TechCrunch reports “5by, the video recommendation startup that became StumbleUpon’s first acquisition last fall, is relaunching its mobile apps for iOS and Android today with a slightly different focus: instead of only helping users find online videos that match their mood, 5by’s new apps are meant to encourage users to seek out videos for themselves, get a head’s up about the next viral videos before they go big, and, most importantly, chat with friends about the videos they’re watching in real-time.” . Read More
TechCrunch reports “StumbleUpon, an older web brand still best known for its content discovery service that helps introduce web surfers to new and interesting websites (or maybe for getting bought, then sold again, by eBay), is now taking a big step to make its app more relevant for the mobile era.”. Read More
TechCrunch reports that StumbleUpon has acquired video recommendation startup 5by, which is located in Montreal. The exact terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The entire team of 5by will be moving to San Francisco to work at StumbleUpon headquarters. “Initially, it’s about getting 5by out there and introducing it to the community,” said Mark Bartels, the CEO of StumbleUpon. . Read More
Shareaholic’s most recent analysis of its network traffic found that StumbleUpon’s share of referred traffic has continued its downward trend, and now has declined by 53 percent since July. Read More
McLean, Va. – Google (NASD: GOOG), Microsoft (NASD: MSFT), and a number of
social media sharing services announced on Wednesday that they have teamed to
develop a new protocol that aims to define how an ever-growing array of content
sharing tools interact with various social Web services.
The protocol, known as
OExchange, establishes a common way for services like Google Buzz and Posterous
to receive content, and defines how third-party tools, such as Clearspring’s AddThis,
can find and share that content.
Hooman Radfar, the co-founder and CEO of
Calif. – Online auction giant
eBay (NASD: EBAY) has sold its StumbleUpon recommendation engine back to its original
founders for an undisclosed sum.
Calif.-based eBay acquired StumbleUpon in 2007 for $75 million.
nearly two years as a subsidiary of eBay, today StumbleUpon returns to being an
independent company," co-founder Garrett Camp wrote on the company’s blog.
"StumbleUpon is now backed by myself and co-founder Geoff Smith, along with
several great investors who’ve backed companies such as Google and Facebook."
The founders say their goal is [...].
San Jose, Calif. – Online auction giant eBay announced on Wednesday that it has acquired StumbleUpon, a service that lets users discover and share websites and online videos, in a deal valued at $75 million.
Founded in 2001, San Francisco-based StumbleUpon has built a community of 2.3 million users who post five million recommendations daily, and also rate other users' submissions.
"StumbleUpon is a great fit within our goal of pioneering new communities based on commerce and sustained by [...].