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2009-01-27 18:00:00

Over 90 Million Tagalog Speaking Filipinos Globally Can Now Use Friendster To Keep in Touch with Friends and Family MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 20 global website based on traffic* and the #1 social network in Asia, today announced that Friendster.com is available in Tagalog, the most popular language in the Philippines that is used by over 90 million people worldwide. Friendster's mobile site m.friendster.com will also launch in Tagalog in the...

2009-01-19 16:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 20 global website based on traffic and the #1 social network in Asia, today announced that it has further expanded its team, offices and partnerships in the Asia Pacific region and that it will continue growing its team and partners in Asia throughout 2009. Friendster has opened up new offices in Singapore and Sydney, Australia. The Sydney office is where Richard Kimber, Friendster's CEO, is based along with new...

2008-12-09 02:01:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 20 global website based on traffic and the #1 social network in Asia, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the social networking pioneer a new U.S. Patent, titled "Compatibility Scoring of Users in a Social Network" (U.S. Patent No. 7,451,161). Friendster has been granted four patents since July 2006, validating the company's early and continuous innovation in online social networking....

2008-10-23 06:00:14

Shopit, the leader in peer to peer social commerce, today announced that it has locked up its Series B financing of $2.5 million. The round, which is the first tranche of a total of $7 million of capital planned for the company, included new investors, Emerson Ventures of Toronto, Canada. Previous rounds of financing were lead by Propulsion Ventures. Shopit will leverage its new funding to speed the development of its own advertising network and continue to roll out products and...

2008-10-14 06:00:22

Shopit today announced that it is launching the Shopit Store application on the Ning Platform, the latest social networking service to support the OpenSocial interface v0.7. Shopit is the leader in peer to peer social commerce network on the web. The Shopit platform easily enables fully functional and synchronized commerce within Social Communities. Users can build stores within profiles with the click of a button and sell to friends, people in their social community, and even people in other...

2008-10-07 21:00:21

By TENLEY WOODMAN Music brought people to MySpace, but is it enough to keep them there? Numbers for unique visitors to MySpace dropped in May as Facebook's rose, according to comScore statistics from May. Facebook boasts more than 120 million unique, worldwide visitors, and MySpace trails behind at approximately 115 million. Social networking analyst David Card of Jupiter Research in New York said users shouldn't count MySpace out just yet. "MySpace and Facebook are both here to...

2008-10-02 21:00:09

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top-10 global website based on traffic and the #1 social network in Asia,* today announced that it has deployed support for the Facebook Platform on http://www.friendster.com/ as part of the Friendster Developer Program. Tens of thousands of developers can now introduce the applications and features they've built on the Facebook Platform to Friendster's 80 million users around the world. Friendster is the first major social network...

2008-09-24 03:00:14

By Lim, Kenny GLOBAL Friendster has appointed Google's regional MD for South Asia, Richard Kimber, as its new global CEO, succeeding Kent Lindstrom, who has run the social networking site since 2006. Kimber was selected based on his success in growing Google's revenue in Asia-Pacific, opening offices in Singapore and Auckland, and expanding the search engine firm's Australian and Korean businesses. Prior to Google, Kimber served as global head of e-marketing and CEO of HSBC internet payment...

2008-09-19 09:00:17

GHENT, Belgium, September 19 /PRNewswire/ -- - Netlog Introduces Unique Monetisation and Localisation Tools for OpenSocial Developers Netlog, the European social networking site with over 35 million members, has opened its translation and localisation capabilities to third-party developers. The sites renowned translation system allows almost instant translation into 23 languages. Netlog also announced it will give developers access to its "credits economy", offering developers an...

2008-09-15 00:00:13

By Rozana Sani TWENTY-something Aliyah's day starts off by checking her mobile phone for any SMS or MMS from friends or family. When she gets to work, she quickly logs in to Friendster for notices or messages before getting on with work. And while she works, her instant messenger is on for any alerts from colleagues, acquaintances and friends. During lunch, she checks out a few of her favourite blogs to see what the writers (mainly friends) have been up to. Her phone also has an instant...


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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