Fortune magazine has named Mobile 365, a wireless message delivery and settlement company, as one of the top 25 "breakout companies."
"Shipping a text message from one cellphone to another isn't always so easy. A message from a Verizon customer in New York to a Vodafone handset in England, say, not only must traverse the pond but must navigate a couple of different wireless standards.
"Things will only get more complicated when consumers want to use their phones to send photos or videoclips to friends around the globe. Mobile 365, formed last year when promising upstarts InphoMatch and Mobileway merged, does all the back-end stuff that makes global messaging possible.
"Its software and network systems, called SMS Exchange and MMS Exchange, help deliver messages reliably across different wireless phone standards. They also help mobile-phone companies and content companies bill for messages, ringtones, and other transactions.
"Mobile 365 isn't glamorous, but it has found an importan -- and lucrative -- niche in the frenzied business of mobile content. The private company, which posted $80 million in revenues for the fiscal year ending March 31, says it makes money, and word on the Street is that it will file for a public offering this year."