Dublin, Thursday 27th October 2011 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announced today that Pinger, the company disrupting the mobile space by making texting and talking free, is establishing its EMEA Headquarters and a Customer and Technical Support operation in Dublin which will result in the creation of 15 jobs over the next two years.
Pinger, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a cloud-based telecoms company. Pinger develops and markets free texting and phone call applications for use on the iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and the web. The Dublin operation will be responsible for managing Pinger across all territories with the exception of North America.
Pinger’s Textfree with Voice is the number one free texting provider and the seventh largest mobile carrier in the U.S. by volume of texts. Pinger apps have been downloaded over 50 million times and over 19 billion text messages have moved through its system. More than 1.6 billion texts go through Pinger each month. The company launched its European expansion in Germany in September with its new Pinger SMS Free app for iOS and Android.
Making the announcement Minister Bruton said “The announcement by yet another fast-growing, innovative technology company that it is locating international headquarters in Dublin shows that there are real grounds for the city’s claim to be the internet capital of Europe. We must continue to build on this success to not only attract more dynamic and pioneering multinational operations to Ireland, but also crucially ensure that our indigenous companies benefit from their presence here”.
Greg Woock, CEO and co-founder of Pinger said “Dublin offers a young and talented workforce and a cluster of emerging technology companies which is attractive to us. We appreciate the ongoing support of IDA Ireland throughout this process and look forward to a long and successful relationship."
Welcoming the announcement IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary said “Given its niche position within the market place, Pinger has huge growth potential and is at the forefront of an emerging business model. Pinger adds to the growing base of cloud computing companies in Ireland which is a key growth area identified in IDA’s strategy, Horizon 2020.’’
Pinger makes texting and talking free. Our market-leading communications products have been downloaded by millions of iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android users around the world. Pinger is loaded with inventive people who enjoy creating consumer products and services that make a difference in people's lives. www.pinger.com
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Dublin offers a young and talented workforce and a cluster of emerging technology companies which is attractive to us. We appreciate the ongoing support of IDA Ireland throughout this process and look forward to a long and successful relationship.Greg Woock, CEO and co-founder of Pinger