United Online

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United Online
TypePublic
Founded2001
HeadquartersWoodland Hills, California
Key peopleFrancis Lobo, CEO
Employees1700
 
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United Online
TypePublic
Founded2001
HeadquartersWoodland Hills, California
Key peopleFrancis Lobo, CEO
Employees1700

United Online (NASDAQUNTD) is a public company formed by the 2001 merger of NetZero and Juno Online Services.[1] The company's range of products and services has evolved significantly since inception, primarily through a series of acquisitions that have included Classmates Online (2004), MyPoints (2006) and FTD Group, Inc. (2008).[2] It is based in Woodland Hills, California, United States.

United Online is a provider of consumer products and services over the Internet, where the company's brands have attracted a large online audience that includes more than 60 million registered accounts.[3] The company has three operating segments: Florists' Transworld Delivery (FTD), Classmates Media and Communications.[4] FTD segment offerings include floral related products and services for consumers and retail florists that are marketed under the FTD and Interflora brands. Classmates Media segment offerings include online social networking services, primarily under the Classmates.com and StayFriends brands, and online loyalty marketing services under the MyPoints brand. Communications segment offerings include Internet access and email, primarily under the NetZero and Juno brands.[5]

In November 2013, United Online was party to a spinoff, with its floral delivery service becoming a separate, NASDAQ-traded company called FTD Companies, Inc. under the symbol FTD. FTD Companies, Inc. retained the 1-800-FLOWERS phone number and the floral business, while United Online retained NetZero, Juno, Classmates.com, and the remainder of the UNTD business ex-FTD. [6]

The current chairman, president, and CEO of United Online is Francis Lobo.[7]

United Online also has an offshore development center (United Online Services Development Pvt. Ltd) at Hyderabad, India.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Online Web Site
  2. ^ United Online Web site
  3. ^ United Online Form 10-K, February 2010
  4. ^ United Online Form 10-K, February 2010
  5. ^ United Online Form 10-K, February 2010
  6. ^ "FTD Spinoff from United Online Complete". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "United Online - Management". Untd.com. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  8. ^ United Online Form 10-K, February 2010

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