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Bebo debuts video messaging service 'Blab'

Struggling social network Bebo is looking to turn around its fortunes with a free new video messaging app called Blab.

28/02/2014  |  Full story...

Bebo founders buy back social network for $1m

Social network Bebo has been bought back by its original founders, with the intention of rekindling its former success.

03/07/2013  |  Full story...

Bebo files for bankruptcy as shareholder battle continues

Social networking site Bebo has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in California, following an ongoing battle between shareholders.

13/05/2013  |  Full story...

Bebo dampens shutdown rumours after site goes offline

The co-founder of Bebo has denied claims the social networking site has shut down, following the site going offline on Monday night. According to reports Bebo has been taken offline because of technical problems. Founded in 2005, Bebo was the most popular social networking site in Britain until 2007, whereupon it was overtaken by Facebook. But since it was bought by AOL in 2008 for £540 million the site rapidly lost users and value.

01/02/2012  |  Full story...

Top 10 display advertising publishers: UK

Facebook accounts for almost one third of all ad impressions among top publishers (billions, Q3, 2010).

Top 10 display advertising publishers: UK. Facebook accounts for almost one third of all ad impressions among top publishers (billions, Q3, 2010).

15/11/2010

Accounting site Crunch valued at £4m after funding boost from Bebo and Skype chiefs

Crunch.co.uk has secured a second round of funding with investments from Bebo co-founder Paul Birch and former Skype Chairman Michael van Swaaij, valuing the Online accounting service at £4m.

22/10/2010

22/10/2010  |  Full story...

AOL sells Bebo 'for just $10m'

AOL has sold Bebo to privately owned investment firm for an undisclosed sum, just two years after buying the social networking site. Criterion Capital Partners, a private investment firm, announced that it had bought the business, but did not disclosure the amount paid.

However, analysts suspect it to be just a fraction of the price of $850m (then £417m) paid by AOL in 2008. Bloomberg BusinessWeek quotes 'a person familiar with the deal' as saying Criterion payed less than $10 million to buy Bebo from AOL. Teen-focussed Bebo has struggled to compete against social networking rivals such as Facebook and Twitter.

18/06/2010  |  Full story...

Top 10 social networking websites: UK

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18/04/2010

AOL looks to 'sell or shut down' Bebo

AOL is looking to sell Bebo and could shut down the social network altogether, according to press reports. The move comes as the internet company looks to shed loss-making divisions that it considers will not make a significant contribution as it focuses on content, advertising and consumer services. AOL spun off from its parent company Time Warner in December last year. It bought the social network it purchased for close to $1bn in 2008.

In a note sent to its employees yesterday, AOL said: “Bebo, unfortunately, is a business that has been declining and, as a result, would require significant investment in order to compete in the competitive social networking space, " adding "AOL is not in a position at this time to further fund and support Bebo in pursuing a turnaround in social networking."

07/04/2010

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Top 10 social networking websites: UK

Sites ranked by visits for the week ending 13th Feb 10.
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18/02/2010

Top 10 overall search terms: UK

Search terms ranked by clicks for the weeks ending 5th Dec 09.

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11/12/2009

Google reveals top UK search trends of 2009

Google has revealed the UK’s top search trends in 2009, with Swine Flu, the death of Jade Goody and the popularity of Susan Boyle topping the list.Google's annual "zeitgeist", which analyses the firm's search trends, revealedf that top website searches included Hotmail, eBay, Yahoo and social network Bebo. The fastest rising search queries of the year included the BBC's iPlayer and Bing.

"Britons had mixed feelings as they headed online this year to search for their favourite online tools, to learn about celebrities new and old, and to find a good bargain," said Google spokesperson Anthony House. "People searched about new sensations like Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle, but they also turned to the web to learn about the deaths of Stephen Gately, Jade Goody and Michael Jackson."

01/12/2009


01/12/2009  |  Full story...

Bebo cuts UK jobs, halts web TV projects

Social networking site Bebo has been forced to cut jobs and freeze its web TV projects such as KateModern, following cutbacks at its parent company AOL. The move will see Bebo freezing commissions from its web TV production arm, which has been responsible for shows including KateModern, Sofia's Diary, The Secret World of Sam King and The Gap Year.

The social networking site aimed at teens is making redundancies at its UK, US and Australian operations. The company employs around 20 staff in the UK and it is understood the team will be cut back to a minimum.

16/11/2009

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Top social networking sites: UK

Facebook tops the social network list with half of all visits in UK, Oct 09

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23/10/2009

Top 10 websites ranked by page view: UK

Facebook accounts for 1 in every 7 UK page views during September 09

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19/10/2009

Top 10 search terms: UK

Search terms ranked by clicks for the 4 weeks ending 17th Oct 09.

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19/10/2009

Top social networking sites: UK

Facebook leads, Twitter overtakes MySpace for fourth place, Aug 09.

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02/09/2009

Top social networking sites: UK

Facebook again tops the social network list with 47% of all visits in the UK, August 2009

Digital Strategy data - Top social networking sites: UK. Facebook again tops the social network list with 47% of all visits in the UK, August 2009

17/08/2009

29.4m Brits visited social networking sites in May 2009

Newly released data from comScore World Metrix has found that 80% of all UK internet users (29.4m people) visited at least one social networking site during May - a 9% year-on-year rise.
On average, visitors spent 4.6 hours during the month visiting social networking sites (second only to instant messaging with 8.6 hours).
25-34 year-olds are the leading social networkers, with 89% visiting such sites during the month. However, even the 55+ age-group still achieved penetration rates of 67%.
Facebook was the most visited social networking site (with 23.9m visitors), followed by Bebo (8.5m), Windows Live Profile (6.9m) and MySpace sites (6.5m). Traffic to Twitter grew over 3,000% year-on-year, reaching 2.7m visitors in May.
comScore: http://www.comscore.com, 20/07/2009

20/07/2009  |  Full story...

Top 10 social networking sites: UK

Facebook dominates, though Twitter's growth is huge, May 2009

Digital Strategy data - Top 10 social networking sites - UK. Facebook dominates, though Twitter's growth is huge, May 2009

20/07/2009

Twitter revenue model: 2.0?

The funky microblogging social app could be close to unlocking a massive revenue stream thanks to mobile operators, writes Reuters. Twitter's co-founder Biz Stone this week confirmed they are not introducing advertising, but instead are evaluating revenue-share deals with mobile carriers. The Twitter app allows live updates to be sent from and to mobile phones through SMS, giving a ready-made pathway for micropayments. The model has already been copied by Facebook and our take is that LinkedIn, MySpace and Bebo will all follow whichever approach Twitter settles on. As mobile operators look for new ways to charge data, this model is sure to find powerful allies.
From Reuters.com: http://www.reuters.com, 18/05/2009

18/05/2009

Facebook becomes UK's most searched for brand

Searches to Facebook in the UK rocketed during the last quarter of 2008, putting the site in second place after Google.co.uk, writes Brand Republic. 1 in every 42 online searches included the term "Facebook" and the site received 52% more searches than YouTube. Overall, Facebook was included in 2.39% of all UK searches, followed by YouTube (1.57%), eBay (1.25%) and Bebo (0.96%). The BBC came in fifth with 0.86% and was the most searched for "offline" brand during the period.
Facebook launched a redesign of many of its features this month, including a new "Twitter-style" follow feature which allows users to track updates from celebrities and businesses. The firm is also set to increase the speed of updates and profile changes on the site.
From Brand Republic: http://www.brandrepublic.com, 05/03/2009
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05/03/2009

Most searched for brands: UK

Ranked by market share of total UK internet searches, Jan 2009

Digital Strategy data - Most searched for brands: UK. Ranked by market share of total UK internet searches, Jan 2009

Source: Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.co.uk

05/03/2009

Top 10 popular websites in the UK, November 2008

Top 10 popular websites in the UK, November 2008

This list features the most popular websites based on UK Internet usage for November 2008, ranked by market share of visits across all Hitwise industries.

Source: Hitwise Datacentre, November 2008, based on market share of visits
Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.co.uk/datacenter

18/12/2008

Top 10 popular websites in the UK, October 2008

Top 10 popular websites in the UK, October 2008

This list features the most popular websites based on UK Internet usage for October 2008, ranked by market share of visits across all Hitwise industries.

Source: Hitwise Datacentre, October 2008, based on market share of visits
Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.co.uk/datacenter

26/11/2008

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