Badoo

  • Another Top Googler Jumps To Social Network Badoo

    Another Top Googler Jumps To Social Network Badoo

    After losing long-time Googler Benjamin Ling to social network Badoo, the search giant is seeing another exec head to the UK site. This time, Jeff Hardy, who was Head of Global Partnerships for Google+ Local, is leaving the company to join Badoo as VP of Partnerships and M&A. At Google, we’re told Hardy was instrumental negotiating content deals and partnerships for Google+ local… Read More

  • Badabing Badaboom – Badoo Hits 150 Million Users, Boosted By Mobile

    Badabing Badaboom – Badoo Hits 150 Million Users, Boosted By Mobile

    With ‘social discovery’ all the rage with apps like Highlight, Banjo and Glancee attracting attention during this year’s SXSW it’s easy to forget there are players out there which have been doing this a tad longer. Badoo de-cloaked as a social network in London a few years ago with ‘discovery’ very much at its core, but with a twist – it encouraged… Read More

  • Updated: Has Dating Site Badoo Found A Love Match In The Form Of Hot or Not?

    Updated: Has Dating Site Badoo Found A Love Match In The Form Of Hot or Not?

    Maybe even dating sites deserve to find a special someone at one point in their lives… it looks like Badoo, the UK-based dating site, has joined forces with rival Hot or Not. The two have yet to issue a formal release of any kind, but Hotornot now boasts the same amount of registered users as Badoo (146 million+), and Hotornot now directly refers users to Badoo’s terms and… Read More

  • Social network Badoo is banned in Iran

    Social network Badoo is banned in Iran

    Badoo, a social network popular in emerging markets like Russia and Brazil, has been banned in Iran. As of December 2009 Badoo says it had broken the 50 million user mark globally, with 250,000 of those coming from Iran. Pictured is the text that comes up when trying to access Badoo from inside Iran. Badoo runs a fine line between a social network and a dating or (more accurately) a flirting… Read More

  • No Flirting! Social Network Badoo Is Banned In Iran

    No Flirting! Social Network Badoo Is Banned In Iran

    Badoo, a social network popular in emerging markets like Russia and Brazil, has been banned in Iran. As of December 2009 Badoo says it had broken the 50 million user mark globally, with 250,000 of those coming from Iran. Pictured is the text that comes up when trying to access Badoo from inside Iran. Badoo runs a fine line between a social network and a dating or (more accurately) a flirting… Read More

  • Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition

    Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition

    A year ago we modeled out the true value of various social networks based on the idea that users in high-value online advertising markets like Japan, the UK and the U.S. were worth more (financially speaking) than those in lower value online advertising markets. Facebook had recently become the largest worldwide social network in terms of users, but based on our model MySpace was still by far… Read More

  • Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

    Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

    Is MySpace worth $3 billion, or $20 billion? It depends on how you value a user. It’s time to start comparing the big global social networks on something other than unique visitors and page views. I believe an effective way to value a particular user is based on the average Internet advertising spend per person in the country they live in. The higher the spend, the more value the… Read More

  • UK's Badoo pulls $30m for Russian launch, ahead of a home push

    UK's Badoo pulls $30m for Russian launch, ahead of a home push

    Russian investor Finam has put $30m into UK-based social network Badoo for a 10% stake. The money is to build the service in Russia, where social networking market has reached around 10 million users in January. Badoo’s social networking site with photo and video sharing has 12.7 million registered accounts, mostly in Latin America and Continental Europe. Badoo was launched from London… Read More

  • Russians Invest $30 Million in Social Networking Site Badoo

    Russians Invest $30 Million in Social Networking Site Badoo

    International social networking site Badoo, just got a $300 million valuation from new Russian investors. TechCrunch UK has the details: Russian investor Finam has put $30m into UK-based social network Badoo for a 10% stake. The money is to build the service in Russia, where social networking market has reached around 10 million users in January.Badoo’s social networking site with photo… Read More