Meebo

 
  • Exclusive Peek At Meebo's Upcoming Community Chat

    Exclusive Peek At Meebo's Upcoming Community Chat

    Instant messaging service Meebo has given us a demo of its upcoming "Community IM" platform, which allows websites to seamlessly integrate a browser-based chat window very similar to Facebook Chat. Meebo announced the upcoming community chat feature last July, with initial partners including DanceJam, myYearbook, AddictingGames, Sugar Publishing and Tagged. Flixster will be the first partner… Read More

  • LiveBar Adds A Little Strip Of Community To Any Site

    LiveBar Adds A Little Strip Of Community To Any Site

    LiveWorld is a publicly traded company that's been around since 1996 and is best known for its white labeled social networks. These are online communities that LiveWorld helps clients build up around their existing brands, and they often take a good deal more time and effort to set up than communities created on top of self-service platforms like Ning or KickApps. However, LiveWorld is making a… Read More

  • Meebo To Turn On Chat For Communities

    Meebo To Turn On Chat For Communities

    Instant messaging service Meebo announced a new product tonight called community Instant Messaging that will effectively provide “instant messaging in a box” to any site with a community. It will be a federated system, which means users can access friends on other meebo powered social networks, too. DanceJam, Flixster, myYearbook, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group’s… Read More

  • Skype 4.0 Beta:  It's All About Video

    Skype 4.0 Beta: It's All About Video

    Skype is getting a major, much-needed upgrade: Skype 4.0. President Josh Silverman calls it the “biggest new release in Skype’s history.” The new software client, which which will be released here in beta tomorrow (for Windows only), takes up the whole screen. Video is front and center. “Our old UI was purpose-built for voice ,” Silverman tells me. (I put an excerpt… Read More

  • It's Official: Meebo Raises $25 Million From Jafco, Time Warner and KTB

    It's Official: Meebo Raises $25 Million From Jafco, Time Warner and KTB

    Update on our post from earlier today - Meebo is now confirming that they have raised a $25 million third round of financing from Jafco Ventures, Time Warner Investments and KTB Ventures. Previous investors Sequoia Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson also participated. Meebo was looking for a buyer through their investment bank, Montgomery & Co., but moved to a fundraising round earlier this… Read More

  • Meebo Closes Big Funding Round

    Meebo Closes Big Funding Round

    Web chat startup Meebo has closed the funding round they’ve been working on with investment bank Montgomery & Co., a source tells us. Expect an announcement shortly. The best information we’ve been able to gather says the company raised $25 million or so on a $200 million valuation. Earlier this month they abandoned efforts to sell the company, focusing instead on raising money. Read More

  • Blodget Says Facebook Is Only Worth $9 Billion, Hypothetically Speaking

    Blodget Says Facebook Is Only Worth $9 Billion, Hypothetically Speaking

    Putting a value on private companies is hard enough for insiders and venture capitalists who have full access to the company’s financial statements. When outsiders try to do it, even well-informed ones, it is nothing more than a guessing game. But it is nonetheless perhaps one of Silicon Valley’s favorite parlor activities. Today, Henry Blodget & Co. at Silicon Alley Insider try to… Read More

  • Meebo Can't Get Their Price, Goes For Fundraising Instead Of Sale

    Meebo Can't Get Their Price, Goes For Fundraising Instead Of Sale

    Web chat startup Meebo has been working with investment bank Montgomery & Co. for the last few months to either find a buyer or raise a big new round of financing. The rumor was they were looking for a $250 million valuation. A couple of sources have told us that eBay, Fox/MySpace and AOL all took a long look at the company, but ultimately passed based on the price and the fact that the… Read More

  • Is Meebo Worth Half a Slide?

    Is Meebo Worth Half a Slide?

    Investment banker Michael Montgomery has his chance to prove he’s still relevant in the tech banking world if this VentureBeat story is true. The rumor is that Meebo has hired Montgomery & Co. to represent them in a new fundraising round that may value the company at a cool $250 million. If they pull it off, they’ll set Meebo’s value at half of the $500 million Slide was… Read More

  • AOL Gets It Right With Open AIM 2.0 – Embraces Meebo and eBuddy

    AOL is pushing their two year old OpenAim initiative much further this morning with OpenAIM 2.0. There are three key changes of note. First they are now embracing services that they previously tried to stop – multiheaded clients and websites that allow users to access all of the major instant messaging platforms in one place. These are desktop services like Pidgin (open source), Adium (Mac)… Read More