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Bob and Harvey Weinstein Get Socialized

The Weinstein Company, the film studio and entertainment company formed by Miramax founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein, announced that it has made a 'significant' investment in aSmallWorld.net, an exclusive social networking site made up of "some of the most unique and influential people" from over 100 countries.

The undisclosed investment also included contributions from former AOL Time Warner chief operating officer Bob Pittman and others. Founded in 2004, aSmallWorld.net currently claims 130,000 members.

Features include a city guide generated by its members, offering ratings and rankings for restaurants, hotels, resorts and night clubs in 60 major cities. "Our target audience is the '3 million people connected 3 degrees,' an existing community of people that are accomplished, well-educated, highly mobile, influential, and have a strong need to stay connected," said aSmallWorld.net founder Erik Wachtmeister.

Harvey Weinstein stated, "We've been fascinated by the extraordinary popularity and influence that online social networks are having on consumers all over the world and believe that aSmallWorld, as the leading provider in its market, is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growing trend. We are excited to add this latest form of media to our company's portfolio and look forward to working with Erik as we take the company to its next level."

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