George Sampson
(Movies & TV)

See also


Knowledge Identifier: $Bebo



Social networking website, first launched in 2005 add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2005.

Countries: United States (41%), United Kingdom (18%), (18%)

Main connections: Criterion Capital Partners, Facebook, AOL

Linked to: AOL, BBC, Facebook, Twitter




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Bebo was founded by husband-and-wife team Michael and Xochi Birch in January 2005 at their home in San Francisco add something


Criterion Capital Partners - "'Bebo"' is a social networking website launched in July 2005


Bebo launched the mobile version of the site in early 2006, allowing users access Bebo from a mobile device add something


In 2007 and 2010, the mobile site was updated to match the design and features of the full site add something


On February 22, 2007, Bebo Authors, known as Bebo Books, was launched add something


WeRead - "'weRead"', formerly iRead, is an online community of book enthusiasts. weRead started out as a social cataloging application on & Facebook in June 2007 and has since expanded to over 3,1 million active members across Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, Hi5, and Bebo


On July 10, 2007, the "Group" module was added to pages add something


Myspace - On November 1, 2007, Myspace and Bebo joined the Google-led OpenSocial alliance, which already included Friendster, Hi5, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Ning and SixApart


Announced on the November 13, 2007, Bebo's Open Media Platform is a platform for companies to distribute content to the Bebo community add something


Bebo's Open Application Platform was launched in early December 2007 with just over fifty applications and is now host to hundreds add something


The Warehouse Group - In December 2007 a Whangarei woman lost her job at The Warehouse after leaving the comment on her Bebo page saying "work sux" and that having to work to midnight was "gay like the management


Tagged - In March 2008, Microsoft announced a commercial partnership with social networking sites Tagged, Facebook, LinkedIn, Bebo, and hi5 regarding email contacts APIs, which has since been implemented


On May 21, 2008 some users in New Zealand were temporarily given full access to other users' accounts add something


Kelly-Anne Lyons - The interactive Channel X show for teens, launched in October 2008, was shown on the social networking website Bebo


George Sampson - On 18 November 2008, it was announced that Cowell's record company and Bebo would work together to make an online television show called "Follow My Lead" which would include some dance move tutorials by Sampson, but a behind the scenes look of events and rehearsals


Little Boots - On 5 June 2009, she appeared on Bebo music show "Beat", performing "New in Town" live in the studio


Basshunter - To promote the album, the "Basshunter Album Artwork Competition" was set up on 10 August 2009 in which fans designed and uploaded their own cover art for the "Bass Generation" album to Basshunter's Bebo profile, with the winner being *awarded their signed, framed artwork presented by Basshunter at the Bass Generation Tour


Basshunter - In early September 2009, before the album was released, the song "Numbers" was released to the public as a free download via Basshunter's official Bebo profile


On April 7, 2010, AOL announced that it would either sell the website, or shut it down add something


On June 16, 2010, AOL sold Bebo to hedge fund operators Criterion Capital Partners add something


Criterion Capital Partners - On June 16, 2010, Bebo was sold to Criterion Capital Partners


A service called Bebo Chat was launched with several other updates in 2011, which allows users to chat to other users, using a Meebo chat plugin with Bebo branding add something


On February 17, 2011, Bebo launched a brand-new design add something


In April 2011, Bebo added a new Notification system, similar to Facebook's add something


On January 30, 2012, access to Bebo became unavailable for 36 hours, resuming normal service during the early hours of February 1, 2012 add something


In May 2013, the company voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection add something


As of July 2013 it is owned and operated by its founders Michael Birch and Xochi Birch, who took over from Criterion Capital Partners after the company declared bankruptcy add something


On August 6, 2013, messages were posted on informing users that the site would be down for maintenance from August 7, 2013 add something


On August 7, 2013, a video featuring Michael Birch announcing his plan for the new Bebo was set to the front page of the site add something


As of April 2014, the site is still under maintenance add something


As of May 2014, the site is still under maintenance add something


As of September 4, 2014, the site is still under maintenance add something


As of October 31, 2014, the site is still under maintenance add something


As of November 15, 2014, the site is still under maintenance add something


A new site went live on January 7, 2015 announcing the new Bebo add something


As of 2019, Bebo is currently pivoting to be a High School e-sports company, and is currently hosting a High School Fortnite league add something