Technology Briefings - Today's Market Movers in the News - One2One Living, Facebook, MeetMe, Groupon, Vringo

Tue Aug 6, 2013 9:15am EDT

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Technology Briefings - Today's Market Movers in the News - One2One Living, Facebook, MeetMe, Groupon, Vringo

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CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, August 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

FinancialNewsMedia.com issues news updates for today's market movers in the technology sector:  One2One Living Corp. (OTCQB: LOVI), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) MeetMe, Inc. (NYSE: MEET), Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), Vringo, Inc. and (NASDAQ: VRNG).

One2One Living Corp. (OTCQB: LOVI) Headline:  One2One Living Corporation to Acquire Host of Popular Social and Gaming Applications.  Adding Over 1Million+ Users to Its Rapidly Growing Network of Online Communities.  One2One Living Corp. has entered into agreement with a major social media application developer to acquire several of its popular digital properties. Included in the purchase is a social gifting application that allows users to post personalized virtual gifts, photocards and greetings on friends' Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) walls on their birthdays. The app already includes over 1 Million Users. The non-intrusive application shows user's birthdays without any annoying invites.  One2One continues to show sharp and clear initiative in developing new ways for those looking to meet people with the clever use of social apps. One2One's mobile and online apps aim to create virtual communities where people are able to not only connect and share their experiences, but also discover new activities, events and things that are important and relevant to their personal preferences

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Included in the acquisition is a social gaming property with over 10,000 viral games and social quizzes. Other important properties that are part of the acquisition are a series of self-discovery apps, and a Facebook speed-dating app.  The underlying Facebook (FB) technology that facilitate these social interactions are also optimally designed for creating an open environment, where people are able to view the interests and online behavior of dating prospects based on social graphs; which creates a more truthful engaging environment.

MeetMe, Inc. (NYSE: MEET), the public market leader for social discovery, recently announced management will host a conference call on this Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss details and answer questions about the company's financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.  Financial results will be issued in a press release prior to the call, which will be hosted by MeetMe's Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Cook, and Chief Financial Officer, David Clark.  Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - Time: 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) - Dial-In Number: 1-719-325-2429 - Participant passcode: 2161717.  

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) News: Following the successful launch of Groupon Reserve in early July, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) announced the addition of the company's premium channel to the Groupon mobile app. Now iPhone users can use the Groupon mobile app to book tables at some of the best restaurants in their city at discounts of up to 40 percent.  Groupon's latest iPhone app update provides consumers with immediate access to make, view, share and modify restaurant reservations in the 10 existing Groupon Reserve markets: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Future inventory on Reserve will include offerings from top beauty, product, travel and entertainment brands, as well as similar reservations capabilities for spas, salons and hotels.

Vringo, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNG), a company engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of intellectual property and mobile technologies, recently announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate for U.S. Patent No. 6,314,420 ("the '420 Patent").  On May 24, 2012, Google submitted a request to the USPTO for ex parte reexamination of claims 10, 14, 15, 25, 27 and 28 of the '420 Patent.  Vringo's intellectual property portfolio consists of over 500 patents and patent applications covering telecom infrastructure, internet search, and mobile technologies. The patents and patent applications have been developed internally, and acquired from third parties. Vringo operates a global platform for the distribution of mobile social applications and services.

In other technology news:

NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) recently revealed that it has become a game provider for the game center under China Mobile Ltd. (SEHK: 0941 and NYSE: CHL), further consolidating bilateral cooperation.  China Mobile has 740 million users, engaged in offering individualized service and applications to them. FL Mobile under NQ Mobile will further enrich game contents of the game center under the Chinese mobile carrier so as to improve overall user experience and service of the latter..

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