Thursday, March 15, 2007

Friendster lands a third patent | | CNET

"Social-networking pioneer Friendster said Thursday it has received its third U.S. patent in the past nine months, another attempt to bolster its profitability.
Patent No. 7,188,153 B2, which covers "System and Method for Managing Connections in an Online Social Network," was awarded officially by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 6.
Friendster's first patent, covering "A System, Method and Apparatus for Connecting Users in an Online Computer System Based on Their Relationships within Social Networks," was granted in July 2006. In October 2006, it landed a second patent called "Method of Inducing Content Uploads in a Social Network," which is related to the process of adding text, video, pictures and additional content to other users' profiles. "

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