StumbleUpon, the company that recommends you stuff to browse online, now has 800 million “stumbles” a month, when users ask StumbleUpon to take them to a new page, a pretty impressive number.Speaking to TheNextWeb, StumbleUpon’s VP of marketing and business development Marc Leibowitz said everything is up and to the right. StumbleUpon makes money through advertising, through paid placement among the “stumbles” users do.
And it seems to be working: because StumbleUpon’s algorithm learns what users are interested in, relevant pages are shown, which is good for both advertisers and users.
StumbleUpon is an interesting story: the company was bought for around $75 million by eBay until its founder later bought it back to make it grow even further, which is always a great entrepreneurial story.
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