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Funambol Enhances Personal Clouds for Family Sharing

Family Hub lets mobile providers offer ‘virtual fridge door’ capability
that makes it easy to instantly share family photos, videos and files

Foster City, CA, March 10, 2015Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal and business clouds for mobile providers, today announced OneMediaHub v14.5 with the Family Hub that is like a ‘virtual refrigerator door’ for sharing family pictures, videos and other content. The Family Hub contrasts to family sharing services that only work with one brand of mobile devices as it supports all popular mobile devices and computers. The Family Hub complements operator shared data plans by providing users with their own personal cloud as well as a shared family space for photos, videos and files. It is the next major evolution in consumer clouds and an important way for mobile providers to increase customer loyalty.

“The Funambol Family Hub is like a mobile virtual refrigerator door for sharing family photos, videos and other content – it’s always with you and up-to-date,” said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. “It lets families view content that they would normally only share in their home. It complements the shared data plans of mobile operators, especially as most families use multiple brands of mobile devices.”

As consumers increasingly use personal clouds, it has led to two large problems. People’s data and media are increasingly spread out, making it more difficult to access and manage, especially as devices are changed and upgraded. A second challenge is privacy – people do not want to save their entire digital life in a social network, as people do not want to worry about what other people could see, now or in the future.

The Funambol Family Hub makes it easy for users to store all of their personal data and content in a private place, managed by a trusted provider that does not need to mine their data for advertising purposes. At the same time, the Family Hub makes it simple for users to share just the pictures, videos and content that they only want family members to see, such as the latest pictures or videos of a family gathering or items like shopping lists and schedules. It complements the shared data plans of mobile operators by enabling subscribers to each have their own personal cloud while allowing users to simply share content with family members in a private context.

The Funambol Family Hub is part of OneMediaHub v14.5 that is now generally available. OneMediaHub v14.5 includes many other enhancements, such as improved video support and a contacts deduper. For more information, see www.funambol.com/documents/Funambol_OMHv14-5newfeatures_Dec14.pdf or you can try a free demo at onemediahub.com. The Family Hub can be evaluated by companies considering purchasing OneMediaHub – please contact a Funambol sales representative for details.

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Funambol is the leading provider of white-label personal and business clouds for mobile providers. Funambol solutions have been deployed by mobile operators, device manufacturers, content providers, system integrators and other companies in the mobile industry. For more information, please visit www.funambol.com.

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Funambol: Hal Steger, hal@funambol.com

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