849 million reasons why Bebo was a mistake for AOL

Bebo co-founder and mega-millionaire Michael Birch today re-acquired the brand and the network for a million dollars. Like dance clubs, these faded (and forgotten) social network marquees are a rude reminder that social web is about people and people - especially young people are fickle.…

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Bebo Getting Ready to Be Sold, Again

Bebo, the once high-flying social network is getting ready to be sold – again! This would be the third time the company started by Michael Birch and Xochi Birch is getting buyer attention. Who's interested? Large media companies, for starters, who are interested in the social network.…

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AOL & the Curse of Beb-oh!

From the minute I heard that Time Warner bought Bebo for $850 million, I thought it was a bad idea which would hurt the company long term. At the very least, that money could now have been used to build a whole new AOL.…

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