Criterion Capital Partners
Criterion Capital Partners LLC, also known as simply Criterion, is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 global Internet
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite to serve billions of users worldwide...

 company. It is best known for been the owners of Bebo
Bebo is a social networking website launched in July 2005. It is currently owned and operated by Criterion Capital Partners after taking over from AOL in June 2010....

, a social network, after buying it from Internet giants AOL
AOL Inc. is an American global Internet services and media company. AOL is headquartered at 770 Broadway in New York. Founded in 1983 as Control Video Corporation, it has franchised its services to companies in several nations around the world or set up international versions of its services...

for a reported $10 million.


Bebo is a social networking website launched in July 2005. On June 16, 2010, Bebo was sold to Criterion Capital Partners. The purchase was confirmed on June 17, 2010. Since the takeover, Bebo has changed drastically, with many parts of the site revamped and brand new features added, to a positive reception by Bebo's users.
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