PixyKids, a Silicon Valley-based startup building a social media platform for children ages 6 to 12 and their families, is launching into open beta today and rebranding under the new name "Kazaana." The company felt like the earlier label was "too girlie" and didn't clearly demonstrate that PixyKids was a family platform, and not just a kids' platform. (For what it's worth, I have to admit the first thing I thought of was Kazaa, the music download service which used to bundle some nasty spyware.
Arktan, a small Silicon Valley based startup launched a new LiveBlogging tool today; the next evolution of event coverage, allowing publishers to incorporate their various social media accounts into a live blogging platform. Arktan ... Read Post
Ping.it, a Norwegian startup that wants to cut down on social networking noise by building a more controlled sharing platform -- described as a cross between email and social networking -- has launched its platform in open beta toda... Read Post