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Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster

Bing announced today that it has added another company – Sonar – to its Bing Fund roster. Bing Fund was launched last year as an “angel investor with an incubator”. In August, Bing unveiled its initial startups. Now, after remaining …

Friendthem CEO On Suing Facebook: We Have Multiple Emails [Exclusive] Friendthem CEO On Suing Facebook: We Have Multiple Emails [Exclusive]

As previously reported, Friendthem CEO Charles Sankowich is saying that his company is going to sue Facebook over a new feature the company has rolled out, called, “Find Friends Nearby“. The feature comes from Facebook’s recent acquisition of social discovery …

CEO Says Facebook Stole His Idea, Expects to Sue Very Shortly CEO Says Facebook Stole His Idea, Expects to Sue Very Shortly
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Over the weekend, Facebook rolled out a new feature called Find Friends Nearby. It enables you to discover people around you and make new friends. It sounds like your basic social discovery functionality (the huge trend at SXSW this year). …

Barry Hay, Golden Earring (“Radar Love”) Front Man, Takes on Social Discovery Barry Hay, Golden Earring (“Radar Love”) Front Man, Takes on Social Discovery

Social discovery site 20blinks, co-founded by Sandra Hay, never fails to amaze. It’s an impulse as old as cave paintings – the desire to share images that interest us, things we find beautiful, inspiring, appalling or just plain weird. That’s …

Social Discovery is BIG (and Creepy?) at SXSW Social Discovery is BIG (and Creepy?) at SXSW
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There’s a new trend in social media and application development, and it’s called “social discovery”. If you haven’t already heard the term a lot, you will soon. SXSW is famously an event where a lot of startups get to make …

Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends

With SXSW starting tomorrow, many startups are launching in hopes of becoming the next Twitter or Foursquare. One of the startups that shares this dream is UK-based uberlife. The company launched in the UK in January and launched its U.S. version earlier this week.

GDC 2012: TheLoop Seeks To Make Social Media Truly Social GDC 2012: TheLoop Seeks To Make Social Media Truly Social

As the Game Developers Conference expands to more non-traditional platforms and modes of gaming, there will be more announcements that would seem out of place only a few years ago. This is one of those announcements. Today at GDC, TheLoop …

SXSW 2012 Darling App “Highlig.ht” Facebook-Only Login Is a Deal-Breaker SXSW 2012 Darling App “Highlig.ht” Facebook-Only Login Is a Deal-Breaker
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One of today’s hot topics at SXSW is “ambient social networking”. And the charge in that area is led by the new location-based social app Highlig.ht. Here is what Highlight tells us about their product: Highlight is a fun, simple …