Of course I will forever be grateful to Friendster! (yes it is still exist) the social site which reigns the web before facebook pushed from its throne. Im just curious to check how it look like. Now it has a new owner. Friendster was allegedly be stepping out from the US land when report from techcrunch that Central Asia will be the new base of Friendster. Friendster has announced that it’s going to make a major reformat soon.
A new and improved Friendster, which will focus on games and entertainment (music and videos we heard), will be launched in Beta with new features that will leverage its users’ online activities.
After confirming the reports, the MOL Global, a Malaysian payments company released news that they purchased the social network Friendster with the amount of $100 million. Terms of acquisition are not disclosed.
Friendster, which was founded in 2001, has raised over $45 million in venture capital to date. The reason why MOL purchased Friendster even the site is not HOT in the US anymore because there were still members in the Central Asia parts.
I remember the friendster era. It was one of my memorable college memories. The computer internet is not that big (like we can log in for more than 12 hours). I used to check my friendster account once every after class. I miss this though..
Primary target of this merging is to create an Asia’s largest end-to-end content, distribution and commerce network. In addition, MOL uses the leverage of a network of over 500,000 physical and virtual payment channels across 75 countries worldwide to collect payments for content and services.
Have you seen the new friendster?
Im sure not since the evolution of facebook to our lives has come tremendously and fabolously inviting. But try to log in to your old darling site and you will see some of the lay out has been changed, there are applications too that was added while your theme remains visible.
You can also have your shoutouts right there. Im not sure about these changes will be a big hit of adaptation but Im sure its one way to reinvite us to revisit!