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  • LinkedIn Shuts Off API Access To Fellow Professional Social Network Viadeo For TOS Violations

    LinkedIn Shuts Off API Access To Fellow Professional Social Network Viadeo For TOS Violations

    LinkedIn has shut off API access to fellow professional social network Viadeo and a number of other startups who have been tapping into LinkedIn’s firehose of data via its open API program. The other companies whose access to LinkedIn’s data that will be revoked are IKO Systems, Linked, Drag&Tag, and Yatedo. Why? The company says these startups are violating LinkedIn’s… Read More

  • Viadeo acquires contact management, syncing service Soocial

    French business media are reporting that Viadeo, the professional social network challenging LinkedIn in a number of countries, has acquired Soocial, a Dutch contact management, syncing and backup service provider (via Journal Du Net). The service basically lets users sync all their contacts across their smartphones, email accounts and computers, and lets them manage, clean up and share… Read More

  • Viadeo Acquires Contact Management, Syncing Service Soocial

    Viadeo Acquires Contact Management, Syncing Service Soocial

    French business media are reporting that Viadeo, the professional social network challenging LinkedIn in a number of countries, has acquired Soocial, a Dutch contact management, syncing and backup service provider (via Journal Du Net). The service basically lets users sync all their contacts across their smartphones, email accounts and computers, and lets them manage, clean up and share… Read More

  • As Viadeo Shelves IPO, LinkedIn Set To Begin Trading On Thursday

    As Viadeo Shelves IPO, LinkedIn Set To Begin Trading On Thursday

    As one professional network puts its IPO plans on hold, another is readying to go public on Thursday. Reuters reported this morning that Viadeo, the world’s second-largest professional network, is putting off its IPO plans to focus on growing its core business. Professional social networking giant LinkedIn is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange this Thursday, under the… Read More

  • Kwaga partners with Viadeo to add professional profiles to its semantic email filter

    Kwaga, which offers a semantic toolkit to help manage email, is partnering with LinkedIn competitor Viadeo to make the social network’s 30m user profiles available within Gmail, with other email services to follow. Specifically, Viadeo support is being rolled out first for Kwaga Context so that a sender’s Viadeo profile (if available) will be displayed, as well as other… Read More

  • Social network for business XING hits 10 million members

    XING, the European social network for business professionals, has recently passed the ten million registered user mark (even if it still advertises 9 million members on its main website). The publicly-listed company says the second quarter of this year proved to be XING’s most successful period of member growth in the last 15 months. Read More

  • European LinkedIn Rival XING Hits 10 Million Users

    XING, the European social network for business professionals, has recently passed the ten million registered user mark (even if it still advertises 9 million members on its main website). The publicly-listed company says the second quarter of this year proved to be XING’s most successful period of member growth in the last 15 months. Read More

  • LinkedIn reaches 1 million users in Spain, competitors keep up the pressure


    LinkedIn has announced that its reached 1 million users in Spain. That’s 1 million out of 16 million users in Europe, a market that clearly important to the company, having opened offices in the UK in 2008 and a follow-up office in Holland for Continental Europe. The company claims that 15% of Spanish professionals are now using LinkedIn, with the majority coming from Madrid and… Read More

  • LinkedIn competitor Viadeo hits 30 million members

    Viadeo, the social network for professionals, has reached somewhat of a milestone today, claiming 30 million members. It competes directly with the likes of Germany’s Xing and Silicon Valley heavyweight LinkedIn, which claims 65 million users. To put Viadeo’s growth into context, however, when we reported on the company’s latest funding round in July 2009, it could only boast… Read More

  • Checkmate? MySpace, Bebo and SixApart To Join Google OpenSocial (confirmed)

    Google may have just come out of nowhere and checkmated Facebook in the social networking power struggle. MySpace and Six Apart will announce that they are joining Google’s OpenSocial initiative. Silicon Alley Insider reported the MySpace rumor earlier today. We’ve confirmed that from an independent source, as well as the fact that Six Apart is joining. Per the update below, Google… Read More

  • Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday

    Details emerged today on Google’s broad social networking ambitions, first reported here in late September, with a follow up earlier this week. The new project, called OpenSocial (URL will go live on Thursday), goes well beyond what we’ve previously reported. It is a set of common APIs that application developers can use to create applications that work on any social networks… Read More