ManyOne Networks

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ManyOne Networks was an Internet services company headquartered in Los Gatos, California that declared Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on October 12, 2009.[1]

Business operations

At its height, around March 2006, it had about 50 employees.[2][3]

In March 2006, the Associated Press reported that to fund the venture, the Digital Universe site would "sell monthly subscriptions that let visitors get additional content and features, many of them offered by for-profit third parties, such as film producers, game makers, map providers and book publishers." The monthly fee was to include an e-mail service offered by Digital Universe, and academics and others contributing content were to get 25% of the proceeds.[2]

In a January 2006 press release, the company had similarly said "partners will be able to quickly create specialized portals for their members, complete with all the multimedia capabilities of the Digital Universe, Internet access, world class e-mail, Universal Instant Messaging and 24/7 customer and technical support. They were also supposed to be able to add specialized multimedia or ordinary website content, if they chose.

In May 2007, Time Magazine reported that in addition to third-party portals, the company planned to generate revenue by providing optional build-your-own-website service and email hosting for $7.95 a month.[3]


  1. "ManyOne Networks, Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dan Goodin, "Website aims to build non-profit research storehouse", Associated Press, March 5, 2006
  3. 3.0 3.1 Peta Owens-Liston, "Cataloguing the Best of the Web", Time Magazine, May 15, 2007