eBay Confirms StumbleUpon Acquisition For $75 Million

“Web 2.0 Wednesday continues with eBay confirming (EBAY) that it bought StumbleUpon for $75 million.  As I mentioned back in April, when this story first broke:The reason StumbleUpon is so hot right now is because it represents a fruitful area beyond search: discovery.  Search engines are good for when you pretty much know what you are looking for. But discovery engines like StumbleUpon’s use a combination of your own stated preferences and those of people like you to surface Websites, videos, photographs, and other information you didn’t even know you might like. “

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