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It's no surprise that in the current recession, smaller social networks are merging to have better access to advertisers and a broader reach.
Piczo, a once red hot social-networking site, is trying to battle back from layoffs, executive departures, and shrinking traffic. The company is the latest example of how social networking may have peaked.
The teen-oriented social-networking site teams up with the book-publishing house for a competition that encourages kids to design new covers for old books.
Just in from the teen-oriented social network.
PollDaddy's polling function is now embedded on Wordpress.com; other platforms still supported.
First announced in July, the yet-to-launch program will chart Meebo's reach at over 70 million users, CEO Seth Sternberg says.
Four companies at TechCrunch50 aim to lower information overload, but they approach the problem in different ways.
It's been around since the late '90s and still doesn't have the name recognition of a MySpace or Piczo, so the social site revamps itself and plans to spread the word.
An agreement between the two companies means that Facebook has picked Intel's servers to power its next round of infrastructure growth, and that Intel will take on a bit of an advisory role at the social network.
This fall, in response to requests, the Web-based instant-messaging service will roll out "buddy lists" on partner sites like Flixster and Tagged, and split the ad revenue.