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LinkedIn the ad network

Bucking the trend whereby advertisers are shying away from social networking sites, demand on LinkedIn is so strong that the site has decided to roll out its own ad network.

September 14, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


Facebook: no social networking here

"We expect accounts to reflect mainly 'real-world' contacts (i.e. your family, schoolmates, co-workers, etc.), rather than mainly 'internet-only' contacts", Facebook tells users.

September 14, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


MySpace: 95% of ad revenue comes from 9 countries

If you're a burgeoning Internet startup, here's two points worth remembering: Not all geographical markets are equal, and the World Wide Web is global (something Silicon Valley sometimes forgets). Case study: MySpace.

September 8, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


Yahoo Buzz! opens up, let the gaming begin

Buzz, Yahoo's social news site and “meme tracker”, has opened its submission process so that any site on the Web can now be 'buzzed'. Prior to today, only select publishers were allowed into the program, with around 400 sites vying for the top prize of being featured on the homepage.

August 19, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


Snap2Face: Facebook lands on Windows Mobile

Just like their iPhone, Palm and Blackberry brethren, Windows Mobile users now have a native Facebook client for their cellphone. Snap2Face isn't an official effort but comes courtesy of New Jersey-based Magnifoca Inc.

August 14, 2008 by Steve O'Hear

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Lessons from Twitter's SMS shut down

The news that Twitter has shut down its outbound SMS service in the UK highlights two problems with our industry: A consumer culture whereby you can't charge for something that was once provided for free (the Web 2.0 syndrome), and that Silicon Valley doesn't understand Europe.

August 13, 2008 by Steve O'Hear