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2013-09-23 23:02:13

MOLPoints in the USA and Brazil Launched in Partnership with Silicon Valley-based subsidiary Rixty, Inc. San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 MOL AccessPortal Sdn. Bhd. (MOL), Asia’s leading e-payment service provider and a subsidiary of MOL Global Pte. Ltd., announced today that the company has launched its MOLPoints online game and digital goods payment platform in the USA and Brazil in partnership with its Silicon Valley-based subsidiary Rixty, Inc. (Rixty). MOLPoints...

2012-04-24 22:20:50

MANILA, Philippines, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Pioneering social networking site, Friendster officially announces its redesign as a social discovery and gaming platform that offers users a unique experience which combines search, content discovery and social functionalities. In line with the brand promise, Friendster will host advanced ways of searching, engaging and making new friends, and distinct approach to discover new games. The new user interface provides excellent...

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2011-04-28 13:41:31

A Friendster official said Thursday that the social networking site will soon delete nearly a decade's worth of user photos, blog entries and other data in a revamp to set it apart from Facebook. The overhaul is meant to help Friendster regain a semblance of online relevance after being dominated by Facebook in the social networking market.  Friendster has gained 115 million registered members since 2002, but only about 40 million currently have valid emails and fewer still are active...

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2011-04-27 09:50:00

MySpace, the former star of the nascent social networking scene, is being unloaded by current owners, News Corp., who are looking to get $100 million for it, the Wall Street Journal reports. A half dozen or so private equity firms and companies are expected to submit bids by the end of this week. Some of the interested parties looking to purchase any remaining value from MySpace include private equity firm THL Partners, Redscout Ventures and Criterion Capital, which owns social networking...

2011-03-03 00:00:29

While several names have taken the lead in social networking, a wave of specialized social networking sites by custom build solutions such as SocialGO have become popular in recent months. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011 Before there was Facebook, there was MySpace. Before that, there was LinkedIn and long-forgotten Friendster "” a few of the more popular pioneers that took online socializing out of chat rooms and slowly redefined the word "network". But now, a dozen years...

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...

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2009-12-05 07:28:19

Social networking site Friendster could be sold to an Asian buyer by the end of December, Reuters reported. According to the report, the deal could be worth at least $100 million. Friendster, which predates Facebook and MySpace, has about 100 million users -- half of which come from Asia. TechCrunch, an industry blog, said in July it valued Friendster at $210 million, a fraction of Facebook's estimated $10 billion valuation. Richard Kimbler, chief executive of Friendster, told Reuters that...

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,...