Interview with Vince T. Yamat, CEO of Feedtext, Inc.

November 1, 2006 at 5:02 pm 2 comments

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Below is an interview with Vince T. Yamat, CEO of Feedtext, Inc. We hope you find the interview informative and useful. Please visit their website and check it out! http://www.feedtext.com/. You can also check out their product websites for SMSJock and Moblabber at http://www.smsjock.com/ and http://www.moblabber.com/.

TechAddress: Tell me a bit about your company, what it does and what’s your value proposition?

Feedtext: Feedtext, Inc. is a web and mobile entertainment company that develops consumer and business applications for media companies and wireless carriers in North America. The company also offers other services such as chat, community applications, interactive TV application and mobile entertainment storefronts. We’re based in San Francisco, California.

TechAddress: What makes your company stand apart from your competitors?

Feedtext: Our company offers distinct applications, relevant technologies and significant content that consumers welcome to their handsets.

TechAddress: What are some of the main features?

Feedtext: Currently out on the market is Moblabber, a user-friendly, web and mobile application that lets you communicate with friends, family, club members, organizations and online friends via web and mobile phones. It brings the chatting and text messaging experience to a completely new level. Some of the features of this product are: You can create your own group or discussion forum, groups can be categorized for easy searching, you can join a group online or via mobile, invite members to join your group online and mobile, reply to messages via your mobile phone and receive post update via your mobile phone.

 

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Another application is available for Radio Stations only. It is SMSJock, a free, interactive web-based application, specifically designed to act as a Radio DJ’s production assistant. It aims to enhance and optimize Radio programming and listener experience. Some of the key features of this product are: You can quickly receive and organize messages, dedications, comments and requests from your radio station’s listeners via text messaging; You can easily create polls and contests where your listeners can join via their mobile phones; You can view poll and contest results instantly as they come in; News, announcements, and promos can be broadcasted to listeners through their mobile phones anytime, anywhere via text message.

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TechAddress: Who’s your target customer or audience?

Feedtext: Mainly, the mobile or handset users and companies that value the importance of mobile marketing and communication are the ones we are focusing on.

feedtext-interview4.JPG For Moblabber, it is practically open for anyone from 18 years old and above. If you fit the bill of being someone that needs to stay connected with a group, clique or organization anytime, anywhere then this is the perfect web and mobile application for you.

feedtext-interview5.JPG For SMSJock, quite simple, really, all the Radio Stations that wish to take the level of their programs up a notch with the use of this interactive web and mobile application. The can successfully communicate with their audience even when the latter is constantly on the move.

TechAddress: Any new things in particular that you’re working on right now?

Feedtext: There are new products in the works and they will be something you can look forward to. We are also tapping into several markets outside the US to deploy a localized brand for our current projects.

TechAddress: Where do you see your company heading in the future?

Feedtext: Feedtext, Inc. will be a world-renowned provider of consumer-oriented web and mobile entertainment applications that will continue to break new grounds in this industry.

TechAddress: Any negative feedback or criticism regarding technology and services?

Feedtext: When it comes to technology and the market, sometimes, the transition between the introduction of a new application and the use of it by the consumer is a real tricky thing. You will encounter resistance on the part of the consumer for fear of the “high technology” and the cost of it.

TechAddress: So what would you say is the guiding principle behind your company?

Feedtext: Product quality and Consumer satisfaction. If the team focuses on these things while we do our work then I am sure we will not stray from our company’s objective. We will produce great web and mobile applications that will bring entertainment and satisfaction to our consumers.

TechAddress: What is the mission of your company and what are you bringing to the market that is innovative?

Feedtext: Feedtext, Inc. aims to develop and provide high quality, pleasurable, and innovative web and mobile entertainment applications as a versatile communication media for the simple user to the upwardly mobile and tech-savvy individuals and businesses worldwide.

TechAddress: Where are you in terms of funding and your lifecycle?

Feedtext: Feedtext, Inc. is partly self-funded and partly angel.

TechAddress: If your technology or service is not formally launched yet, when’s the launch date?

Feedtext: SMSJock was launched last August and Moblabber, last September 2006. We are hoping to introduce the next one before the year ends.

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