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Facebook's Copycat Tendencies: A Sign of Strength, not Weakness

pandodaily.com
The tipping point for Facebook was back in Spring 2007. The site had only been open to the non-college/highschool world at large for less than a year, and was just finally overcoming the broader “isn’t that just a site for college kids?” stigma. That’s also about the time Facebook...
Facebook's Copycat Tendencies: A Sign of Strength, not Weakness

Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

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Meetic, the European dating giant majority-owned by NYC-based IAC, on Friday announced (PDF) that it has bought Belgium’s Massive Media. France-based Meetic is acquiring 100 percent of the company, which owns online dating site Twoo.com and social network Netlog, for a total price of 18.9 million euros (approximately $25 million)...
Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

Pivoting From A White Label YouTube To A Multi-Million-Dollar Exit

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Serial-entrepreneur Reggie Bradford launched Vitrue in 2006 as a kind of "white label YouTube," that let consumers create, upload, and rate video ads for their favorite products. Fresh off of two successful exits that had been worth more than $4 billion to shareholders, Bradford was convinced he had another winner....
Pivoting From A White Label YouTube To A Multi-Million-Dollar Exit

Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

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Myspace officially pulled the plug on the social music service iLike.com today, putting an end to what once was hailed as the most popular social music service (hat tip to hypebot). iLike was one of the first startups to offer a combination of free music streaming and social networking, which...
Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

TweetPhoto Gets More Social With Facebook, Twitter, And Foursquare; Launches Better iPhone App

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First launched back in April 2009, TweetPhoto has been steadily building out its service with multiple useful features, including Foursquare integration and a partnership with Kodak. Today, the site is getting a huge overhaul with more social features and a new iPhone app. TweetPhoto has now added the ability to sign...
TweetPhoto Gets More Social With Facebook, Twitter, And Foursquare; Launches Better iPhone App

Yahoo Dramatically Expands Twitter Relationship in Next Stage of "Project Rushmore" (Complete With Cutesey Bird Puns)

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Yahoo announced tonight that it was dramatically expanding its relationship with Twitter, integrating it broadly through its Web site, much in the same way it did recently with Facebook. In December, Yahoo (YHOO) announced it would be integrating Facebook Connect with its many properties–from its powerful media sites to...
Yahoo Dramatically Expands Twitter Relationship in Next Stage of "Project Rushmore" (Complete With Cutesey Bird Puns)
Facebook Messenger 1.9 adds emoji and lets you see when friends were last online

The Instagram-Facebook backlash?

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As you all know, I am just massive Instagram junkie. I spend an inordinate amount of time on the service. And so do a lot of other people. Many of them are very passionate people who signed up for the service because it was anti-Facebook. It seems like these passionate...
The Instagram-Facebook backlash?

Today in Tech: Can Justin Timberlake reboot Myspace?

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Facebook's newest advertising technique raises concerns; why so-called 'Silicon Valley wallflowers' are hot.  Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful [THE NEXT WEB] As you can see in the teaser below, discovered by Grace Dent and The Financial Times' Tim Bradshaw, Myspace is debuting a media-focused social network which emphasizes...
Today in Tech: Can Justin Timberlake reboot Myspace?

Want A Free Desk In SF? i/o Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups

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I don’t want to become the publicity arm for every tech organization throwing contest or giveaway, but once in a while, something comes along that seems like a perfect fit for TechCrunch readers. For example: i/o Ventures, the co-working space and startup incubator based in the Mission District (that’s San...
Want A Free Desk In SF? i/o Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups

Friendgiftr Lets You Buy and Send Gift Cards on Facebook

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark.Name: FriendgiftrQuick Pitch: This app allows you to send...
Friendgiftr Lets You Buy and Send Gift Cards on Facebook

Today's Scuttlebot: MySpace Reinvented Again, and Nothing Major

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include the new MySpace, an online destination on visual culture and the perfect classical music app....
Today's Scuttlebot: MySpace Reinvented Again, and Nothing Major

Familiar Banks $1.3m to Prove Photo Sharing Doesn't Have to Be Public

pandodaily.com
The photo-sharing craze has now turned into an all-out rage. Facebook kicked it off with its Instagram acquisition, but that has been followed by a series of other big plays in the space, including Google’s acquisition of Nik Software and Shutterfly’s purchase of Penguin Digital, both announced yesterday. But despite...
Familiar Banks $1.3m to Prove Photo Sharing Doesn't Have to Be Public

The new MySpace: SexyBack, or Dead and Gone?

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Justin Timberlake and Co. are trying to revive MySpace with great design. But can anyone save MySpace? [Read more]...
The new MySpace: SexyBack, or Dead and Gone?

MySpace relaunches with new design and Justin Timberlake all over it

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A totally revamped and unrecognizable MySpace has just gone public, enticing new joiners with a track by Justin Timberlake -- who now owns a good chunk of the business alongside Specific Media. Based on the limited access teaser we saw back in September and the image above, this fresh...
MySpace relaunches with new design and Justin Timberlake all over it

TNW's Daily Dose: Google Glass, Myspace, and a donkey

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It’s a wild and woolly TNW Daily Dose today kids, as a donkey doesn’t die but a Justin Timberlake single resurrects Myspace. Get listening. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below...
TNW's Daily Dose: Google Glass, Myspace, and a donkey

Myspace's Comeback Strategy: Giving Music A Totally New Look

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Co.Design talks to the sleeping giant's new owners about the imminent redesign....
Myspace's Comeback Strategy: Giving Music A Totally New Look

LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator

venturebeat.com
The hustling Los Angeles tech scene is revolving around a new center these days: an incubator called Science. It started just a couple months ago and is the work of former MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Color co-founder Peter Pham. We took some time over the past couple of weeks to talk with Pham...
LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator

RT @MySpace: BREAKING: American Idol teams with MySpace to expand audition opportunities for the upcoming 10th season -details here http://lnk.ms/052kv

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RT @MySpace: BREAKING: American Idol teams with MySpace to expand audition opportunities for the upcoming 10th season -details here http://lnk.ms/052kv

Vevo boss Nic Jones: 'We're at the pointy end of labels' activities'

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What the majors want from the video hub, what he learned from MySpace - and why mobile is more than just phonesThere are very few surviving pictures of Nic Jones, now Vevo's senior vice-president of international, wearing short shorts and playing his trombone, but being brought up by his parents...
Vevo boss Nic Jones: 'We're at the pointy end of labels' activities'

MySpace tries to bring sexy back with new Justin Timberlake song

www.pcworld.com
MySpace has opened up its new-look website to the wider public after more than six months of internal beta testing and limited previews. The launch coincides with the release of Justin Timberlake's new single, "Suit & Tie," featuring rapper Jay-Z, which is promoted on the landing page of the...
MySpace tries to bring sexy back with new Justin Timberlake song

New MySpace offers new track from backer Justin Timberlake

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MySpace, now reimagined and with big celebrity backing from Justin Timberlake, is trying to cash in on some of that star power. In celebration of its official launch -- and to get people to sign on to the new site -- the company is offering all of its members a...
New MySpace offers new track from backer Justin Timberlake
Music-minded Myspace accused of using songs without permission

Cocky Geekli.st founder says “LinkedIn will become the MySpace of hiring”

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We all know it. LinkedIn is the root-canal work of recruitment – painful, but necessary. The site looks like a feverish UI guy vomited the internet and its failure to enhance its service in any enjoyable way in the last decade lets down its 150 million locked-in users. But...
Cocky Geekli.st founder says “LinkedIn will become the MySpace of hiring”

OneRiot Leaves Beta With A New Engine To Find Trending Topics Before They’re Trending

techcrunch.com
It was almost exactly a year ago when OneRiot launched its realtime search engine. At the time, the playing field was much different. “Realtime” was just emerging as a hot buzz word, and Twitter had about half of the features that it has now. Facebook had just started going realtime,...
OneRiot Leaves Beta With A New Engine To Find Trending Topics Before They’re Trending

iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, MySpace and More Unite to Combat Illegal Music Sharing Sites

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iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, MySpace and More Unite to Combat Illegal Music Sharing Sites

12 Fresh Web Tools for Getting the Most Out of Google Buzz

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Jacob Gube is the Founder/Chief Editor of Six Revisions, a popular web development and design site and the Deputy Editor of Design Instruct, a web magazine for designers. He has over seven years of experience as professional web developer and has written a book on JavaScript. Connect with him...
12 Fresh Web Tools for Getting the Most Out of Google Buzz

News Corp. decision on split due this week

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The News Corp. board of directors is expected to decide within days whether to start the process that would split the publishing assets from the company. The board is meeting in New York this week in a session called to discuss the restructuring. A decision could come as early as...
News Corp. decision on split due this week

LA’s latest startup: MeUndies launches an online underwear boutique

thenextweb.com
Startups these days are getting sexier and sexier! Or maybe our definition of a startup is just getting looser… Today, based just blocks from the beach in the city of LA, you’ll find MeUndies, a startup that sells men and women’s underwear, online. The company’s co-founders Jonathan Shokrian and Barak...
LA’s latest startup: MeUndies launches an online underwear boutique
Myspace previews its ground-up redesign, will send out invites to the new service 'very soon'
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?