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StumbleUpon Now Has An ‘Add To List’ Browser Button For Those Who Don’t Use The Toolbar StumbleUpon Now Has An ‘Add To List’ Browser Button For Those Who Don’t Use The Toolbar

Update: A spokesperson for StumbleUpon tells us this is currently just a test: “We are currently testing a bookmarklet feature with a small subset of our community. We plan to analyze the data to determine the next steps for the …

StumbleUpon Makes First Acquisition: Video Discovery Service 5By StumbleUpon Makes First Acquisition: Video Discovery Service 5By

StumbleUpon has acquired video discovery company 5by. This is the first acquisition StumbleUpon has made in its decade of existence. StumbleUpon’s Mike Mayzel tells us that 5by’s team of six people will move from Montreal to work in StumbleUpon’s San …

Exclusive: StumbleUpon CEO Gives Us A Big Update About What We Can Soon Expect Exclusive: StumbleUpon CEO Gives Us A Big Update About What We Can Soon Expect
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StumbleUpon has been around since 2001, providing a unique way for Internet users to find websites and pages related to topics they’re interested in. The company has long provided a method of content discovery that has for one, gone virtually …

StumbleUpon Now Profitable, Shares First Revenue Numbers StumbleUpon Now Profitable, Shares First Revenue Numbers
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StumbleUpon has revealed some revenue numbers for the first time via a report from Bloomberg. One major piece of news from the the quiet social content giant is that it is now profitable. It also expects to grow revenue to …

Since Layoffs, StumbleUpon Has Been Actively Hiring, Adding Engineers Since Layoffs, StumbleUpon Has Been Actively Hiring, Adding Engineers

It wasn’t exactly a great start to the new year for StumbleUpon back in January, when the company laid off 30% of its staff, but that was a long time ago in Internet time, and the company has since been …

StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen

StumbleUpon has an engineering contest going on, aimed at finding some help improving how it recommends content. Specifically, they’re looking for someone to develop an algorithm to make the service better at determining when a piece of content is evergreen …

StumbleUpon Looks To Get Faster StumbleUpon Looks To Get Faster

StumbleUpon is going with a new content delivery network – NetDNA’s MaxCDN. This, according to the two parties involved, will help increase web page download speed on StumbleUpon.com. “The social media market is crowded, therefore it is imperative that we …

StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes
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Update: There are reports of some phishing scam emails going around based on the email described in this article, though I currently have an email in my inbox, which appears legit. I’m reaching out to StumbleUpon for additional info. Either …

StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be StumbleUpon Subreddit Is Banned, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

Apparently there’s not a lot of interest in StumbleUpon community on reddit, but perhaps that’s because the Stumbleupon subreddit, at /r/stumblupon has been banned. It’s nothing new. The subreddit has actually been banned for quite some time, and if anyone …

StumbleUpon Partners With The Academy For Oscars Sweepstakes StumbleUpon Partners With The Academy For Oscars Sweepstakes

StumbleUpon announced today that it has teamed up with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science on a sweepstakes called “Stumble the Oscars,” which begins today. Definitely some more upbeat news from the company, which just laid off 30% …

StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected
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StumbleUpon has laid off 30% of its staff, as reported earlier by TechCrunch, who interviewed CFO and interim CEO Mark Bartels. The company has been reduced to 75 employees (down from 110). StumbleUpon’s Mike Mayzel tells WebProNews, “StumbleUpon is restructuring …

Fear Of Google Has People Asking StumbleUpon To Remove Links. Really. Fear Of Google Has People Asking StumbleUpon To Remove Links. Really.
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As we’ve discussed in several articles over the months, a lot of webmasters have been going overboard with link removal requests in the wake of Google’s Penguin update and link warning emails. People are trying to get links removed that …

StumbleUpon Finally Updates Its Android App StumbleUpon Finally Updates Its Android App

Last year, StumbleUpon launched huge updates to its desktop site and its iOS app, but Android-using Stumblers have been waiting for an Android update for months. The company even launched a Windows 8 app with some of the new bells …

Here’s What People Were Stumbling On StumbleUpon In 2012 Here’s What People Were Stumbling On StumbleUpon In 2012
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StumbleUpon recently put out an infographic reflecting on “what the internet was up to in 2012″. It certainly doesn’t feel like 2012 when you see Marilyn Manson near the top, but who am I to question the tastes of the …

StumbleUpon Is Giving Away Prizes For Stumbling StumbleUpon Is Giving Away Prizes For Stumbling

StumbleUpon launched a sweepstakes this week, in which it is giving away prizes to users simply for stumbling. It started on Tuesday, but it is going on through Wednesday and Thursday. They’re giving away prizes like a $100 Amex Gift …

StumbleUpon Lists Added To The iOS App StumbleUpon Lists Added To The iOS App

StumbleUpon has updated its iOS app again. This time it incorporates the new Lists feature, which was unveiled as part of its recent desktop redesign. “We’ve all been there. You’re Stumbling on your iPhone while you’re on the bus to …

A Quick Tutorial On StumbleUpon’s New Lists Feature A Quick Tutorial On StumbleUpon’s New Lists Feature
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StumbleUpon, as you may know, launched a big redesign for its desktop version (in addition to new apps for iOS and Windows 8). One of the big new features is Lists, which let the user collect different types of content …

StumbleUpon Talks About Its Windows 8 App [Video] StumbleUpon Talks About Its Windows 8 App [Video]

StumbleUpon has put out a new video about its recently released Windows 8 app. Have a look: We recently took a closer look at the app here. It has some features that take advantage of the Windows 8 operaring system …

StumbleUpon: Our Data Shows Referrals Have Increased Since July StumbleUpon: Our Data Shows Referrals Have Increased Since July
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On Tuesday, we reported on some data Shareaholic released, indicating that the traffic StumbleUpon sends to publishers has decreased by 53% since July. Um, not so fast, says Stumbleupon. StumbleUpon Director of Communications Mike Mayzel tells WebProNews, “We do not …

Report Indicates StumbleUpon Is Sending Less Traffic To Sites Report Indicates StumbleUpon Is Sending Less Traffic To Sites

StumbleUpon’s share of traffic sent to publisher sites is down 53% since July, according to Shareaholic, which released some new data for October. Update: StumbleUpon says its internal data is quite contrary to Shareaholic’s findings. The trend might be in …

StumbleUpon Ditches Explore Box In Toolbar, Pushes Users To Site StumbleUpon Ditches Explore Box In Toolbar, Pushes Users To Site
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I pulled out the old trusty StumbleUpon toolbar this morning to use the Explore Box (the StumbleUpon version of search) to stumble through some topic which I’ve already forgotten, to find the Explore Box was not there. I asked a …