Tagged, the San Francisco-based social network that is most notable because of its ability to grow profitably during the Facebook era, has closed its first acquisition. dotSyntax, the corporation that created the popular Digsby instant messaging and social client, is now part of Tagged. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but all seven dotSyntax employees will join Tagged.
Tagged CEO Greg Tseng says that they intend to keep the Digsby software as a standalone product, and also incorporate features into Tagged over time. Says Tseng: “They have expertise and technology in real-time communications which we want to use to push into instant messaging, group chat, video chat, etc. IM is our most requested feature on Tagged.”
Digsby has 3 million registered users today (Tagged has over 100 million), and the company has raised $500,000 in funding.
If you’re unfamiliar with Digsby, there’s a good overview video here showing how the product works. It allows users to interact with social networks, webmail and instant messaging services. Websites can also integrate Digsby into their sites.
Tagged is a social network designed for meeting new people. The company was founded in October 2004 by Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith. While other social networks focus on existing relationships, Tagged has established the category of social discovery. Tagged has over 300 million members in 220 countries. The company’s service is designed to enable anyone to meet and socialize with new people through social games, customized profiles, virtual gifts, advanced browsing features and more. Co-founders Greg and Johann met at...
dotSyntax is the company behind Digsby, a web app that centralizes your e-mail, IM and social networking accounts into one desktop program. Digsby plugs into your AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts, supports multiple email accounts and tracks updates for your Facebook and MySpace accounts. The company was founded in late 2005 and launched Digsby for Windows in March, ‘08. Mac and Linux versions are forthcoming.
Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. Digsby is an email notification tool that alerts you of new email and lets you perform actions such as ‘Delete’ or ‘Report Spam’ with just one click. Digsby is a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends...