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SixDegrees

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 11 months ago

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SixDegrees was founded by Andrew Weinrich. The original company name was MacroView, which was changed to SixDegrees. Weinrich later founded Joltage Networks and Meet Moi.

 

The beta site was launched on January 19 1997 and Version 1.0 was released to the public on May 30, 1997. My bulletin board launched October 1997.

 

YouthStream bought the company in 1998 for stock then worth $125 million.

 

Tribe and LinkedIn paid $700,000 to YouthStream Media Networks for United States patent No.6,175,831, also known as the "six degrees patent."

Patent

 

Closed down 30 Dec 2000

 

Links

 

SixDegrees Launches My bulletin Board 1997

Wikipedia entry

RageBoy (Chris Locke) on gaming SixDegrees (1998)

Judith Meskill on SixDegrees patent.

Wayback link to FAQ from 1998-05-21

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