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Badoo Walks Fine Line With Its Sexed-Up Office Parties

Strippers and body paint attract both attention, potential controversy

(Newser) - In the competitive world of tech-industry recruitment, it can take creativity, innovative thinking, and a solid dose of temptation to compete. Take Badoo, the self-described “dating-focused social network” that launched in 2006 and that now boasts more than 300 million users in 190 countries. In the company’s home... More »

It's Official: US Is World's Coolest Country

Obama, Jay-Z, Steve Jobs help win crown

(Newser) - When it comes to foreign policy, perhaps Americans aren’t the world’s favorite nationality. But the US has clearly cornered the market on coolness. Just ask the 30,000 people from 15 different countries polled by social networking site When asked to choose the coolest country, America... More »

It's Official: Germans Least Funny in the World

But Americans aren't so amusing, either

(Newser) - Maybe something’s just lost in translation: A poll of 30,000 people in 15 countries found Germany to be the world’s most unfunny country. But we’re not so amusing either: Russia and Turkey came in as the second and third least-funny, while Britain and the US rounded... More »

UK Social Network Badoo Gets $30M to Enter Russia

Ad-free service was Google's second-fastest rising search term in '07

(Newser) - UK social networking site Badoo has received $30 million to build its service in Russia from Russian investor Finam, giving Finam a 10% stake in the company. The network will face competition from several Russian sites and from the local version of MySpace, which launched last week, reports TechCrunch. Badoo... More »

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