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Acquired byNokia
Date9/2008

General Information

Websiteoz.com
Twitter@OZ
CategorySoftware
Phone514-390-1333
Employees220
Founded1991
Descriptionmobile messaging solutions

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Montreal - Headquarters
Windsor Station, Suite 150
1100, de la Gauchetiere West, Quebec
Montreal, H3B 2S2, CAN

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OZ Communications

OZ Communications, Inc., a software company, provides consumer mobile messaging solutions. It offers OZ Mobile IM, a solution that enables mobile operators to offer access to already established instant messaging services; OZ Consumer Email, an email solution for consumer mobile phones and devices to send and receive emails to friends and family; and OZ SmartMail, an email solution for savvy, small business, and home business professionals. The company also provides OZ Mobile IMPS Server, a solution that enables mobile operators to build own mobile instant messaging communities; and OZ Mobile Social Networking, which enables mobile operators to deliver mobile social networking experience to end users. In addition, it offers device application development services, custom server solutions and system integration services, application service provider solutions, and business consulting services. The company’s customers include mobile operators, handset manufacturers, portals, and online communities. It has strategic partnerships with America Online, Inc.; Microsoft; and Yahoo!. OZ Communications, Inc. was formerly known as OZ.COM. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Montreal, Canada with regional offices in the United States, Europe, and India. As of November 4, 2008, OZ Communications Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Nokia Corp.

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OZ mobile IM

OZ Mobile IM extends instant messaging from the PC to the mobile phone, providing real-time communications that allow users to stay connected with friends and family while they are on the go.

With the OZ Mobile IM Solution, mobile operators can offer their subscribers quick and affordable access to the world’s most popular IM services from AOL, ICQ, MSN and Yahoo!. Currently deployed by most of the world’s largest mobile operators, the OZ Mobile IM Solution is the conduit for consumers to communicate and collaborate anytime and anywhere.

The OZ Mobile IM Solution is comprised of the OZ Mobile IM Gateway and the OZ Mobile IM Client. The OZ Mobile IM Gateway bridges the mobile phone and the portal/Internet messaging worlds. It adapts/translates IM protocols and features to match the capabilities of the mobile network with consumers’ low-cost/mass-market phones.

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  1. Nokia to acquire leading consumer email and instant messaging provider OZ Communications (nokia.com) [edit]
  2. OZ RAISES USD$34 MILLION IN SECOND ROUND OF FINANCING (oz.com) [edit]
  3. Nokia acquires OZ in a play for phone-based e-mail (betanews.com) [edit]
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