Conduit

  • After Buying Wibiya For $45M, Conduit Discontinues Product As It Shifts Away From Toolbars

    After Buying Wibiya For $45M, Conduit Discontinues Product As It Shifts Away From Toolbars

    Less than a month after browser-toolbar and mobile startup Conduit merged its Client Connect division with Perion, the company is making another change to its business. ConduitĀ has announced that it will be discontinuing Wibiya, the social browser toolbar service that it acquired in 2011 for $45 million, as it shifts further away from its toolbar business. Read More

  • Confirmed: $1.4B Mobile/Browser Toolbar Startup Conduit Is Splitting, Still Mum On Perion Acquisition

    Confirmed: $1.4B Mobile/Browser Toolbar Startup Conduit Is Splitting, Still Mum On Perion Acquisition

    Conduit, the Israeli-based browser-toolbar and mobile startup estimated to be worth some $1.4 billion, has confirmed to us that it is splitting itself into two entities, but is declining for now to say that it is purchasing Perion as part of the deal. We have also obtained employee memos from sources with more details about the changes; we are embedding those below. Read More

  • Fairness For Shareholders Who Bust Their Butts

    Fairness For Shareholders Who Bust Their Butts

    Editor’s note: Ronen Shilo is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Conduit, a provider of cloud-based solutions that empower web and mobile publishers to engage their users across multiple platforms. Follow him on his ConduitĀ blog and on Twitter. Every day I thank the universe for my inexperience. Why do I say that? Because one of the distinct advantages of not focusing one’s energies… Read More

  • Saul Klein on Europe's Billion-Dollar Startups

    Saul Klein’s List Of Europe’s Next Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

    Where will the next billion-dollar startups come from? The tech world and most VCs tend to be parochial, looking at Silicon Valley, maybe New York, and a few other hot markets like China and Brazil. But what about the Old Country? Yesterday, I was having coffee with Saul Klein, a partner at Index Ventures and co-founder of Seedcamp. He believes that in every major city across Europe… Read More

  • Conduit Acquires Web Application Platform Wibiya For $45 Million: Sources

    Exclusive - No, Conduit was not acquired for a billion dollars or more by Google or Microsoft … yet (although one executive suggested to me in a phone call this week that the company should, in fact, be worth about half of Facebook’s valuation on the private market – meaning about $35 billion at present day – because they reach about half of the social… Read More

  • The Funny Coincidence between Bing's Rise And Conduit's Declining Traffic

    Last December toolbar startup Conduit announced they were bailing on Google search in favor of Bing. In January Bing surged in search market share, up over 2 points to 12.8%. You wouldn’t think Conduit was the main force behind the rise. But the data suggests it is. Read More

  • Conduit Reports Stats And Groupon App – Microsoft Acquisition Rumors Come Extra

    Conduit, the VC-backed company that enables publishers to create and distribute apps on the Web via browser toolbars, is sharing some stats with the world today (as they’ve done before). Meanwhile, and timed perfectly, an Israeli publication claims Microsoft is looking to acquire Conduit for a reported $300 million. Read More

  • Conduit Reports Big Numbers: 250,000 App Publishers, 170 Million Users

    Conduit, the venture-backed company that enables publishers to create and distribute apps on the Web via browser toolbars, is posting some big numbers today. The startup says its network now boasts more than 250,000 web publishers, and that they’re able to reach some 170 million users. Roughly 23 new users install Conduit Engine every single second, the company adds. Read More

  • Conduit Launches Marketplace For Toolbar Content

    Conduit, a service that enables web publishers to easily create their own toolbars for Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox, is opening up its platform to allow for distribution opportunities. Conduit’s SaaS tool lets companies create and distribute their content and products on a custom community toolbar. Conduit, which we have covered previously here and here, has amassed a network… Read More

  • Toolbar Company Conduit Raises $8M More

    Conduit, a service that enables web publishers to easily create their own toolbars for Internet Explorer and Firefox, has raised $8M in a Series B round with Benchmark Capital. We covered Conduit a couple of times early last year when the company had 25,000 partners and 5M toolbar installs. The company now has 140,000 partners with 12M+ installs. The company is cash-flow positive and describes… Read More

  • Conduit Toolbar Product Enhancement

    Conduit (Disclosure: They are a current TechCrunch sponsor), which has created a white label browser toolbar, released a new product tonight called myConduit. I’m writing about it because it’s a good solution to the problem of toolbar overload. Instead of having each toolbar you’ve downloaded appear in the browser window, which takes up a lot of screen realestate, Conduit… Read More

  • Hear About Conduit Yet?

    Israel and California based Conduit is announcing a deal today with Google to provide search for their customizable toolbar product. The news itself isn’t all that interesting, although it will help Conduit with revenue. But the Conduit service itself is really taking off. Conduit is a white-label, customizable toolbar for other web services. Like the Google and Yahoo… Read More