Archive for the ‘StumbleUpon.com’ Category

eBay Auctions Off StumbleUpon.com

April 13, 2009

eBay has sold StumbleUpon.com back to its original owners according to the New York Times.

Comments about the transaction from Garrett Camp of StumbleUpon.com via the BITS blog:

“We’re really more focused on discovery and content, said Garrett Camp, one of the original founders, in a phone interview. “We realized it was best if we parted ways and did our own thing.”

eBay acquired StumbleUpon.com in May 2007 for $75 million.

More from BITS:

StumbleUpon has close to 7.5 million registered users, up from 2.5 million when eBay bought it. The service currently has 425 million “stumbles,” or collaborative recommendations made to Web browsers moseying around the site.

This sale confirms eBay is now officially in the process of selling non-essential assets to refocus on its core business.

Compete.com: The Winners and Losers

January 18, 2008

Compete.com has released their December 2006 – December 2007 list of websites their data shows have had the greatest percentage change in monthly visits.

The niche socialization and peer centric categories continue to increase their penetration and share of the internet audience.

Who would have guessed “user generated adult video content” sites like  R e d T u b e  and Y o u P o r n would top their list?

It will be interesting to see – what if any – new website categories appear and break out over the course of 2008.

Or will social, peer and user generated content websites continue to command the market’s attention?

The Winners are:

R e d t u b e. c o m

IAmFreeTonight.com

PodShow.com

YouPorn.com

TechCrunch.com

DateHookup.com

Pronto.com

CafeMom.com

Veoh.com

LinkedIn.com

Reddit.com

HealthTalk.com

StumbleUpon.com

Squidoo.com

WebKinz.com

Flixster.com

SixApart.com

Fling.com

WordPress.com

Weather.com

Compete.com