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SurveyMonkey Buys Online Form Startup Wufoo

Online polling service SurveyMonkey has bought up Wufoo, a startup that has developed a basic online form building tool that can be used to…

Yahoo Is (Finally) Shutting Down MyBlogLog

More than a year after Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) first said it was considering closing down MyBlogLog, the company is finally doing so. In a letter…

Philo Chases Check-Ins Via TV Guide Magazine

As promotional campaigns go, it doesn’t get more counterintuitive than this: What better way for social-TV platform Philo to generate more c…

Facebook Gives Its Profile Pages A Refresh

Facebook, which has never been shy about tweaking its design, is doing so again with a new set-up for profile pages. The biggest change is a…

Facebook Gives Users A Few More Controls

In what had to be a bit of a letdown for those expecting a redesign of Facebook’s site, Facebook used an event at its headquarters this morn…

Facebook (Finally) Debuts Its Q&A Service

Facebook, which has been testing a new feature that lets users pose questions to the entire Facebook community and answer others, is finally…

Facebook Revenue Estimates Go Up, Up, Up

The latest guess in what has become a favorite Silicon Valley parlor game: Reuters cites sources who say Facebook’s 2009 revenue was between…

New Privacy Charges Leveled At Facebook

The latest charge leveled against Facebook, which is facing a torrent of criticism over its privacy practices: The WSJ reports that the soci…

Facebook Stops Serving Its ‘Lite’ Version

Less than a year after launching a streamlined version of its site, which was designed for new users “looking to start off with a more simpl…

Will Facebook Be Next To Enter The Q&A Market?

The Q&A market, which is seemingly getting more crowded by the day, may soon have a new competitor in Facebook. The social network is “testi…

Open Data Startup Factual Gets Funding

Factual, a startup that provides online tools so that users can share and manipulate databases, has raised about $1 million from a long list…

Facebook, Microsoft Scale Back Ad Relationship

A $240 million investment seemingly can bring only so much leverage. Two years after Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) bought a 1.6 percent stake in Fa…

Social Network Maker SocialGO Raises $800,000

SocialGO, a startup which lets its users set up their own social networking sites, has raised $800,000 from Veddis Ventures; SocialGO’s pare…

Curse Raises $6 Million For MMOG Portal

We missed this one last week, but massively multiplayer online game portal Curse.com has raised $6 million in a second round of funding. PEH…

Mobile Social Network Mozat Gets Funding

Mobile social network Mozat has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a round led by JAFCO Asia. The Singapore-based social network let…

B-To-B Search Site Zubican Purchased By Inuvo

Business-to-business community site Zubican has been purchased by performance-based online marketer Inuvo. Terms of the acquisition were not…

RockYou Raises $50 Million In Fourth Round

Updated: Social networking app firm RockYou has raised $50 million in a fourth round of funding led by Softbank, TechCrunch reports (No offi…

CrowdGather Buys Up MP3 Player Community Site

CrowdGather, which owns a network of community sites, has bought up tech review site Anythingbutipod.com. Terms of the deal were not disclos…

Social Network Tagged Settles Marketing Suits

Social network Tagged has settled lawsuits with attorneys general in New York and Texas over its controversial marketing practices. The soci…

United Online Cuts 5 Percent Of Its Workforce

Updated: United Online (NSDQ: UNTD) is cutting five percent of its workforce — or about 96 jobs. The company disclosed the layoffs during a…

Question And Answer Site Fluther Gets Funding

Fluther, a “collective” Q & A site, has raised $600,000 in a round of funding, according to an SEC filing. The company did not respond to ou…

Nokia Buys Social Network Service Plum

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has purchased Plum, a platform used to create private social networks. In a brief statement, the mobile giant said little…

Yahoo Shuts Down SpotM Social Network

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is shutting down SpotM, the social networking service it began testing in India a year ago. Among its features: Users cou…

Social TV Service SplashCast To Close

The latest startup to fall victim to the recession: SplashCast, which had raised about $6 million in funding. SplashCast’s apps let users wa…

Friendster Puts Itself Up For Sale

Friendster, the long-time U.S. social network which now has its biggest presence in Southeast Asia, has reportedly put itself up for sale th…

Interview: How Tweetdeck Plans To Make Money

Twitter management app Tweetdeck has ridden the wave of Twitter’s popularity to become one of the top Twitter clients, with one million down…

Twitter Start-Up Funding, By The Numbers

New funding may be sluggish, but there’s at least one category that investors are more than happy to pour money into: Twitter-related startu…

AOL Starts Rolling Out Socialthing Tool

Nearly a year after AOL (NYSE: TWX) bought online profiles manager Socialthing, the tool is set to be released across its MediaGlow publishi…

Industry Moves: Embattled Hi5 Hires New CEO

Social network hi5, which laid off half of its staff earlier this month after it was reportedly unable to raise additional capital, has hire…

Top Two Car-Enthusiast Sites Team Up

The Big Three aren’t the only car businesses struggling to make money. The two top auto-enthusiast sites, CarDomain.com and Streetfire.net,…

Yahoo's New Challenge To Facebook Connect

Online properties are increasingly relying on status updates to engage users, particularly those who are “out of network.” In what ReadWrite…

Ruckus Raises $10 Million In Second Round

College-only digital entertainment company Ruckus Network has closed a second round $10 million funding. The round was led by two new invest…

Joost Has Growing Pains

I ran into some major glitches for the first time yesterday as Joost expanded its beta to unlimited invites. Turns out Liz and Om had probl…

@ EconSM: Managing Deals With Social Nets

The final EconSM panel dealt with managing the deals with social nets. Trading views were Esther Dyson, principal, EDventure; Jason Hirschho…

Revamped MSLO Site Is ‘So Martha’

Months in the making, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s online hub has been retooled with new search capabilities, 700 videos covering 15 ye…

Topix Reboots As a CitJ-News Search Hybrid

Topix, jointly majority-owned by Gannett, Tribune and McClatchy, is migrating the site from the .net domain to Topix.com, and will launch it…

Sony Brings Playstation3 Home

As expected, Sony revealed the full details about its new virtual environment for Playstation3 — Home — Wednesday at the Game Developers C…

National Geographic Launches Site For Tweens

National Geographic’s latest site is aimed at young kids and tweens. National Geographic Kids has games, experiments, and videos in addition…

Coverage Of Second Life Still Over The Top

Meanwhile, back in the world of bubble media, USA Today has discovered the virtual world Second Life complete with a fawning profile of Lind…

Industry Moves: Bebo Hires Google

Bebo: The San Francisco-based social networking site has hired Joanna Shields from Google as president-international, as it moves ahead with…

As Virtual Town Squares Rise, Some Struggle

The virtual town square is getting crowded. As the NYT and WaPo report today, across the U.S.,citizen bloggers and entrepreneurs — some wit…

@ Macworld: A lesson in

[By Carleen Hawn] I attended a conference session with Jon Alper, the Director of Technology and R&D at WGBH Interactive in Boston. (Alper

Welcome To Placeblogger

Local directory site Placeblogger.com has a curious mission

Second Life Fends Off Another In-game Attack

Last week, the virtual world Second Life was contending with a rogue program that copies all it touches; this week parent company Linden Lab…

Fox Channels to Air Classmates.com Show

Fox channels will start airing Classmates from June 30, a show based and developed through Classmates.com. The show will be a “half-hour str…

An Interesting Year Ahead for

An Interesting Year Ahead for Online Community: Virtual communities have long been ticking over since the days of The Well, Tripod and Geoci…

MyFamily.com Makes Available WWI Draft

MyFamily.com Makes Available WWI Draft Registration Cards, For a Price: MyFamily.com, one of the biggest subscription websites–750,000 paid…

Classmates.com Reaches 30 Million Members:

Classmates.com Reaches 30 Million Members: Classmates.com, the personal networking and community site, has announced that its member base ex…

MatchLive To Bring Singles in

MatchLive To Bring Singles in NYC Together: Online dating site Match.com today announced the launch of MatchLive.com, a new subscription-bas…

Will TEoF Go Paid?: In

Will TEoF Go Paid?: In response to the story below, the End of Free weblog may be considering going charging to some the site down the line,…

Classmates.com’s Stories to Be Made

Classmates.com’s Stories to Be Made in TV Series: In what is perhaps a first for an online community site, Classmates Online, a personal net…

We’re Broke: The Economics of

We’re Broke: The Economics of a Web Community: Kuro5hin, the uber-intellectual tech community site, is going through the survival pangs. So…