Tag Archives: Social network

Did Twitter expect the Spanish Invasion?

It seems that barely a week goes by without a new Twitter tool being launched by a Spanish start-up. Indeed some voices from Iberia have been claiming that the best Twitter tools now come from Spain. Is this a rash … Continue reading

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Yummypets: Social network for pet lovers secures €1.5m

Yummypets, one of the first social networks designed only for pet lovers, just secured €1.5 million from the French growth equity fund Newfund. Since its launch in January 2012, Yummypets attracted over 50.000 members and generated about 30 million page views. … Continue reading

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Badoo grows its user base in the U.S. and hires Google Exec

Badoo, the largest “social discovery” network in the world, already has about 8 million registered users in the U.S. and over 145 million users worldwide. The London based social network was founded in 2006 by Andrey Andreev – a serial … Continue reading

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Viadeo announces the acquisition of Soocial

Viadeo, the professional social network with 40 million members worldwide, announced today the acquisition of the Dutch startup Soocial. Founded in 2007, Soocial specializes in contact management and synchronization. As part of the acquisition, Soocial’s development staff will be joining Viadeo to … Continue reading

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Art startup: Artilinki secures 300k in funding

Artilinki, the Lyon based social network for art professionals, their fans and curators, has just received 300,000 Euro in funding from several seed investors. The promising startup Artilinki.com has been launched in 2010 and was introduced during the Shanghai World … Continue reading

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JaJah founder Daniel Mattes invests in uboot.com

uboot.com started in 2000 as one of Europe’s first online communities. Yesterday the Vienna based company anounced that JaJah founder Daniel Mattes has just invested a sum in the 6-digit range for about 25% of the shares. The fresh capital … Continue reading

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Viadeo launches a personalised news aggregator

Viadeo, the Paris based professional social network, has just launched a personalised news aggregation service for its 35m registered users. The new service will deliver relevant stories from major news sites, blogs and internal sources (Hubs, job ads & events). The … Continue reading

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Hyves and the In Memoriam-status for the dead

The Dutch social network Hyves isn’t dead by now – although it has to compete with Facebook in some way. But like every other social network Hyves has also to deal with the fact that everybody has to die some day. … Continue reading

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Irish Network: RendesVous353 just launched in the UK

Not only since the financial crises not few of Ireland’s working population is heading elsewhere. RendesVous353 makes it easy for these expats to stay in touch with their Irish friends and other people with Irish roots from all over the world. Last week … Continue reading

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Hyves: Netherlands social network is sold

The leading Dutch social network Hyves was just sold to TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep). The sum of this deal is undisclosed right now. Hyves has a 68% penetration in the Netherlands but began to feel the unstopable fame of Facebook. The … Continue reading

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