Top 10 Stories of 2011: #1 New Microsoft social networking service discovered

Tulalip on Socl.com

The absolute biggest story of 2011 here on Fusible was the discovery of Microsoft's new social network, which is now officially called So.cl (pronounced "social"). The article racked up some nice social media statistics for a smaller tech news blog: over 600 tweets, nearly 500 Facebook Likes, and … [Read more...]

Microsoft using So.cl domain hack for private beta of its new social network

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If you have been hoping to catch a glimpse of Microsoft's new social network, called Socl, you won't have any luck with the web address socl.com.  The service, which is in private beta, is currently only available to a very limited audience.   The domain socl.com, which I first discovered back in … [Read more...]

Microsoft social search service called Tulalip revealed on socl.com [UPDATED]

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Yesterday I discovered Microsoft was the new owner of the domain socl.com by chance, when I was trying to learn more about the mystery buyer of social.com.  Earlier I had found out (while monitoring Marksmen's name servers) that Marksmen who co-brokered the sale of social.com for $2.6 million, had … [Read more...]

Microsoft acquires socl.com from same broker as social.com

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Could Microsoft be planning to launch its own social networking service to compete with Facebook and the new Google Plus? What's definitely not speculation is that Microsoft has acquired the four-letter domain name socl.com.  Today, the Whois record revealed Microsoft Corporation as the new … [Read more...]