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Classmates files for $125 million IPO

United Online's Classmates Media unit filed for a $125 million IPO in what could be a good litmus test for social media plays on Wall Street.Classmates isn't Facebook (all resources), but does have enough name recognition to garner interest for investors looking to buy into the social media hubbub.

August 13, 2007 by


Edgeio launches paid content platform

The classified service edgeio is launching a new kind of paid content service at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle that facilitates 'in-place' transactions. Edgeio CEO Keith Teare calls them "transactional classifieds," and is targeting digital content.

August 10, 2007 by Dan Farber


DRM: The hearse is right on schedule

Universal Music Group on Friday said that it will sell "thousands of its albums and tracks" without DRM for a limited time. Universal said in a statement that its test will run from August and January and track "consumer demand, price sensitivity and piracy in regards to the availability of open MP3s.

August 10, 2007 by