Friendster rivals merge; Evite enters

InterActiveCorp says its Evite service will compete with Friendster, and a San Francisco start-up acquires a competing personal networking service. [CNET]

Evite 2.0, which will launch as a test or “beta” version, will mimic social networking sites, such as Friendster, with the introduction of personal profiles, called “My Info” pages, and bulletin board messages. The test phase is scheduled to end in the first quarter of the coming year.

“This new version of Evite (Evite 2.0) will then become a close competitor to Friendster, Craigslist, Emode, Meetup, etc., but still maintain a unique service,” Evite said in a statement.

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