social networking

Sprung From The Ashes Of Formspring, Spring.me Raises $5M To Create The “Friendliest Social Network”

<a target="_blank" href="http://new.spring.me/#!/welcome?l=%2Ffeed%2Fresponses%2Flatest">Spring.me</a>, the new social network that was previously Formspring, has raised a total of $5 million in debt

Google Will Shut Down Its Orkut Social Network In September

Orkut, the social networking service Google launched back in 2004, miraculously survived multiple rounds of spring cleaning despite the fact that it was never a huge hit outside of Brazil, India and a

Decide.com Founder Brian Ma Returns With Weave, Which Is Like Tinder For Professional Networking

If Tinder is the solution to the spammy nature of say, Match.com, then Brian Ma's new app <a target="_blank" href="http://weavenow.us/">Weave</a> could be the solution to LinkedIn -- helping busy prof

Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

Since downloading it six months ago, Knotch, which lets people share their opinions on a wide range of topics using an 11-color "feeling thermometer," has become one of my favorite apps because of its

Facebook Updates Its Group Discovery Page

Facebook made good on recent promises to highlight its group features and unveiled an updated groups discovery page today. As reported by AllFacebook, the page now features suggestions for groups to j

My Not-On-Facebook Life

I wake up with Northern Europe's low winter light filtering through the blinds in my bedroom. The silence is near perfect. It's too early to hear the week-day procession of parents ferrying their kids

TuneIn Radio Quietly Launches Voice-Based Social Networking App “OpenMic,” Aimed At College Students

TuneIn has a good thing going with its popular online radio service, which now sees over 40 million monthly listeners, so why is the company veering into voice-based social networking? Yes, voice-base

Scringo’s Community-Builder SDK Now Lets Developers Add Stickers & Paid Sticker Packs To Any App

Israel-based startup Scringo, which offers a cross-platform SDK to help developers add social elements such as messaging to their apps to increase user retention and boost in-app engagement, has added

Tablets Becoming Must-Have Device For Kids Of All Ages, Ofcom Research Finds

Research by U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that growing numbers of younger kids, especially, are turning to tablets to watch videos, play games and access the Internet. But tablet usage among

Pinterest Appeals To Publishers With New Article Pins, Pushes To Become A Bookmarking & “Read It Later” Service

Only days after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/09/19/pinterest-ads/">announcing the launch of ads</a>, social networking site Pinterest is now making an appeal to publishers: the company is

TARGiT Is A “Marauder’s Map” For Business Networking At Events

Have you ever wished you had something like the <a target="_blank" href="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Marauder's_Map">Marauder's Map</a> from Harry Potter for business networking at events? That

MySpace Punishes Its Few Remaining Friends By Vanishing Their Blogs

Obviously MySpace has very few friends left to alienate -- Tom has long since moved on -- but that hasn't stopped it annoying the hell out of its few remaining fans by forcing through an update to its

Video To Dominate Mobile Data Traffic In Four Years, Says Ericsson

If you thought smartphones were ubiquitous now -- and in certain places they pretty much are -- prepare for a whole lot more people to be coming online on their phones in the next 5 years. Ericsson ha

Unface.me Is A Gossip Girl-Style Social Service For Anonymously Trolling Your Friends

Russian startup Unface.me has created a new social network inspired by the Gossip Girl TV series which lets users create an alter ego to -- let's face it -- troll their friends, or even post even wors

Urturn Raises $13.4M Series A, Led By Balderton, For Its Social Expressions Platform That Lets Teens Create Memes & Movements

Urturn, the social expressions platform that soft-launched as stealthily as possible last year by intentionally hiding under a really boring name, is getting ready to turn the volume up to 11 to start

Rando’s 5M Anti-Social Photo Shares Could Be The Canary In The Social Networking Coalmine

Rando only launched in March but the anti-social photo-sharing app that deliberately eschews the standard social network clutter of likes and comments and connections -- simply letting users share ran

Personal Profile Page Startup About.me Is Ready To Take Your Money With New Premium Service, Plans For Wefollow Integration

About.me, the online identity platform that spun out from Aol* at the beginning of the year before acquiring the one-time Digg spinout Wefollow, is now lifting the curtains on its plans to generate re

MavenSay Enjoying Sudden Popularity In Social Media-Hungry Indonesia

MavenSay, a social recommendation app, just got a surge of unplanned downloads coming from Indonesia, and its founders are moving quickly to include Southeast Asia in its expansion plans as a result.

Disney Joins The Private Social Networking Craze With New Photo & Video Sharing App Called “Story”

The latest to join the cadre of startups offering tools for more private sharing outside of Facebook’s massive footprint is not, in fact, another startup, but rather another media giant: Disney.

Don’t Tell The Kids: U.K. Social Networking Growth Strongest Among Middle-Age & Senior Internet Users, Says Ofcom

New research released by the U.K.'s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has flagged up significant growth in social networking among older Internet users -- which is helping to offset lower rates of growth in
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