SMS Search Provider Licenses Technology for Use in China

Last October I blogged about a new info service available from a Bay Area company named Synfonic that provides stock quotes, local listings (using Yahoo data), flight info, wi-fi finder, sports scores, and other info via SMS aka text messaging.

I'm mentioning Synfonic today because the company has just inked a deal to license their technology for use in the booming Internet and text messaging market of China.

A few minutes after reading the Synfonic announcement I came across this article.

The spread of Short Messaging Service (SMS) continues unabated in China with its volume increasing by 39 per cent in the first quarter of the year to 67.21 billion messages, the state media reported. During January-March, the volume of SMS reached 67.21 billion, increasing 39 per cent over the same period last year, averaging 750 million SMS per day.