SAN FRANCISCO, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc.
(www.friendster.com ) today announced an exclusive multi-year global
agreement that names Google as the exclusive provider of both search and
keyword-targeted advertising for Friendster's global audience of more than
40 million users in over 75 countries. Financial terms of the deal were not
Friendster's users will benefit from Google's powerful search
technologies and targeted advertising, and advertisers will have improved
access to one of the largest online social networking communities in the
Friendster has already successfully integrated and launched the text
and display advertising components of the deal worldwide. The search
component is anticipated to launch during the second quarter of this year.
"As a top-25 global Web brand with 19 million monthly unique visitors
and 6 billion page views per month, this agreement with Google allows
Friendster to leverage the best industry platform to monetize our
high-growth global business," said Aaron Barnes, vice president of sales
and business development at Friendster.
With more than 40 million members worldwide, Friendster is a leading
online social network. Friendster is focused on helping people stay in
touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to
them. Friendster's trusted network, which emphasizes genuine, real-world
friendships, is popular among people of all ages, but is particularly
popular among young adults. Friendster has a growing portfolio of patents
granted to the company on social networking, with more expected over the
next several months. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Friendster
is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Benchmark Capital, DAG
Ventures and individual investors. For more information, visit:
SOURCE Friendster, Inc.