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First, photo-sharing service TweetPhoto got a new name, becoming Plixi in August. Now, it has a new owner — members-only social-commerce site Lockerz — and it will soon have another new name, as Lockerz said Plixi will become Lockerz Photos and the combined traffic of the two sites will total more than 31 million unique monthly users.
Plixi serves more than 1 billion photos per month, and more than 300 developers have integrated its technology, with the service receiving more than 67 million requests daily via application program interfaces.
The two companies will team up to develop new media-sharing features, including the ability for Lockerz members to share activities, photos, and videos on other social networks. They will also focus on celebrity content, as Plixi celebrity users currently include Justin Bieber, LeBron James, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Seth MacFarlane, and Chelsea Handler.
Terms of the transaction were not revealed.
While Stieg Larsson’s eBooks continue to be the most popular adult fiction downloaded from libraries, John Grisham’s The Confession climbed to No. 3 last month in OverDrive’s “Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists.”
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love; Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler remained the Top 3 library downloads in the adult non-fiction category. AndStephenie Meyer’s three Twilight titles continued to hold the Top 3 most downloaded eBooks in the juvenile fiction category in November.
Follow this link to check out all of the most popular downloads from libraries lists for November.
Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern was the most downloaded nonfiction eBook from libraries in October, according to OverDrive, an eBook distributor for digital books that distributes eBooks to 11,000 library branches throughout the U.S.
Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy topped the most popular adult fiction downloads. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was No. 1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest was No. 2 and The Girl Who Played with Fire was No. 3.
Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga titles were the most popular downloads for the juvenile fiction category with Twilight at No. 1, Breaking Dawn at No. 2 and Eclipse at No. 3.
Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma topped the library downloads in October in the juvenile nonfiction category, followed by Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson at No. 2 and 1,001 Facts About Dinosaurs by Neil Clark and William Lindsay at No. 3.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert topped OverDrive’s most downloaded adult nonfiction eBooks from libraries in August 2010.
The memoir turned movie was followed by Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern at #2 and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler at #3. Malcolm Gladwell‘s Outliers and Elizabeth Gilbert‘s Committed came in at #4 and #5 respectively.
Stieg Larsson took the top three spots for the most downloaded adult fiction titles from OverDrive. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest topped the list. Kathryn Stockett‘s The Help came in at #4 and Private by James Patterson at #5.
Check out OverDrive’s other Top 10 lists by following this link.