Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/socialnetworkvalues-180x200.jpg" width="180" height="200" />A year ago we <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/06/23/modeling-the-real-market-

Piczo Launches Pseudo API

Piczo, a social network with a strong teenage following, has launched a new developer platform that allows users to quickly generate content from partner sites while helping brands increase their expo

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

Meebo Turns Chat Rooms Into A Web Service

Today, Web-based IM and chat room provider Meebo is releasing full-fledged APIs for its Meebo Rooms that will allow Websites to embed chat functionality in an automated fashion. Currently, Meebo Rooms

Why Are Founders and Execs Leaving Second Tier Social Networks?

Employees generally don’t leave hot startups. They lose some or all of their stock options, and they also lose the resume value of being associated with a startup brand. And that’s doubly

Piczo Zone: Better User Profiling Through Viral UGC

Social network Piczo has released a new feature into private beta: Piczo Zone. It’s being tested by a small group of users now and will be released generally in a few weeks. What is it? Product

Piczo Raises $11 million

San Francisco based social networking site Piczo will announce a third round of financing later today – $11 million, led by new investors U.S. Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners (an

Piczo Announces Partnerships – Growth Still Strong

San Francisco based Piczo, a social network for young teenagers, continues to add 35,000 new registered users per day, and claims 2 billion monthly page views. We first covered them back in September,

A Look At Piczo And Its Competitors

San Francisco based Piczo is having a media coming-out party today, with announcements on the current state of the service and key statistics. A few weeks ago CEO Jeremy Verba did the same thing in th