StumbleUpon Spins Off Independently From eBay

About two years ago, eBay bought out StumbleUpon for $75 million. But today StumbleUpon announced that they are spinning off as an independent company again. The company is now backed by Geoff Smith and several other investors.

Last month StumbleUpon hit 7 million users.

StumbleUpon believes that this will help the company stay more focused on their goal — “helping people discover interesting web content. Our goal is to make StumbleUpon the web’s largest recommendation engine and we think this is the best way to get us there,” stated StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

StumbleUpon Spins Off Independently From eBay Comments

  1. Alex says:

    Yessss. Long Live StumbleUpon.

  2. Nick says:

    Great work – I detest the way EBay attempts to control its users without any consultation. Happy to know you are free.

  3. Amit Chowdhry says:

    Long Live StumbleUpon!!

  4. Walter Holstad says:

    I love Stumbleupon. It is another excellent online community and I get really neat things from my friends. I must say magazine13 is especially cool as far as the pictures they have.

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