July 11, 2014 8:34 AM ET

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Company Overview of StumbleUpon, Inc.

Company Overview

StumbleUpon, Inc. operates a platform that helps users to discover and share new and interesting stuff on the Web. The company's platform enables users to discover and share Web pages, videos, photos, and more related to humor, photography, fashion, or sports, such as thought-provoking articles, laugh-out-loud videos, unforgettable photos, and more. It also operates Paid Discovery, an advertising platform for brands, publishers, and other marketers to tell their stories, and promote their products and services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in San Francisco, California. StumbleUpon, Inc. is a former subsidiary of eBay Inc.

301 Brannan Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for StumbleUpon, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chairman
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Human Resources Director & Executive Assistant
Vice President of Business Development and Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

StumbleUpon, Inc. Key Developments

StumbleUpon, Inc. Brings Discovery to Windows 8

StumbleUpon, Inc. announced a new version of its product built especially for Windows 8. The app, which can be used on Windows 8 tablets and PCs, has been designed to take full advantage of the system's new features. Features include: Full-Screen Discovery - Users can discover unique travel adventure ideas, delicious dinner recipes, thought-provoking articles, beautiful photos, hilarious videos and more in an engrossing full-screen experience. The app commands recede as users Stumble, providing optimal views of every page without any chrome getting in the way. Instant Access with Tiles - Users can also view recommended Stumbles directly in the StumbleUpon live tile before launching the app, saving time and giving users the power to decide what to discover next as they stay connected to StumbleUpon no matter what else they're doing on their Windows 8 devices. Incorporated Sharing and Searching with Charms - This version of StumbleUpon takes full advantage of the Windows 8 charm functions. With the Share charm, users can share their Stumbles and Likes with any of their favorite Share-enabled Windows 8 apps, including StumbleUpon. Users can also explore topics outside of the Interests they follow by using the Search charm, which supports 500+ different keywords and Interests. Easy Multitasking - With Snap View, the app can be used alongside another app so users can see Stumbles recommended for them while doing another activity on their devices. Same Seamless Stumbling Experience - Users who are familiar with StumbleUpon will be able to browse content in a style and interface that are similar to the desktop version. The new app will also allow users to Stumble through trending Stumbles and their friends' activity, just like on the desktop.

StumbleUpon, Inc. Releases iOS Application for iPhone and iPad

StumbleUpon, Inc. released a new, completely redesigned iOS application for iPhone and iPad. With the StumbleUpon App for iPhone and iPad, users can discover thought-provoking articles, laugh-out-loud videos, unforgettable photos and more, across millions of Web pages recommended by people with similar interests. New with this release, the app highlights trending content and activity from friends and Interest experts making it easy to find the most popular and relevant stuff on the Web. easy-to-use design: Navigation within the app has been redesigned so users can spend more time discovering and sharing great stuff from across the Web. Users can now Stumble, rate and share all in a few seconds from the top and bottom toolbars that automatically recede to provide a full-screen viewing experience. Faster Stumbling with 'Slide' preview: With every Stumble, users will now see a small preview -- a "Slide" -- of the page being recommended as it loads in the background. Swiping through Slides allows for quick browsing of recommended content. Trending content and social activity: From the new dynamic home screen, users can explore the most popular stuff on the Web as well as content recommended by friends and Interest experts. Stronger personal identity: Stumbles have always been personalized for each individual StumbleUpon user. With this release, StumbleUpon is debuting StumbleDNA, a color bar that appears on every user's profile page, providing a dynamic visual representation of each individual's mix of interests on StumbleUpon. As users rate content through StumbleUpon, the unique StumbleDNA will change to represent their evolving tastes. Users can compare similarities and differences among members of the StumbleUpon community by comparing StumbleDNA. The new StumbleUpon App for iPhone and iPad is now available in the app store.

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