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MySpace sells to Specific Media for $35 million

The once-massive social network has been sold in a deal that's rumored to sit at $35 million. The buyer is advertising network Specific Media.

By June 29, 2011


Changing the rules of the Digg game

Social news site is hoping a revamp will put it back in the spotlight, but it's going to be a very different Digg for media companies that still pull in big traffic from it.

By June 21, 2010


Why is Jive bad-mouthing Drupal and Liferay?

Jive has started going after its open-source competition, which may indicate that the upstarts are giving it trouble.

By April 16, 2010


Let the battle for holiday gadget shoppers begin

Retailers try different strategies for competing with behemoths like Amazon and Wal-Mart in the cutthroat competition to lure those giving electronics as gifts.

By November 24, 2009


Twitter more popular than free porn: fact!

Some of the most popular free pornography Web sites are getting only a fraction of the Web traffic Twitter is receiving, according to stats on Compete.com.

By May 22, 2009


15 cool apps from the Google Applications Gallery

Google App Engine enjoyed its first anniversary Tuesday, so we take a look at 15 apps from the company's Application Gallery that are worth trying out.

By April 8, 2009


Whee! New numbers on social network usage

Traffic firm Compete.com releases a rundown of January 2009 traffic figures from social networks ranging from Facebook to Fubar.com. Facebook comes in on top.

By February 10, 2009


Is that '25 Things' meme driving Facebook growth?

Well, what do you know? A wildly popular and heavily publicized social-networking meme may have actually pulled in extra traffic to the site, according to Compete.com.

By February 11, 2009


Facebook's growth goes faster and faster and faster

Less than a month after hitting 130 million members, the social network hits 140 million. Would faster-than-expected growth throw its cost management plan into flux?

By December 18, 2008


Citysearch pulls a total overhaul

The IAC-owned business reviews site has revamped its product to make social-networking features easier to use, as well as to focus on the "hyperlocal" rather than a few metro areas.

By November 18, 2008