How Roblox avoided the gaming graveyard and grew into a $2.5B company

There are successful companies that grow fast and garner tons of press. Then there’s Roblox, a company which took at least a decade to hit its stride and has, relative to its current level of succes

Jonathan Abrams from Nuzzel on mobile applications

It’s become a tech truism that the future is here, just not evenly distributed. But we often lose sight of just how unevenly distributed. We are reaching the point of a mobile computer in every hand

Friendster Owner MOL Takes Majority Investment In Rixty, The Cash-Based Payment Platform For Games

Some consolidation afoot in the world on online payments coming at you, with a little blast from our social networking past. <a target="_blank" href="">Rixty</a>, a cash-based paym

From Social Network Pioneer To Yet Another Gaming Site: Friendster Reboots

<img src="" class="shot2" /> Remember back in April when we reported that <a href="">Friend

MOL Red Paperclips Its Way To A Facebook Fortune

<img src='' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />In 2005 Kyle MacDonald made a series of fourteen trades, beginning with a <a href="http:

Social Network Pioneer Friendster To Erase All User Photos, Blogs And More On May 31

<img src="" /> <a href="">Before</a> MySpace and Facebook, there was <a href=

Social Networking: The Present

<img src=""> <em><strong>Editor's note</strong>: This is the second of a three-part guest post by venture capitalist <a hr

Friendster Strikes Deal With Yahoo Southeast Asia

<img src="" width="215" height="127" /> More news from the social network Friendster. The site, which was <a href="https://techcrun

Friendster Valued At Just $26.4 Million In Sale

<img src="" width="175" height="38" />We've got more details on the <a href="

Friendster Gets A Major Makeover, Calls Other Social Networks Plain And Boring

<img src="" width="215" height="125" />Log on to <a href="">Friendster</a> today and you'll see a background

Friendster Partners With Intelius. Let The Scams Begin.

<img src="" width="215" height="55" />I knew the glory days of <a href="">Friendste

Exclusive: Friendster Shopping Itself Around In Asia

<img src="" width="215" height="88" /> <a href="">Friendster</a>, one of the oldest social networ

A Map Of Social (Network) Dominance

<img src="" width="215" height="112" /> Even on the Web, world dominance must be achieved one country at a time. Wh

Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition

<img src="" width="180" height="200" />A year ago we <a href="

Friendster: Asia's Social Network

<img alt="" />Social network <a href="">Friendster</a> has over 30 million monthly visitors worldwide, says Comscore. The problem (or perhaps the opportunity) is that just 1.7

Top Social Media Sites of 2008 (Facebook Still Rising)

<img src="" alt="" /> What were the top social media sites of 2008? ComScore came out with its worldwide traffic stats for November a f

OpenSocial Now Reaches 350 Million Users, And Growing

Six months ago, OpenSocial was nothing but a list of promised partnerships. But the social network application platform backed by Google has made a lot of progress since then as those partners started

Another Google Exec Departs To Run Another Social Network: Kimber To Friendster

These social networks sure do like Google execs. Facebook hired Sheryl Sandberg, Google’s VP Global Online Sales And Operations, in March 2008. Bebo hired away Joanna Shields as President &#8211

Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

Is MySpace worth $3 billion, or $20 billion? It depends on how you value a user. It’s time to start comparing the big global social networks on something other than unique visitors and page view

Facebook Blows Past MySpace In Global Visitors For May

In April, Facebook caught up to MySpace in worldwide unique visitors (actually nudging past it with 116.4 million unique visitors versus 115.7 million for MySpace). Now the worldwide comScore numbers
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