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AOL Buy Bebo for $850million - Good decision?

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by ExtremistOak, Mar 13, 2008.

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    Hey guys what do you feel about AOL buying Bebo was it a good deal we think so read more here

    http://www.seotops.com/aol-buy-bebo-for-850-million/
     
    ExtremistOak, Mar 13, 2008 IP
  2. Fka200

    Fka200 Guest

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    Blogged about this earlier today. If they push for international recognition (AOL was mainly based in the US) they should be alright in the long run. If they are trying to promote it in the US more than they should, waste of money.

    My opinion, of course. Depends on their marketing strategy.
     
    Fka200, Mar 13, 2008 IP
  3. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Both of them aren't the front runners in their respective fields, both added up won't result in any winners from what I see.
     
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    usmanzali Well-Known Member

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    it is 115 from alexa. I dunno this is the first time I heard of bebo.com $850 million might end up being a waste.
     
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    yea, to tell you the truth, i've never even used bebo :0
     
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Hopefully it will not end up like Ebay and Skype.
     
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  7. ExtremistOak

    ExtremistOak Active Member

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    Bebo is very big in the uk it it used by alot of young people
     
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    Yea bebo is pretty huge. I think its a great opportunity for AOL to make a comeback if they play it right.
     
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    BEBO IS massive!! Ever teenager in the UK Has it!!!
    Yes I think this is a good deal, AOL Wouldnt bid for somehting if they didnt think it was profitable, Imagine how many teenegera go on that nd have mobile phones, They probally could sell ringontes or something because of the huge teenage market for it!
     
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    I think ringtones are old now noone wants to pay for them
     
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    I've heard of Bebo, and have even browsed the site. But I had no idea any company would value it for anywhere near this amount.
     
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    This is a few hundred million more than MySpace sold for, right?
     
    chaos, Mar 14, 2008 IP
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    nice offer ! but better if they do with facebook or myspace :)
     
    letsjoy, Mar 14, 2008 IP
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    looks like a great move by AOL toward future..

    They also want to make there presence on Net.

    Mandeep
     
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    99.999999999999% of brittish kids who use the net have bebo, its pretty huge in the u.k
     
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    i heard bebo but i never try to use it. i think it's like a social networking site. but i think it's worth with that big money.
     
    exinrex, Mar 14, 2008 IP
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    I remember when it was just a tiny little site being advertised on Photobucket, but it's huge now in the UK. A bit like Myspace but with much prettier code. It's very web 2.0 and user-friendly, but it doesn't have as big a network of artists as sites like Myspace have, AOL might just give it the push it needs to go global.
     
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    It can only help Aol they have only one way to go and that is up. Not sure about price might be high.
     
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    Bad news. I had like 3 accounts with them, all suspended :(
     
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    Bebo is largely responsible for Britain's teenage chav craze, where it's fun to tell stories and post videos of teenage gangs beating lonesome teenages to death, talk about getting drunk on BuckFast, which if I remember correctly, is largely referred to as 'FuckFast' :rolleyes:

    Lookin' for a local drug dealer? Just search Bebo.
     
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