Tagged

Like bizzaro Facebooks, Tagged and Hi5 launched in 2004 to help you meet new people instead of connecting you with friends you already know. Through social games and paid dating…

Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M

Social networking site Tagged is no longer going for an IPO. Instead it’s renamed itself if(we), acquired little known startup messaging app startup Tinode for an undisclosed amount and has…

Tagged Ditches IPO Plans, Acquires Tinode And Renames Itself If(we)

A new chapter today for Digsby, the social/instant messaging client bought by social network Tagged in April 2011 and effectively put into an idle state soon after. It has now…

It’s Official: Digsby, Owned By Social Network Tagged, Is Now Open Source And Living On GitHub

Tagged, a social network for meeting new people, has raised $15 million in growth capital financing from Lighthouse Capital Partners and Comerica Bank. The company previously raised $9 million in…

Social Network Tagged Raises $15M; Revenue Grew 35 Percent To $43M In 2011

Social networking service Tagged, Inc. announced it has acquired the social game network hi5 today, doubling Tagged’s monthly active users to 20 million. The combination will also increase the total number…

Facebook’s Leftovers? Social Network Tagged Acquires hi5

The social discovery service, Tagged, has announced an acquisition of Topicmarks, which uses semantic engine to summarize content. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. At the time of…

Tagged, the San Francisco-based social network that is most notable because of its ability to grow profitably during the Facebook era, has closed its first acquisition. dotSyntax, the corporation that…

“Tish Whitcraft recently joined MySpace as SVP of Customer Care responsible for delivering a world-class user experience to the 250 million + MySpace users,” the company said in mid 2008…

I recently over heard someone saying of MySpace – “It used to be dirty, underground, seedy and successful. Now it’s prom at a private school.” The company is struggling to…

How A Startup Pivots: The Tagged Story (So Far)

4:28 pm PST • January 3, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Greg Tseng, who co-founded Tagged in October 2004 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since its inception. He has been a driving…

Heard of Tagged? Back in 2005 it was a teenager-only social network, catering primarily to U.S. high school students as Facebook charged through the college crowds. By 2007 they were…

Social networking company Tagged.com has been awarded more than $200,000 in a default judgment against Erik Vogeler, who spammed thousands of Tagged members by sending them unsolicited messages with links…

Harsh words from peHUB yesterday about social networking site Tagged. They took an article complaining about invitation spam and drew a line practically putting the company into the deadpool. In…

A year ago we modeled out the true value of various social networks based on the idea that users in high-value online advertising markets like Japan, the UK and the…

What were the top social media sites of 2008? ComScore came out with its worldwide traffic stats for November a few days ago (so these don’t include December). They are…

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…

Bowing to the inevitable, Microsoft took a big step today towards data portability by announcing that Windows Live contacts can now be exported to social networks and other Websites. Its…

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…

Big Money For Tagged, Too

12:30 am PDT • July 23, 2007

Word about social network Hi5’s $20 million financing leaked earlier today. But that isn’t it for social networking funding news. We hear it from a good source, but without confirmation…

Silicon Valley based Tagged was a young-teen focused social network that, like Piczo, focused on security of its users first. It is part of a vague second-tier of social networks…

A Look At Piczo And Its Competitors

7:42 am PDT • September 25, 2006

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…

Myspace competitor Tagworld will announce a large Series A financing by Draper Fisher Jurvetson sometime today. Tim Draper and Emily Melton will be joining Tagworld’s board of directors. This comes…