SOURCE: Pringo Networks

December 04, 2007 06:00 ET

Pringo and Unveil First E-Commerce College Community

Leading Social-Networking Platform Provider Powers Site Built for College Students

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Pringo Networks, a leading provider of white-label social networking platforms, today announced it is powering, the inaugural student e-commerce social network. Members can earn and redeem merchandise points for activities, including blogging, sharing pictures, videos and music.

Created using Pringo's feature-rich platform, the customizable, points-based program motivates members to contribute content for rewards such as Xboxes™, iPhones™, BuddyUniversity gear and Spring Break trips. also allows students to network, find campus news and visit an online bookstore to buy and sell books at discounted rates.

In addition, Pringo's text message notification feature enables college administrators to log-in to and instantly send a text message to campus community members. This free mobile service provides a real-time, simple way to instantly reach and update the student population about events, scheduling changes and additional activities.

"We needed a flexible, feature-rich platform to help us create a unique e-commerce social network aimed at college students," said Terry Ballantini, president and CEO of "With Pringo's technical and consulting expertise, we now offer a fun, rewarding 'closed garden' for members to network with their campus community."

"Students are frustrated with impersonal, large social networks, and are looking for a place to connect with their own crowd," said Gary Hall, president of Pringo Networks. "With the emergence of niche social networks, such as BuddyUniversity, members can interact in intimate environments, focusing on common interests and relevant content. We are excited to work with a social media trend setter to better meet the specific needs of their community."

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Pringo's customer base includes media outlets, high-profile corporations and marketing companies. For more information about Pringo and its social networking solutions, please visit


Los Angeles-based was created in 2002 when two visionaries saw the potential of the Internet to be a gathering place for individuals worldwide to communicate and share common interests. After collecting thousands of domain names and building each site from scratch, the co-founders' idea was to create a scalable and fully extendable platform that would allow new features to be added on without interrupting existing Web site functions. Pringo currently has over 400 features and is continually adding new ones, all of which can be added to current or new Web sites, market-ready within weeks. Pringo's executive team has extensive leadership in the social networking industry. The company's philosophy centers on a unique vision and innovative technology that utilizes the best software to help clients penetrate their particular market and stay current within the fast-moving online world. For more information on Pringo, go to

About is a web-based social network portal that is intended only for college students with an .edu email. provides an integrated community that incorporates personalized social networking, a bookstore, college news, Reward Points, classifieds, and forums for our target market. For more information regarding the company, please visit

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