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Bebo CEO Michael Birch unplugged

ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind interviews Bebo CEO Michael Birch at Bebo's launch event in San Francisco. In this video, Birch talks about how Bebo has opened its network to third-party application developers and how any app that's written to run on

May 21, 2008


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


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


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


JVC looks to the trees for latest earbud design

New model is made with birch.

By January 3, 2008


Bebo founder drops $1 million at charity auction

Michael Birch, who sold his site to AOL for $850 million, says he'll match all of the proceeds at Monday night's Charity Water benefit.

By December 15, 2009


Maps and mapping

This week: Mapping! It's one of my favorite topics. We'll discuss how maps are made, who owns the aerial image of your backyard, and how to crowd-source mapmaking. With Peter Birch of Google and Nick Black of Cloudmade.

By March 19, 2010


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


Bam-tastic: A real-life returning Batman batarang boomerang

A boomerang craftsman turns his skills to fashioning a real batarang that comes back when you throw it.

By January 28, 2014


Google unveils full 3D Google Earth feature

Google uses advanced 3D imaging to create full 3D maps, which will come soon to Android and iOS.

By June 6, 2012