AOL Upgrades Bebo

AOL is determined to get something out of its $850 million investment in social network Bebo. As AllThingsD reports, today the portal is unveiling a new home page, adding a new “social inbox” profile for its users in the process.

The new inbox “essentially gives its users a one-stop destination, with aggregated social feeds from across the Web, multiple email accounts and media recommendations.”

AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher writes that “while it looks like eye candy at first, it is also pretty useful—especially a mobile version. And it is definitely the most visually striking version of a news feed that is offered by competitors.” To date, Bebo has lagged behind the other major social networking services in offering mobile services, so it will be interesting to see how Bebo attempts to catch up here.