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2009-07-10 06:15:38

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said that the company is reviewing its assets to sell or divest, but is planning on keeping its social networking site Bebo. Armstrong told Reuters on Thursday that the social networking site has "great value" and it will be moved to a Ventures unit of the online company so that the site can be improved. The move has raised questions that AOL might sell Bebo, which has fallen behind in the social networking industry. Armstrong said, speaking at the Sun Valley media and...

2009-05-29 04:00:00

STOCKHOLM, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Red Cross are asking people to pledge their support to refugees by collectively 'changing their online status' across all social networks, instant messenger and email during Refugee Week (15th-21st June). This is the first time that a charity has created an online movement to pledge support and tackle discrimination via online profiles. Refugees arriving in the UK are often labelled as a group, saddled with the same "refugee" label...

2009-05-07 16:33:00

Lead all-star event hosted by paidContent and mocoNews SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Zander Lurie, CFO of CBS Interactive and Eric Johnson, President and COO of Wolfgang's Vault. ALSO: Executives from Twitter, MySpace, Bebo, Sequoia Capital, Yahoo! Mobile, Verizon, Nokia, Nielsen Mobile, comScore, Brightkite, MocoSpace and many more. WHEN: Thursday, May 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Mission Bay...

2009-03-26 12:25:00

Rapid Growth Supported by New Features and Categories Launched in First Quarter of 2009 WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com), the social discovery tool for reviewing, sharing and organizing favorite things, today announced its new "Pick Your Five" feature, a viral phenomenon that has soared at a rate of up to 150,000 new users per hour, with more than 6 million new users creating 9 million lists in the first week since launching on Facebook. Now with a...

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2009-03-16 14:42:48

On Monday, social networking website Bebo announced the launch of five new European-language versions, its first major expansion outside the English-speaking world. Bebo, which is owned by America Online, claims to have over 22 million users worldwide, almost half of them are in Britain. Bebo was only available in English and in Polish, until now.  Facebook, the market leader of social networking websites, has 40 different language versions that it offers to its users. Bebo users are now...

2009-02-10 11:28:00

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AOL People Networks celebrated the first anniversary of its acquisition of enterprise widget platform Goowy Media, Inc. Founded in 2004, Goowy makes it easy for content owners and third-party developers to build, syndicate and measure user interaction for widgets across social networks such as myAOL, Bebo, and Facebook. Throughout 2008, Goowy drove almost 2 billion widget impressions for AOL, and served more than 3 billion widgets....

2009-01-30 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, social 'Question & Answer' service, Yedda (http://www.yedda.com) marked its first year anniversary with AOL by revealing the most inquired about topics of 2008, with the US elections and the Zac Effron vs. Robert Pattinson hotness debate topping the list. Barack Obama's 30-minute infomercial sparked 1,800 answers, Sarah Palin's nomination collected more than 1,880 responses, and the Zac vs. Robert question received more than 2,300 answers and...

2009-01-28 08:00:00

New Community Feed Showcases More Than 100 Million Items Catalogued by 7 Million Users WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com), the social discovery tool for reviewing, sharing and organizing favorite things, kicked off 2009 by integrating with Facebook Connect and introducing new features that make it even easier and more fun for its 7 million users to discover and share real world interests. The company launched a new TV shows category with content...

2008-10-27 21:00:10

Offerpal Media CEO Anu Shukla will speak at tomorrow's SNAP Summit, San Francisco's premier conference on user experience and engagement for the social Web. Her session will address the key issues facing social publishers who seek to understand best practices on growing their traffic, engaging their users and monetizing their properties. Shukla's session, "Incentivize and Monetize Social Traffic with Virtual Currency," is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on the main stage of the Parc 55 Hotel....

2008-10-16 15:15:00

The huge growth in Internet phone calls is hurting the ability of police to investigate almost every type of crime, British security officials say. As more and more people route calls over the Web, using software such as Skype, police are losing their ability to track who has called whom, from where and for how long, the security officials told The Times of London. A key difficulty investigators face is that Internet phone companies do not keep call records, unlike mobile phone companies,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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