All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘StumbleUpon’

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 feature.” StumbleUpon has a new button called “Add to List”. It’s pretty self-explanatory. It lets you add a webpage to …

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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 Francisco office. “We’re really excited about bringing their talent, expertise and technology to the company,” he says. To use 5by, …

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Exclusive: StumbleUpon CEO Gives Us A Big Update About What We Can Soon Expect

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 unparalleled by competitors, and for two, been lauded for years by marketers and webmasters who have have seen tremendous amounts …

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StumbleUpon Now Profitable, Shares First Revenue Numbers

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 $35 – 40 million in 2013. Some other noteworthy stats: Nearly 40% of Stumbles are on mobile (up from 20% …

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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 hiring, including some new execs and engineers. StumbleUpon’s Mike Mayzel told WebProNews back when the cuts were made that the …

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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 (meaning, having relevance over a longer period of time), and when something is better off only being shown to users …

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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 provide our users with an experience that is superior to all other discovery engines,” said Anoakie Turner, software architect for …

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StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes

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 way, be cautious if you receive such an email. You can still go to your StumbleUpon settings and see the …

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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 cares enough, they can probably get it going again. So, in hopes that this article reaches the hardcore StumbleUpon users, …

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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% of its staff. Two grand prize winners will be selected to receive tickets to the Oscar Fan Experience red carpet …

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StumbleUpon Cuts 30% Of Staff, All Company Areas Affected

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 to enable the company to become more streamlined, focused and to better execute against its goals in 2013. As a …

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Fear Of Google Has People Asking StumbleUpon To Remove Links. Really.

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 they shouldn’t be – links that very likely are not hurting them in Google. It’s essentially the SEO equivalent of …

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