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  • Confirmed: Zyb Bought Imity

    Confirmed: Zyb Bought Imity

    Danish startup Zyb has confirmed our report from last week that it bought mobile social-networking startup Imity. Here is Zyb’s press release and Imity’s blog post. Terms were not disclosed, but it wasn’t very big (Zyb has raised only 3 million Euros so far). The deal was a combination of cash and stock and Imity’s three employees are now working at Zyb. As we… Read More

  • Mobile Marriage In Scandinavia

    Mobile Marriage In Scandinavia

    The rumor of the day is that Danish mobile startup Imity is being acquired by Danish Mobile startup ZYB. This isn’t confirmed yet, but we’re hearing it from a solid source. Imity is a mobile social network that locates people via the bluetooth feature on their handsets. It detects other members via bluetooth and send basic profile information to your phone. It also keeps track… Read More

  • I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day

    I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day

    Anyone who’s been reading this blog for more than a few months knows I’m bullish on mobile social networking. The space is wide open at this point – no one has created an application that has gotten enough traction to go mainstream. That’s partly because of tech limitations – browser based networks don’t leverage the power of the mobile device, and client… Read More

  • LimeJuice's Mobile Social Network: It's Easy, And So People May Use It

    LimeJuice's Mobile Social Network: It's Easy, And So People May Use It

    Stealth startup Hyphen-8 has been beta testing their new mobile social network called Lime Juice in San Francisco since October. Using your phone to create or enhance real world interactions is a killer application, but no one has cracked the nut yet. The reason is that the network is useless until it achieves a critical mass of users who are online and using the application via their… Read More

  • The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks

    We’ve been tracking emerging mobile-only social networks such as ZYB and Mocospace and Mig33. All have unique selling points (Mocospace is dead simple to use, ZYB has a rich set of potential users from their address book backup service, and Mig33 has a VOIP tool that has attracted over seven million users), but there’s one solid gold feature that none yet have: physical… Read More