WAYN

  • Niche travel social network WAYN hits profitability, mobile apps on the way

    Niche travel social network WAYN hits profitability, mobile apps on the way

    It's been a while since we caught up with WAYN, one of the earliest social networks (so early they once charged for access). WAYN is a niche social network which focuses on the younger, aspirational traveling classes. Amazingly, despite the recession, they are still gap-yearing around the world using WAYN to meet fellow travelers, and there are now 15.5 million registered users globally. More… Read More

  • Travel Social Network WAYN Hits Profit, Mobile Apps To Come

    Travel Social Network WAYN Hits Profit, Mobile Apps To Come

    It's been a while since we caught up with WAYN, one of the earliest social networks (so early they once charged for access). WAYN is a niche social network which focuses on the younger, aspirational traveling classes. Amazingly, despite the recession, they are still gap-yearing around the world using WAYN to meet fellow travelers, and there are now 15.5 million registered users globally. More… Read More

  • AOL Rumored To Be In Talks To Buy UK Social Travel Site WAYN For $200 Million

    AOL Rumored To Be In Talks To Buy UK Social Travel Site WAYN For $200 Million

    British site Where Are You Now? (WAYN), a social network for meeting fellow travelers, is rumored to be in negotiations with AOL to be bought for $200 million. That would make it one of the biggest Web 2.0 acquisitions of a UK startup after CBS’s $280 million purchase of Last.fm. TechCrunch UK has the scoop: Social travel site WAYN is allegedly in talks with AOL over a possible $200m sale to… Read More

  • WAYN heralds the new wave of location

    WAYN heralds the new wave of location

    With the news that Wayn.com has secured $11 million from British VC fund Esprit Capital Partners to fuel its expansion, it appears “location” is the new wave in social in networking. We’ve seen it invade the verticals of music (MySpace), eateries (Yelp) and shopping (Crowdstorm). Now, where you are and who you are is as important as what you like. They will also be looking at new… Read More