Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

Apple enters the social networking realm with Ping, iTune 10

Friday, September 3, 2010 0:22 No Comments

During its music-centric event in San Francisco, California on Wednesday morning, Apple announced its plans to enter the social networking realm as an effort to democratize the process of discovering and sharing music with friends over iTunes. The new service, named Ping, is a proprietary web service bundled within the new iTunes 10 software update that allows a user to follow both friends and artists to find new music and concert tours. Apple CEO Steve Jobs remarked during the 10am live conference that the new service “is sort of like Facebook and Twitter meeting iTunes. It is not Facebook. It is not Twitter. It is something else we’ve come up with. It’s all about m

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Best Alternatives to Facebook, Social Media sites.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:41 1 Comment

you’re familiar with the social network giant Facebook, you’ll know privacy has been an increasingly hot topic. While it is a top dog in its field, it’s been growing a reputation for taking advantage of users and their privacy. So why don’t people leave? The most common answer I hear is, “What other choice do I have?” Well, here are five alternatives to Facebook that are worth giving a shot . Bebo Bebo, by AOL, is growing in popularity in the United States but is one of the most popular in the UK and surrounding areas. From what I understand, Bebo is one of the few social networking sites that defaults your profile to private, a welcome feature for those looking to esc

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AOL looking to sell or shut down social media site Bebo

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 5:46 No Comments

The struggling Internet company AOL Inc. plans to sell or shut down the online community Bebo nearly two years after buying it for $850 million in an expansion of its social-networking ambitions. In an e-mail to employees Tuesday, Jon Brod, who runs AOL’s startup acquisition and investment unit, AOL Ventures, said Bebo would need a “significant investment” to remain competitive. Although Bebo has been in the shadow of rivals such as Facebook, it has been strong in foreign markets, including Britain. AOL wanted to tap that strength abroad to drive traffic to AOL’s other free, ad-supported Web sites, especially internationally, while leveraging AOL’s ins

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