Twingr hopes to be a less chaotic Twitter

Twitter too chaotic for you? Try Twingr, kind of a “Ning for micro-blogging.” Twingr lets you create your own Twitter-like site organized around a specific topic or group that you designate.

Twingr is a bit like Yammer, which we wrote about

MLS launches its own real estate listings site

MLS launches its own real estate listings site

At first blush Homes Database looks like a normal online real estate listings site. The twist: it was started by an MLS.

MRIS, the largest MLS in the U.S., with listings in Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and parts of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, has launched a beta version of its site displaying all listings in the MRIS MLS, but no more…for now at least –

Don’t count Yahoo out yet, say marketing execs

It’s so easy to beat up on Yahoo these days, that when a group of leading marketing execs extol the company’s virtues, we can’t help but take notice. In an article in today’s Ad Age, Chrysler CMO Deborah Wahl Meyer, ad agency GroupM CEO Rob Norman, and Scottrade CMO Chris Maloney say Yahoo i

More details emerge on NAR’s ‘Gateway’ project

More details emerge on NAR’s ‘Gateway’ project

More details have emerged about the National Association of Realtor’s “Gateway” project, now renamed for the third time as the “Realtors Property Resource.” The project, which we initially speculated might pose direct competition to - which operates the NAR’s official consumer-facing site - is now being billed as “the largest database in the surpass 1 million users per month surpass 1 million users per month

The latest user numbers from show 69 percent year on year growth. In October 2008 the site had 1.1 million unique users according to HBX October 2008. The monthly average number of users was 1.1 million in 2008 compared to 0.7 million in 2007 (HBX

Oodle cuts staff

Oodle cuts staff

    Like so many other dot-coms, Oodle has cut its staff and is curtailing other expenses as well.  Although the venture-backed classified advertising aggregation company still has money in the bank, it's preparing for a long time with the economy in the dumps.

    CEO Craig Donato said he made the "prudent

Mixed Q3 results for

Mixed Q3 results for

By Don Gasper

China's online recruitment firm 51Job Inc saw its online recruitment revenues increase but printed advertising revenues decline during the third quarter.

The Shanghai-based company, which publishes a weekly newspaper and operates a jobs Web site of the same name, posted better-than-expected results for the quarter but said that the slowdown in the gl

Gannett buys social-media Ripple6

Gannett said today it paid an undisclosed sum to acquire Ripple6, which provides social-media technology and related analytics.

Ripple6 is the platform on which Gannett runs its network, local, social sites for mothers, now in 80 U.S. markets.

Ripple6 will become a unit of Gannett. It also powers social-media p