• Yahoo! Acquires Contest Site Bix

    Online karaoke and contest site Bix has signed an agreement to be acquired by Yahoo! Bix CEO Mike Speiser will continue running Bix but will also take on responsibility for product management for Yahoo! Groups, 360, and Photos under the title VP of Community. Speiser was previously the founder of Epinions. Epinions was acquired by (then in 2003, which in turn… Read More

  • Bix Launches $50,000 Contest

    Online karaoke site Bix ended its beta with flair last night with the launch of a $50,000 “Second Chance” video and audio karaoke competition. The “Second Chance” refers to the many of us that did not win on American Idol — not a requirement for entry. This is exactly the kind of contest, with the kind of prize Bix needs to catapult itself into public… Read More

  • Bix sees green in online contests

    American Idol proved not just that we love watching the highs and lows of wannabe superstars, but that a surprising number of us wanted to be up there. It’s these two factors that make Bix, a company enabling public and private contests online, think the service it’s about to launch is a winner. When I first played around with the Beta site, I couldn’t stop thinking it was… Read More