StumbleUpon Acquired by eBay


Yesterday eBay confirmed the rumors that it has acquired StumbleUpon, a really great web service that helps you discover interesting websites through user recommendations. Over the last year I’ve seen an increasing amount of traffic coming in from StumbleUpon, which lasts a longer period of time with more engaged visitors, compared to other services that just send a high volume of traffic in short spikes, sending visitors that are not as interested in the content. It will be interesting to see how eBay integrates StumbleUpon into their existing services and how StumbleUpon will grow with their newly added resources.

Congratulations to Garrett Camp and the whole StumbleUpon crew.

UPDATE: According to Om Malik, eBay paid $75 million for StumbleUpon. Here’s more coverage from TechCrunch and Mashable.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.