Meebo

  • Meebo's Multi-Chat iPhone App Hits iTunes

    Meebo's Multi-Chat iPhone App Hits iTunes

    If you are one of the millions of people who use Meebo to bring together all of your buddies from different chat services across the Web, you can now do that on your iPhone as well. Meebo's iPhone app is now available on iTunes The iPhone app lets you chat via AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, MySpace IM, ICQ, Jabber, Facebook, and other chat services, delivering new messages vis push notifications. Read More

  • Preview: Meebo's Simple, Quick, And Slick iPhone App

    Preview: Meebo's Simple, Quick, And Slick iPhone App

    Though they're not planning to unveil it until next week, Meebo has given us a sneak peek at their iPhone app. My immediate reaction? This will be my go-to messaging app on the iPhone. While there are no shortage of apps that now allow you to connect to a wide range of messaging networks, Meebo's is great because it's very, very fast. It might not have all the bells and whistles that some others… Read More

  • Meebo Eyes A New Market For Its Chat Bar: Online Retailers

    Meebo Eyes A New Market For Its Chat Bar: Online Retailers

    We've been covering the growth of Meebo's chat bar extensively since its launch: after a fairly slow ramp up in 2008, it's since been deployed to 130 partner sites and now has a reach of 100 million unique visitors. Now that the company has landed partnerships with a number of large publisher sites and social networks, it's settings its sights on a new target: shopping. The company has been… Read More

  • Looking To Boost Engagement, Meebo Makes It A Lot Easier To Start Using Its Chat Bar

    Looking To Boost Engagement, Meebo Makes It A Lot Easier To Start Using Its Chat Bar

    2009 was a good year for Meebo, which saw its Meebo Bar spread to over 130 partner sites. The chat bar, which also makes it easy to share content, now reaches 110 million unique visitors according to Quantcast (74 million according to comScore), and is growing at a clip pace. But not everything has gone exactly according to plan — on certain sites, the chat bar isn't being used as much as… Read More

  • Meebo Launches Self-Serve Meebo Bar, Takes A Look Back At Its Big Year

    Meebo Launches Self-Serve Meebo Bar, Takes A Look Back At Its Big Year

    For a long time, Meebo has been a widely liked company with lots of funding but a fairly small amount of revenue. This year, that started to change. The company's Meebo Bar (AKA Community IM) has now been deployed to over a hundred major sites and has helped Meebo reach nearly 100 million unique visitors monthly. And today, it's launching a feature that will see that number take a huge jump: a… Read More

  • Meebo Gives Publishers More Control Over Meebo Bar With New API

    Meebo Gives Publishers More Control Over Meebo Bar With New API

    We've been tracking the progress of Meebo's Community IM bar for a long time now: it was announced back in July 2008, started rolling out in October 2008, and is now exposed to nearly 100 million people worldwide on dozens of partner sites. Clearly it's making good progress, but since launch the options available to publishers for customizing the bar have been quite limited — you basically… Read More

  • Qlipso Brings Avatars, Video Chat, and Facebook Connect To Virtual Rooms

    Qlipso Brings Avatars, Video Chat, and Facebook Connect To Virtual Rooms

    Media on the Web is going from a solo affair to a shared experience. We are seeing this in everything from CNN live news videos enabled with Facebook chat to Meebo Rooms and Tiny Chat. Today, a new startup from Los Angeles called Qlipso is launching its own virtual rooms where friends can share videos and play Flash games with each other. The service is in private beta and requires a… Read More

  • Finding Your Co-Founders

    The number one question you all asked after reading my last blog post about starting a business from scratch was "how do I find my co-founders?" Great question - let's start with a bit of self reflection: Close your eyes and visualize your group of closest friends. Now, think specifically about how tall (or short) they all are. Great, now ask yourself "are all of them roughly the same height?"… Read More

  • Meebo's Reach Spikes To Over 90 Million Users With Community IM Growth

    Meebo's Reach Spikes To Over 90 Million Users With Community IM Growth

    Ever since Meebo launched its Community IM feature — which lets any site integrate a chat feature that's similar to Facebook Chat — the service has seen strong growth. But the bump the site has seen with each successive partnership over the last year pales in comparison to the growth it's been seeing in the last few months: between August and October, Meebo has jumped from around 50 million… Read More

  • From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

    This guest post was written by Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg. It is the first in a series of posts he's writing about the decisions a young entrepreneur needs to make when she/he is first starting a business. The timing is perfect, there is more than a little overlap with Vivek Wadhwa's guest post on venture capital earlier today. We'll update this post with links to his further installments. I was… Read More