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Social Networks Raise Questions and Challenges

Two-thirds of the world's Internet population visits social networking or blogging sites, accounting for almost 10% of all internet time, according to Nielsen net ratings. However, question marks surround the viability of the new networks' underlying business models. One thing is certain: there... More »

Monday, October 12, 2009

FriendFeed tries to change the face of social networking

A new generation of social networking sites, led by FriendFeed, is trying to challenge the model of social networking companies such as MySpace and Facebook. The new service started by the creators of Google Maps and Gmail, claims that it is at the heart of an anarchic counter movement of... More »

Friday, September 19, 2008

Nokia buys Plazes

Nokia continues on its social media related acquisition trail, with the purchase of Zurich and Berlin-based social networking service Plazes. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. More »

Thursday, July 31, 2008

EBay buys Social Networking Player

eBay has acquired a small company called VUVOX to help further develop rich media capabilities in the eBay marketplace. The integration of VUVOX into eBay is aimed at creating an enhanced customer experience using the personal media tools and applying them to listings and pages on ebay.com. More »

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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