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July 11, 2006



Hi Tomi:

Thanks for the specs.. 8-)

Thought I'd point out (in case you missed it - Gasp!) that Sulake just signed a JV deal with SoftBank here in Japan.

They should easily add another one or two million users and it would be a good guess that their ARPU will be somewhat better.. even if only because of the more favorable local carrier standard revenue share.



Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Lars!!

Thanks for the update. I spotted it soon after I had posted that blog. Yes, Sulake (Habbo Hotel) signed a deal with the Japanese internet and telecoms giant Softbank. Habbo Hotel was already in Japan prior to that, but this should greatly boost the visibility and success of Habbo Hotel in Japan, and probably around the region.

Thanks for writing.

Tomi Ahonen :-)

David Cushman

Tomi; did you see this today?

It's about emi aiming to 'break' their latest boy band on Habbo Hotel

I haven't heard of that approach to Habbo Hotel in particular before. Like the article says - I guess it's all about the right demographic.

David Cushman

Just occurred to me I could make the link much more easily. Sorry

Pousada promocao

Habbo Hotel again, more than any other Internet services proved that any content provider can produce a small amount of material used in each Bath.

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