According to TechCrunch, DIY social network platform GROU.PS is acquiring Social Project, developers of the Flux social media platform, from MTV Networks. As part of the deal, GROU.PS will only be acquiring Social Project’s company and its users; and MTV will continue to own Social Project’s Flux social media publishing technology. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
GROU.PS is a social groupware platform that allows people to come together and form interactive communities around a shared interest or affiliation. The functionality of any online group is limited only by the members’ collective imagination and ambition. The GROU.PS platform is used to create a wide variety of community sites, including online gaming forums, e-learning classrooms, fan clubs, charity fundraising campaigns, college alumni societies, and event planning portals.
The company is privately held and headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with development offices in Istanbul, Turkey. GROU.PS was founded in 2008 by Emre Sokullu. The site has more than 6.2 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and 7.5 million registered members. The company is backed by Golden Horn Ventures.
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