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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
New Boy of Benchmark: Rockmelt's Eric Vishria Talks About Becoming Fifth Partner at VC Powerhouse   —  The Boys of Benchmark — as I like to call the well-known venture capital firm, since they are four dudes — have added a fifth member, with Rockmelt co-founder Eric Vishria joining as a general partner.
Jul 23, 2014, 2:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Under Mayer, Yahoo Buys — But Will It Ever Divest?   —  In the third quarter of 2013 alone, Yahoo purchased eight companies, including Xobni, Lexity, Rockmelt, and essentially whatever small startup that venture firms managed to entice CEO Marissa Mayer with to meet her ongoing need …
Jan 5, 2014, 12:20 AMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Marissa Mayer buys failed startups because it's the best way for Yahoo to hire good developers   —  Yahoo bought Rockmelt today, a startup that debuted with a wave of media fanfare touting it as the company that would reinvent the browser for the age of the social web.
Aug 2, 2013, 6:50 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Paid $60M to $70M for Rockmelt — Will Dump Browser and Use Tech to Better Deliver Its Media and Mobile Properties   —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo paid $60 million to $70 million for social browser startup Rockmelt, with an aim of using its technology to turbocharge its myriad of media and mobile properties.
Aug 2, 2013, 1:35 PMIn context
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
After trying to reinvent the browser and failing, Rockmelt gets acquired by Yahoo   —  After trying to reinvent the browser, failing, and then pivoting to a new Web-based social feeds product that resembled Flipboard, Rockmelt has been acquired by Yahoo.  —  According to Rockmelt …
Aug 2, 2013, 1:15 PMIn context
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
Rockmelt brings its social news app to Android   —  Rockmelt, which started out as a social web browser and has pivoted to produce apps for social news instead, is bringing its product to Android on Wednesday.  —  The company was known for its social browser that had tabs for chat and features …
Jun 19, 2013, 10:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Rockmelt Will Shut Down Social Browser To Focus On Funneling The Web Into Its New Content Feed Site   —  “Distributing a desktop browser is hard and expensive (especially if you don't have an operating system or the world's most trafficked website to promote it)” says Rockmelt …
Apr 11, 2013, 3:25 PMIn context
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Rockmelt social browser comes to iPhone, Android version still in development   —  When we heard Rockmelt was going to announce some news about its social browser becoming available to lots more people, we assumed that meant the Android version was finally ready.  Not quite: turns out the company was just referring iPhone users.
Dec 20, 2012, 11:05 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apps Like Rockmelt Ditch Social-Only Signup, Add Email So Privacy Buffs Can “Try Before You Pry”   —  Rockmelt's recently released iPad app only offered signup through Facebook and Twitter, leading 50 percent of users not to sign in at all.  So today it followed Pinterest and Spotify …
Dec 2, 2012, 5:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
RockMelt For iPad: A Browser Built For Touch That Turns The Web Into A Feed So Content Comes To You   —  Surfing the Internet can feel like you're running in circles, constantly checking your favorite sites for updates.  The RockMelt team believes that content should be delivered, not hunted …
Oct 11, 2012, 12:05 AMIn context

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