Archive for the ‘StumbleUpon’ Category

eBay Confirms StumbleUpon Acquisition For $75 Million

May 30, 2007

“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. “


Ebay to Aquire StumbleUpon?

May 9, 2007

“EBay Inc. is in advanced talks to acquire StumbleUpon Inc., an Internet company that helps people discover Web pages that match their interests, according to people familiar with the matter.”