Pheed

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Pheed is a social networking service that competes with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and related sites.[1] Founded by Internet entrepreneur OD Kobo and [2] launched in November of 2012, Pheed is aimed at a younger audience than Facebook's demographic. [1] Pheed combines text, video, images and audio, and includes a live broadcast option.[3] Pheed provides a pay-per-view option, covering both individual elements (such as a video or audio event), or subscriptions to a full feed,[4][5] and mobile applications through the Apple App Store and Google Play.[6]

Pheed was sold to Mobli Media Group a company majority owned by Carlos Slim Helú, in March of 2014 for US$40 million. [7]

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  1. ^ a b Pozi, Ilya. (May 15, 2013). "Pheed iPhone Craze Heads To Android". Forbes. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  2. ^ Carney, Michael. "Chinese Internet Tycoon Launches Pheed". Pando Daily. 
  3. ^ Kiss, Jemima. (May 5, 2013). "It is thriving for now - but upstart apps are gunning for Facebook". The Observer.
  4. ^ Baltin, Steve. (June 5, 2013). "Pheed App Bringing Pay-Per-View to Phones". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Lunden, Ingrid. (October 19, 2012). "Is Twitter Starving Pheed? New Social Network Says Its Twitter Connect Got Cut Off". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "Pheed users lift app-etite". (March 1, 2013). mX, Brisbane, Australia. p5.
  7. ^ Pozin, Ilya. "Launch To Exit In 18 Months". Forbes. 

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