Social Media and Communities

Brightcove, an internet TV service, and Telegraph Media Group have partnered to deliver new internet video channels on TMG’s website.

Posted Aug 31, 2007

NewsGator Technologies Inc., an RSS company, has announced the availability of NewsFriends, a social news application for Facebook Platform.

Posted Aug 31, 2007

Hi-Media Group, a website publishing and services company specializing in online advertising and electronic commerce, has entered into an agreement to acquire Fotolog, Inc.

Posted Aug 31, 2007

As we get older (and in my case grayer), we have great difficulty in tracking the new entrants to our profession and business, and by the same account they would probably not be aware that we even exist and have networks that they could use.

Posted Aug 31, 2007

ITerating, a provider of a wiki-based software guide for open source, commercial, and hosted software, has announced the immediate availability of a free Semantic web service.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

NYTimes.com announced that My Times is now available to all users.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

ZYB, a mobile data company, has released a new version of its service. Currently known as a mobile phone backup service, ZYB now stores content from the phone online, and also connects users to friends.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

SharedReviews.com, a new online product review marketplace, has announced its Contributor Beta Release offering writers and reviewers the opportunity to earn cash for sharing their product experiences.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

MyLifeBrand, the new social platform which lets users aggregate and manage their favorite social networks, communities, services, and friends on one site, announced that they have moved to Beta.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

Activism has stepped off the soapbox and moved online. The IFAW is only one of the latest activist organizations to turn to the blogosphere to raise awareness.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

PeekYou.com, a search engine dedicated to finding people on the web, announced that it has updated its tool set.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

RipCode Inc. announced that it has raised $10.5 million in second-round venture capital financing.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

Boston's Sonicbids has raised $4.5M from Edison Venture Fund.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

National Music Publishers' Association President and CEO David M. Israelite announced that the trade organization is joining a class action lawsuit alleging massive copyright infringement by YouTube and its parent company, Google.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Scripps Networks has acquired Incando Corporation, its second new media purchase in less than a month.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Passenger, the software-as-a-service company that enables brands and customers to collaborate within the social context of a private online community, has announced that it has secured $8.3 million in Series B funding led by Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Hearst Corporation has announced that it will acquire Kaboodle, Inc., a social shopping community where consumers discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle , which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst, will be managed by both Hearst Interactive Media and Hearst Magazines Digital Media unit.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Insomnisoft, a Swedish internet solutions company, has released Jinity, a service where anyone can start their own Internet community website for free.

Posted Aug 07, 2007

Plaxo, a company that offers connection services to consumers, has unveiled its next-generation social network, Pulse.

Posted Aug 07, 2007

Zeop has launched software designed for webmasters to host a video sharing community website, allowing users to upload, share, view, and rate videos.

Posted Jul 31, 2007

The rise of interactive Web 2.0 technologies has changed user expectations relating to the immediacy and accessibility of content in context. Nearly every day there’s a press release touting a new tool or site that allows users to customize, modify, and mash up traditional forms of media to suit a specific function or need. And nowhere have the ramifications been felt more than in the traditional print publishing industry. Publishing isn't just a two-way street, though; content is coming and going in every direction and publishers are racing to keep up.

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Findings in a survey of public relations professionals and students conducted by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Dow Jones & Company in concert with its Factiva suite of products, show that new communication technology has been widely accepted by the public relations profession.

Posted Jul 27, 2007

Broadcaster Inc. has released its free Social Video Network, a two--way interactive video and chat interface and community--building tool.

Posted Jul 27, 2007

Web Crossing, Inc has released International capabilities now included in webCrossing Neighbors 2, the company's private-label social network system. Multilingual Support Areas let webCrossing Neighbors administrators provide a multilingual experience

Posted Jul 27, 2007

The Daily Reel has released “ReeledIn,” a social network for online video content creators.

Posted Jul 24, 2007

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