Mobile-XL Opens Silicon Valley Office

Los Angeles-based Mobile-XL, the text messaging-based information service targeting the emerging world markets, said Friday that it has opened up a new Silicon Valley office. The firm said the new office will help solidify existing partnerships with digital and media partners in the Bay Area. Mobile-XL operates a service--heavily used in developing countries in Africa and elsewhere--which gives information to mobile phone users. The firm's service is particularly popular in areas with limited Internet access. Mobile-XL is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, and headed by Guy Kamgaing-Kouam.