BRIGHTSOLID, the Dundee firm which bought Friends Reunited from ITV for £25 million, has expressed disappointment at the Office of Fair Trading's decision yesterday to refer the acquisition to the Competition Commission.
IT WAS once worth a fortune, paving the way for an explosion in social networking websites, but Friends Reunited was sold yesterday for a fraction of its previous worth.
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YOU'VE heard of "friends reunited" and "classmates reunited" – now we have "managers reunited".
FORMER pupils of Tollcross Primary have been invited to attend a school reunion next month.
IT is almost impossible to imagine the world without the internet. Online technology has changed forever how some things are done. Travel and shopping have not been so hugely affected since the invention of "the weekend", itself a product of the only previous Industrial Revolution, before which we were limited to a Biblical seventh day off only.
ITV boss Charles Allen has had to grow a thick skin since taking over last year at the helm of the broadcasting giant. He has had to contend with a decline in ITV1's market share, regular takeover speculation and the recent ignominy of seeing ITV1's much-hyped summer schedule, including Celebrity Love Island and Celebrity Wrestling, being ridiculed after failing to achieve the expected ratings boost.
THE husband and wife team who set up the Friends Reunited website have netted £30 million after selling the company to ITV.
BROADCASTING giant ITV today unveiled a £120 million takeover deal for Friends Reunited in a move that will boost the fortunes of the website's founders.
TRINITY Mirror has been added to the potential list of those interested in bidding for website operator Friends Reunited, according to weekend reports.
FRIENDS Reunited, the website that has helped millions of nostalgic thirty- and forty-somethings get back in touch with their schoolmates, could soon be up for sale, making millions of pounds for the husband-and-wife team which created it.
If you want to appear like you’re at the cutting edge of net culture but can’t be bothered to spend hours online, then never fear. Scotsman.com’s pathetic team of geeks, freaks and gimps will do the hard work for you. While you sip wine, read a book or engage in normal social interaction, they will burn out their retinas staring at badly designed web pages and dodge creeps in chatrooms to prepare for you: Scotsman.com’s lazy guide to net culture.
THE popularity of Friends Reunited and similar websites is partly to blame for rising divorce rates, a leading counselling group has claimed.
GLASGOW-based Saw-you.com has signed a lucrative deal to supply its digital character technology to Friends Reunited. The contract continues the success of "weemees" - a digital representation of the online user which can be used to talk with other visitors to the website.
GLASGOW-BASED Saw-you.com has signed a lucrative deal to supply its digital character technology to Friends Reunited, the cult website that allows old school friends to keep in touch.
Friends Reunited has never held much appeal for me.
Offenders can expect to be rewarded with up to a third off their sentence if they plead guilty at the first time of asking, following a landmark ruling by the Court of Criminal Appeal.
FOUNDERS of Friends Reunited, the website which reunites old school friends, are to keep hold of the £25 million-rated venture and expand internationally.
TWO childhood sweethearts from Edinburgh will today become the first Scottish couple believed to have married after tracing each other through the popular Friends Reunited website.
A RETIRED schoolteacher who made history by successfully suing a former pupil for libel is now planning a legal action against website Friends Reunited in a challenge which threatens a major shake-up of the internet industry.
JIM Murray, a retired teacher, decided to log on to Friends Reunited out of a mixture of curiosity and nostalgia. It had been 19 years since he taught modern languages at his old school and he wondered whether anyone would remember him.
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