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Teen virtual world Meez sees profit

Premium subscriptions and a virtual currency have propelled the onetime avatar-creation company toward that elusive Web 2.0 goal of actually making money.

By October 20, 2009


Facebook COO: No PayPal killer, ad network--yet

The company is still in a phase of experimentation when it comes to payments and transactions on the social network's platform, Sheryl Sandberg says at the Web 2.0 Summit event.

By October 21, 2009


Here come the mobile payment wars

Two rival companies, Boku and Zong, want to replace your credit card number with your cell phone number. Here's how it might pan out.

By June 16, 2009


Meez teams up with Photobucket

Meez and Photobucket have come together to offer 3-D photo avatars. But do you need one?

By April 24, 2007


Daily Tidbits: China's Web users match total U.S. citizens

China's Web usage has grown significantly over the past year and now 298 million Chinese citizens are online.

By January 14, 2009


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


Virtual worlds at UTR: social networks, or experiments?

Escape the real world with these social networks that feature expansive 3-D environments.

By June 28, 2007


Under the Radar: gaming in your browser

Adobe Flash has made videos go from something that required an annoying installation to something that loads up right in your browser.

By June 28, 2007



Photobucket is a photo-sharing and hosting site.

By June 18, 2007


Gizmoz launches personalized avatar service

Turn your head into an animated avatar with Gizmoz.

By May 30, 2007