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  • MEDL Mobile Holdings, Inc. (MEDL: $0.25) – Undiscovered Gem In Exploding Mobile Apps Sector  1 comment
    Nov 23, 2013 12:16 PM | about stocks: MEDL

    About MEDL Mobile Holdings, Inc.

    MEDL Mobile (OTC:MEDL) is an incubator, developer, accumulator and marketer of mobile technology. Company was taken public in 2011 and enjoys strong relationships with brands, entertainment industry leaders, bloggers, journalists, digital influencers and developers. An award-winning design and development team that has architected, developed, acquired and marketed more than 300 mobile applications with large existing user base of over 20 million downloads. Company owns over 75% stake in Hang With, Inc. - a global, mobile, social media platform that connects and shares via live-streaming video and will be monetized by fully integrated advertising. The Hang W/ mobile app connects people around the globe through live streaming video and simultaneous chat -- allowing hundreds, thousands and eventually millions of users to "hang with" their favorite people in real time.

    Currently the company has a library of more than 200 apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android Devices. In many of these apps, the company generates revenues from in-app purchases. The company can use push notification to message directly to the users, sending messages to drive usage or even drive purchases of new apps. The company can run advertising within many of the apps, generating revenue and driving downloads of additional apps. Successfully built a system for developing and taking ownership of Mobile Apps. MEDL and MEDL Apps have been featured on CNBC, BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, in the pages of Esquire, Fast Company, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Orange County Register, The Washington Post and The Guardian; and by top sites such as Mashable, Macworld and Gizmodo. Multiple MEDL Apps have reached #1 in their category on the Apple App Store.

    List of company's Mobile Apps for Android and/or iPhone

    Booming penetration of Smart phones with exploding downloads of Mobile Apps:
    Global shipments of smartphones are continuing to increase, growing 45% to hit a record 251 million units in Q3 2013, from 172.8 million units a year ago, according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics. This was the first time ever that smartphone shipments exceeded a quarter-billion units in a single quarter. Smartphones accounted for 6 in 10 of all mobile phones shipped worldwide.

    The overall mobile phone market is growing faster than previously forecast thanks to a stronger-than-expected first half of the year driven by strong gains in emerging markets and the sub-$200 smartphone segment. IDC previously projected 5.8% growth for the year. Vendors are now predicting to ship more than 1.8 billion mobile phones this year, growing to over 2.3 billion mobile phones in 2017.

    Worldwide smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 40.0% year over year to more than 1.0 billion units this year. High smartphone growth is the result of a variety of factors, including steep device subsidies from carriers, especially in mature economic markets, as well as a growing array of sub-$200 smartphones. Total smartphone shipments are forecast to reach 1.7 billion units in 2017. "Smartphones will represent virtually all of the mobile phone market in many of the world's most developed economies by the end of 2017", said Kevin Restivo - Senior Research Analyst with IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker program.

    Total mobile applications to be downloaded by 2014 is projected to be 76.9 billion
    Source: IDC
    MEDL has led mobile strategy, ideation, development, marketing and monetization for many of the biggest names on the planet - in areas diverse as entertainment, telecom, medicine, education and retail - for such prestigious clients as Hyundai, Taco Bell, Monster.com, The New York Times Company, Medtronic and Telefonica. The Company enters into partnerships to mobilize and monetize IP with such notable names as Encyclopedia Britannica, Real Madrid, Cheech & Chong and Marlee Matlin.

    Experienced Professional Management Team:

    Andrew Maltin, CEO
    Andrew has been featured in Entrepreneur, 944, Success, The Wall Street Journal and The LA Times. Prior to founding MEDL Mobile, Mr. Maltin has founded and successfully exited several technology ventures.

    Dave Swartz, President
    Dave has overseen the development and design of hundreds of mobile applications. Prior to MEDL, Dave was a highly awarded ad agency creative director having led creative and strategy for clients in industries such as publishing, banking, multi-unit retail, fast food and healthcare.

    Murray Williams, CFO
    Murray was one of the founding members of Buy.Com, Inc., and was its Chief Financial Officer during a three and a half year tenure in which Buy.com sold over $1 billion in products.

    Peter Elkin, COO
    Peter is the former CFO and Executive Committee Member at NRPI/Auction.com where he helped take the company from $300M to over $3B in annual sales. Prior, he was CFO for a Computer Reseller taking them from $80M to over $300M in annual sales.

    Ted Francisco, Brand Integration
    Ted has led media, account management and strategic planning for clients in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, fast food, healthcare and business-to-business space at worldwide agencies such as TBWA Chiat/Day, FCB, Y&R and Campbell-Ewald.

    Jon Orlando, Talent Relations
    Jon spent his youth with the likes of Jackie Gleason, John Wayne, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and even Elvis Presley. Prior to MEDL, Jon has produced events at The Superbowl, Kentucky Derby, Sundance, SXSW, NCAA Final Four and The Grammys.

    Capital structure:
    Outstanding - 44,405,001 shares of common stock as of last 10Q filing
    More than 20 million shares are held between the founders of the company leaving not too large of public float.

    Between July 5, 2013 and July 12, 2013, Hang With, Inc. subsidiary raised an aggregate of $1,923,501 from the sale of 1,282,334 shares of Hang With, Inc. common stock to accredited investors in a private placement. As of August 9, 2013, the Company owned 77.42% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Hang With, Inc.
    Further capital raise has been happening which could reduce the ownership of MEDL Mobile in Hang With, Inc., although it should enhance the prospects & valuation going forward as the business grows.

    Key client list for MEDL Mobile for its licensing of technology & custom app development business

    Advertising Agencies

    DGWB
    ISM Strategic Marketing
    OMD
    yMarketing
    Campbell-Ewald
    Consumer Brand

    Candies/Kohl's
    Dayna Decker
    Emirates Airlines
    Experian
    Hyundai
    Monster.com
    Nixon
    Taco Bell
    Teleflora
    Wienerschnitzel
    Education

    Encyclopedia Brittainica
    Iowa State University
    Marlee Matlin
    Walter Foster Publishing
    Emerging Technologies
    Mobile Courtroom Evidence Platform
    Telefonica Blue Via
    Entertainment

    Cheech & Chong
    Disney Theatrical
    DJ Pauly D
    Focus Features
    Live Hot Spot NYC
    Marlee Matlin
    Media Rights Capital
    The Nasty A** Honeybadger
    Phil Hellmuth
    Rampage Jackson
    Real Madrid
    Sarah Silverman
    Ted from Universal
    Healthcare

    Kaiser Permanente - case study
    Medtronic
    OrthoAlign
    United Health
    Publishing and Content Distribution

    About.com - case study
    Los Angeles Duplication & Broadcasting - case study
    Mnet America
    New York Times Company
    OC Register
    Tele Communications

    Telefonica
    Verizon
    Video Game Development
    Boxhead: The Zombie Wars
    Journey to Real Madrid
    Pauly D's Beat Dat Boardwalk
    The Nasty A** Honeybadger - case study
    The National Rifle Association
    MEDL's patent-pending Mobile Brain is a powerful analytic engine which classifies users according to their Mobile Lifestyle via a Detailed Anonymous Profile (D.A.P.) and learns to make recommendations based on a predictive algorithm.

    Hang With, Inc. (Hang W/) subsidiary is an exciting venture with huge potential - Details about it:

    MEDL Mobile is the majority owner of "Hang W/" - a global, mobile, social media platform that connects and shares via live-streaming video and will be monetized by fully integrated advertising. The Hang W/ mobile app connects people around the globe through live streaming video and simultaneous chat -- allowing hundreds, thousands and eventually millions of users to "hang with" their favorite people in real time. After several years of development efforts the patent pending technology has been rolled out. The platform was released via a private beta in January, 2013, released to the public in March, 2013 and quickly scaled to nearly 2,000,000 broadcasts in its first six months. MEDL is the majority owner of Hang W/ with more than 75% ownership.
    Here's how Hang W/ works:

    1) The Broadcaster launches the app and hits START BROADCASTING.
    2) The streaming video feed is compressed and sent to company's remote, secure cloud server.
    3) Anyone following that Broadcaster receives a custom push notification saying the Broadcaster "wants to Hang W/ you."
    4) Followers view an unskippable pre-roll advertisement before viewing the LIVE feed.
    5) The Broadcaster is streamed LIVE for three minutes to the Followers - who can chat simultaneously with the Broadcaster and each other.
    6) Each session ends with an action oriented, clickable, trackable post-roll banner.

    Anyone can be a Broadcaster. Anyone can be a Follower.

    Broadcasters - Spontaneous or planned broadcasts. Alert followers w/push notification, on Facebook and via Twitter. Chat live with followers. Ability to be private or block followers. Save broadcasts as Private or Public.

    Followers - Receive notification when followed broadcasters go live. Can chat live with the broadcaster and other users. Share to Facebook and Twitter. View a broadcasterʼs public archives. "Like" broadcasts.

    The opportunities to Hang W/ are endless as it could be used for a lot of exciting things for example:

    At an exotic location - Show off new talent - Share exciting news - Talk about Yummy dish you cooked - Share a hot stock pick - Launch of new product - On the red carpet - From a premiere - At a jam session - On location - Warming up / Cooling down - In the break room - Breaking news - At the gym - Backstage - Famous friends - Between takes - In the field - On the field - Going to an event - Free-styling lyrics - On a date - On the road - At the crib - The locker room - With family - Live interviews - Releasing new music - Share your holiday greetings - Before bed, just to say gʼnight.

    Hang W/ statistics:

    650,000+ Installations
    Nearly 2,000,000 Live Broadcasts
    More than 11,000,000 User Sessions
    Over 285,000,0000 "Hang W/ me" Notifications

    75+ Celebrities using currently and the list is growing fast - Some of the Key Celebrities using Hang W/

    50 Cent
    Cody Lindley
    Jamie Kennedy
    Frank Trigg
    Shaun T
    Judah Rich
    Josh Reddick
    Marlon Byrd
    Kaskade
    Kris Benson
    Lil Durk
    Mark Ballas
    Jessica Sanchez
    Dick Clark Productions
    Jordin Sparks
    Ali Landry
    Amy Robbins
    Cheech & Chong
    Amy Vaughn
    Ocho Cinco
    Catt Sadler
    Chief Keef
    Chris Spencer
    Claudia Jordan
    Christian Coma
    Coco Crisp
    Tori Spelling
    Dean McDermott
    MYNC
    Mo Greene
    Mia St. John
    Soulja Boy
    Mike Chandler
    Terrell Owens
    Printz Board
    Timbaland
    Sara Underwood
    Tyson Gay
    Shanola Hampton
    Lucy Hale
    King Louie
    SHOWstudio

    Few of the many exciting recent happenings with Hang With, Inc
    1) Partnership with Westfield to create Live Mobile Shopping Experience by creating a Shopping Channel on the platform
    With more than 453 million consumer visits annually and 47 Westfield Shopping Centers across the United States, Westfield represents a diverse group of shoppers, retailers, events and experiences. The partnership will bring a select group of Hang W/ "Shopping" broadcasters into Westfield locations for special access behind the scenes, at concerts, fashion shows, product releases, sales and other retail events.

    2) Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Invests in Hang W/
    Recently famed music artist, actor and businessman, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, has made an undisclosed financial investment in HangWith, Inc. Concurrent with his investment, Jackson has agreed to use Hang w/ as his exclusive live streaming video interactive mobile platform. Jackson joined the platform in August and has been using it to actively Hang W/ his fans, having created more than 70 broadcasts since signing up about a month ago. In his broadcasts, 50 Cent has released previously unheard music, given sneak peeks of music videos, and brought his fans behind the scenes of his fast paced life. The Grammy-winning artist's plans for using Hang W/ include producing and releasing the first live-streamed music video on Hang W/.

    Hang W/ is now available on the Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/hangwand...
    Hang W/ is now available on the Apple App Store: http://bit.ly/1bBUZjI
    Hang W/ promo video is available here: http://bit.ly/hangwpromo
    Learn more about Hang W/
    Some Negatives about the company:

    1) Has been incurring losses with an accumulated deficit of $6,290,607 as of June 30, 2013.
    2) Management has yet to implement on ways to generate revenues from their Hang W/ app which may not happen until 2014.
    3) Cash on hand is pretty low and any further capital raise from equity sale could dilute the existing share count.
    4) The ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the company generating profitable operations in the future and/or obtaining the necessary financing to meet its obligations and repay its liabilities arising from normal business operations when they come due.
    5) The stock currently trades over the counter, which deters many investors.
    6) Liquidity is limited due to relatively small float and low trading volumes.

    17 Key Reasons to Invest:

    1) The mobile space is experiencing explosive growth as the number of smart phones in use currently exceeds over 500 million.
    2) The number of smart phones shipments are projected to be 1.7 billion by 2017.
    3) Total mobile applications to be downloaded by 2014 is projected to be 76.9 billion.
    4) Operates in mobile technology which is hottest & fastest growing sector with custom app development for corporate clients
    5) Has strong relationships with brands, entertainment industry leaders, bloggers, journalists, digital influencers and developers.
    6) Developed a proprietary, patent pending technology.
    7) Impressive base of partners and clients.
    8) The library of apps and number of downloads is growing.
    9) Each end user represents significant lifetime value.
    10) Strong experienced management team.
    11) Hang W/ mobile app has enormous advertising revenue potential as its usage and popularity grows exponentially given famous celebrities coming on board.
    12) Sales expected to rise to $45 million within next few years.
    13) Ground floor investment opportunity in fast growing mobile technology with company's core focus now on Hang With, Inc. subsidiary.
    14) Hang W/ has potential to enjoy similar growth such as YouTube, Twitter or Snapchat.
    15) Compared to current market value of Twitter at $24 billion and Snapchat at $4 billion, Hang With appears to be promising bet for investors that can visualize the enormous potential in the similar mass broadcasting and sharing arena.
    16) Hang With, Inc. raised $2 million in Series A round funding closed in July, 2013 from Saudi Arabia's Alireza Holding Co. which put valuation at $20 million so now the valuation could be even higher.
    17) Current market capital of about $10 million leaves ample room for capital appreciation as the management executes its strategy to boost sales & generate profits.

    For more information about MEDL Mobile, please visit http://bit.ly/1bBUZjK
    CEO discussing about company and its prospects: http://bit.ly/1bBUXIB

    Disclaimer: All the information on this report is believed to be true to the best of my knowledge. All the information has been public and have been gathered from company press releases, SEC filings, and/or MEDL Mobile company web site. Please use expert financial advice in making any investment decisions.

    Disclosure: I am long OTCQB:MEDL.

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