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2010-01-11 21:55:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top global web site based on traffic, today announced a new multi-year strategic partnership with Yahoo! Southeast Asia, one of the most trafficked Internet destinations in Asia, designed to benefit their users via the launch of integrated product features and promotional initiatives across both the Friendster and Yahoo! web properties. The new relationship will also foster new user registrations and increase user activity...

2009-12-09 22:30:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- MOL Global Pte. Ltd. ("MOL Global"), an affiliate of leading online payment solutions provider MOL AccessPortal Berhad ("MOL"), and Friendster, Inc. ("Friendster"), the operator of a top global web site based on traffic and a leading social network in Asia, announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which MOL Global will acquire 100% of Friendster. The principal shareholder of MOL is Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the Chairman...

2009-12-03 20:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top global web site based on traffic, today announced a new brand and web site packed with new features representing a significant milestone in the company's history and further signifying the company's evolution to focus on the Asian youth market. The notable changes include a new fun-centric brand, and a redesigned web site with an emphasis on local relevance, enhancing the overall user experience. The new direction and...

2009-10-28 20:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top global web site based on traffic, today announced the launch of virtual gifts and the Friendster Gift Shop, which is the first in a series of forthcoming products utilizing the new Friendster Wallet, enabling over 115 million Friendster users to buy and send gifts to one another. The gift shop will initially launch in Malaysia via a "Gifts" button in the header navigation bar at the top of each web page on Friendster,...

2009-10-15 03:00:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top global web site based on traffic, today announced a global partnership with MOL AccessPortal Berhad (MOL), a leading payments provider leveraging a network of over 500,000 physical and virtual payment channels worldwide, to power the Friendster Wallet and a payments platform enabling micro-spending for over 115 million users on Friendster. The Friendster Wallet will support a variety of payment methods including...

2009-10-05 19:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top global web site based on traffic, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the social networking pioneer a new U.S. Patent, titled "Method for Sharing Relationship Information Stored in a Social Network Database with Third Party Databases" (U.S. Patent No. 7,478,078). Friendster has been granted five patents since July 2006, validating the company's early and continual innovation in...

2009-09-30 05:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top global web site based on traffic, announced today that it has selected Intelius Inc., a leading icommerce company that empowers consumers and businesses with information to make intelligent decisions about safety and security, to power all user searches on Friendster.com and people searches originating on Friendster.com. This is the first time Friendster has worked with a search partner to enrich the user experience...

2009-09-08 17:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 25 global web site based on traffic*, today announced the overwhelming success of its first annual 'Pinoy Friendster Day' organized as a free event to thank Friendster fans for their support over the past seven years. Friendster also thanks those who sponsored the event in addition to all the attendees. More than 7,000 Friendster members showed up for the festivities at the SM Mall of Asia on August 15th, making 'Pinoy...

2009-07-30 10:55:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 20 global website based on traffic*, today announced the launch of Friendster "Do It Yourself" (DIY) Ads, a simple and cost-effective way for local businesses to buy and launch highly targeted ads with any budget on Friendster. DIY Ads are available immediately for use by anyone, including Friendster's tens of millions of active users and Internet users around the globe. Businesses and users can buy ads directly at...

2009-04-22 16:00:00

Low International Calling Rates for Friends and Family Worldwide MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 20 global Web site based on traffic* and the #1 social network in Asia, today announced the launch of The Friendster Loop, a pre-paid calling card with low, competitive rates, ideal for making international calls conveniently to over 220 countries. The Friendster Loop calling card is available immediately for use by anyone, including Friendster's tens of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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