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Slides provide a snapshot of the wireless industry and serves as a "cheat sheet" to the mobile space: industry rankings, trends, and detailed company overviews. Profiles select companies from Fortune ...

Slides provide a snapshot of the wireless industry and serves as a "cheat sheet" to the mobile space: industry rankings, trends, and detailed company overviews. Profiles select companies from Fortune 500 to startups attempting to disrupt the mobile landscape.

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  • CONTENT •  Fast Facts o  Global Mobile Subscribers o  Wireless Carriers o  Mobile Market Share o  Global Internet Usage •  Wireless Universe Profiles o  Wireless Carriers o  Mobile Operating Systems o  Mobile Phone Maker o  Wireless Technology o  Mobile Applications o  Location-Based Services o  Other Companies of Interest
  • 1,024 2,032 2,923 2,205 5,290 6,915 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 2005 2010 2014 (Mn) Internet users Mobile communication subscribers (33.9%) (76.6%) (95.5%) (40.4%) (29.4%) (15.8%) 15.8 29.4 40.4 33.9 76.6 95.5 0 20 40 60 80 100 2005 2010 2014 (%) Internet users Mobile communication subscribers Mobile Subscribers vs Internet Users Global Penetration Rate Source: Dong-a Ilbo, International Telecommunication Union Fast Facts Mobile Subscribers VS Internet Users •  According to ICT (International telecommunication union), the number of mobile-cellular subscriptions worldwide (feature phone and smart phone) is approaching the number of global population (7.1 billion). Global mobile cellular subscriptions will reach 6.9 billion by end 2014 thanks to rapid growth of mobile users in developing countries. •  Global mobile penetration rate will reach 96% by end 2014 from 34% in 2005. •  On the other hand, the number of Internet users and penetration rate are expected to reach 2.9 billion and 40.4% respectively in 2014.
  • More than 3 Quarters of All Mobile Subscriptions Belong to Developing Countries •  Mobile subscriptions in developing countries has increased from 1.2 billion in 2005 to 5.0 billion in 2013, and is expected to reach 5.4 billion by end 2014. During the same period, mobile subscribers in developed countries increased from 0.9 billion to 1.5 billion. •  The developing countries’ share continues to increase and by end 2014, the number of mobile subscriptions in the developing world will account for 78% (or more than three- quarters) of the world’s total. Share of Mobile Subscriptions by Level of Development Source: Dong-a Ilbo, International Telecommunication Union Fast Facts
  • Mobile Penetration Rate •  In developing countries, mobile penetration will reach 90% by end 2014, compared with 121% in developed countries. •  Africa and Asia Pacific are the regions with the strongest mobile growth and the lowest penetration rates. The penetration rate for Africa and Asia Pacific will reach 69%, 89%, respectively, by end 2014. Penetration rates in the CIS countries, Arab States, the Americas and Europe have reached levels above 100% (since 2012) and are expected to grow at less than 2% in 2014. Source: Dong-a Ilbo, International Telecommunication Union 141 125 121 110 108 96 90 89 69 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 CIS Europe Developed Arab States The Americas World Developing Asia & Pacific Africa Per100inhabitants (%) Penetration rate by region in 2014 Fast Facts
  • Ranking 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  10.  11.  12.  13.  14.  15.  16.  17.  18.  19.  20.  Company China Mobile Vodafone Group America Movil Group Telefonica Group China Unicom Verizon Wireless VimpelCom Group Orange Group Bharti Airtel Group AT&T Mobility China Telecom Deutsche Telekom MTN Group Telenor Group Telecom Italia Group NTT DOCOMO Sprint Nextel Sistema Group Telkomsel au (KDDI) YoY (%) 8% - 6% 3% 16% 5% 4% 28% 7% 3% 19% 4% 13% -2% 3% 2% -2% -8% 9% 7% Source: company website & reports Connections (mn) 726.3 381.8 262.9 247.3 250.7 114.5 211.9 140.2 259.8 107.3 168.03 111.1 153.53 145.25 103.09 61.54 55.21 106.12 120.61 37.71 Revene (US$ bn) 90.44 54.5 34.53 46.8 21.03 65.05 19.58 26.24 12.58 59.68 14.79 33.37 13.96 10.47 16.15 40.31 29.15 10.04 5.56 19.65 YoY (%) 6% -8% 9% 1% 17% 7% -2% -7% 6% 4% 21% -3% -10% 3% -10% -17% 4% - 3% -17% Top 20 Wireless Carriers Worldwide 2013 Fast Facts
  • Source: Gartner Nokia   Samsung   LG   Apple  ZTERIM HTC Motorola Others   Samsung Nokia   Apple LGE ZTEHuaweiTCL Lenovo Others   • Nokia 22.8% • Samsung 16.3% • LG 5.7% • Apple 4.6% • ZTE 3.0% • RIM 3.0% • HTC 2.6% • Motorola 2.4% • Others 39.6% • Samsung 24.6% • Nokia 13.9% • Apple 8.3% • LG Electronics 3.8% • ZTE 3.3% • Huawei 2.9% • TCL 2.7% • Lenovo 2.5% • Others 37.8% Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Share 2011 Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Share 2013 2011 2013 Mobile Phone Market Share Fast Facts
  • 2011 2013 Samsung Apple Nokia HTC Huawei LGE ZTE Sony Others Worldwide Smartphone Market Share 2011 Worldwide Smartphone Market Share 2013 Samsung Apple LGE Huawei Lenovo ZTE Sony Nokia Others • Samsung 30.3% • Apple 19.1% • Nokia 5.8% • HTC 4.7% • Huawei 4.0% • ZTE 3.9% • LG Electronics 3.8% • Sony 3.6% • Others 24.8% • Samsung 31.0% • Apple 15.6% • LG Electronics 4.8% • Huawei 4.8% • Lenovo 4.5% • ZTE 3.9% • Sony 3.8% • Nokia 3.1% • Others 28.5% Source: Gartner Smartphone Market Share Fast Facts
  • 2011 2013 Worldwide Smartphone OS Market Share 2011 Worldwide Smartphone OS Market Share 2013 Android Symbian iOS RIM Bada Microsoft Others Android iOS Microsoft BlackBerry Bada Symbian Others • Android 43.4% • Symbian 22.1% • iOS 18.2% • RIM 11.7% • Bada 1.9% • Microsoft 1.6% • Others 1.0% • Android 78.4% • iOS 15.6% • Microsoft 3.2% • RIM 1.9% • Bada 0.3% • Symbian 0.3% • Others 0.3% Source: Gartner Smartphone OS Market Share Fast Facts
  • •  Challenges the fundamentals of the traditional telecom-centric business model Source: Mobile Megatrends 2014 Mobile Telephony Mobile Computing Telcos are the gatekeepers and those who profit from mobile Ecosystems are the gatekeepers and those who profit from mobile Fundamental Shift: Mobile Telephony to Mobile Computing Fast Facts
  • iOS and Android dominate developer market Source: Mobile Megatrends 2014 Platform priority by country, for app developers Source: Mobile Megatrends 2014 34 46 29 35 37 47 35 28 37 22 37 9 0 10 20 30 40 50 Europe Asia North America South America Oceania Africa (%) Android iOS Mobile Developer Market Fast Facts
  • 26% 12% 8% 8% 5% $150 $150 $750 $2,750 $1,500 $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 In-app advertising Indirectly (through brand awareness) Developer services e-commerce sales Affiliate or CPI programmes 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% % of Developers median revenue •  Revenue model popularity and median revenue per app per month (n=5,715) Source: Mobile Megatrends 2014 Direct App as a Product 26% 24% 22% 20% 11% 7% $1,500 $150 $425 $275 $750 $750 $0 $300 $600 $900 $1,200 $1,500 Contract work/ commissioned apps Pay per download In-app purchases Freemium Subscriptions Per device royalites or licensing fees 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% % of Developers median revenue Indirect App as a Channel Ecommerce is Taking Over App Business Models Fast Facts
  • Percentage of Individuals Using the Internet •  The number of global Internet users will reach almost 3 billion by end 2014 - 40% of the world’s population. •  In developing countries, the number of Internet users will be doubled in 5 years, from 974 million in 2009 to 1.9 billion in 2014. •  Global Internet user penetration has reached 40% (78% in developed countries and 32% in developing countries). There are 4 billion people not yet using the internet, and more than 90% of them are from developing world. Source: International Telecommunication Union Growing number of Internet users Percentage of Internet uses Source: International Telecommunication Union Global Internet Usage Fast Facts
  • Percentage of Individuals Using the Internet •  Europe’s Internet penetration rate will be the highest worldwide in 2014, by reaching 75%. •  The Americas’ Internet penetration rate will be the second highest worldwide after Europe. It will reach 65% by end 2014. •  One-third of the population in Asia-Pacific will use the Internet by end 2014 and about 45% of the world’s Internet users will come from the Asia-Pacific region. •  Almost 20% of the population will be using the Internet by end 2014 (10% in 2010) Source: International Telecommunication Union Internet penetration rate by region in 2014 78 75 65 56 41 40 32 32 19 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Developed Europe The Americas CIS Arab States World Developing Asia Pacific Africa (%) Global Internet Usage Fast Facts
  • Wireless Universe •  Wireless Carriers •  Mobile Operating Systems •  Mobile Phone Maker •  Wireless Technology •  Mobile Applications •  Location-Based Services •  Other Companies of Interest
  • •  HTC •  Nokia •  Palm/HP •  Pantech •  Sony Ericsson AT&T Mobility Updated: July 2014 Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters:Atlanta, GA URL address: www.wireless.att.com/ Company Background •  AT&T Mobility is a subsidiary of AT&T. It’s the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. and Puerto Rico with 110.4 million subscribers. •  In March 2011,AT&T Mobility attempted to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom, but failed as the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission, and AT&T Mobility’s competitors opposed the move on the grounds that it would substantially reduce competition in the cellular network market. •  AT&T, the parent company of AT&T Mobility, is the seventh-largest company in the United States and the 14th largest in the world. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Microsoft •  Apple •  Blackberry •  Motorola •  Samsung •  LG Financial Information •  Market Cap: $173.4 billion (AT&T) •  EnterpriseValue: $245.3 billion •  2013 Revenues: $128.8 billion •  2013 Net Income: $18.2 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 14.2% •  P/E Ratio: 12.5 •  Ticker Symbol: T Countries of Operation •  USA •  Puerto Rico •  U.S.Virgin Islands Major Shareholders •  BlackRock (5.58%) •  Vanguard Group Inc (4.94%) •  State Street Corp (4.59%) •  Evercore Trust (4.38%) •  Capital Group (1.99%) No. of employees: 70,000 Key Management •  Ralph de laVega, CEO of AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets and Pres of Mobility & Consumer Markets •  Randall L. Stephenson , Chairman, CEO, President and Chairman Wireless Carriers
  • •  Bangladesh •  Burkina Faso •  Chad •  Gabon •  Ghana •  India •  Kenya •  Madagascar •  Airtel Africa •  Airtel Digital TV •  Airtel Sri Lanka •  Airtel Bangla Bharti Airtel Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: New Delhi, India URL address: www.airtel.com Company Background •  Bharti Airtel is a leading global communications company offering mobile voice & data services, fixed line services, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers. (company website) •  Bharti Airtel is the largest cellular service provider in India, with 192.2 million subscribers, and the Second largest in-country mobile operator by subscriber base, behind China Mobile. (Wikipedia) •  Bharti Airtel is the world's second largest mobile telecommunications company by subscribers, with over 275 million subscribers across 20 countries across South Asia,Africa, and the Channel Islands. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Ericsson •  Nokia Siemens Networks •  Infosys •  Huawei •  IBM •  Al-Catel Lucent Financial Information •  Market Cap: $19.1 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $29.7 billion •  2012 Revenues: $14.8 billion •  2012 Net Income: $0.4 billion •  2012 Profit Margin: 2.8% •  P/E Ratio: 48.7 •  Ticker Symbol: BHARTIARTL Countries of Operation Major Shareholders •  Bharti Telecom Limited (43.57%) •  Pastel Limited (14.79%) •  Indian Continent Investment Limited (6.65%) •  Three Pillars PTE LT (5.00%) •  Life Insurance Corp. (4.77%) No. of employees: 21,299 Key Management •  Sunil Bharti Mittal Chairman, •  Manoj Kohli Chief Executive Officer, •  GopalVittal Joint Mng Dir/ CEO:Indiam •  Malawi •  Niger •  Nigeria •  Rwanda •  Seychelles •  Sierra Leone •  Sri Lanka •  Tanzania •  Uganda •  Zambia •  Channel Islands Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) China Mobile Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Hong Kong URL address: www.chinamobileltd.com Company Background •  China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile phone operator with about 770 million subscribers.The company provides mobile communications and related services primarily to Mainland China and controls about 62% of the overall wireless market. •  It is the state-owned enterprise but publicly listed on the NYSE and Hong Kong stock exchanges. China Mobile has 70% of the mainland China mobile market. •  China Mobile’s three primary services are: Easyown (prepaid service), GoTone (flagship service) and M-zone (premium prepaid service). •  Its market share has been declining slowly for the past several years due to growing competition and chipset incompatibility issues with its 3G TD-SCDMA network.The company’s overall market share (by subscribers) declined from almost 70% in 2009 to about 62% in 2013. (Media) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Android Financial Information •  Market Cap: $189.2 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $120.8 billion •  2012 Revenues: $88.8 billion •  2012 Net Income: $20.5 billion •  2012 Profit Margin: 23.1% •  P/E Ratio: 8.9 •  Ticker Symbol: CHL Countries of Operation •  China •  Hong Kong •  Pakistan Major Shareholders •  China Mobile Communication (74.03%) •  Aberdeen (0.94%) •  BlackRock (0.81%) •  Vanguard Group Inc (0.77%) •  State Street Corp (0.33%) No. of employees: 188,000 Key Management •  Xi Guohua, Chairman, •  LiYue, Chief Executive Officer, •  Xue Taohai,VP/CFO Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  Blackberry •  Garmin •  Dell •  HTC •  Nokia Deutsche Telekom Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Bonn, Germany URL address: www.telekom.com Company Background Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Everything Everywhere •  T-Mobile USA •  Android •  Motorola •  Samsung •  Sony Ericsson Financial Information •  Market Cap: $74.5 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $141.1 billion •  2012 Revenues: $74.8 billion •  2012 Net Income: ($6.8) billion •  2012 Profit Margin: (9.04%) •  P/E Ratio: 21.5 •  Ticker Symbol: XETRA: DTE.DE Countries of Operation •  Germany •  UK •  USA •  Austria •  Croatia •  Czech Republic •  Hungary •  Netherlands Major Shareholders •  Kreditanstalt Fuer (17.40%) •  Federal Republic of (14.50%) •  Blackstone (4.31%) •  BlackRock ()3.02%) •  Norges Bank (1.53%) No. of employees: 235,132 Key Management •  Timotheus Hottges, Charman- Mgmt Board •  Thomas Dannenfeldt, CFO •  Reinhard Clemens, Member- Mgmt Board •  Albania •  Belgium •  Denmark •  France •  Germany •  Italy •  Poland •  India •  Russia •  Switzerland •  Spain •  Canada •  Mexico •  Hong Kong •  China •  Japan Updated: July 2014 •  Deutsche Telekom is a leading integrated telecommunications companies, with approximately 144 million mobile customers and 32 million fixed-network lines , and 17 million broadband lines. •  T-Mobile USA is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom and the 4th largest wireless provider in the U.S. with 46.7 million subscribers and generates over $24.4 billion in revenues (2013). Deutsche Telekom is holding 67% stake of T-Mobile USA. •  In February 2014, Deutsche Telekom acquired the remaining parts of its T- Mobile Czech Republic division for around €800 million.The size of the remaining stake was numbered at 40 percent. (Wikipedia) Wireless Carriers
  • •  UAE •  Sri Lanka •  Indonesia •  Sudan •  Nigeria •  Pakistan •  Egypt •  Tanzania •  Telefonica •  Nokia •  Samsung Etisalat Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters:Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates URL address: www.etisalat.com Company Background •  Etisalat is a UAE based telecommunications services provider, operating in 15 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Etisalat primarily offers mobile, fixed-line voice and data services,TV services, and internet and roaming services. (company website) •  Etisalat is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Middle East/ North Africa region and one of the 15th largest mobile network operator providers in the world with a total customer base of more than 135 million (2012). (Wikipedia) •  Today Etisalat stands 140th among the Financial Times Top 500 Corporations in the world in terms of market capitalization, and is ranked by The Middle East magazine as the 6th largest company in the Middle East in terms of capitalization and revenues. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Mobily •  Etisalat Misr (Egypt) •  PTCL •  Zantel •  KT •  Huawei Financial Information •  Market Cap: $25.5 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $25.4 billion •  2012 Revenues: $9.0 billion •  2012 Net Income: $1.8 billion •  2012 Profit Margin: 20.5% •  P/E Ratio: 14.6 •  Ticker Symbol: ETISALAT Countries of Operation Major Shareholders •  Emirates Investment Authority (60.0%) •  Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (0.06%) No. of employees: 42,000 Key Management •  Essa Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Chairman   •  Khalaf Bin Ahmed Al Otaiba,Vice Chairman •  Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO •  Afghanistan •  Ivory Coast •  Saudi Arabia •  India •  Iran •  Libya Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  East Telecom (Uzbekistan) •  Apple •  UStream KT Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Sungnam, South Korea URL address: www.kt.com Company Background •  KT, originally Korea Telecom, was the state-owned telecommunications provider in South Korea. After spinning out its wireless division, KTF, it acquired it back in 2009, so both landline and wireless services are housed under KT. •  From 2009 to 2012, KT was the exclusive distributor of Apple’s iPhone in Korea, which has experienced tremendous sales and has made it more competitive with the leading carrier in Korea, SK Telecom. •  KT provides integrated telecommunications services. It offers telephone services, including local, domestic, and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services. As of Dec 2012, it served approximately 16.5 million mobile subscribers; approximately 8 million fixed broadband Internet subscribers; and approximately 4.0 million IPTV subscribers. (Yahoo! Finance) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  MT (Mongolia) •  KT China •  NTC (Russia) •  KT JC (Japan) •  KTAI (USA) Financial Information •  Market Cap: $7.2 billion •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: $21.8 billion •  2013 Net Income: $0.1 Billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 0.3 % •  P/E Ratio: 11.0 •  Ticker Symbol: KT Countries of Operation •  S. Korea •  Mongolia •  China •  Russia •  Japan •  USA •  Uzbekistan •  Mexico Major Shareholders •  National Pension Ser (8.60%) •  KT Corp (6.60%) •  Mirae Asset Global (4.99%) •  Korea Investment Tru (1.80%) •  KB Asset Mannagement (1.58%) No. of employees: 32,186 Key Management •  Chang-Gyu Hwang, CEO •  Hyun-Myung Pyo, Head of Telecommunications & Convergence & President •  Il-Yung Kim, President, Sr. Exec.VP •  Bum-Joon Kim, CFO & EVP •  Colombia •  Indonesia •  Bangladesh •  Vietnam •  Hong Kong •  Rwanda Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  Samsung •  Blackberry •  Sony Ericsson •  Umobile (Malaysia carrier) •  Tata Teleservices (6th in India / 26% ownership) NTT DoCoMo Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters:Tokyo, Japan URL address: www.nttdocomo.co.jp Company Background •  NTT DoCoMo is the largest mobile service provider in Japan with approximately 61 million mobile customers. Its cutting-edge i-mode service was the leader and model for many in the world to follow in 1999 and the early 2000s. NTT DoCoMo also launched FOMA™, the world's first 3G commercial mobile service, in 2001 which was based on W-CDMA. •  NTT DoCoMo is a subsidiary of NTT, which is the primary telecommunications company in Japan and 33.7% owned by the Japanese government. •  The company and its subsidiaries provide wireless telecommunications services, packet communications services, and satellite mobile communications services in Japan. •  In July 2012, NTT Docomo acquired Italy's Buongiorno in a deal worth 209 million euros. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Sharp (handset maker) •  Panasonic (handset maker) •  NEC Casio (handset maker) •  Fujitsu (handset maker) •  LG Electronics (handset maker) •  KT (JV for Umobile) Financial Information •  Market Cap: $68.3 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $65.9 billion •  2012 Revenues: $47.5 billion •  2012 Net Income: $5.3 billion •  2012 Profit Margin: 11.4% •  P/E Ratio: 13.62 •  Ticker Symbol: DCM Countries of Operation •  Japan •  USA •  UK •  France •  Netherlands •  Germany •  China •  India Major Shareholders •  Renaissance Technologies (.05%) •  Invesco Ltd. (0.05%) •  O’Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC (0.03%) •  Macquarie Group Limited (0.03%) •  First Trust Advisors LP (0.03%) No. of employees: 23,890 Key Management •  Kaoru Kato, President and Representative Director •  Kazuto Tsubouchi,VP & CFO •  Seizo Onoe, CTO •  Seiji Nishikawa, CIO •  Singapore •  Brazil Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  Blackberry •  Sony Ericsson •  China Telecom •  Deutche Telekom •  Orange Armenia •  Orange Austria Orange Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Paris, France URL address: www.orange.com Company Background •  Orange was the wireless and Internet subsidiaries of France Telecom. France Telecom was rebranded as Orange in July 2013. •  Orange is the largest telecommunications group in France, and one of the largest in the world, with more than 232 million customers located in 32 countries. •  In 2012, Orange launched 4G in eight countries: France, Romania, Moldova, UK, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, and Mauritius. •  Orange is present in 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East, including Egypt, Cameroon, Israel, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, where it has 59 million customers. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Apple •  Nokia •  Samsung •  Alcatel •  LG •  HTC Financial Information •  Market Cap: $34.1 billion (France Telecom) •  EnterpriseValue: $77.9 billion •  2012 Revenues: $56.0 billion •  2012 Net Income: $1.1 billion •  2012 Profit Margin 1.9% •  P/E Ratio: 10.2 •  Ticker Symbol: ORAN Countries of Operation •  France •  Belgium •  Dominican Rep •  Egypt •  Iraq •  Jordan •  Kenya •  Luxembourg Major Shareholders •  French State (26.94%) •  Societe Generale (4.99%) •  Amundi (4.88%) •  Barclays PLC (4.57%) •  BlackRock (1.56%) No. of employees: 170,000 (France Telecom) Key Management •  Stephane Richard, Chairman & CEO •  Gervais Pellissier, CFO, Chairman of Treasury & Financing •  Marc Rennard , Exec.VP, Head of Operations - Africa Middle-East & Asia •  Singapore •  Brazil •  Moldova •  Morocco •  Poland •  Romania •  Slovakia •  Spain •  Tunisia •  Uganda •  UK •  Vanuatu •  Mauritius •  Mali •  Cameroon •  Guinea Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  Algeria •  Indonesia •  Iraq •  Kuwait •  Cambodia •  The UAE •  Tunisia •  Myanmar •  Skype Ooredoo Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Doha, Qatar URL address: www.ooredoo.qa Company Background •  Ooredoo is a brand name introduced by Qatar Telecom to replace the former name operating as Qtel on March 2013. Ooredoo is a telecommunications provider in Qatar and is one of the largest public companies in the country with a global customer base of more than 91.0 million. •  Ooredoo offers consumer mobile, broadband, and corporate managed services to customers across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. (company website) •  Ooredoo has announced the launch of 4G LTE for first time in Qatar set for April 2013. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  NavLink •  Indosat •  Wi-tribe •  Wataniya •  Nokia •  ZTE Corporation Financial Information •  Market Cap: $13.4 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $22.3 billion •  2012 Revenues: $9.3 billion •  2012 Net Income: $0.8 billion •  2012 Profit Margin: 8.7% •  P/E Ratio: 18.8 •  Ticker Symbol: ORDS Countries of Operation Major Shareholders •  State of Qatar (51.6%) •  Qatari Government Related Entities (17.5%) •  Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (10.0%) •  Public/Others (20.9%) No. of employees: 17,000 Key Management •  Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman •  Ali Bin Shareef Al Emadi, Deputy Chairman •  Nasser Mohammed Abdullah Marafih Group, CEO •  Maldives •  Oman •  Pakistan •  Palestine •  Philippines •  Qatar •  Saudi Arabia •  Singapore Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  SK broadband •  Motorola •  Samsung •  LG •  Orange •  Telecom Italia SK Telecom Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea URL address: www.sktelecom.com Company Background •  SK Telecom is the leading wireless provider in South Korea with 27 million subscribers and over 50.3% market share. SK Telecom was the first in the world to commercialize 3G and then HSDPA (2006), or 3.5G, 4G and now LTE-A service (2013). •  SK Telecom also operates MELON, mobile music portal, 11th Street, one of the biggest online shopping mall in South Korea, and T Store, an online open marketplace for mobile applications. •  In February 2012, SK Telecom acquired 21.1% shares of SK Hynix, one of the world’s leading chip manufacturer, with the second highest share of the global DRAM market and fourth largest share of the NAND flash market. •  The number of LTE subscribers reached 13.5m in 4Q of 2013 and continues to show steady growth. Over 49% of SKT‟s subscribers are currently on the LTE service. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Android •  China Unicom •  China Telecom •  Citibank •  SK Hynix •  SK Planet Financial Information •  Market Cap: $15.7 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $20.8 billion •  2011 Revenues: $15.2 billion •  2011 Net Income: $1.5 billion •  2011 Profit Margin 9.9% •  P/E Ratio: 8.8 •  Ticker Symbol: SKM Countries of Operation •  South Korea •  USA •  China •  Singapore •  Japan •  Vietnam •  U.A.E •  Indonesia Major Shareholders •  SK Holdings Co Ltd (25.22%) •  CITI Bank Adr (17.77%) •  SK Telecom Co Ltd (12.60%) •  NATIONAL PENSION SER (6.10%) •  Tradewinds Global In (4.71%) No. of employees: 20,955 Key Management •  Jung Man-WonVice, Chairman •  Ha Sung-Min, President, CEO, and Rep Director •  Cho Dae-Sik, President Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  IBM •  Northrop Grumman •  HTC •  LG •  Sanyo Sprint Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Overland Park, KS URL address: www.sprint.com Company Background •  Sprint Corporation, formerly known as Sprint Nextel Corporation, was renamed as Sprint Corporation in July 2013 as it starts to operate as a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp following the shutdown of the Nextel network. SoftBank paid $21.6 billion for 78% stake of Sprint.A month later, SoftBank purchased 2% more shares, increasing its ownership stake in the company to 80%. •  Sprint is the 3rd largest wireless provider in the U.S. with 54 million subscribers. Sprint launched the first 4G service in the U.S. using Clearwire’s WiMAX technology. •  As of December 2013, Sprint Corporation offers 4G STE service in 300 U.S. markets. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  RadioShack •  Boost Mobile •  Alcatel Lucent •  Cisco •  HP •  Samsung Financial Information •  Market Cap: $32.5 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $58.1 billion •  2013 Revenues: $35.5 billion •  2013 Net Income: ($3.0) billion •  2013 Profit Margin (8.5)% •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: S Countries of Operation •  USA •  Puerto Rico •  United StatesVirgin Islands Major Shareholders •  SOFTBANK CORP 80.14% •  PAULSON & CO 1.63% •  DODGE & COX 1.60% •  INVESCO LTD 1.41% •  BANK OF NEWYORK MEL 1.17% No. of employees: 40,000 Key Management •  Masayoshi Son, Chairman •  Daniel R Hesse, CEO •  Joseph J Euteneuer, CFO Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  Panasonic (handset maker) •  Nokia •  HTC •  Samsung •  ZTE •  Zynga Softbank Mobile Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters:Tokyo, Japan URL address: www.softbankmobile.co.jp •  Softbank Mobile is a subsidiary of Softbank Corp, which is the holding company of Masayoshi Son. It is the 3rd largest wireless provider in Japan with 28.1 million subscribers. •  In 2006,Vodafone soldVodafone Japan (Vodafone KK) to SoftBank for 1.75 trillion yen (approx US$15.1 billion). •  Softbank Mobile was the exclusive distributor of Apple’s iPhone in Japan, which allowed it to capture 72% of the smartphone market (BusinessWeek,April 22, 2010). However,Android rapidly rose and captured 57% of the smartphone market by May 2011 and then 80% by year’s end. •  As of June, 2014, Softbank Corp’s market cap is $87.8 billion with revenues of $66 billion and a profit margin of 7.9%. •  Apple •  Android •  Casio (handset maker) •  Toshiba (handset maker) •  Sharp (handset maker) •  NEC (handset maker) Financial Information •  Market Cap: $87.8 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $156.99 billion •  2013 Revenues: $65.5 billion •  2013 Net Income: $6.94 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 7.91 •  P/E Ratio: 17.1 •  Ticker Symbol: SFTBY Countries of Operation •  Japan Major Shareholders •  Softbank Corp No. of employees: 7,400 Key Management •  Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO •  Ken Miyauchi, Senior EVP & COO •  Kazuhiko Fujihara, SVP, Director & CFO Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers Company Background Alliances/Subsidiaries
  • •  Saudi Arabia •  Bahrain •  Kuwait •  Indonesia •  UAE •  Malaysia •  India •  Turkey •  Apple •  Sify •  Ericsson •  Huawei •  Nokia Siemens Networks STC Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia URL address: www.stc.com.sa Company Background •  The Saudi Telecommunication Group (STC) provides integrated mobile, fixed and broadband communications services to over 142 million subscribers in 10 markets. It is the leading provider of telecommunication services in Saudi Arabia. (company website) •  STC was one of the first companies to launch a 4G LTE network in the Middle East in September 2011. It was the first company to launch a 3G network in the region in 2006. •  STC was also the first operator in the Middle East to launch a mobile broadband network with speeds up to 42 Mbps. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Kuwait Telecom Company •  Oger Telecom •  Samsung •  Google •  RIM •  Acer Financial Information •  Market Cap: $34.8 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $31.1 billion •  2013 Revenues: $12.2 billion •  2013 Net Income: $2.7 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 21.9% •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: STC AB Countries of Operation Major Shareholders •  BlackRock (8.98%) •  Dimensional Fund Adv (8.13%) •  Foundation Asset Management (6.99%) •  Bank of NewYork (5.14%) No. of employees: 25,000 Key Management •  Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Suqair, Chairman/Managing Director •  Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Kharashi,Vice Chairman •  Krishnan Ravi Kumar, CFO •  South Africa Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  ZON Multimedia (5.4%) •  Hispasat (13.2%) Telefonica Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Madrid, Spain URL address: www.telefonica.com Company Background •  Telefonica is the leading wireless provider in Spain.Telefónica stands in 6th position in the sector Telco worldwide in terms of market capitalization the 1st as an European integrated operator and in 19th position in the Eurostoxx 50 ranking, composed of the major companies in Europe (March 2014).As of March 2014,Telefónica’s total number of customers amounted to 313.1 millions. •  The company operates in 25 countries with its strongest presence in Europe and Latin America. More than 76% of its business is outside of Spain. In Latin America, it services more than 194 million customers. •  Additionally, they have 40 million fixed telephony, 19 million Internet, and 3.6 million pay TV subscribers. Movistar is their flagship brand for landline and wireless services in Spain and Latin America. O2 is their brand for similar services in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.Terra is their brand for interactive services and online content for Spain and Latin America. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  O2 •  Terra •  China Unicom (9.6%) •  Atento Group (100%) •  Telco SpA (46.2%) •  Portugal Telecom (2%) Financial Information •  Market Cap: $75.0 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $136.3 billion •  2013 Revenues: $76.1 billion •  2013 Net Income: $6.3 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 7.8% •  P/E Ratio: 14.3 •  Ticker Symbol: TEF •  Spain •  Colombia •  Ecuador •  El Salvador •  Guatemala •  Mexico •  Nicaragua •  Panama Major Shareholders •  BANCO BILBAOVIZCAYA 5.99% •  CAIXABANK 5.60% •  BLACKROCK 3.89% •  SOCIETE GENERALE 2.92% •  NORGES BANK 2.15% No. of employees: 285,063 Key Management •  Cesar Alierta Izue, l Chairman/ CEO •  AngelVila Boix, Chief Financial & Corp Dev Officer, •  Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete Lopez, COO •  Argentina •  Brazil •  Chile •  UK •  Ireland •  Germany •  Czech Republic •  Italy Countries of Operation Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  Samsung •  Blackberry •  Nokia •  LG Verizon Wireless Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: Basking Ridge, NJ URL address: www.verizonwireless.com Company Background •  Verizon Wireless, subsidiary ofVerizon Communications, is the largest mobile network operator in the U.S. with annual revenue of $81 billion in 2013.The company launched the nation’s first 3G wireless broadband network. •  Verizon Wireless is also the first tier-one wireless provider in the nation to build and operate a 4G LTE network.With the largest 4G LTE network in the U.S., the company serves 102.8 million retail connections and operates more than 1,700 retail locations in the U.S. Globally, it offers voice and data services in more than 200 destinations. (company website) •  Verizon Wireless was a joint venture betweenVerizon Communications (55%) andVodafone Group (45%). In February 2014,Verizon purchasedVodafone's 45% stake in the joint venture for $130 billion. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Vodafone (100%) •  Android •  Motorola •  HTC •  Apple •  Microsoft Financial Information •  Market Cap: $137.7 billion (Verizon Communications) •  EnterpriseValue: $233.8 billion •  2013 Revenues: $120.6 billion •  2013 Net Income: $11.5 billion •  2012 Profit Margin: 9.54% •  P/E Ratio: 13.8 •  Ticker Symbol: VZ Countries of Operation •  USA •  Puerto Rico Major Shareholders •  Capital Group Company (6.10%) •  BlackRock (5.92%) •  Vanguard Group Inc. (4.92%) •  State Street Corp (4.33%) •  Wellington Management (2.03%) No. of employees: 72,000 Key Management •  Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman & CEO ofVerizon Comm •  Daniel Mead, EVP & CEO of Verizon Wireless •  Andrew Davies, CFO •  Marni Walden, COO Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  Safaricom (Kenya) •  NTT DoCoMo (Japan) •  Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan) •  Almadar (Libya) •  Android Vodafone Category:Wireless Carrier Headquarters: London, UK URL address: www.vodafone.com Company Background •  Vodafone is the 3rd largest wireless provider in the world measured by both with over 453 million subscribers (June 2013). •  The company has operations in 21 countries and partner networks in another 40 countries. Vodafone’s strongest presence is in Europe,Asia Pacific,Africa, the Middle East and the U.S. ItsVodafone Global Enterprise division provides telecommunications and IT services to corporate clients in over 65 countries. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  SFR (France) •  MTS (Russia) •  China Mobile •  Airtel •  KT (Korea Telecom) Financial Information •  Market Cap: $185.3 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $226.6 billion •  2012 Revenues: $67.5 billion •  2012 Net Income: $1.0 billion •  2012 Profit Margin: 1.5% •  P/E Ratio: 17.6 •  Ticker Symbol: VOD Countries of Operation •  UK •  USA •  Germany •  Greece •  Hungary •  Italy •  Romania •  Spain Major Shareholders •  Black Rock (6.95%) •  Capital Group Company 3.77% •  Legal & General Investment 3.34% •  Franklin Resources 3.30% •  State Street Corp 2.21% No. of employees: 91,272 Key Management •  Vittorio Colao, CEO •  Andrew Halford, CFO •  Stephen Pusey, CTO •  Michel Combes, Chief Exec. of Europe Region Operations •  Alan Harper BA, Chairman of Vodafone UK Foundation •  Czech Republic •  Turkey •  Australia •  India •  New Zealand •  Egypt •  Netherlands •  Ghana •  Albania •  Portugal •  Qatar •  South Africa •  Malta Updated: July 2014 Wireless Carriers
  • •  NEC •  Kyocera •  ZTE •  Nuance •  ARM •  Qualcomm Android Category: Mobile OS Headquarters: MountainView, CA URL address: www.android.com Company Background •  Android is Google’s Linux-based mobile operating system, which includes middleware and key applications. Original Android Inc, was acquired by Google in July, 2005.The co-founders were Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger), Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire Communications), Nick Sears and Chris White. •  Android’s vision and plans were revealed in late 2007 with the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance, which was a consortium of 71 hardware, software and telecom companies seeking to accelerate mobile innovation. Android was its foundation as the first complete, open and free mobile platform. •  As of 3Q13,Android's global smartphone market share - led by Samsung products - was 81.3%, the highest ever. In most markets Android-powered phones are the most popular comprising more than half of the overall smartphone sales, including the U.S. market. 1 billion Android devices have been activated as of September 2013. (Wikipedia). Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Open Handset Alliance •  HTC •  Motorola •  Samsung •  Dell Garmin •  Haier Financial Information •  Market Cap: $404.6 billion (Google) •  EnterpriseValue: $349.2 billion •  2013 Revenues: $59.8 billion •  2013 Net Income: $12.9 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 21.6% •  P/E Ratio: 22.9 •  Ticker Symbol: GOOG Countries of Operation •  USA •  Japan •  South Korea •  China •  UK •  Spain •  Germany •  France Major Shareholders •  FMR LLC (6.85%) •  BlackRock (5.67%) •  Capital Group Company (5.14%) •  Vanguard Group Inc. (4.88%) No. of employees: approximately 500 / 47,756 (Google) Key Management •  Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman •  Dr. Larry Page, Co-Founder, CEO •  Sergey Brin, Co-Founder •  Patrick Pichette , CFO, SVP Updated: July 2014 Mobile Operating Systems
  • Apple Category: Mobile OS Headquarters: Cupertino, CA URL address: www.apple.com Company Background •  Apple is the world's second-largest IT company by revenue after Samsung Electronics, and the world's third-largest mobile phone maker after Samsung and Nokia.Apple is the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, with an estimated market capitalization of $446 billion by January 2014. (Wikipedia) •  Apple is a leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile smartphone manufacturer.The company's best-known products include the Macintosh computers, the iPod,Apple TV, the iPhone and the iPad. They also operate 408 retail stores in over 14 countries. •  iOS is Apple's mobile operating system that was developed for iPhone and now used in iPad. This operating system and related user-interface (UI) is elegantly designed.The iOS/iPhone's App Store is a revolution in mobile services since the iPhone SDK has allowed numerous companies and individuals to create new mobile applications that were not possible or ideal in previous mobile environments. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  FileMaker •  AT&T •  Verizon •  Foxconn Technology Group •  Anobit •  Braeburn Capital Financial Information •  Market Cap: $473.8 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $331.9 billion •  2013 Revenues: $170.9 billion •  2013 Net Income: $37.0 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 21.7% •  P/E Ratio: 12.2 •  Ticker Symbol: AAPL Countries of Operation •  Worldwide Major Shareholders •  BlackRock (5.08%) •  Vanguard Group Inc. (4.95%) •  State Street Corp (4.32%) •  FMR LLC (3.18%) •  Investco Ltd (1.49%) No. of employees: 80,300 Key Management •  Timothy Cook, CEO •  Peter Oppenheimer, CFO & SVP •  Jeffrey Williams, SVP of Operation •  Eduardo Cue, SVP of Internet Software & Services Updated: July 2014 Mobile Operating Systems
  • •  Vodafone •  Airtel •  T-Mobile •  China Mobile •  Telefonica •  SK Telecom BlackBerry Category: Mobile OS Headquarters:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada URL address: ca.blackberry.com Company Background •  BlackBerry Limited, formerly known as Research In Motion Limited (RIM), is a Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company best known as t he developer of the BlackBerry brand of smartphones and tablets.The compan y changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. •  Originally a dominant innovative company in the smartphone market for busine ss and government usage, with 43% US market share in 2010, the company has i n recent years declined precipitously, in part because of intense competition fro m Apple's iPhone and Google's Android brands. Due to such competition, the c ompany's US share of personal consumer market was reduced to 3.8% in 2013. BlackBerry’s paying subscriber base has also fallen drastically from 79 million in 2012 to about 55 million by the end of 2013. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  eBay •  Tata Indicom •  China Telecom •  Alcatel-Lucent •  Orange •  IBM Financial Information •  Market Cap: $4.9 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $2.9 billion •  2013 Revenues: $11.1 billion •  2013 Net Income: ($0.6) billion •  2013 Profit Margin: (5.8%) •  P/E Ratio: 3.55 •  Ticker Symbol: BBRY Countries of Operation •  Canada •  USA •  UK •  France •  Germany •  Japan •  South Korea •  China Major Shareholders •  Fairfax Financial Holdings (10.50%) •  Primecap Management (6.51%) •  Lazaridis Michael (4.99%) •  Toronto-Dominion Ban (3.46%) •  Fregin Douglas (2.26%) No. of employees: 7,260 Key Management •  John S Chen, Chairman / Interim CEO •  JamesYersh, CFO •  Steven Zipperstein, Chief Legal Officer / Secretary Updated: July 2014 Mobile Operating Systems
  • •  AMD •  Cisco •  Google •  HP •  Motorola •  Nokia Linux Category: Mobile OS Headquarters: San Francisco, CA URL address: www.linux.com Company Background •  In 1991, Linus Torvalds wrote the Linux kernel that spawned the development of the Linux operating system. Linux was an excellent example of the power of collaboration within open source software. •  In 2007, the Linux Foundation was created to sponsor the work of Linus Torvalds and add need infrastructure into the Linux community. •  Linux became an alternative to Symbian,Windows CE and others for mobile devices since it was inexpensive and flexible enough to allow customization. In 2006, 16.7% of smartphones in the world were using Linux. In 2009, Linux had 5% of the overall mobile operating system market (Gartner). By 2011, it is less than 1%. •  As of June 2013, more than 95% of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers run some variant of Linux, including all the 44 fastest. Members •  Fujitsu •  Hitachi •  IBM •  Intel •  NEC •  Oracle Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2009 Revenues: N/A •  2009 Net Income: N/A •  2009 Profit Margin: N/A •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA •  UK •  China •  Japan •  France •  Germany •  Brazil •  Finland Major Shareholders •  N/A No. of employees: n/a Key Management •  John Zeglis, Chairman and CEO •  Michael Keith, EVP •  Mohan Gyani, President & CEO, Wireless Services Updated: July 2014 Mobile Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Category: Mobile OS Headquarters: Redmond,WA URL address: www.microsoft.com Company Background •  Microsoft Corporation provides software and hardware products and solutions worldwide. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are Xbox game console and the Microsoft Surface series of tablets. •  Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. •  The primary partnership for Windows Phone is with Nokia, which announced that Microsoft’s platform would be its OS for all of their smartphones. •  In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date. In September 2013, it agreed to buy Nokia’s mobile unit for $7 billion. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  HTC •  Samsung •  LG •  Dell •  Nokia Financial Information •  Market Cap: $313.4 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $252.4 billion •  2013 Revenues: $77.8 billion •  2013 Net Income: $21.9 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 28.1% •  P/E Ratio: 13.7 •  Ticker Symbol: MSFT Countries of Operation •  Worldwide Major Shareholders •  BlackRock (5.32%) •  Capital Group Company (4.78%) •  Vanguard Group Inc. (4.49%) •  State Street Corp (4.17%) •  Gates III William HE (4.08%) No. of employees: 100,932 Key Management •  Satya Nadella, CEO •  Brian Kevin Turner, COO •  Raghu Ramakrishnan, CTO Updated: July 2014 Mobile Operating Systems
  • Apple Company Background Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information Countries of Operation Major Shareholders Key Management Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters: Cupertino, CA URL address: www.apple.com •  Apple is the world's second-largest IT company by revenue after Samsung Electronics, and the world's third-largest mobile phone maker after Samsung and Nokia.Apple is the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, with an estimated market capitalization of $446 billion by January 2014. (Wikipedia) •  Apple is a leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile smartphone manufacturer.The company's best-known products include the Macintosh computers, the iPod,Apple TV, the iPhone and the iPad. They also operate 408 retail stores in over 14 countries. •  iOS is Apple's mobile operating system that was developed for iPhone and now used in iPad. This operating system and related user-interface (UI) is elegantly designed.The iOS/iPhone's App Store is a revolution in mobile services since the iPhone SDK has allowed numerous companies and individuals to create new mobile applications that were not possible or ideal in previous mobile environments. •  FileMaker •  AT&T •  Verizon •  Foxconn Technology Group •  Anobit •  Braeburn Capital •  Market Cap: $473.8 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $331.9 billion •  2013 Revenues: $170.9 billion •  2013 Net Income: $37.0 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 21.7% •  P/E Ratio: 12.2 •  Ticker Symbol: AAPL •  Worldwide •  BlackRock (5.08%) •  Vanguard Group Inc. (4.95%) •  State Street Corp (4.32%) •  FMR LLC (3.18%) •  Investco Ltd (1.49%) No. of employees: 80,300 •  Timothy Cook, CEO •  Peter Oppenheimer, CFO & SVP •  Jeffrey Williams, SVP of Operation •  Eduardo Cue, SVP of Internet Software & Services Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers
  • Blackberry Company Background Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information Countries of Operation Major Shareholders Key Management •  Vodafone •  Airtel •  T-Mobile •  China Mobile •  Telefonica •  SK Telecom Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada URL address: ca.blackberry.com •  BlackBerry Limited, formerly known as Research In Motion Limited (RIM), is a Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry brand of smartphones and tablets.The company changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. •  Originally a dominant innovative company in the smartphone market for business and government usage, with 43% US market share in 2010, the company has in recent years declined precipitously, in part because of intense competition from Apple's iPhone and Google's Android brands. Due to such competition, the company's US share of personal consumer market was reduced to 3.8% in 2013. BlackBerry’s paying subscriber base has also fallen drastically from 79 million in 2012 to about 55 million by the end of 2013. (Wikipedia) •  eBay •  Tata Indicom •  China Telecom •  Alcatel-Lucent •  Orange •  IBM •  Market Cap: $4.9 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $2.9 billion •  2013 Revenues: $11.1 billion •  2013 Net Income: ($0.6) billion •  2013 Profit Margin: (5.8%) •  P/E Ratio: 3.55 •  Ticker Symbol: BBRY •  Canada •  USA •  UK •  France •  Germany •  Japan •  South Korea •  China •  Fairfax Financial Holdings (10.50%) •  Primecap Management (6.51%) •  Lazaridis Michael (4.99%) •  Toronto-Dominion Ban (3.46%) •  Fregin Douglas (2.26%) No. of employees: 7,260 •  John S Chen, Chairman, Interim CEO •  JamesYersh, CFO •  Steven Zipperstein, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers
  • •  Android •  Beats Electronics •  S3 Graphics •  Dashwire •  Zoodles •  Saffron Digital HTC Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters:Taoyuan City,Taiwan URL address: www.htc.com Company Background •  HTC Corporation is a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. Founded in 1997, HTC began as notebook computer manufacturer.After initially making smartphones based mostly on Windows Mobile, HTC expanded its focus in 2009 to devices based on the Android, and in 2010 to Windows Phone.As of 2011, HTC primarily releases and markets its smartphones under the HTC brand, ranking as the 98th top brand on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2011 report. •  In 2011, HTC became the largest smartphone vendor in the U.S. with 24% market share, ahead of Samsung's 21%,Apple's 20% and BlackBerry's 9%. However, during early 2012, HTC lost much of this U.S. market share due to increased competition from Samsung and Apple.As of February 2013, HTC only accounted for 9.3% of the United States smartphone market. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Microsoft •  T-Mobile •  Orange •  Telefonica •  Vodafone •  Verizon Financial Information •  Market Cap: $3.7 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $2.8 billion •  2013 Revenues: $6.9 billion •  2013 Net Income: ($0.1 billion) •  2013 Profit Margin: (0.7%) •  P/E Ratio: 6.4 •  Ticker Symbol: 2498.TW Countries of Operation •  USA •  Canada •  Taiwan •  China •  Japan •  Singapore •  UK •  Germany Major Shareholders •  Way-Chih Investment Co. (5.20%) •  Way-Lien Technology (4.49%) •  Hsiueh-Hung Wang (3.83%) •  Hon-Mou Investment Co. (2.72%) •  Wen-Chi Chen (2.66%) No. of employees: 16,746 Key Management •  Cher Wang, Chairman and Co- founder •  Peter Chou, CEO, President and Co-founder •  Chang Chia-Lin, CFO / Head of Global Sales Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers
  • •  MaxDome •  SkyLife •  Hitachi •  Microsoft •  Intel •  Android LG Electronics Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters: Seoul, Korea URL address: www.lge.com Company Background •  LG Electronics is global leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. is the world’s second-largest television manufacturer (after Samsung) and the world’s fourth-largest mobile phone maker by unit in 2013. •  In 2012, LGE’s world’s market share was 14.4% for LCD TV, 3.4% for mobile phone. •  LGE's five primary business units are: Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance,Air Conditioning & Energy Solution and Vehicle components. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Qualcomm •  Schneider •  GE •  Viking •  Skype •  Microsoft Financial Information •  Market Cap: $9.3 billion •  EnterpriseValue: Unknown •  2013 Revenues: $53.1 billion •  2013 Net Income: $0.2 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 0.3% •  P/E Ratio: 13.7 •  Ticker Symbol: 066570.KS Countries of Operation •  South Korea •  USA •  Japan •  China •  UK •  France •  India •  Germany Major Shareholders •  WON HWANG 28.68% •  SHINYOUNG INVESTMENT MGMT CO LT 10.72% •  NATIONAL PENSION SERVICE KOREA 6.08% •  EUN-A NOH 5.79% •  JAE-HA HWANG 0.50% No. of employees: 85,905 Key Management •  Bon-joon Koo,Vice Chairman & CEO •  Yu-sig Kang, Co-Vice Chairman •  Do-Hyun Jung, President and CFO •  Young-Ha Lee, President & Business Support Officer Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers
  • Motorola Mobility Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters: Libertyville, IL URL address: www.motorola.com Company Background •  Motorola Mobility was formerly known as the Mobile Devices division of Motorola until it was spun off as a separate entity in January 2011. It consists of the Mobile Devices business which produces smartphones and the Home business which produces set-top boxes, end-to-end video solutions, and cable modems. (directly fromWikipedia) •  On August 15, 2011, Google announced that it had agreed to acquire the company for US$12.5 billion.The acquisition included a sizeable portfolio of patents owned by Motorola. However, Google's ownership of Motorola would be short-lived, as the company announced to sell Motorola Mobility to Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo for $2.91 billion in a cash-and-stock deal in January 2014. Google will retain the Advanced Technologies & Projects unit (which will be reintegrated into the main Android team) and all but 2000 of the company's patents. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Google •  Android •  Verizon •  Lenovo Financial Information •  Market Cap: $10.58 billion (Lenovo Group) •  EnterpriseValue: $7.03 billion •  2012 Revenues: $29.6 billion •  2012 Net Income: $472 million •  2012 Profit Margin: 1.6% •  P/E Ratio: 22.6 •  Ticker Symbol: 0992.HK Countries of Operation •  USA •  Canada •  South Korea •  China •  India •  UK •  France •  Germany Major Shareholders No. of employees: 3,894 Key Management •  Rick Osterloh, President and CEO •  Vanessa Wittman, SVP & CFO Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers
  • Nokia Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters: Espoo, Finland URL address: www.nokia.com Company Background •  Nokia is a Finnish communications and IT multinational corporation, which operates in three business segments: Devices & Services, HERE, and Nokia Siemens Networks. •  Nokia was the world's largest vendor of mobile phones from 1998 to 2012. However, the company's market share started to decline in 2007 as a result of the growing use of touchscreen smartphones from other vendors such as Apple’s iPhone, and devices running on Android. •  In a bid to recover, Nokia announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft in 2011 and replaced Symbian with Microsoft's Windows Phone OS in all Nokia smartphones. However, Nokia's smartphone sales figures, which had previously increased, collapsed dramatically. From the beginning of 2011 until 2013, Nokia fell from the world's largest smartphone vendor to assume the status of tenth largest. (Wikipedia) •  In 2013, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile phone business unit as part of an overall deal totaling €5.44 billion (US$7.17 billion). Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Siemens (partnership) •  Navteq (subsidiary) •  Vertu (subsidiary) •  Qt Software (subsidiary) •  Symbian Foundation Financial Information •  Market Cap: $28.9 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $25.2 billion •  2013 Revenues: $16.9 billion •  2013 Net Income: ($0.8 billion) •  2013 Profit Margin: (4.8%) •  P/E Ratio: 21.6 •  Ticker Symbol: NOK Countries of Operation •  Finland •  UK •  Spain •  Germany •  France •  China •  Hong Kong •  USA Major Shareholders •  Dodge & Cox (4.11%) •  FIR TREE INCORPORATE 0.84% •  FMR LLC 0.48% •  BLACKROCK 0.32% •  DISCOVERY CAPITAL MA 0.24% No. of employees: 56,000 Key Management •  Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman, Interim CEO •  Timo Ihamuotila, Interim President, ExecVP, and CFO •  Henry Tirri, ExecVP and CTO Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers
  • •  O2 •  Telefonica •  China Mobile •  China Unicom •  Vodafone •  Orange Samsung Electronics Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters: Seoul, Korea URL address: www.samsung.com Company Background •  Samsung Electronics is a leading consumer electronics and semiconductor company. It is the largest memory chip maker and second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world. It is the largest smartphone maker and mobile phone manufacturer in the world. It displaced Apple Inc. as the world’s largest technology company in 2011. Samsung Electronics is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group. •  In 2012, Samsung was the world’s largest FPTV and smart TV manufacturer by market share (30.6% and 37.2% respectively). Its printing solutions business had the biggest global market share of 16% and smartphone business had the biggest global market share of 30.4% in 2012. Samsung is also the largest DRAM and NAND Flash supplier in the world. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Samsung Group •  AT&T •  Verizon •  Sprint Nextel •  T-Mobile •  SK Telecom Financial Information •  Market Cap: $176.4 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $152.3 billion •  2013 Revenues: $209.0 billion •  2013 Net Income: $27.3 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 13.0% •  P/E Ratio: 6.7 •  Ticker Symbol: 005930.KS Countries of Operation •  South Korea •  USA •  China •  India •  UK •  France •  Germany •  Spain Major Shareholders •  Kun-hee Lee and family (11.14%) •  National Pension Service (7.43%) •  Samsung Life Insurance (7.21%) •  Samsung C&T Corp (4.06%) No. of employees: 370,000 Key Management •  Lee Kun Hee, Chairman •  Kwon Oh-Hyun, Co-Vice Chair, CEO and Co-Rep Director •  Boo-KeunYoon, President & CEO of Consumer Electronics •  Jong-Kyun Shin, President & CEO of IT & Mobile Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers
  • ZTE Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters: Shenzhen, China URL address: www.zte.com.cn •  Founded in 1985 by a group of state-owned enterprises associated with China's Ministry of Aerospace, ZTE Corporation is a Chinese telecommunications equipment and systems company.As of 2Q13, ZTE is the world's fourth-largest mobile phone and smartphone manufacturer and won the 5th place in U.S. Smartphone market in 2013. It is the world's fifth-largest telecoms equipment maker measured by 2012 revenues. •  ZTE's core products are wireless, exchange, access, optical transmission and data telecommunications gear; mobile phones; and telecommunications software. •  ZTE has filed 48,000 patents globally, and with more than 13,000 patents granted. 90% more patents are invention-related. (Wikipedia) •  Android •  China Telecom •  China Unicom •  China Mobile •  Market Cap: $7.7 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $11.1 billion •  2012 Revenues: $13.3 billion •  2012 Net Income: ($0.5 billion) •  2012 Profit Margin: (3.4%) •  P/E Ratio: Unknown •  Ticker Symbol: 0763.HK •  USA •  Australia •  Germany •  Hong Kong •  JP Morgan Chase & Co (10.19%) •  BlackRock (6.96%) •  FIL Limited (5.19%) •  Value Partners Group LTD (4.97%) •  Wellington Management Co LLP (4.73%) No. of employees: 89,786 •  Hou Weigui, Chairman & Co- founder •  Shi Lirong, President, Executive Director •  Zhao Xianming, ExecVP and CTO Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers Company Background Alliances/Subsidiaries Countries of Operation Major Shareholders Key Management Financial Information
  • Xiaomi Category: Mobile Phone Maker Headquarters: Beijing, China URL address: wwwxiaomi.com/en Company Background •  Founded in 2010, Xiaomi has fast become one of the leading tech firms in China. Xiami’s main product portfolio includes: Xiaomi Phones,Android devices, MIUI ROM, highly customized ROM, MiTalk, a preeminent messaging application, and MiBox, a smart set-top box. •  Xiaomi expanded from mainland China into Hong Kong and Taiwan in 2013 and entered Singapore in early 2014 and announced their new brand, Redmi, to the world. Redmi, previously known as Hongmi for sales within China, will soon be for sale in Singapore. •  In 2013, Xiaomi sold 18.7 million smartphones, up 160% from a year earlier (sold close to 7 million in 2012). •  Xiaomi, which has now expanded to selling smart TV's and Apple Airport Extreme like Wi-Fi routers now plans to sell 40 million units in 2014. •  In October 2013, Xiaomi was reported as the fifth most used smartphone brand in China. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Westhouse •  Pebbles Interfaces Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: $5.2 billion •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  China •  Taiwan •  Hong Kong •  Singapore Major Shareholders •  MorningSide, Qiming and IDG: $41 million series A •  Qiming, IDG, Qualcomm, MorningSide and Temask: $90 million Series B No. of employees: 3,000 Key Management •  Lei Jun, CEO •  Lin Bin, President •  Hugo Barra,Vice President Updated: July 2014 Mobile Phone Makers
  • Meraki Category: Wireless Technology Headquarters: San Francisco, CA URL address: www.meraki.com Company Background •  Meraki's technology was developed from MIT's Roofnet project. The core is a wireless mesh hardware and software that allows people to extend the range of their Wifi networks. •  Meraki’s networking systems bring enterprise-class networking to organizations of all sizes. Meraki's unique cloud-hosted controller architecture provides centralized management and security though an intuitive web interface, eliminating the high costs and complexity associated with traditional networking systems. (company website) •  In November 2012, Cisco, the networking tech giant, acquired Meraki for $1.2 billion, all in cash. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Google •  City of San Francisco •  Cisco Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  Google, Seed Round •  Sequoia Capital, $5 million Series A •  Sequoia Capital, DAGVentures, and Northgate Capital, $20 million Series B •  Sequoia Capital, $15 million Series C •  Sequoia Capital and Northgate Capital, $40 million Series D No. of employees: 330 Key Management •  Andy McCall,VP, Sales •  Douglas Leone, Board Member •  John Bicket, CTO & Co-Founder Updated: July 2014 Wireless Technology
  • Category: Wireless Technology Headquarters: San Diego, CA URL address: www.qualcomm.com •  Founded in 1985, QUALCOMM engages in the development, design, manufacture, and marketing of digital wireless telecommunications products and services.The company operates in four segments: Qualcomm Code Division Multiple Access Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), Qualcomm Wireless and Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). (Yahoo! Finance) •  The QCT segment develops and supplies code division multiple access (CDMA)-based integrated circuits and system software.The QTL segment grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which includes cdmaOne, CDMA2000,WCDMA, CDMA TDD and others.The QWI segment comprises Qualcomm Internet Services that provides content enablement services for the wireless industry.The QSI segment makes strategic investments to promote the worldwide adoption of CDMA-based products and services. (Yahoo! Finance) •  ZTE •  Oracle •  Audiovox •  Symbian •  AT&T •  Verizon •  Market Cap: $128.4 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $96.8 billion •  2013 Revenues: $24.9 billion •  2013 Net Income: $6.9 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 27.6% •  P/E Ratio: 14.3 •  Ticker Symbol: QCOM •  USA •  South Korea •  China •  Japan •  Taiwan •  Australia, •  Austria •  Belgium •  BlackRock (5.76%) •  Vanguard Group Inc. (4.90%) •  State Street Corp (4.30%) •  FMR LLC 2.74%) •  T Rowe Price Group I (2.01%) No. of employees: 31,000 •  Paul E. Jacobs, Executive Chairman •  Steve Mollenkodf, CEO •  Matt Grob, CTO •  Derek Aberle, President •  Brazil •  Canada •  Finland •  France •  Germany •  Hong Kong •  India •  Indonesia •  Ireland •  Israel •  Italy •  Mexico •  Netherlands •  Nigeria •  Philippines •  Russia Wireless Technology Qualcomm Company Background Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information Countries of Operation Investors Key Management Updated: July 2014
  • •  Qualcomm •  Texas Instruments •  Apple •  Softbank Mobile •  MapQuest •  Priceline Skyhook Category: Wireless Technology Headquarters: Boston, MA URL address: www.skyhookwireless.com Company Background •  Skyhook is the leader in location positioning with its technology that utilizes Wi-Fi access points to determine geographic location instead of GPS hardware. It has played a major role in developing beacon-based,Wi-Fi location positioning, known as hybrid positioning. •  Skyhook is best known for its “Precision Location” and “Context Accelerator” software development kits (SDK’s), which “leverage the network to enable businesses to gain unprecedented levels of geospatial insight, optimize mobile and device experiences, provide the right content when it’s needed, and certify that location is precise and reliable.” •  In February 2014, Cellular location company TruePosition, a subsidiary of Liberty Media, acquired Skyhook Wireless for an undisclosed price. (Media) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Samsung •  Motorola •  Gowalla •  Foursquare •  Aloqa •  Opera Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  Nokia and Commons Angels, $1.8 million Series A •  Nokia, Intel, Bain CapitalVentures, Commons Angels, $6.5 million Series B •  Intel, Bain CapitalVentures, Common Angels, RREVentures, $8.5 million Series C •  Acquired by TruePosition No. of employees: 40 Key Management •  Jeffrey Glass, CEO •  Jim Crowley, President •  Kepp Jones,VP Product •  Michael Shean, SVP & Co- Founder •  Nick Brachet, CTO Updated: July 2014 Wireless Technology
  • SpiderCloud Category: Wireless Technology Headquarters: San Jose CA URL address: www.spidercloud.com Company Background •  SpiderCloud is startup that developed the industry’s first enterprise radio access network (E-RAN) that enables direct integration between enterprise IT networks and mobile devices through small cell technologies.This wireless platform has solved indoor coverage and capacity issues for mobile operators and their business customers. •  The E-RAN system consists of a Services Node (SCSN) that can control over 100 self-organizing and multi-access 3G,Wi-Fi and LTE/4G Small Cells that can be installed in just days using an enterprise- Ethernet LAN. One E-RAN delivers unprecedented capacity and coverage to over 10,000 connected smartphones and tablets, with just one connection to the mobile operator’s core network. (company website) •  In 2012, the company launched a small-cell wireless system in the UK in partnership withVodafone. This is an enhanced indoor 3G network that allows people to access wireless services in busy office settings. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Vodafone Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA •  UK Investors •  Charles River, Matrix Partners, $15 million Series A •  Charles River, Matrix Partners, ShastaVentures, and Opus Capital, $25 million Series B •  Charles River, Matrix Partners, ShastaVentures, and Opus Capital, $35 millionVenture Round No. of employees: 200 Key Management •  Mike Gallager, CEO •  Thomas Scott, CFO •  Behrooz Parsay, SVP of Engineering and Operations Updated: July 2014 Wireless Technology
  • Urban Airship Category: Wireless Technology Headquarters: Portland, OR URL address: www.urbanairship.com Company Background •  Founded in 2009, Urban Airship provides app developers the ability to easily add features such as creation and delivery of enhanced push notifications and a digital wallet, as well as reporting on the use of those features back to app developers.These services are provided on Android, iOS,Windows 8, and BlackBerry. (Wikipedia) •  Urban Airship has more than 1.5 billion active installs and more than 5.5 billion messages are sent per month. •  In 2011, Urban Airship acquired SimpleGeo, and in 2012, it acquired Tello in an all-stock for its Apple Passbook management product for developers.Tello’s PassTools product enables companies to visually create Passbook items with colors, text and the like. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Tello •  SimpleGeo Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA •  UK Investors •  TrueVentures, Founder’s Co-op, Pete Grillo, $1.1 million Series A •  Foundry Group,TrueVentures, Founder’s Co-op, $5.4 million Series B •  Salesforce,Verizon, Foundry Group,TrueVentures, $15.1 million Series C •  August Capital, Foundry Group, Intel Capital,TrueVentures,Verizon Communications, $25 million Series D No. of employees: 165 Key Management •  Scott Kveton, Co-Founder & CEO •  Steven Osborn, Co-Founder & CTO •  Dylan Anderson – CFO •  Michael Richardson – Co- Founder & Senior Engineer Updated: July 2014 Wireless Applications
  • Kakao Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: Gyeonggi-do, Korea URL address: www.kakao.com Company Background •  Founded in 2010, Kakao is mostly known for its dominant messaging app, Kakao Talk, a free mobile messenger app with free text and call features, available on iOS,Android, Bada, BlackBerry,Windows and personal computers. It supports for 12 languages. Kakao Talk is used by 133 million people and is also the primary platform for mobile games. •  Kakao’s revenue mostly comes from its mobile gaming platform. In 2013, Kakao generated revenue of approximately $200 million USD. •  Kakao dominates the South Korean instant messaging market. Its application is installed in 90% of smartphones in the country. Kakao Talk has been launched in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Japan. •  In May 2014, Kakao announced that it will merge with Daum in an all-stock that values Kakao at 3.1 trillion won ($3 bn).The new company will be called Daum Kakao and will be listed in October 2014. (Wikipedia & media) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Tencent Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: $200 million •  2013 Net Income: $65 million •  2013 Profit Margin: 32.5% •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  South Korea •  Indonesia •  Japan •  Malaysia •  Philippines •  Vietnam Investors •  CyberAgent, Maverick Capital, DCM, Series A •  Tencent, $62.9 million Private Equity funding •  Berjaya, $10 millionVenture Round No. of employees: Unknown Key Management •  Beom-Su Kim, Founder & Chairman •  Sirgoo Lee, Co-CEO •  Jae-Bum Lee, Co-CEO Mobile Applications Updated: July 2014
  • •  LINE PLUS Corporation •  LINE Business Corporation •  LINE Fukuoka Corporation •  DataHotel Co., Ltd. LINE Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: Bundang, South Korea URL address: http://line.me/en/ Company Background •  LINE is a free instant message, voice and video call application available on all smartphone devices and PCs. Users can exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make freeVoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences. •  LINE, launched in Japan in 2011, reached 100 million users within eighteen months and 200 million users only six months later. LINE became Japan's largest social network in 2013; on 1 April 2014, it announced that it had over 420 million registrants worldwide, of which 50 million users are within Japan. •  In Q1 2014, LINE Corporation. reported JPY 18 billion in revenue.The revenue for LINE Corporation’s core business, LINE, totaled JPY 14.6 billion in 1Q 2014, up 223% over the same quarter in the previous year. Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information •  Market Cap: $22.7 billion (Naver Corp.) •  EnterpriseValue: KRW 23,243 billion •  2013 Revenues: KRW 2,312 billion •  2013 Net Income: KRW 328 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 82.0% •  P/E Ratio: 38.7 •  Ticker Symbol: 035420.KS Countries of Operation •  Korea •  Japan •  USA •  Spain Investors No. of employees: 666 Key Management •  Akira Morikawa, CEO •  Takeshi Idezawa, COO •  Joongho Shin, CGO (global) •  Jun Masuda, CSO & CMO •  Euibin Park, CTO Mobile Applications Updated: July 2014
  • Tango Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: MountainView, CA URL address: www.tango.me Company Background •  The company was founded in September 2009 by Uri Raz and Eric Setton. Tango is the leading all-in-one social networking application used by 200 million people in 212 countries. •  Tango provides free text messages, games and free phone calls, high-quality video calls, and photo sharing for iPhone and Android. •  Tango empowers people to share what they see and to have fun with video calling whether at home or on-the-go.Tango works on iPhones, iPod touch, hundreds of Android phones and Windows Phone devices, as well as tablets and PCs, and provides high quality experience over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. (CrunchBase) •  In March 2014,Tango raised $280 million in a new funding round led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.Alibaba invested $215 million while the remainder of the funding came from Tango’s prior investors, which include Access Industries, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and JerryYang. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Apple •  Samsung •  Microsoft Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  Bill Tai, $5 miilion Series A •  Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Len Blavatnik,Alex Zubillaga,Translink Capital, $42 million Series B •  QualcommVentures,Access BridgeGapVentures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson,Translink Capital, $38.1 million Series C No. of employees: 150 Key Management •  Uri Raz, Co-founder & CEO •  Eric Setton, Co-founder & CTO •  Gary Chevsky,VP of Engineering •  JP Marcos, COO Mobile Applications Updated: July 2014
  • •  Vine Twitter Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: San Francisco, CA URL address: www.twitter.com Company Background •  Twitter is a micro-blogging services that allows people to post updates and links within 140 characters. Created in March 2006,Twitter is a global real-time communications platform with 400 million monthly visitors to twitter.com and more than 200 million monthly active users around the world.These users generate over 500 million tweets per day. •  Registered users of Twitter are able to read and post tweets via the web, SMS or mobile applications. •  In April 2008 Twitter launched Twitter Japan in partnership with Digital Garage. Twitter can be used in multiple languages worldwide. •  In November 2013,Twitter held its IPO on the NYSE and listed under with ticker “TWTR”. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Twitter Japan •  Digital Garage •  Apple Financial Information •  Market Cap: $32.1 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $30.1 billion •  2013 Revenues: $0.7 billion •  2013 Net Income: ($0.6) billion •  2013 Profit Margin: (97.1%) •  P/E Ratio: 273.52% •  Ticker Symbol: TWTR Countries of Operation •  USA •  Netherlands •  Germany •  Ireland •  UK •  Japan •  Brazil •  Canada Major Shareholders •  RTLC Management LLC (15.34%) •  Williams Evan (9.93%) •  Rizvi Traverse Management (9.55%) •  SSPARK Management PA (5.84%) •  Institutional Assoc. (5.79%) No. of employees: 2,700 Key Management •  Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder, Chairman of Twitter, and CEO of Square •  Dick Costolo, CEO •  Mike Gupta, CFO •  Ali Rowghani, COO •  Spain •  France •  Australia •  South Korea •  Singapore Mobile Applications Updated: July 2014
  • WeChat Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: Shenzhen, China URL address: www.wechat.com Company Background •  WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent in China.The app is available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry,Windows Phone, Symbian, and OS X platforms and it supports 15 languages. •  WeChat had 355 million monthly active users at the end of 2013 and generated $32 million to $49 million in revenue in the fourth quarter. •  In August 2013,WeChat announced that it had 100 million registered international users which was doubled in 3 months. It also claimed 300 million registered Chinese users. •  Tencent revealed that the combined monthly active users of WeChat reached 355 million as of end of 2013, an increase of 121%YoY and up 6% QoQ. According to GlobalWebIndex,WeChat is fifth most used smartphone app worldwide. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Tencent Financial Information •  Market Cap: $130.1 billion (Tencent) •  EnterpriseValue: $133.4 billion •  2013 Revenues: $9.91 billion •  2013 Net Income: $2.56 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 25.8% •  P/E Ratio: 29.8 •  Ticker Symbol: 0700 HK Countries of Operation •  China Investors •  Naspers Ltd (33.8%) •  JP Morgan Chase & Co (4.96%) •  Vanguard Group Inc. (1.97%) •  Capital Group companies (1.82%) •  BlackRock (1.34%) No. of employees: Key Management •  Huateng Ma, Chairman, CEO amd Co-founder •  Chi Ping Lau, President •  Zhidong Zhang, Co-CTO/Co- founder •  Shek Hon Lo, CFO & SVP •  Chenye Xu, CIO/Co-founder Mobile Applications Updated: July 2014
  • WhatsApp Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: MountainView, CA URL address: www.whatsapp.com Company Background •  WhatsApp Messenger is a free cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphone. In addition to text messaging, users can send each toerh images, video, and audio media messages as well as their location using integrated mapping features.WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone,Android and Nokia. (Wikipedia) •  WhatsApp has 450 million users as of February 2014.The company claims to have 200 million monthly actives, 10 billion messages sent and 17 billion received in a single day. (CrunchBase) •  In February 2014,WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion. It was one of the biggest tech acquisitions since HP bought Compaq for $25 billion in 2001. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Facebook Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  $250,000 Seed round •  Sequoia Capital, $8 millionVenture Round •  Sequoia Capital, $50 million Series C •  Acquired by Facebook, $19 billion No. of employees: 55 Key Management •  Jan Koum, Co-founder & CEO •  Brian Acton, Co-founder •  Jim Goetz, Board member Mobile Applications Updated: July 2014
  • Blend Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: San Francisco, CA URL address: www.blend.la Company Background •  Blend bridges the gap between the brands and students creating an innovative channel that offers a curated collection of the hottest brands and the finest products specifically for the college audience. On Blend, brands receive promotional consideration to the most sought-after demographic - the millennial student. This exclusive college-only app offers a new engaging way for students to share their unique experiences. Students share photos relating to the theme of the day, earn Snaps (likes) from peers nationwide, and use their Snaps to redeem free gifts. Blend integrates free products and gift cards directly into students’ photo feeds, putting brands front and center. Blend only partners with brands that we know appeal to the college audience. The app is available at almost any college in the U.S. Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  New Enterprise Associates,TrinityVentures, Foundation Capital, Lerer Hippeau, Maveron, BoxGroup, XGVentures, CAA, and SparkLabs GlobalVentures, $2.7 million seed round No. of employees: 12 Key Management •  Akash Nigam, Co-founder & CEO •  Matt Geiger, Co-founder •  Evan Rosenbaum, Co-founder & CTO Updated: July 2014 Mobile Applications
  • Lifesum Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden URL address: www.lifesum.com Company Background •  Lifesum is a Stockholm-based digital health startup that offers its users a flexible platform to support and encourage a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Lifesum wants to make people healthier and happier by helping users to forge good habits on their journey towards a better lifestyle, as well as an improved overall quality of life. •  Having already achieved over 6.5 million downloads across Europe, the Lifesum app is available on Android and iOS, and can be tailored by individual users and adapted to specific goals and aims, offering personal guidance based on personal data. Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  Sweden Investors •  Bauer Media, SparkLabs GlobalVentures, $6.7 million Series A No. of employees: 20 Key Management •  Henrik Torstensson, CEO •  Marcus Gners, COO •  Tove Westlund, Co-founder &VP Product •  Martin Wählby, Co-founder &VP Product Updated: July 2014 Mobile Applications
  • Soundwave Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland URL address: www.soundwave.com Company Background •  Founded in June 2013, Soundwave is a music discovery app that shows you what music people are listening to and where in real-time. Soundwave aims to connect music lovers worldwide to discover, share, discuss and track their music consumption across Android and iOS devices.The Soundwave music map is an innovative feature that allows a user to pick a destination and see in real- time the music that is being consumed in that area by other Soundwave users. •  After a successful launch of the free Music Discovery app - Soundwave has received great feedback and engagement worldwide.As of March 1st 2014 Soundwave has been downloaded in over 190 countries worldwide with close to 1 million downloads. Soundwave also recently achieved the top music app position in the App store in France, which resulted in 10,000 downloads in a single day. 65 million song plays have been tracked by the app’s users to date. Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  Ireland •  USA Investors •  Mark Cuban,ACTVenture Capital, SparkLabs GlobalVentures, Enterprise Ireland, Matthew Le Merle, and Trevor Bowen, $2 million No. of employees: 10 Key Management •  Brendan O’Driscoll, CEO •  Craig Watson, CIO •  Aidan Sliney, CTO Updated: July 2014 Mobile Applications
  • Stitch Category: Mobile Applications Headquarters: San Francisco, CA URL address: www.stitchapp.com Company Background •  Stitch helps salespeople close more deals and be more responsive.They are building the best mobile-first, sales productivity platform.Their first product is a mobile email application for salespeople.With Stitch, salespeople can communicate faster by having the right information, insights, and tools at their fingertips. •  Stitch lets its users track email opens and link clicks sent from their mobile email.They will know and can follow up immediately with the right information. The app indexes all files and attachments. Users can send files from Dropbox, Google Drive, Hightail, and Box, and can easily access files they’ve recently sent or received. •  Stitch was founded in 2013 by Somrat Niyogi, Wiebke Poerschke, and Jason McDowall - all formerly at Salesforce.com. Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  GoogleVentures, SoftTechVC,TektonVentures, Foundation Capital, TriplePoint Capital, EniacVentures, SparkLabs GlobalVentures, Freestyle Capital, Brad Garlinghouse and others, $3.3 million seed round No. of employees: 9 Key Management •  Somrat Niyogi, Co-founder & CEO •  Wiebke, Poerschke, Co-founder •  Jason McDowall, Co-founder & VP of Product Updated: July 2014 Mobile Applications
  • •  Gossip Girl •  Huffington Post FourSquare Category: Location-Based Headquarters: NewYork, NY URL address: www.foursquare.com Company Background •  Foursquare is a location-based social network where users receive points and virtual badges for 'checking in' at selected venues. •  More than 1.6 million businesses from large brands to small merchants have used its advertising and merchant tools to attract and maintain customers. More than 50,000 developers use the Foursquare API to add location to their apps. It has applications for iPhone,Android, BlackBerry,Windows Phone, Nokia S40/Asha, and Symbian. •  By December 2013, Foursquare had over 45 million users and over 5 billion check-ins. •  Early 2014, Microsoft announced an extensive partnership with Foursquare, giving access to their users’ physical movements and preferences.This data can be used to personalize search results on the search engine Bing. (Crunchbase) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Skyhook •  Zagat •  Bravo •  Conde Nast •  The NewYork Times •  MTV Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  Total funding of $162.4 million from 6 funding rounds •  Andreessen Horowitz, Union SquareVentures, Spark Capital, O'Reilly AlphaTechVentures, Silver Lake Partners, $41M Debt Financing •  DFJ Growth, Smallcap World Fund, $35M Series D •  Microsoft, $15M No. of employees: 170 Key Management •  Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder & CEO •  Evan Cohen, Chief Operating Officer Updated: July 2014 Location-Based Services
  • HotelTonight Category: Location-Based Headquarters: San Francisco, CA URL address: http://www.hoteltonight.com Company Background •  Founded in Dec 2010, HotelTonight is a mobile application that offers a list of same-day hotel reservations at top-rated hotels in destinations across the globe. HotelTonight is different from advanced booking sites such as Orbitz or Expedia. It is focused on providing only last-minute deals. •  Since its launch in Jan 2011, HotelTonight has reached 10 million downloads and offers listings in 250 cities Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  HotelTonight has raised total of $103.7M from 6 funding rounds •  BatteryVentures, First Round Capital,Accel Partners, $23M Series C •  Coatue Management, First Round Capital, USVenture Partners,Accel Partners, BatteryVentures, GGV Capital, Coatue Management , $45M Series D No. of employees: 120 Key Management •  Sam Shank, Co-founder & CEO •  Jared Simon, Co-founder & COO •  Chris Bailey, Co-founder & Chief Architect •  Sam MacDonnel, CTO Updated: July 2014 Location-Based Services
  • •  Disney •  Kraft Food •  HP •  Coca-Cola •  P&G •  Disney Shopkick Category: Location-Based Headquarters: Redwood City, CA URL address: www.shopkick.com Company Background •  Shopkick bridges the worlds of mobile and physical retail. In August 2010, Shopkick launched the first mobile application that provides rewards and exclusive deals from their partners. (Crunchbase) •  Shopkick created a new location technology that allows the app to verify the user is actually present inside a store (GPS is too inaccurate for that). Like advertisers pay Google for click traffic in the online world, they can pay Shopkick for foot traffic in the real world. (directly from Crunchbase) •  In early 2013, Shopkick also had 70 brand partners, including Procter & Gamble, Disney, Mondelez, Unilever, Revlon and Levi's. (Wikipedia) •  In Feb 2014, Shopkick announced that the company has rewarded shoppers with $25 million and delivered $800 million in sales to its partners since its launch in 2010. Shoppers redeemed 7 million gift cards, scanned 70 million products with 14 million scanned in the most recent quarter. Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Best Buy •  Target •  Macy’s •  Old Navy •  Crate & Barrel •  Simon Malls Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA Investors •  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, SV Angel, Citi GrowthVentures, Reid Hoffman, $2.5 million Series A •  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Reid Hoffman, $2.5 million Series A •  Kleiner Perkins, Greylock Partners, SV Angel, Citi GrowthVentures, $15 million Series B No. of employees: 75 Key Management •  Cyriac Roeding, Co-founder & CEO •  Alexis Rask, Chief Revenue Officer Updated: July 2014 Location-Based Services
  • Uber Category: Location-Based Headquarters: San Francisco, CA URL address: www.uber.com Company Background •  Founded in 2009, Uber is a mobile application that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing service. It arranges pickups in 36 countries and 100 cities around the world. •  In August 2013, Uber raised $258 million in Series C round led by Google Ventures. It was GoogleVenture’s largest deal ever.The round values Uber at around $3.5 billion pre-money and $3.76 billion post. •  In 2013, Uber deployed in 12 Asian cities, starting with Singapore in January 2013.The company entered Middle East market by officially launching in Dubai in September 2013 and entered Africa by launching its service in South Africa in August 2013. •  In 2014, Uber began to experiment with different niche services, launching tests of UberXL, a service which guaranteed a large vehicle for a surcharge, and Uber Family, which made sure passengers got a vehicle with a car seat. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA •  China •  Belgium •  France •  Philippines •  Malaysia •  Thailand •  Singapore Investors •  Uber has raised a total of $361.2M from 5 funding rounds •  Scott Banister, Innovation Endeavors,Alfred Lin, Benchmark, Lowercase Capital, First Round Capital, $11M Series A •  Summit Action Fund,Troy Carter, Jeff Bezos, MenloVentures, CrunchFund, Goldman Sachs, Benchmark, $37M Series B •  Benchmark,TPG Growth, GoogleVentures, $258M Series C No. of employees: 550 Key Management •  Travis Kalanick, Co-Founder & CEO •  Garrett Camp, Co-founder & Chairman •  Brent Callinicos, CFO •  Russia •  South Korea •  Taiwan •  UK •  Italy •  Germany •  Japan •  Spain •  Sweden •  Australia •  India •  New Zealand •  Netherlands •  Switzerland •  Ireland •  UAE Updated: July 2014 Location-Based Services
  • •  IBM •  Matsushita •  Qualcomm •  Motorola •  Samsung •  Sony Ericsson ARM Category: Other Headquarters: Cambridge, UK URL address: www.arm.com Company Background •  ARM Holdings is the leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier. Their IP is the dominant design in mobile phone chips. •  The company was a JV between Apple,Acorn Computers andVLSI Technology and founded in 1990. •  Their business model is the designing and licensing of IP, and they do not manufacturer or sell any semiconductor chips. Companies pay ARM to license their IP and a royalty on every chip or wafer produced. •  Over 20 billion ARM based chips have been shipped to date, and 800 processor licenses sold to more than 250 companies. •  ARM technology is used in 95% of smart phones, 80% of digital cameras, and 35% of all electronic devices. (company website) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Sharp •  TI •  Cirrus Logic •  Alcatel •  Microsoft •  HP Financial Information •  Market Cap: $22.3 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $21.5 billion •  2013 Revenues: $1.1 billion •  2013 Net Income: $0.2 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 14.7% •  P/E Ratio: 32.2 •  Ticker Symbol: ARMH Countries of Operation •  UK •  Germany •  France •  Sweden •  USA •  China •  India •  Japan Major Shareholders •  Sands Capital Manage (4.27%) •  JP Morgan Chase & Co (2.27%) •  Jennison Associates (1.94%) •  Winslow Capital Mana (1.93%) •  Earnest Partners LLC (1.67%) No. of employees: 2,833 Key Management •  Simon Segars, CEO & Exec. Director •  Michael Muller, Co-founder & CTO •  Graham Budd, COO •  Tim Score, CFO •  Taiwan Updated: July 2014 Other Companies of Interest
  • •  Instagram •  WhatsApp •  OculusVR Facebook Category: Other Headquarters: Menlo Park, CA URL address: www.facebook.com Company Background •  Facebook is the world’s largest social network with over 1 billion active users. The company went public in May 2012, opening on the NASDAQ with shares trading at $42.05. •  Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. (Wikipedia) •  Based on its 2012 income of US$5 billion, Facebook joined the Fortune 500 list for the first time on the list published in May 2013, being placed at position 462. Facebook is considered the 5th most successful startup company of all time, by market capitalization, revenue, and growth. In 2012, Facebook was valued at $104 billion, and by January 2014 its market capitalization had risen to over $134 billion. (directly fromWikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Zynga •  PayPal •  Amazon.com •  Microsoft •  eBay •  Netflix Financial Information •  Market Cap: $176.9 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $165.9 billion •  2013 Revenues: $7.9 billion •  2013 Net Income: $1.5 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 18.9% •  P/E Ratio: 41.24 •  Ticker Symbol: FB Countries of Operation •  USA •  Belgium •  Argentina •  Ireland •  Germany •  Hong Kong •  India •  Poland Major Shareholders •  FMR, LLC (7.18%) •  Vanguard Group, INC (4.37%) •  State Street Corporation (3.44%) •  BlackRock Institutional Trust Company (2.19%) •  Invesco (1.87%) •  Price Associates Inc (1.85%) No. of employees: 6,818 Key Management •  Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman & CEO •  Sheryl Sandberg, COO •  Michael Schroepfer, CTO •  David Ebersman, CFO •  Italy •  England •  Spain •  France •  Brazil •  South Korea •  Canada •  Sweden •  Australia •  Japan •  Singapore •  New Zealand •  Netherlands •  UAE •  Mexico •  Malaysia Updated: July 2014 Other Companies of Interest
  • •  Chillingo Electronic Arts Category: Other Headquarters: Redwood City, CA URL address: www.ea.com Company Background •  Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes video game software and content.The company’s games include a range of categories, including action-adventure, casual, sports, family, and massively-multiplayer online role-playing. Its portfolio of properties includes various brands, such as Need for Speed,The Sims, Spore, Dead Space, Mass Effect, and Battlefield.The company’s portfolio of games based on licensed intellectual property includes sports-based titles, such as Madden NFL Football. (Yahoo! Finance) •  In November 2009, EA acquired social game developer, Playfish, for $400 million. In 2011 the company acquired PopCap Games, the company behind hits such as Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled. •  In fiscal 2010, EA had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies, and five titles that each sold more than four million copies, including FIFA 10, Madden NFL 10, Need for Speed SHIFT,The SIMS 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. (directly from company website) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Bioware •  Criterion Games •  Bright Light Studios Financial Information •  Market Cap: $8.6 billion •  EnterpriseValue: $7.1 billion •  2013 Revenues: $3.80 billion •  2013 Net Income: $0.1 billion •  2013 Profit Margin: 2.6% •  P/E Ratio: 20.5 •  Ticker Symbol: EA Countries of Operation •  USA •  UK •  Canada •  India •  China •  South Korea •  Spain •  Brazil Major Shareholders •  FMR LLC (12.58%) •  BlackRock (7.73%) •  Vanguard Group INC (6.96%) •  PIMECAP Management (6.88%) •  Manning & Napier ADV (6.36%) No. of employees: 9,370 Key Management •  Lawrence Probst, Chairman  •  Andrew Wilson, CEO  •  Peter R Moore, COO •  Blake Jorgensen, CFO and Director •  Sweden Updated: July 2014 Other Companies of Interest
  • Rovio Entertainment Category: Other Headquarters: Espoo, Finland URL address: www.rovio.com Company Background •  Founded in 2003, Rovio is an entertainment media company and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Following its success in mobile gaming,Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. (Crunchbase) •  In December 2009 Rovio released Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a year of release, and is now the number one paid app of all time.Angry Birds has since been downloaded over 500 million times, with paid downloads accounting for more than 25% of total downloads. (Wikipedia) •  In July 2011, the company changed its name to Rovio Entertainment Ltd. •  In 2013, Rovio launched its muliplatform ToonsTV channel starting with Angry Birds Toons, and became a video game publisher, publishing third party games through Rovio Stars program. (Wikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Apple •  Android Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: €156 million •  2013 Net Income: €26.9 million •  2013 Profit Margin: 17.2 •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  Finland Investors •  Accel Partners,Atomico, FelicisVentures, $42 million Series A No. of employees: 800 Key Management •  Mikael Hed, CEO •  Niklas Hed, Co-founder & CEO •  PeterVesterbacka, CMO Updated: July 2014 Other Companies of Interest
  • Supercell Category: Video games Headquarters: Helsinki, Finland URL address: www.supercell.net Company Background •  Supercell is a video game development company founded in June 2010 in Ehlsinki, Finland.The company makes online games that offer a deeper experience than basic social media games while being more accessible than the hard-core PC online games. (Wikipedia) •  Supercell started developing games for mobile devices in 2011 and has since then released three games: Clash of Clans, Hay Day and Boom Beach. In 2013, on average, Supercell generated roughly $2.4 million in revenue a day. •  Accel Partners invested $12 million in 2011. In October 2013, SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment had acquired 51% of the company for a reported $1.5 billion. Alliances/Subsidiaries Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  LatestValuation: $3 billion •  2013 Revenues: $892 million •  2013 EBIT: $464 million •  2013 EBIT Margin: 52.0% •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  Finland Major Shareholders •  Supercell has raised a total of $272M from 3 funding rounds •  SoftBank Corp. (51%) – 20% of Softbank’s investment comes from GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. •  LondonVenture Partners,Accel Partners, Initial Capital, Lifeline Ventures, Cerval Investments, $12M •  IndexVentures, $130 M Series B •  Atomico, IndexVentures, InstitutionalVenture Partners, $130M Private Equity No. of employees: 85 Key Management •  Llkka Paananen, CEO •  Mikko Kodisoja, Game Lead •  Niko Derome, Senior Server Engineer •  Visa Forsten, Lead Programmer •  Petri Styrman, Senior Game Artist Updated: July 2014 Other Companies of Interest
  • Square Category: Other Headquarters: San Francisco, CA URL address: www.squareup.com Company Background •  Square is a revolutionary service that enables anyone to accept credit cards anywhere.The company offers an easy to use, free credit card reader that plugs into a phone or iPad. It’s simple to sign up.There are no extra equipment, contracts, monthly fees or merchant account required. (Crunchbase) •  Co-founded by Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey in 2009, the company is headquartered in San Francisco. Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Japan. (Crunchbase) •  Square’s transaction fee is 2.75% across all its credit card partners.This is supposedly less expensive than direct partnerships since the credit card companies have some hidden charges to merchants. •  In March 2014, Square announced it will start allowing sellers to accept bitcoin on their own storefronts through Square Market.The seller will take no risk on Bitcoin value fluctuations. (directly fromWikipedia) Alliances/Subsidiaries •  Visa •  MasterCard •  American Express •  Discover •  Starbucks •  Whole Foods Market Financial Information •  Market Cap: N/A •  EnterpriseValue: N/A •  2013 Revenues: unknown •  2013 Net Income: unknown •  2013 Profit Margin: unknown •  P/E Ratio: N/A •  Ticker Symbol: N/A Countries of Operation •  USA •  Canada •  Japan Major Shareholders •  Square has raised a total of $440.5M from 6 funding rounds •  Sequoia Capital,Visa, $27.5 million Series B •  Kleiner Perkins,Tiger Technology Global Management, $100 million Series C •  Richard Branson, $3 million Series C •  CitiVentures, Rizvi Traverse Management, Starbucks, CrunchFund, $200 million Series D •  Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, $100 Debt Finance No. of employees: 200 Key Management •  Jack Dorsey, Co-founder & CEO •  Jim McKelvey, Co-founder •  Tristan O’Tierney, Co-founder •  Bob Lee, CTO •  Keith Rabois, COO Updated: July 2014 Other Companies of Interest
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