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ShoZu, a London-based company connecting phones to social networking sites, is partnering with Touchnote, to let you mail any photos you’ve uploaded through their service as postcards to friends and family.
British startup Touchnote, which won audience award for best mobile service last week at our MobileBeat 2009 conference, allows phone applications to print an image and mail it to anywhere in the world. After seeing the company demo on stage at MobileBeat, Shozu chief executive Chris Wade says he decided to do a deal on the spot. The new capabilities should be up and running within four to six weeks, he said.
The pricing will be the same as Touchnote’s current quotes, which are £1.99 per card for one to four cards and 99 pence per card for an order of more than 25 cards.
ShoZu’s apps, which let you use a single photo uploading service to interface with multiple destinations like Flickr and Facebook, are on installed 30 million phones. Wade says the company has half a million active users.
ShoZu last raised funding in 2008, when it brought in $12 million in a third round of financing. Wade said the company may be looking for a final round at the end of the year. London-based ShoZu, which was founded in 2001, well before the proliferation of smartphones, supports Twitter and has an iPhone app. Wade said the service is more popular in Europe where all-you-can-eat data plans aren’t as common.
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