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New networking site launched

A US businessman has set up a new networking site designed specifically for American expatriates and business travellers.

A new networking site designed specifically for American expatriates and business travellers has been launched.

The new site, skylounge.com, aims to provide a more professional forum for American expatriates and business travellers than current social networking sites such as Facebook, aiming at an average membership age of 35 and preventing members from commenting on each other's profiles.

"Connecting and networking with the right people could be the difference between a dull unproductive trip and a hole in one," said the site's founder Marcel van Gemerden.

"[And] adding a comment to someone's profile can seem like innocent fun but it can have serious consequences. Banks, employers and business partners use this information on a daily basis. If they don't like what they see it could break the deal."

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