Acquires, the leader in keeping people in touch online, today announced that it has acquired My Address Book LLC, which operates the Web site,'s acquisition of My Address Book, LLC relates to a settlement that resolved a patent infringement lawsuit brought by earlier this year in which My Address Book LLC acknowledged that aspects of its services infringed's patent rights. combines the best aspects of social networks, people search, and contact management services into a unique and compelling service to help Members stay in touch. The acquisition strengthens's reach by increasing its Membership by nearly one million users and ten million address book entries. Current subscribers will automatically receive Memberships, enabling them to tap into its social network of 25 million Members to find old friends, former classmates, lost loves, relatives and stay in touch with all their important relationships as life changes.

"With our rapidly-growing Membership base and the ongoing addition of innovative services not found on other sites, continues to make significant progress toward providing the best possible service to ensure our Members never lose touch with their important relationships," said JeffreyTinsley, founder and CEO of was launched in 2002 by Jeffrey Tinsley, the company's primary investor, after meeting his wife at their 10-year high school reunion. Profitable since day one, the company has continually introduced unique features that set it apart from other social networking sites. Additional investors include Richard Rosenblatt, former CEO of Intermix Media (former parent company of MySpace), Steve Newman, former president of, Andy Mazzarella, former CFO of iMall (sold to Excite@Home).


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