Tuenti is a spanish tech company centered on mobile communications that works each day to offer innovative products to their users
Tuenti is a Spanish tech company centered on mobile communications whose multi-platform integrates the best of instant messaging and the most private and secure social network. Tuenti is Spain's largest social network and most trafficked website, and it comprised of a web application (www.tuenti.com), a web app optimized for mobile (m.tuenti.com), and native applications for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone y Firefox OS.
Team of more than 250 professionals is located in Madrid and Barcelona and come from more than 22 different countries.
Tuenti's social networking service has been referred to as the “Spanish Facebook.” Tuenti, pronounced in Spanish, sounds like Twenty in English. The name, however, actually comes from “tu enti[dad],” meaning “your entity.”
Zaryn Dentzel, CEO, and Kenny Bentley, the lead programmer, came to Spain after having worked in social networking in the United States. Kenny Bentley is credited with coding most of the original platform from a small office in the north of Madrid in Spring 2006, while Zaryn Dentzel led the project and was involved in much of the design and strategy.
Tuenti features many tools common to social-networking sites. It allows users to set up a profile, upload photos, link videos and connect with friends. Many other utilities, such as the ability to create events, are also offered. Unlike similar social networking sites which feature banner advertisements, Tuenti has opted out of these traditional forms of “noisy” and obstructive advertising.
According to the Google Annual Search Report, “tuenti” was the fourth fastest-rising global search term in 2008, and Alexa Internet ranked the site as one of the top-ten most visited in Spain. It is estimated that there are more than 10 million users, making it the country’s most popular social network.
In 2010 Telefónica became Tuenti’s principal shareholder, investing in the development of a new mobile service provider. Tuenti’s mobile service has established itself as the first "social mobile phone company", focused on promoting smartphones as tools for providing "total connectivity"