SoundHound Announces Partnership with Turkcell
SoundHound's Award-Winning Music Search and Discovery Technology to Power Turkcell Music Service
SAN JOSE, California – December 8, 2011 – SoundHound Inc., the revolutionary sound search company, and Turkcell, the leading communications and technology company, today announced a global partnership to incorporate SoundHound's award-winning music search and discovery technologies into the Turkcell Music service offered on both iOS- and Android-powered devices.
"As one of the world's most innovative mobile operators, Turkcell clearly recognized the value of offering its customer base in Turkey access to the world's most compelling music search and discovery technologies," said Amir Arbabi, vice president of business development at SoundHound, Inc. "We are excited to work with a global leader like Turkcell as we continue to expand the adoption of our technologies and services in new markets."
"By incorporating SoundHound into our Turkcell Music service, we can extend to our users the same versatile music experience that tens of millions of music lovers around the world are already enjoying," said Burak Sevilengül, Chief Consumer Marketing Officer at Istanbul-based Turkcell. "For us, SoundHound is the leader in music search and discovery, and we are eager to kick off what is sure to be a long and fruitful relationship with such a pioneer in the field."
The incorporation of SoundHound's music search and discovery technologies in the Turkcell Music service gives Turkcell users free, unlimited access to the world's fastest music recognition as well as the world's only viable sing and hum recognition. SoundHound's music app has been a No. 1-ranking music application in Apple's App Store, the Android Marketplace and the Amazon Appstore. Earlier this year, SoundHound's paid version, SoundHound Infinity, was listed as the top-selling iPad app of all time-across all categories.
SoundHound Inc. is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile devices by delivering innovative technologies and magical user experiences in sound recognition. SoundHound's applications, SoundHound and Hound, are powered by the company's breakthrough Sound2Sound technology, which has resulted in numerous innovations including the world's fastest music and audio recognition, the world's only viable singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and automatic lyrics alignment. For more visit www.SoundHound.com.
Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.4 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 53% as of September 30, 2011 (Source: Operator’s announcements as of September 30, 2011). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 63.3 million subscribers as of September 30, 2011. The company covers approximately 87% of the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.07% through its 2G technology supported network. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and achieved a 42.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell reported a TRY2.5 billion (US$1.5 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY16.6 billion (US$9.0 billion) as of September 30, 2011. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr.
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