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Yahoo Secures Deal with Bebo

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Bebo, Microsoft Partner

Social networking site Bebo and Microsoft have partnered to bring Windows Live Messenger to Bebo users.

The Next MySpace Could Be A Cluster Bomb
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The rise of the social network has caused the rise of other, perhaps predictable, things: copycat networks; and investor curiosity. Blame MySpace and Facebook. Blame (or congratulate) Hi5, known, apparently, everywhere but the US, for extracting $20 million out of venture capitalists.

Facebook (Sort Of) Surpasses MySpace In UK

MySpace is still beating Facebook in the UK – News Corp.’s site receives 41 percent more visits.  But Facebook has just overtaken the older social network in terms of Internet searches, and this has big implications for the future.

MySpace Feels Pressure From Facebook, Bebo

MySpace has long been the UK’s leading social network (in terms of traffic), but the site seems to be losing its touch.  Conversely, two competitors – Bebo and Facebook – are starting to show strong gains of their own.

Facebook, Friendster Signal Changing Tide
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The world of social networking is changing, but don’t worry, it’s not permanent. It’s more of a tide than anything that reaches and recedes from all things. MySpace is changing, Facebook is catching, and Friendster is resurrected.

Apple Embeds iTunes In Bebo

In the UK, and particularly in Ireland, the social networking site known as Bebo is a big hit.  Apple’s also more than a little bit popular.  So it turned some heads when Apple announced a new arrangement that would involve both iTunes and Bebo.

Google, Facebook Emerge As Winners In Britain
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In some markets, Google is getting trounced.  Take China and South Korea, for instance: the big guy just can’t win.  In other regions, Google continues to reign supreme, and the latest numbers from comScore confirm that Britain is willing to crown Google as king of the search engines.  Social networks also fared well in the UK.

Yahoo in $1b Talks with Bebo?

Yahoo has a billion dollars and its burning a hole in the corporate pocket. After failing to convince Facebook to sell for a $1 billion, Yahoo has turned its affections to another popular social network, Bebo.

Rumors: Google, Yahoo, May Be Buying

Takeover rumors are heating up like the weather, as both Yahoo and Google may open their dainty pocketbooks and pick up a couple of companies.

Web 2.0 Expo: Venture Capital 2.0

A popular and very funny session today was the session entitled “Venture Capital 2.0: Bright Future or Broken Forever?”. This session was moderated by Mike Arrington of Techcrunch who is a former VC himself and current angel investor. It appeared like it could be boring listen to a bunch of venture capitalists talk, but Arrington did a very nice job spicing it up with well-timed insults and jokes.

MySpace Competitor Visits On The Rise
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Sites like Buzznet and iMeem have been moving fast as social networking sites not named MySpace continue to make gains as they pull in users looking for alternatives online.

Google Employee Tide May be Shifting

Google has been the darling of the employee/recruitment world for a while due to their upwardly mobile stock price, reputation, place where smart people are, and lavish employee perks.

Product Planning and Apple Stores

I just had an evil thought. In every Apple store there’s several computers setup where you can get on the Internet, play around, basically do everything you want.

Bebo: The Other MySpace
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MySpace.com has been the buzzword on the Internet and in the media since News Corp. bought parent company Intermix last August (and also because of the rampant sexual predation associated with it).
But Bebo.com, another social networking site has lit up the UK and Ireland and is close to matching MySpace’s success.

My New Geek Hero: Brewster Kahle
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Brewster Kahle is my new geek hero. He made a ton of money selling Alexa to Amazon. Now he is giving away free Internet space.