Wikio

  • Wikio and Trigami: the 7th merger in the last 18 months…

    Wikio and Trigami: the 7th merger in the last 18 months…

    Recently, Wikio has been picking up the pace. The European media group merged with Nomao and Overblog in the fall of 2010 and hasn’t been been slowing down since. Rumors of a hefty round of funding are yet to be confirmed. And even though the company may’ve taken a hit from Google’s Panda, it’s just announced yet another merger; Trigami is the latest addition to the… Read More

  • Hey Google, Wikio CEO says he's not scared of your little Panda

    Hey Google, Wikio CEO says he's not scared of your little Panda

    By now, most of you have probably heard of Wikio. The Luxemburg-based media group first started making headlines when it merged with French blogging platform, Overblog, back in September. The rumor at the time was that it was going to be a “European Google News for blogs”. Just a few weeks later, Wikio went on to swallow up Nomao, which describes itself as a “personalized… Read More

  • Wikio rumored to be closing an 8-figure investment round, on its way to becoming Euro internet champ

    Wikio rumored to be closing an 8-figure investment round, on its way to becoming Euro internet champ

    Yeah, this round of funding is huger than huge. Well, at least for Europe. And while it may be nowhere near Groupon’s, like, billion-dollar-round, it is definitely amongst the bigger deals on this side of the Atlantic. Multiple sources have confirmed that they are currently in discussion with Luxemburg-based Wikio Groupe, who is in the process of securing a very large round of funding. Read More

  • Wikio Groupe Closing Huge Round To Become The Long-Awaited European Internet Star

    Yeah, this round of funding is huger than huge. Well, at least for Europe. And while it may be nowhere near Groupon’s, like, billion-dollar-round, it is definitely amongst the bigger deals on this side of the Atlantic. Multiple sources have confirmed that they are currently in discussion with Luxemburg-based Wikio Groupe, who is in the process of securing a very large round of funding. Read More

  • Overblog marries Wikio to breed a European Google News for blogs

    Overblog marries Wikio to breed a European Google News for blogs

    A trusted source has confirmed that French-blogging platform, Overblog, will soon be part of the Wikio family. Rumor has it that the growing Luxembourg-based news portal is apparently trying to develop European Google News for blogs. For anyone who isn’t familiar with Wikio, all you really have to know is that it’s a news portal founded by Pierre Chappaz in 2005 after his… Read More

  • Overblog and Wikio Just Married. Pregnant with a European Google News for Blogs.

    Overblog and Wikio Just Married. Pregnant with a European Google News for Blogs.

    A trusted source has confirmed that French-blogging platform, Overblog, will soon be part of the Wikio family. Rumor has it that the growing Luxembourg-based news portal is apparently trying to develop European Google News for blogs. For anyone who isn’t familiar with Wikio, all you really have to know is that it’s a news portal founded by Pierre Chappaz in 2005 after his… Read More

  • Ebuzzing, the sponsored content platform for bloggers, launches in the UK

    Ebuzzing, the sponsored content platform for bloggers, launches in the UK

    Ebuzzing, the European “video and sponsored content ad platform”, officially launches in the UK today. The service, which has a slightly checkered history based on its original pay per-post model, offers an ad channel for viral videos: Bloggers sign up and blog about the video campaigns that interest them and get paid in the process. It’s part of the Wikio Group and has… Read More

  • Wikio merges with Ebuzzing – cue controversy

    [France] Wikio has announced on its blog (in French) that Ebuzzing has joined the “Wikio communication group”. You’ve probably heard of Wikio – you know, a kind’ve competitor to Digg and Technorati in France which expanded to Europe. But you’ve probably not heard of Ebuzzing, which is focused on France. Wikio and Ebuzzing are in fact two major players for… Read More

  • Sweden's Twingly To Launch Europe-Focused Blog Search Engine

    Sweden's Twingly To Launch Europe-Focused Blog Search Engine

    At first glance, blog search as a category is oversaturated. Ok, at second glance, too. Not only did Google enter the market directly in late 2005, they’ve also increased the rate that they index blogs and other regularly updated sites for core Google search. TechCrunch, for example, is now indexed multiple times per day by Google, and new posts are often available in a normal Google… Read More

  • Europe's Digg Killer Raises €4 million

    Europe's Digg Killer Raises €4 million

    Luxembourg-based Wikio, Europe’s best hope against Digg, Google News and Technorati (it is sort of a mashup of all three), has closed a €4 million ($5.3 million) Series A round of financing. This follows a previous angel round of financing of an undisclosed size (investors in that round included as Loic Le Meur, Martin Varsavsky, Freddy Mini, Ouriel Ohayon, and Jeff Clavier). The… Read More

  • Wikio Launches Digg-Like Site For U.S., Germany, And Spain

    Wikio Launches Digg-Like Site For U.S., Germany, And Spain

    Wikio, a user-contributed news company, launched Wikio.com, Wikio.de, and Wikio.es at the LeWeb3 conference in Paris today. The three new sites are aimed at the US, Germany, and Spain, respectively. Wikio has been live in France and Italy for a few months. They have 600,000 French users and 100,000 Italian users. In April, TechCrunch France writer Ouriel Ohayon reviewed Wikio and found it to be… Read More

  • Will Wikio challenge Google News and Technorati?

    Will Wikio challenge Google News and Technorati?

    Wikio, a Switzerland based company, was released in private Beta yesterday night (in French). It is one of the most ambitious web launches born in Europe this year. Pierre Chappaz originated this idea after the successful adventure of his vertical ecommerce comparison engine Kelkoo, that was sold to Yahoo. He’s going to try to make it again but this time with an interesting news… Read More