speed 3G network.

Premium services include MySpace mobile, GPS-enabled Google Maps, GPS-powered Buddy Beacon and downloadable content sharing through “gifting & begging”.

Helio has retail stores in Santa Monica, San Diego, Palo Alto and Denver. A New York store is opening soon.

Helio is a joint venture between SK Telecom and EarthLink with $440 million in funding.

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Helio

Websitehelio.com
StageLive
Launch DateMay 2, 2006
Closed DateJune 27, 2008
Closed Posttechcrunch.com/2008/06/27/helio-hangs-it-up
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Above: Helio Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Helio screenshot
Above: Helio Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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  1. Virgin Mobile USA buys Helio for $39 million (news.cnet.com) [edit]
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