• Zlio Raises $4 million from Skype Investors

    Zlio Raises $4 million from Skype Investors

    Zlio, a service we covered back in April that lets users create their own online shops for a commission-based incentive, announced today that it has raised $4 million in its first round of funding from Mangrove Capital Partners, the original VCs behind Skype. The company has offices in France and Israel, and has been doing fairly well internationally — breaking
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  • Skype and Dailymotion Announce Partnership

    Skype and Dailymotion Announce Partnership

    Dailymotion, the world’s largest independent video sharing site, and Skype, the peer-to-peer telephone network, announced a partnership today. This partnership will establish a Dailymotion channel on Skype, giving users the ability to share videos from Dailymotion’s Mood Channels. This collaboration will show up in version 3.5 of Skype for Windows. The Mood Channels on Dailymotion
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  • Wikia Acquires User-Powered Web Crawler Grub

    Wikia Acquires User-Powered Web Crawler Grub

    Wikia, the for-profit venture by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, announced today that it has bought Grub, the user-powered distributed Web Crawler, from Looksmart. Any further details were undisclosed, but Wales did reveal that Grub’s technology will be used as a backend to Search Wikia, their work-in-progress “transparent and open platform for search.” Ever since the dotbomb,
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  • Facebook Opens Up, Launches Platform

    Facebook Opens Up, Launches Platform

    Social networking giant Facebook has announced that it will be opening up its service to third party companies, hoping to end the days of closed platform social networks. Starting tonight, developers will begin integrating their services with the Facebook platform. Facebook has recruited about 65 companies to begin working on the platform already. The announcement
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