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Social networking sites focus on building and managing online social networks for communities of users who share interests and activities. Social network services provide ways for users to interact, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, and participation in discussion groups. Online social networks are evolving rapidly:the early 'horizontal' networks based on demographic affinity are now being augmented by networks based on 'vertical' interest areas such as news and music.

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Can YouTube's quest for alternate revenue streams succeed?

With Ad revenues falling, content owners are looking to develop alternate revenue streams more closely tied to their users' online behaviour. In a slowing worldwide economy, these initiatives are key to their survival until growth returns to the market. YouTube exemplifies the challenges that... More »

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Social Networks provider RockYou raises $17m in the middle of the credit crunch

RockYou, the Californian social applications company has raised $17m right in midst of the credit crunch, which suggests that some VCs are not as spooked as others by the market conditions. More »

Monday, November 3, 2008

MySpace Music launches but no serious challenge to Apple

MySpace has launched it music store at long last with all the major record labels on board but it will only be available in the US to start with. The focus of the store will be on full-length audio streaming, with music downloads provided by Amazon MP3, so the service is not really a direct... More »

Thursday, September 25, 2008

MyHeritage buys UK family tree site Kindo

MyHeritage, the family tree site has acquired Kindo, a genealogy 2.0 site based in Putney, London, UK, which will also now become MyHeritage's London office. More »

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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