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28 August 2008

MAMA Group launch Surfstock for UK’s surfing community

MAMA Group launch Surfstock for UK’s surfing communityThe MAMA Group plc has today announced the launch of the new Surfstock website ahead of the two day Surfstock Festival this weekend (29 to 30 August 2008).  Through the new website, Surfstock is looking to become a popular online destination for the surfing community within the UK. Surfstock.co.uk, which was built by Estonian based content ...

28 August 2008

Mobile development company BuzzCity receives $10m investment

Mobile development company BuzzCity receives $10m investmentBuzzCity, mobile development company has received $10 million USD in growth investment from South African investors, Naspers.  The $10 million buys Naspers a 10% stake in the Singaporean company.BuzzCity will use the cash injection to further develop its core products, including mobile social network myGamma.  BuzzCity intend to focus ...

20 August 2008

Disney launch social networking site for parents Disney Family Community

Disney launch social networking site for parents Disney Family CommunityWalt Disney’s Disney Family.com has today launched a new social networking site for parents aptly named Disney Family.com Community. The new social network aims to provide a place online where parents can connect with each other based on hobbies, age(es) of children, family setup and geographical location.  Mum’s and dad’s can interact by p...

20 August 2008

GDS International's B2B social network Meet the Boss soft launches

GDS International's B2B social network Meet the Boss soft launchesPublishing and event organiser company GDS International has entered the world of social networking this week through the launch of Meet the Boss, a business networking site for the financial services sector.  The B2B network has soft launched in beta, with a call to executives in the financial services industry to register, there will be a...

06 August 2008

MySpace launches political networking platform MyDebates.org to track presidential debates

MySpace launches political networking platform MyDebates.org to track presidential debates Partnering with a web-based media property for the first time, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has authorised the launching of MyDebates.org, a political social networking platform rolled out by MySpace especially for the 2008 United States Presidential election. The central feature of the new site is a widget that can be ...

06 August 2008

Celebrity blog PerezHilton.com adds social networking elements

Celebrity blog PerezHilton.com adds social networking elements Celebrity gossip website PerezHilton.com has announced the addition of new features, in a video presented by Perez himself on the site’s homepage.  Aimed at making Perez Hilton a friendlier, more social experience, a registration process has been introduced to “cut out the riff raff”, with special reference to violent, racist, vulga...

05 August 2008

New LiveWorld widget LiveEngage 1.0 integrates brand community sites with Facebook

New LiveWorld widget LiveEngage 1.0 integrates brand community sites with FacebookSocial media marketing agency LiveWorld, Inc. has announced the launch of its LiveEngage Widget Series 1.0 for popular social networking site Facebook. The application can be directly embedded into any Facebook page.  It functions as a marketing tool that automatically imports brand-related content from LiveWorld provided commun...

05 August 2008

Disney.com launches user generated music video contest to meet Disney stars

Disney.com launches user generated music video contest to meet Disney stars Children’s entertainment website Disney.com has announced a promotional user generated video (UGV) contest in which fans are encouraged to create and upload their own music videos to song clips from popular Disney artists.  The winners will be invited to attend the worldwide premiere of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”, where th...

04 August 2008

Parenting online community YadaHome adds forums and groups

Parenting online community YadaHome adds forums and groupsYadaHome.com, an online community site specifically targeted at parents and grandparents, has announced the addition of groups and forums to its existing network of individual user profiles.  Soft-launched as a beta in May 2008, the site aims to provide both baby boomers and “Generation Jones” with an online venue where they can share ...

04 August 2008

Socialcast announces new features for intranet social networking platforms

Socialcast announces new features for intranet social networking platformsWhilst everyone is aware of social networks’ crucial importance as a marketing medium, their usefulness as an in-house management tool is sometimes overlooked.   Socialcast, a provider of bespoke corporate networks that aims to help its clients leverage this potential, announced today the addition of several new features to its Sof...

04 August 2008

ACCESS’s Linux platform to support MIDS and NetFront Browser Widgets

ACCESS’s Linux platform to support MIDS and NetFront Browser Widgets The mobile internet has acquired a new port of entry today with the announcement by software provider ACCESS CS., LTD., that its Linux Platform functionality now supports Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), as well as NetFront Browser Widgets for mobile handsets and consumer electronics.  This significantly expands both the actual and ...

04 August 2008

New social network Mybanktracker.com helps consumers compare banking services

New social network Mybanktracker.com helps consumers compare banking services Now that social media have become a major tool for marketers, it would seem that consumers are starting to organise themselves in return, comparing notes in order to source the best terms of service available.  Launched today, a new website called mybanktracker.com illustrates this trend, providing an online venue where users can exch...

01 August 2008

Video powered network WatchMyScene.com launches to drive entertainment artists’ careers

Video powered network WatchMyScene.com launches to drive entertainment artists’ careersOn most generalist professional networking platforms, the option to post a ‘live resume’ in the form of video footage promoting one’s skills to prospective employers can seem something of a gimmick.  For dramatic artists and entertainers however, user generated video is an invaluable tool, since it can enable them both to demonstrate t...

01 August 2008

Mobile social network GyPSii goes mobile in China with Ramar handsets

Mobile social network GyPSii goes mobile in China with Ramar handsets GeoSentric Oyj (GyPSii) has announced that its geo-mobility social networking platform GeoSolutions BV Business Unit is to integrate with Chinese mobile handset company Ramar International Co. Ltd.  Following an agreement between the two companies, GyPSii will be included as standard in Ramar’s new package of location-based services....

01 August 2008

Digg announces new mobile networking platform and increased traffic

Digg announces new mobile networking platform and increased trafficIn an entry posted yesterday on the company’s official blog, social recommendation platform Digg announced the launching of a new, enhanced version of its mobile networking platform.Redesigned to better exploit the more robust browsing capabilities of the most recent web-enabled hand-held devices such as the iPhone 3G or those produced by manufa...

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