Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Eliminate costly downtime!
Find out how with Free White Paper
& enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Note

www.apc.com
Small Business
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Evernote Expanding Service With Telefonica Deal
Evernote Expanding Service With Telefonica Deal

By Seth Fitzgerald
August 13, 2013 2:02PM

    Bookmark and Share
Earlier this year, Evernote CEO Phil Libin said he wanted to reach one billion users. One billion users would make Evernote one of the world's most used services and would even allow it to surpass Facebook. For an application that is simply meant to provide note taking and organizational features, millions of users is pretty impressive.
 



By partnering with European and Latin American carrier Telefonica, Evernote is continuing to expand the reaches of its note-taking and cloud storage services to more customers. Its plan is to take over Brazil by offering Evernote Premium for free to Telefonica Vivo subscribers.

The service will be rolling out shortly and it will be the first time that Evernote has reached a deal with a major Latin American carrier. Prior to the Telefonica deal, Evernote partnered with Deutsche Telekom, NTT Docomo, and Taiwan Mobile.

The Deal

These special deals, including the one to upgrade current free users to premium plans, will only be lasting for a short time. How long the deal lasts, though, was not specified in the announcement but it will likely be until the end of this year or maybe a little longer.

Evernote has become very popular and its premium version only costs $45 per year, but offering it for free is still a great way to increase subscribers in a market that Evernote has yet to dominate.

Specifics of the deal between Evernote and Telefonica were not released but considering that there are millions of customers under Telefonica's wing that Evernote can reach, the deal is definitely significant.

"We are delighted to be able to offer our customers around the world this great service free for a year," Wayne Thorsen, the VP of Global Partnerships with Telefonica, told TechCrunch. Our customers have consistently told us that they desire services that make their life better beyond connectivity. Evernote does just this, but connects personal and business information in a way that actually makes it useable and findable."

The Evernote Takeover

This latest move positions Evernote to become a major force in Latin America. Around the world, Evernote is already gaining popularity with millions of people now using its note-taking applications for mobile phones and computers.

Evernote currently has more than 50 million users and according to its official statistics, the service is gaining 100,000 users each day. Earlier this year, Evernote chief executive Phil Libin was quoted in a Bloomberg Businessweek story explaining that he wants to reach one billion users.

One billion users would make Evernote one of the world's most used services and would even allow it to surpass Facebook. For an application that is simply meant to provide note taking and organizational features, millions of users is pretty impressive.

Since 2009, Evernote has been gaining traction worldwide because of its ability to sync notes across virtually every platform. This has made the service popular for individuals, schools, and workplaces.

Evernote is currently valued at more than $1 billion and the sky is the limit. While a billion dollar valuation is not as impressive as it used to be, it is still an incredible accomplishment for any application. With the Telefonica partnership, reaching a $2 billion valuation and 1 billion users may very well be possible.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Small Business
1.   Microsoft Revamps Office 365 Plans
2.   Data Recovered from 'Wiped' Phones
3.   Google CEO Questions 40-Hour Week
4.   Why You Need To Hire a CCO
5.   Most Networks Not Ready for IoT


advertisement
Most Networks Not Ready for IoT
But most enterprises are prepared.
Average Rating:
Small Biz Learns Recession Lessons
Rebuilding smarter, more tech-savvy.
Average Rating:
Franchisees Fight Cities on Wages
Won't get small business wage breaks.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Report: Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Personnel Networks
Hackers from China broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees.
 
Charges: Russian Stole Data from U.S. Restaurants, Zoo
A Russian man arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, authorities say.
 
Another Month, Another IE-Focused Patch Tuesday
Microsoft rolled out 59 vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer in June. But the IE-patching party is not over yet. Redmond published six new security bulletins on Tuesday; two, critical; three, important.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.