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eFamily announced today the acquisition of Origami Labs’ software platform
05/11/2013

eFamily, an online service that helps families connect, share and preserve memories via private family sites, announced today the acquisition of Origami Labs’ software platform. The web-based and mobile software applications will expand eFamily’s range of services, which have included photo, video and story sharing.

eFamily currently has over 30,000 registered accounts, which allow families to share content online via private family sites. The service costs $5 per month (or $50 per year via a discounted annual plan) and allows unlimited users within a family’s private site.

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Xfire launched a new e-sports platform in partnership with BoaCompra, a big Brazilian online payments company
29/10/2013

Xfire launched a new e-sports platform in partnership with BoaCompra, a big Brazilian online payments company.

Xfire and BoaCompra, a division of media conglomerate UOL, held a League of Legends online multiplayer game tournament over the weekend that drew 3,400 Brazilian players. The event generated 750,000 event page views and more than 20,000 registrations for the Xfire beta test. The stream also saw more than 310,000 unique viewers and had an average of 26,000 viewers during the finals match broadcasts.

Xfire’s tournament platform lets any player, community, brand or publisher create and manage tournaments for any game. The platform uses Xfire’s existing social gaming platform, which has more than 23 million registered users.

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Graduway is helping schools create engaged, social alumni networks

Graduway is transforming the world of alumni networking by providing schools with their own world-class branded platform layered around existing social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook. The result has been strong engagement, and for the first time truly empowered alumni networks. In terms of user benefit, the product is aimed at helping graduating students build their first LinkedIn profile, find exclusive jobs, find mentors and have access to an exclusive network that is willing and able to help. The back-end of the product has also been built to allow easy syncing with the schools’ CRM system and fundraising tools. Graduway is a SaaS company where schools subscribe for an annual fee of $6,000-to-$25,000 a year based upon the size of the institution. Graduway also has the potential in the future to further monetize these platforms, most obviously in the area of jobs.

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GooodJob goes mobile
23/10/2013

GooodJob’s app allows employees to search their employer’s job openings on their mobile devices and send unique trackable links to social media friends with a tap. Jobs can be posted while on the go, too. And employees can proactively send leads to their employers for the HR department to follow up on. GooodJob builds customized branded apps for its clients. Pricing starts at $2/employee per month. The company has a few very decent clients including Hilton Hotel, EMC, Sony PlayStation and Citibank (Read more at aimgroup) . Among other good clients are Microsoft, ECI and HP (Read more at doeswhat).

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Bizzabo Unveils Social Networking Friendly Event App
06/10/2013

Bizzabo has added new features to its desktop, Android and iOS software to spur user engagement and give organizers better analytics. One thing that is particularly smart about Bizzabo is that registration (and log-in) can only be done using a LinkedIn account. While this might seem restrictive, it means that nearly everyone on the platform is a real person and is the person they say they are. Pricing for organizers wanting to use the self-service platform ranges from free to between $300 – $1,000, making it a whole lot cheaper and quicker than developing an app for each event .

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