social discovery

  • Tagged Begins Transformation Of Social Gaming Network hi5

    Tagged Begins Transformation Of Social Gaming Network hi5

    Tagged first announced its acquisition of struggling social network hi5 in December. Now, the company says it’s ready to talk about what’s going to happen to the property. Basically, Tagged will continue operating hi5 as a separate site, but one that starts to look more and more like Tagged — as vice president of sales and marketing Steve Sarner put it, it will become… Read More

  • Tagged: Four Years Profitable, Big Plans for hi5

    Tagged: Four Years Profitable, Big Plans for hi5

    Social network Tagged seems to have found a model that works — the company says that 2011 was its fourth consecutive profitable year, and that its revenue grew 35 percent to more than $43 million. Read More

  • New Social Discovery App Ntro Launches, Backed By $1.7 Million In Funding

    New Social Discovery App Ntro Launches, Backed By $1.7 Million In Funding

    The L.A.-based startup nProgress is launching a new social discovery app ntro this morning, backed by over $1.7 million in funding from Jarl Mohn, Gordon Crawford, Kevin Wall, Activation Media Partners, Baroda Ventures, SV Angel, Jeff Pulver and Richard Crowell. The app, available now for iPhone and Android, is meant to connect you with others around who you may know through mutual friends… Read More

  • Creepy/Awesome Banjo App Now Pings You When Your Friends Are Nearby

    Creepy/Awesome Banjo App Now Pings You When Your Friends Are Nearby

    Social discovery service Banjo, which launched its cross-platform mobile application for iPhone and Android earlier this summer, has just introduced a new way to keep track of where your friends are and what they’re doing: automatic friend alerts. Unlike the alerts you see on Foursquare, which ping you every time a friend checks in somewhere, this friend alerting feature works across… Read More