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With more than 56 million members worldwide, Friendster is a leading global online social network. Friendster focuses on helping people stay in touch and discover new people and things important to them. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Friendster is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Benchmark Capital, and DAG Ventures.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Santa Barbara-based introNetworks is the creator of the smart social network platform that helps people identify, and then make meaningful connections to who and what matters to them in their work and interests. Since 2003 the company has successfully deployed over 200 introNetwork Systems across a growing customer base of companies large and small.
Market for Change is a Palo Alto-based non-profit that aims to catalyze sustainable economic development by creating a thriving, active market for small and medium-sized IT and business process outsourcing vendors in developing countries. Our main project, SourceResponsibly.com, will provide an auction platform for pre-screened firms to connect to a global client base. As part of our mission, we are hosting the first-ever Facebook Developer Garage in East Africa this spring to help Nairobi-based engineers generate an income using the platform.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying faint signals from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. Whether it's delivered in print, online, or in person, everything O'Reilly produces reflects the company's unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
RockYou is a leading provider of applications and widgets on the web. RockYou widgets include photo slideshows, glitter text, customized Facebook applications and voicemail accessories that are simple to use and enable people to frequently refresh their online style. Founded in 2006, RockYou has over 90 million users, serving over 200 million widget views per day in more than 200 countries.
A wholly owned subsidiary of AOL, Userplane is the premier provider of communication software for online communities. The company's hosted applications add core, must-have features to thriving websites. The apps are robust yet lightweight, cross-platform with no user installation, and customizable for a site's specific needs. Deployed internationally on sites ranging from online dating to social networks and blogs, Userplane reaches millions of users in more than twenty countries.