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2008-09-23 09:00:30

EnterpriseDB, the leading enterprise open source database company, announced today that hi5 Networks, the third-largest social network in the world, has selected EnterpriseDB to provide professional services to support hi5's massive PostgreSQL installation. hi5 selected EnterpriseDB for its world-class services and support organization and its dedicated focus on PostgreSQL. More information about EnterpriseDB's professional services offerings is available in the Services section of...

2008-09-09 09:00:21

Weblin, the avatar-based social browsing application, announced that the company has reached 1 million unique users worldwide. weblin has been averaging more than 10,000 downloads daily. weblin allows Web surfers to make themselves visible to other users by assigning an avatar, or "weblin" to depict a user at the bottom of every Web site. weblin is available in nine languages including English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish and Chinese. Fast Facts As a...

2008-09-03 09:00:17

hi5 Networks, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing social networks, today announced the release of the OpenSocial 0.8 standard, which includes a set of common RESTful APIs for building social applications across the web. The 0.8 standard upgrade provides developers with an advanced platform to build richer, more immersive and efficient social applications leveraging the power of mobile and desktop computing. hi5 is leading the charge within the OpenSocial community hosting over...

2008-08-26 09:00:45

hi5 Networks, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing social networks, today announced the availability of hi5 Mobile. The rapidly growing global social networking site is now available on mobile phones in 26 different languages. hi5 Mobile sets a new precedent for the globalization of the mobile web and provides access to the millions of international users who primarily use mobile devices, instead of a personal computer, to stay connected with friends, family and colleagues. With...

2008-08-19 12:00:24

By Catherine Holahan Nothing has got lost in translation as the likes of Facebook and MySpace win millions of converts in new countries. By Catherine Holahan When Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wants to illustrate the impact of his social network, he tells a story about several young religious militants from Lebanon who changed their view of Western culture through Facebook friendships. The subtext to the tale is that free expression of ideas, enabled by the web, bridges deep...

2008-08-13 15:00:24

hi5 Networks, one of the world's largest social networks, introduced an expanded leadership team to fuel the company's worldwide growth. The additions to the executive team come at a time of dramatic growth of the company's core business. Monthly unique visitors on the popular hi5.com social networking service increased from 31 million to over 56 million in the first six months of this year -- a 79 percent increase, making it the fastest-growing major social network in the world. To...

2008-08-12 12:00:49

RESTON, Va., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. , a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study of worldwide usage of social networking sites, indicating that while the growth in new users in North America is beginning to level off, it is burgeoning in other regions around the world. During the past year, the total North American audience of social networkers has grown 9 percent compared to a much larger 25 percent growth for the world at large. The Middle...

2008-08-05 09:00:27

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Now you can publish your book for free and the world will beat a path to your door to buy it. Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/), the world's largest marketplace for individual, educational, and corporate authors and publishers to bring their books directly to market, announced today an alliance with weRead (http://www.weread.com/), the leading social networking application for books where readers can easily discover and recommend books to their friends on...

2008-07-23 12:00:42

hi5 Networks, one of the world's largest social networks, announced today that it is also the world's fastest growing among the top-10 global social networks. Based on the June comScore Media Metrix worldwide figures released today, hi5 grew 79% in the first half of 2008 - more than twice the growth rate of any of the top 10 social networks. According to comScore, the popular site's monthly unique visitors increased from 31.4 million in December 2007 to 56.4 million in June 2008 - an increase...

2008-07-15 15:00:24

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Delver.com today unveiled an alpha version of the first true social search engine. Delver maps a user's social connections then delivers comprehensive Web search results ranked according to their social relevance to that user. Delver, based on the user's search query, organizes and ranks publicly displayed content, found on social networking profiles, web sites, blogs, bookmarks, and photo and video sharing sites from the user's online social network....


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin