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May 16, 2006 at 3:31 PM

Hands-On getting thumbs

Hands-On Mobile, the company formerly known as Mforma (and which used to be headquartered in Bellevue), has purchased Thumbspeed, a Bellevue-based company.

Hank Skorny, Thumbspeed’s CEO, shared the news in a widely distributed e-mail today.

“We have some very exciting news to share,” he said. “Thumbspeed has been acquired by HandsOn Mobile, previously Mforma.”

Hands-On Mobile, now based in San Francisco, publishes games and other products for mobile phones. Skorny said Thumbspeed has had dramatic growth since it was founded two years ago and that it will be ehanced by the acqusition. Thumbspeed will operate Hands-On’s messaging and communications group within the company. The company’s 30 employees will all join Hands-On, including Skorny, who will be general manager and vice president.

Skorny said the company will offer new and innovative messaging and social applications and business models on mobile.

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