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Company hi5
Websitehi5.com
Bloghi5networks.com/blog
StageLive
Launched12/2003

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hi5

hi5.com is one of the largest social media sites worldwide. According to comScore, hi5.com served approximately 150 billion pages in 2009, making it the 14th largest web site in the world by page views. Available in over 50 languages, hi5 combines the core features of a social networking site (including user profile pages, friend connections, friend updates, photo sharing, groups and more) with social entertainment features – including a dedicated games portal with hundreds of Flash-based and social games, a global virtual currency for micro-transactions, and various self-expression features (e.g. customizable profile skins, 3D avatars, animated gifts, etc.). The site monetizes traffic through both advertising and direct user payments for virtual goods and games. The site also distributes many third-party games, which run on its OpenSocial platform, and shares revenue from the game with partners.

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    hi5 — hi5 introduces new UI and hi5 Stars avatars (10/14/09)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:27pm via techcrunch.com
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    hi5 — hi5 named Webware 100 winner (5/19/09)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via cnet.com
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    hi5 — RockYou Pets is first game integrated to hi5's virtual currency API for micro-payments (5/13/09)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via insidesocialgames.com
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    hi5 — hi5 launches flirt application with virtual gifts integration (5/1/09)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via venturebeat.com
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    hi5 — hi5 enables mobile payments with Paymo partnership (3/9/09)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via techcrunch.com
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    hi5 — hi5 launches hi5 Games channel (2/5/09)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:27pm via virtualgoodsnews.com
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    hi5 — hi5 launches hi5 Coins virtual currency (12/10/08)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:27pm via mashable.com
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    hi5 — hi5 launches virtual gifts store (12/10/08)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via techcrunch.com
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    hi5 — hi5 becomes third-largest social site in the world (10/1/08)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via cnn.com
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    hi5 — hi5 introduces support for OpenSocial version 0.8 (9/4/08)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via informationweek.com
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    hi5 — hi5 Mobile version launches worldwide (8/28/08)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via mashable.com
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    hi5 — hi5 surpasses 50 million monthly unique visitors (7/1/08)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via venturebeat.com
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    hi5 — hi5 OpenSocial Platform introduced (3/1/08)
    Posted 1/11/10 at 2:45pm via techcrunch.com

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    Meet The New hi5: It’s Game Time (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Webware 100 winner: Hi5 (news.cnet.com) [edit]
    RockYou Pets Becomes First hi5 App to Launch with Virtual Currency Integration (insidesocialgames.com) [edit]
    Hi5’s latest virtual moves: Another games deal, flirting and ad-blocking services (venturebeat.com) [edit]
    Paymo Strikes Deal With hi5 To Use Mobile Payments For Virtual Goods (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    hi5 Announces Launch of hi5 Games (virtualgoodsnews.com) [edit]
    hi5 Introduces Virtual Gifts and Currency With International Flair (mashable.com) [edit]
    Hi5 Hopes To Make Real Coin With Virtual Gifts (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    hi5 guns for Facebook (money.cnn.com) [edit]
    hi5 Networks Upgrades OpenSocial Platform (informationweek.com) [edit]
    hi5 Mobile Launches Internationally with 26 Languages (mashable.com) [edit]
    Facebook has f8, but hi5 has the fastest growing social network (digital.venturebeat.com) [edit]
    hi5 Gets Ready to Take OpenSocial Global (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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