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Diaspora co-founder commits suicide at 22

Diaspora co-founder commits suicide at 22

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of Diaspora's four founders, died over the weekend at just 22 years of age. Sources close the company confirmed the death was a suicide but it may take weeks for an official determination. Billed as an open alternative to Facebook...

Google+ believed to be closing in on 50 million users

Google+ believed to be closing in on 50 million users

Google+ has attracted over 43 million users since opening the doors to their new social network less than three months ago. Ancestory.com co-founder and self-proclaimed Google+ unofficial statistician Paul Allen (no relation to the Microsoft co-founder by the same name)…
Google+ pulls in 20 million users in three weeks

Google+ pulls in 20 million users in three weeks

The social network scene became even more diversified a couple of weeks ago when Google launched their new Google+ service on an invite-only basis. Just three weeks later, digital marketing monitor comScore Inc. estimates that Google+ had more than 20…
Google takes aim at Facebook with Google+

Google takes aim at Facebook with Google+

Google hasn't had much luck with its social networking efforts in the past, but the company is ready to give it another go with an ambitious project that brings together some good ideas from the reigning king of social networks…