Promising mobile business? Vodafone has opened its cheque book

Zyb was until today, a network agnostic contact, calendar and messaging backup service, with an avowed intention to make itself into the next big social hub.

Think of being able to easily swap your mobile contacts between friends, see each others calendars and no longer worry about transferring contacts to your new handset, and you have pretty much got the gist of their service.

Vodafone must have felt threatened by O2’s Bluebook, as they have paid €31.5m, that’s nearly €2 per contact.

That makes your family and friends very valuable indeed!