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eBay buys Zong for $240 million

Acquisition of mobile payments provider expected to bolster PayPal's platform and reach.

By July 7, 2011


Virtual currency exchange to launch in 2010

Virtual currencies have become big moneymakers for social sites. A new site will let users swap currencies across virtual borders.

By December 15, 2009


Payments start-up Zong moves beyond mobile

As part of its "Zong Plus" offering, the mobile payments company will let members use regular credit cards, and offers a loyalty program with which to do so.

By October 29, 2009


Virtual-goods resellers on the rise

As the sales of virtual goods grow, so do the people who wish they had their real money back in their pocket. A new report confirms that gamers are reselling virtual goods for real cash.

By October 28, 2009


Virtual goods funding tops $69 million in first quarter

Providers of virtual goods and transaction platform raised more than $69 million in the first quarter of 2009. Somewhere in that money there is a real business model.

By June 14, 2009


Virtual goods bubble looming?

Virtual worlds and social networks are looking to monetize users through virtual goods. Viable strategy or the Internet version of the pet rock?

By December 11, 2008


Meet emerging mobile social networks

Young mobile social networks on display include tools to phonecast, engage in location-based tagging, and win online contests.

By November 15, 2007


Koinup, a new (virtual) social network

The Italian service aims to be a place where users of any virtual world or online game can post their virtual photos and videos.

By September 26, 2007


Eight (and a half) free Web music players

If you've got real estate on the Web--whether it's a blog, Web site, or MySpace home page--you can show off your musical tastes using these free Web audio players. Get started making playlists, then share them with your friends and the world.

By August 9, 2007


Study: Web-based instant messaging is growing fast

Nielsen NetRatings names Web-based instant messaging service Meebo as the fastest-growing client on the Web.

By July 26, 2007