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So Google Loses the bidding war for StumbleUpon to Ebay, and now launches their own!

Discussion in 'Google' started by pitumbo, Apr 18, 2007.

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    "On the same day that the news breaks that eBay is acquiring StumbleUpon for $40ish million, Google announces that they are building strikingly similar functionality into their Toolbar. Google (along with AOL) were reportedly in the running to acquire StumbleUpon until very recently.

    The Google Toolbar now includes a dice icon. Click it and you’ll be taken to a new website that Google thinks you’ll find interesting based on your previous search queries."

    http://www.techcrunch.com/

    I, for one, am tired of our Google Overlords... :mad:
     
    pitumbo, Apr 18, 2007 IP
  2. JC007

    JC007 Active Member

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    That's sad, G became the follower and never got any success :(
    Thanks for the great info.
     
    JC007, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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    DirtyDog Well-Known Member

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    That article is stupid. The feature, nor the result, are the same as Stumbleupon.
     
    DirtyDog, Apr 18, 2007 IP
  4. pitumbo

    pitumbo Peon

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    Lol, how do you really feel about it? I agree, it's not the same thing but I thought the timing of Google's announcement rather curious. I actually like Google's idea better, but I was under the impression that StumbleUpon also had some selectivity based on one's thumbs up or thumbs down choice...

    Also, my dog looks a lot like your dog.
     
    pitumbo, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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    rayn_84 Banned

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    Having the same features with Stumbleupon uh?
     
    rayn_84, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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    ReadyToGo Peon

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    Well, I guess more competition would be better, theoretically.
     
    ReadyToGo, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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    Zerosleep Established User

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    Ah!! Google You Copy everything :p anyways I think now there will be some fun watching Google into the battle ;)
     
    Zerosleep, Apr 18, 2007 IP