The departure of the execs, who worked to assure marketers that Twitter is a safe place for brands, highlights the platform’s ongoing internal challenges.
Hackathon on hi5 Platform set
hi5 is gearing up for the launch of its open-source development platform with the industryâ€™s first-ever, bi-national hackathon on March 15. The day-long hi5 hackathon will bring together over 200 commercial, independent and student developers, who will code new hi5 applications, socialize and share their work from two locations in the U.S. and Mexico: the Google Campus in Mountain View, California; and the Campus Estado de Mexico of the Instituto TecnolÃ³gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Joining the developers will be representatives of hi5, Google, Globant, ITESM, and Joyent.
By supporting OpenSocial, a simple and practical set of open technologies, hi5 encourages developers to build innovative applications. Working with hi5 introduces developers to millions of users they are able to reach more easily with the OpenSocial APIs.
Originally posted on March 13, 2008 @ 10:30 am
AOL acquires Bebo for $850 million
The Associated Press reports that AOL is paying $850 million in cash to acquire social networking company Bebo.
“Bebo is the perfect complement to AOL’s personal communications network and puts us in a leading position in social media,” said Randy Falco, chairman and chief executive of AOL.
Originally posted on March 13, 2008 @ 7:40 am
Captain Morgan creates larger-than-life statues of NFL superfans
The brand also partnered with Sports Illustrated to include all 32 nominees of The NFL Fan of The Year Contest in its February print issue.
Originally posted on December 9, 2022 @ 12:40 pm
bSocial launches C2C eCommerce application on Facebook
bSocial Networks, Inc. announced the release of Market Lodge 2.0, the first consumer-to-consumer (C2C) eCommerce application available on the Facebook platform.
Moving C2C eCommerce to a true â€œsocial commerceâ€ model, Market Lodge enables the more than 67 million Facebook users worldwide to easily create and profit from their own personalized online stores. Facebook users can create unique online stores within their profiles in less than five minutes. Once created, users can recommend products to their friends and social network. If a product is purchased, the Market Lodge user receives a 10 percent commission on the retail price.
Unlike eBay, Amazon and other C2C eCommerce sites, Market Lodge users do not have to maintain any inventory. Rather, participating Market Lodge vendor(s) and bSocial Networks directly handle all back-end transactions such as shipping, payment processing and customer service.
Currently, Facebook users can choose from more than 1,200 products to recommend and sell through their own personal Market Lodge. Existing product categories include health/wellness, entertainment, fashion, books, sports, food/beverage, pets and self-improvement.
Originally posted on March 13, 2008 @ 12:23 am