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28 November 2008

Ad-revenue sharing news portal Streem closes

Ad-revenue sharing news portal Streem closesAd-revenue sharing news portal Streem closesAustralian news portal Streem closes due to financial climateAustralian news and information portal Streem has become another victim of the global financial crisis, announcing that today will be its last day of operation.Streem offered its registered users the opportunity to earn revenue from their blo...

20 November 2008

Qualcomm, MediaFLO and CBS bring Victoria’s Secret to mobile

Qualcomm, MediaFLO and CBS bring Victoria’s Secret to mobileQualcomm, MediaFLO and CBS bring Victoria’s Secret to mobileVictoria’s Secret Fashion Show available on dedicated mobile TV channel thanks to Qualcomm and CBSQualComm’s mobile TV arm MediaFLO has today announced a partnership with CBS Mobile and Victoria’s Secret to show the 2008 Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show on mobile devices.The Victoria Secr...

19 November 2008

Video search company blinkx make second bid to acquire MIVA

Video search company blinkx make second bid to acquire MIVAVideo search company blinkx make second bid to acquire MIVADigital media company MIVA receive second acquisition bid from blinkx for 65c per share lessVideo search engine blinkx has announced its revised offer to purchase digital media company MIVA, by way of a letter to MIVA’s board of directors.Blinkx first made an offer to MIVA in August 2008...

18 November 2008

VideoEgg launch mobile ad serving for Apple’s iPhone

VideoEgg launch mobile ad serving for Apple’s iPhoneVideoEgg launch mobile ad serving for Apple’s iPhoneAdvertising network VideoEgg launch video and rich media mobile ad platform for iPhoneRich media advertising network VideoEgg has today unveiled its new ad platform for mobile, AdFramesSM.   The service is only compatible initially with Apple’s iPhone, however this will extend to othe...

17 November 2008

Adobe launches real-time social application platform Cocomo

Adobe launches real-time social application platform CocomoAdobe launches real-time social application platform CocomoAdobe’s Cocomo launched for developers to build social applications via cloud computingSoftware giant Adobe has today launched a new social network platform called Cocomo, which enables developers to add social functionality into web applications.  Developers using Cocomo in conjunc...

14 November 2008

Seventeen and Popular Mechanics magazine integrate Meebo chat

Seventeen and Popular Mechanics magazine integrate Meebo chatSeventeen and Popular Mechanics magazine integrate Meebo chatHearts Magazines Digital Media’s Seventeen.com and Popular Mechanics.com look to Meebo chat to engage readersCommunications platform Meebo has today announced a strategic partnership with Hearst Magazines Digital Media to power instant messenger on its popular sites such as Seventeen.c...

13 November 2008

AOL’s Bebo improve application development platform

AOL’s Bebo improve application development platformAOL’s Bebo improve application development platformSocial networking site opens competition to find new applications and improves app development platformBebo, the social network recently purchased by AOL, has released new engagement tools and metrics for its application development community.The announcement, which was made on the official Bebo...

12 November 2008

YouTube’s Project Direct winner to be screened at Sundance Film Festival

YouTube’s Project Direct winner to be screened at Sundance Film FestivalWinner of YouTube’s Project Direct to be screened at Sundance Film FestivalUGC community YouTube partner AOL Moviefone and The Sundance Festival for Project Direct competitionGoogle owned video sharing website YouTube has made an open call on its official blog for short film-makers to enter its annual Project Direct competition.This years’ Proje...

11 November 2008

AT&T say social networks make employers more efficient

AT&T say social networks make employers more efficientAT&T claim social network improves efficiency in the workplaceNew study by AT&T shows that over 65% of Europeans were more efficient at work thanks to social networks A new study commissioned by communications giant AT&T claims that social networking in the workplace can increase efficiency.The pan-European study, which was conducte...

10 November 2008

MySpace offer new user profile platform, Profile 2.0

MySpace offer new user profile platform, Profile 2.0MySpace offer new user profile platform, Profile 2.0News Corporation offer fully customisable profiles with increased speed and privacySocial networking monolith MySpace has launched Profile 2.0 – a new upgraded version of MySpace profiles which has, according to the MySpace official blog, been based on over seven years of user feedback.MySpace,...

07 November 2008

US President Barack Obama posts election night photos on Flickr

US President Barack Obama posts election night photos on FlickrUS President Barack Obama posts election night photos on FlickrPresident-elect  Barack Obama bypasses traditional media to post election night photos on FlickrThe next President of the United States, Barack Obama, firmly embraced social media throughout his 21 month long campaign and has posted intimate photos of election night on 04 Novemb...

06 November 2008

ABI Research predict 82m subscribers to mobile LBS social networks by 2013

ABI Research predict 82m subscribers to mobile LBS social networks by 2013ABI Research predict 82m subscribers to mobile LBS social networks by 2013New research paper by ABI Research predicts growth of mobile location based social networks will soar to 82 million in five yearsResearch company ABI Research has released a new report stating that mobile social networking will become a key driver in the uptake of location...

05 November 2008

Samsung build dedicated social network Moms Like Us

Samsung build dedicated social network Moms Like UsSamsung build dedicated social network 'Moms Like Us'Advertising agency Cheil build ‘Moms Like Us’ social network for Samsung to promote Washers and DryersGlobal electronics company Samsung has officially launched its own social networking site to promote its range of Washers and Dryers.  The new site, called ‘Moms Like Us’ aims to celebrat...

04 November 2008

Digg users to talk with former Vice President Al Gore

Digg users to talk with former Vice President Al GoreSocial news site Digg users to talk with former Vice President Al GoreFollowing the US Presidential Election, Digg invites former Vice President to answer questions from the Digg communitySocial news site Digg has announced the next Digg Dialogg guest, former US Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winnder Al Gore.  On 05 November 2008, the...

03 November 2008

Akon and Will.i.am to perform at live streaming event by YouTube

Akon and Will.i.am to perform at live streaming event by YouTubeAkon and Will.I.Am to perform at live streaming event by YouTubeGoogle owned YouTube announce YouTube Live live streaming event with Akon, Soulja Boy and Will.I.AmArguably the world’s most popular video sharing site YouTube has announced the launch of YouTube Live, its first live streaming  to be held on San Francisco, California on 22 Nove...

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