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Add Video to Your Assets  
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  22-Aug-2007  


Hi Weblonians,

We have received some recent questions from new members about how to add videos to your Weblo profile pages.

There is a helpful "Live Support" link at the top right of the Weblo homepage where you can get tips on how to add video, pictures and more to make your Weblo cities, states, properties, domains and celebrities stand out.

Here are the instructions from the support FAQ on how to add video:

Weblo will support video uploads in the near future, in the meantime you may add the embedded code from popular video providers like Youtube.com
 

To Add Video:

 

1. When you are viewing a video on Youtube.com copy the embedded code on the right side. 

 

2. Go to the asset you want to add video to. Select add news. This will display the editor section.

 

3. Click on html and just paste the embedded code you copied and click update.

 

4. Add a title to your news and click update.

 

Your Video should now display on your page.


Auction Changes & 4000 Celebrities  
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  13-Aug-2007  

 
Hi Weblonians,  

Thanks to your feedback we have made a key change to our auction rules. From now on members must have sufficient funds in their Weblo accounts to make a bid in a Weblo Auction.

Thanks again to those members who alerted us so we could make this important change.
 Weblo Auctions are an exciting way to buy or sell cities, states, properties, domains or celebrities.

Speaking of celebrities, there are now over 4000 Celebrity Sites at Weblo. We hit this remarkable milestone over the weekend.
 

There are more big international state and city sales to report.


The province of La Puglia in Italy sold for $3891 and San Juan, Puerto Rico sold for $223. Members continue to expand their Weblo portfolios by shopping for unclaimed international states and cities that are still up for grabs at their original prices.
 

Thanks, Colin 


England Rulers Crowned  
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  09-Aug-2007  


Hi Weblonians,


It's official. The first real country to be sold in the history of virtual worlds has been purchased by a  consortium of 4 members from North America
. The winning bid in the month long England Auction was $60,001. 

These new virtual rulers of England are already earning residual income.

They earn money every time an English city or property is purchased and from all transactions and ad revenue in England. They can also sell the country for a huge profit. 
 

England
dethrones the state of California as the highest sale price at Weblo.
California sold for $53,000 USD. State owners earn money from transactions throughout their entire state. England takes this to the next level with the owner earning money from transactions in the entire country.
City and State Sales!  
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  03-Aug-2007  


Hi Weblonians, 

It has been a very exciting past few weeks at Weblo with members buying and selling thousands of cities, states, properties and domains. 
 

There have been many major transactions by members including the recent re-sales of Kansas City and Topeka. These cities re-sold for several hundred dollars making the seller a profit and giving the buyer a valuable asset with high future resale potential. 

Las Vegas is a good example of how this lucrative re-sale market is working.
Vegas was originally purchased from Weblo for $36. It re-sold to another member for $430 and then was sold again to the current mayor for $2300. 

There has also been a continued trend of members buying states around the world.

While most U.S. states have sold, there are also thousands of states available in other countries. There are now 775 states sold worldwide at Weblo.

Many smaller states have sold recently in China, Malaysia and other Asian countries. This is a strategic investment as we increase our marketing and media pitching in Asia.
 State owners earn money from transaction fees when any city or property is purchased in their state.

Thanks, Colin

Weblo Secures $3.2 Million - New Financing  
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  19-Jul-2007  


Weblo.com Secures $3.2 Million of New Financing

MONTREAL
- (July 19, 2007)

Weblo.com Inc. has secured $3.2 million USD in venture capital financing from VantagePoint Venture Partners.

Geoff Mott Managing Director of VantagePoint Venture Partners will also join the Company’s Board of Directors.
Weblo.com is a first-of-a-kind virtual world where duplicates of real-world properties, cities, states and digital domains are for sale. Members own and develop Weblo asset websites, attracting visitor traffic and creating value through ad revenues and asset sales.

Gartner Research predicts that 80% of active online users will maintain a presence in virtual worlds by 2011. Weblo.com is an early leader in a burgeoning multi-billion dollar market. The Company will use the funding for global marketing and continued technology development.


“This is a very exciting time for Weblo.com and its members,” said Rocky Mirza, CEO. “With the support of an experienced partner like VantagePoint Venture Partners, Weblo.com can continue to deliver innovative products to the market and to its members.”


“The Company is addressing a unique opportunity in the rapidly growing virtual world market by creating the only parallel universe based on the real world. The Company has already achieved significant momentum and we believe it will continue to appeal to a wide range of internet users providing them with an innovative new way to have fun, create value and earn money online," said Geoff Mott, Managing Director at VantagePoint Venture Partners.
 

About Weblo.com


Weblo is a parallel universe that is the only virtual world based on the real world. Virtual replicas of real cities, states, properties, domains and celebrities are owned and managed by members. Members have fun and make money as they create sites, buy and sell assets and rate each other while connecting to family, friends and communities around the world. Members earn real money via hits, internet ads and by selling or auctioning assets for a profit.  Headquartered in Montreal, Weblo.com was co-founded by Chief Executive Officer Rocky Mirza.


About VantagePoint Venture Partners
 


VantagePoint Venture Partners provides creative growth strategies and capital to companies transforming global markets. With more than $4.0 billion of capital under management, the Firm invests in entrepreneurial companies at all stages of development in the CleanTech, Digital Media/Internet, Healthcare, Semiconductors and Wireless sectors. VantagePoint partners with talented entrepreneurs who are seeking to build companies that are world-scale in both size and substance.


Top England Bid $60,001  
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  17-Jul-2007  


Hi Weblonians,

The England on Auction campaign has come to an exciting close!

The bidding closed at an unprecedented $60,001 USD!

The winning bid is unofficial until we confirm with the member.

As soon as we have a confirmation we will make an official announcement. 

For the first time in history, royalty will be crowned in a virtual world.

Thank you to the hundreds of members who bid and thanks to the more than
51,000 people who visited the England auction site to follow the action.

As soon as we can confirm the details with our highest bidder we'll make an
official announcement, so stay tuned!

Thanks, Colin

Last Chance! England Auction Tuesday July 17th  
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  16-Jul-2007  


Hi Weblonians,

The final chance to bid for England is Tuesday July17th!


There will be a final five minutes of bidding to become the ruler of England on July 17th starting at 2pm Eastern Standard Time. 


This five minute auction will cap off a month long battle to own the first real country ever sold in a virtual world. The top bid is currently over $50,000.


The Weblo Team decided to re-open the auction for 5 minutes on Tuesday, July 17th at 2pm EST (New York City time zone) after a technical glitch closed the auction five minutes early just after midnight on July13th. This last five minutes gives all bidders who were hoping to put in the top bid in the last few minutes a fair chance to become the ruler of England.


So be ready to place your bids at exactly 2pm EST Tuesday July 17th. This auction will run for exactly 5 minutes.

The winner of the England Auction will earn residual income from all transactions in England including the sale of all cities, properties and counties. Counties will be very lucrative with the England owner earning 90% of the revenue from county sales.


Thanks, Colin


Important - England Auction July 17th 2pm!  
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  13-Jul-2007  


Hi Weblonians,

This is a very important notice.


There will be a final five minutes of bidding to become the ruler of England on July 17th at 2pm Eastern Standard Time. 


The England Auction almost came to a dramatic conclusion last night. Bidding was intense with the highest bids above $50,000.


At 12:00am and 29 seconds July13th the auction came to an abrupt end - 4 minutes and 31 seconds ahead of schedule. An untimely and unexpected technical glitch caused the auction to stop early and we apologize. 


The Weblo Team has decided that the only fair solution is to re-open the auction for 5 minutes on Tuesday, July 17th at 2pm EST (New York City time zone). This way all bidders who were hoping to put in the top bid in the last few minutes will have a fair chance to become the ruler of England.


So be ready to place your bids at exactly 2pm EST Tuesday July 17th. This auction will run for exactly 5 minutes.

The winner of the England Auction will earn residual income from all transactions in England including the sale of all cities, properties and counties. Counties will be very lucrative with the England owner earning 90% of the revenue from county sales.


Thanks, Colin


England Auction Update!  
Move By:  The Weblo Team  13-Jul-2007  


Hi Weblonians,

Wow what an incredible final hour for the auction. We were watching as spectators and counting down the minutes to 12:05 am July13th when suddenly the auction closed at 12:00am and 29 seconds with the top bid over $50,000.

This was an untimely and unexpected technical glitch that caused the auction to stop 4 minutes and 31 seconds early and we apologize. 
 

Our Weblo team was online watching the auction and we came to a quick consensus that the only fair solution is to re-open the auction for five minutes of bidding at a time and date we will determine tomorrow. This way all bidders who were hoping to put in the top bid in the last few minutes will have a fair chance. 

Please keep an eye on this Latest Developments section for the date and time for the final five minutes of the auction. You can also contact Member Support for updates. Again we apologize for the inconvenience.

-The Weblo Team

Reasons to Buy England!   
Move By:  Colin Trethewey, Weblo.com Media Relations  09-Jul-2007  


Hi Weblonians,


Weblo is selling all English Counties with 90% of the sale price of every county going to the ruler of England. The winning bidder in the England auction will reap the rewards of this new, lucrative county revenue stream.

 
The ruler of England will also earn money from all property and city purchases, all transactions, membership fees, and ads in the entire country. With over 50 million people in England there is a lot of money to be made!
 
The England Auction is in its final week and this is your best chance to get maximum exposure for your business and your online profiles.
 
England will have a new ruler after the auction closes at 12:05am EST on July 13. This is the first time a real country will be sold in a virtual world.
 
Remember - you can underbid and put a link to your business or your Weblo Asset Pages beside your bid for the tens of thousands of auction participants to see.
 
Bid Now and become the first virtual ruler of England!
 
P.S - Don't forget, you earn $1 for every contact that you refer and if you refer the winning bidder of the England on Auction campaign, you win $10 000 USD.
 
Thanks, Colin
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