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Top Digger helps launch Tip'd, a Digg clone for financial news

Tip’d, which launched today, describes itself as "a place for investors... to meet, share, discuss, comment, and vote on what’s happening on both Wall Street and Main Street." Essentially, it's another Digg clone targeting a particular vertical. In this case, financial news.

October 13, 2008 by Steve O'Hear

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Why MySpace's MyAds won't be the next Google AdWords

When it comes to online advertising everybody wants to be the next Google, and News Corp-owned MySpace is no exception. Today the company rolled out its latest advertising platform called MyAds, designed to service "individuals and small businesses" rather than the big name brands that the social networking site's existing ad offerings cater for.

October 13, 2008 by Steve O'Hear

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Kevin Rose: advertising, can you Digg it?

Digg faces two big challenges going forward. How to expand its user-base (and therefore content) beyond its geeky roots, and in turn, how to increase ad revenue. Addressing the latter, co-founder Kevin Rose says the social news site is exploring "Diggable ads".

October 9, 2008 by Steve O'Hear

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LinkedIn and Xing set to benefit from downturn?

One theory: LinkedIn, the social network for "professionals", could actually be benefiting from the downturn. That's because the site's value proposition really kicks in for those that have or fear that they might about to lose their job.

October 6, 2008 by Steve O'Hear

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Gphone and Android will fuel the social web

We've already seen the iPhone become a fertile ground for social networking applications and other forms of social software, thanks to its public Software Development Kit and modern standards-based web browser, but arguably Google's Android mobile platform will have an even greater impact on the social web.

September 22, 2008 by Steve O'Hear

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