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Slide's SuperPoke is coming to VH1

The wacky social-network application will be featuring a promotion for VH1's new series "I Love Money," and in return, select SuperPokers will have their 15 seconds of fame on the TV channel.

By June 30, 2008


Max Levchin envisions an Alcoholics Anonymous app on Facebook

Man behind PayPal (and SuperPoke) thinks that Facebook applications can progress beyond their procrastination-friendly roots, but it might take some creativity.

By April 24, 2008


LinkedIn's well-groomed app platform goes live

Want to SuperPoke your friends? Nope, not here. The apps on LinkedIn's platform are strictly business, can't host external ads, and have to go through a lengthy approval process to get on the site.

By October 28, 2008


PayPal co-founder Levchin leaves Google

Max Levchin walks away from the Web giant only a year after Google bought his company, Slide. Now Google plans to shutter Slide applications, including the just-launched Photovine picture-sharing service.

By August 25, 2011


Throw a sheep at your friends on Facebook

Third-party apps enable users to go beyond the simple poke.

By June 12, 2007


Slide's Levchin: Measuring success in virtual pregnancy tests

Levchin made his name by co-founding something very utilitarian--PayPal. Now he's achieving success with something that's consciously silly.

By April 23, 2008


O'Reilly: Stop throwing sheep, do something worthy

In his keynote address at the Web 2.0 Expo, conference czar encourages audience to stop focusing on goofy social-networking applications and instead work to change the world.

By September 18, 2008


Slide adds CBS, Comcast, Time Warner to its friends list

Start-up plans to announce a new deal that would bring major media companies' videos directly to social-networking sites, according to a report.

By September 30, 2008


Study reveals shocking truth: Most Facebook apps are silly, pointless

Statistics firm Flowing Data tells us what we already knew already, that the "useful" Facebook applications just aren't all that prolific.

By May 2, 2008


Tipping cows down on the FarmVille

To encapsulate many game experts' view of wildly successful social games as mindless and repetitive, one video game theorist has created the purposely inane "Cow Clicker" as a statement.

By July 26, 2010