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AOL acquires question-and-answer service Yedda

While most recent acquisitions have dealt strictly with its renewed focus on advertising revenue, Yedda was purchased to power new social site features.

By Nov. 12, 2007


AOL closes Bebo deal

Time Warner plans to create a new AOL People Networks business unit including AIM, ICQ, and other community platforms, led by the social network's CEO, Joanna Shields.

By May. 19, 2008


AOL upgrades Bebo with Lifestream and more

Bebo gets better integration with other social services, though not all of the announced enhancements will be available to users immediately.

By Feb. 23, 2009


Daily Tidbits: Election, Palin top '08 topics

Yedda, a social answers service, says President Obama and Sarah Palin were among the two most inquired topics of 2008.

By Jan. 30, 2009


Confirmed: AOL will acquire Socialthing

Start-up social aggregator, which competes with the more-buzzed-about FriendFeed, will become part of AOL's People Networks division.

By Aug. 14, 2008


PicAnswers helps identify house plants, the rest of life's little mysteries

Get life's little mysteries solved with PicAnswers, a Q&A service focused on photographs.

By Feb. 7, 2008


AOL's social strategy: Merge Bebo, AIM, all else

AOL People Networks chief Joanna Shields lays out the ambitious and still-forming strategy to make the $850 million acquisition of Bebo worth it.

By Feb. 24, 2009


Facebook Questions: How does it stack up?

Facebook's latest service lets its users ask questions to their friends, as well as the Facebook community at large. But how does that compare to what the competition is already doing? We look at seven competitors.

By Aug. 2, 2010