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2013-08-07 23:03:17

QuiBids is one of this year's honorees of the Metro50 in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 QuiBids announces it made the Metro50 awards list by the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Metro50 is an annual event held by the Oklahoma City Chamber and is known to be one of the city’s most prestigious events. This event recognizes the fifty fastest growing, privately-owned companies for the year, based on their percentage of annual growth. “This is an amazing...

Facebook Tech Chief Leaving Company
2012-06-17 05:55:23

Bret Taylor, who has been the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Facebook since August of 2009, announced on Friday that he would be leaving the popular social network later on this summer in order to start his own company. Taylor, who according to the Wall Street Journal was in charge of Facebook's platform and mobile endeavors, was the CEO of the social network website FriendFeed until it was acquired by Facebook nearly three years ago. Mike Vernal will take over his platform duties,...

2011-07-05 05:30:00

Google Realtime Search was temporarily shut down on Monday while the company tries to figure out how to incorporate Google+, the Internet giant's latest social networking product. Realtime allowed users to find real-time updates from social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed. The Realtime team tweeted Monday, "We've temporarily disabled good.com/realtime. We're exploring how to incorporate Google+ into this functionality, so stay tuned." Twitter messages were indexed in...

2011-02-28 19:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social advertising platform MyLikes announced that it has secured $5.55 MM in Series A funding. The funding was led by Khosla Ventures. Metamorphic Ventures, LightSpeed Partners and KickLabs also invested in this round. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110228/SF56346) With this round, MyLikes' board of directors expands to include Alex Kinnier, partner at Khosla Ventures (http://www.crunchbase.com/person/alex-kinnier) and Paul...

2010-02-04 14:05:00

With more and more high-tech wireless gizmos finding their way into the hands of today's U.S. teenagers, blogging just doesn't seem as important anymore, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The report found that blogging by teenagers dropped by fifty percent in a three year period. In 2006 about 28 percent of teens said they blogged on a regular basis. In 2009 that number dropped to only 14 percent. Teens who say they have commented on blogs in online social...

2009-08-16 22:59:13

The social networking Web site Facebook will likely expand its online presence with its purchase of social aggregator FriendFeed, The Washington Post reports. Facebook reportedly paid $47.5 million to acquire FriendFeed, a service that can consolidate a user's online social networking activities. The acquisition marks a step by Facebook, the company founded in Cambridge, Mass., toward being the dominant force in social networking, the Post said Sunday. Prior to purchasing FriendFeed, Facebook...

2009-08-16 13:47:56

The U.S. social networking Web site Facebook has purchased the social aggregator FriendFeed for $47.5 million, The Washington Post said Sunday. The newspaper said Facebook's acquisition of FriendFeed, which can consolidate a user's online social networking activities, marks a step by the company founded in Cambridge, Mass., toward being the dominant force in social networking. Prior to purchasing FriendFeed, Facebook began attempting to connect social networking services like Twitter and Digg...

2009-08-12 15:11:01

Social networking site Facebook has started testing a new slimmed-down version of its service for mobile phone users and those with narrowband Internet connections. Facebook Lite, which the company called a "faster, simpler version" of Facebook, is currently on trial with test audiences in India.  It is thought the new service will also be tested with users in China and Russia. "Facebook Lite is a fast-loading, simplified version of Facebook that enables people to make comments, accept...

2009-08-11 17:21:54

Facebook's purchase of FriendFeed is a smart, defensive move that keeps the up-and-coming company out of competitors' clutches, a U.S. technology analyst said. Forrester Research analyst Jeremiah Owyang said the purchase reported in The Wall Street Journal Tuesday was a good move for Facebook. In part, the purchase keeps FriendFeed out of the hands of Twitter, MySpace and other competitors, TechNewsWorld reported. The Journal said the purchase price was about $50 million. FriendFeed's Web...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.