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Bebo promises members that new site will have fewer 'members'

Bebo is coming back, and the original founders promise new members that the new site will have fewer, ahem, members.

By August 8, 2013

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Remember Bebo? Yeah. That's why the founder is killing the site

AOL once paid $850 million for the social network. Bebo creator Michael Birch has bought it back for a cool $1 million, and aims to start over.

By August 7, 2013

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Bebo founder buys back social network for $1M

Michael Birch isn't sure if he can reinvent the site he launched eight years ago, but he plans to have fun trying.

By July 1, 2013

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Bebo

One of the fastest growing social-networking Web sites on the Internet

By June 18, 2007

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At Glasshouse event, Bebo's Michael Birch avoids AOL talk

Birch co-founded the social network in 2005, then flipped it to AOL for $850 million. He's more than happy to talk about his preference of fish and chips over hamburgers, though.

By April 21, 2008

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AOL sells off Bebo at last

Criterion Capital Partners acquires and will run the teen-oriented social media network Bebo, which had been "a major distraction" for AOL.

By June 17, 2010

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Has AOL finally unloaded Bebo?

AOL may have found a buyer in a Southern California hedge fund, but at a price nowhere near what it paid for the social network in the first place--$850 million.

By June 16, 2010

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AOL's Armstrong: Bebo deal 'really fell apart'

He wasn't yet CEO of AOL when it blew $850 million on Bebo two years ago, but now he has to own up to one of the digital-media industry's biggest acquisition messes.

By May 25, 2010

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AOL: Bebo not worth investment, will be sold or closed

Company confirms that the social-networking site will be sold or shuttered by the end of May, as staying competitive would require too much money.

By April 6, 2010

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Facebook lands former Bebo CEO

Joanna Shields, who is also an ex-Googler, will run Facebook's sales team for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

By April 1, 2010