• Meebo Hits The Live Music Promotion Road

    Web based instant messaging platform meebo has announced a new partnership with Live Nation and The Firm to promote “Family Values,” a series of live music events billed as “this summer’s biggest tour.” The partnership includes concert promotion and concert presence. Music fans visiting, the Family Values Tour website and featured band websites have a… Read More

  • Snimmer – Test It If You Dare

    Newly-launched Snimmer has a glimmer of a great idea, but don’t test it unless you are very careful and/or prepared to apologize to your instant messaging contacts all evening. I wasn’t. Like Meebo and eBuddy, Snimmer is a web-based instant messaging service. Unlike those services, however, Snimmer is also a social network, allowing users to upload bio information, photos, and… Read More

  • Meebo Rooms Partner Edition Launches With Big Names

    Web based instant messaging provider Meebo has launched “Meebo Rooms, Partner Edition”, a more corporate friendly version of Meebo Rooms. Meebo Rooms launched in May and allows users to chat while viewing media live with instant messaging contacts, both from and from their own sites. Over 75,000 Meebo Rooms have been created to date. The new Partners Edition offers… Read More

  • Meebo Launches Meebo Rooms (oh, and Meebo now has ads)

    Web based instant messaging provider Meebo will launch Meebo Rooms tonight. Like MeeboMe, which allows users to embed a widget on a website where visitors can chat with the publishers, this is a significant new product that will appeal to new set of users. Users can now create their own chat box that appears on Meebo and can also be embedded into a website. The room can be themed and customized… Read More

  • SuperBowl Ads (Not Really) From Startups

    Today’s the day – SuperBowl XLI. Hundreds of millions of people around the world will eat junk food, drink beer, and watch the best television advertising all year interrupted periodically with a football game. Six startups (Meebo, Meez, Multiply, Plaxo, RockYou and Technorati) who can’t afford the $2.5 million plus for a thirty second spot during the game got together to… Read More

  • Meebo Announces $9 Million Series B Round

    Meebo, a site where users can access all of their instant messaging applications in a single browser window, is announcing a $9 million Series B round of financing from Draper Fisher Jurvetson this evening, adding to the $3.5 million they raised from Sequoia in December 2005. As part of the round, Tim Draper is joining Meebo’s board of directors. Our first post on Meebo was written the… Read More

  • Meebo Launches MeeboMe

    Palo Alto based Meebo is a Sequoia backed web chat company that allows users to access popular instant messaging services on a web page instead of using downloaded software. Our posts on Meebo are here – we’ve covered this company closely since its launch in September 2005. Until February, every time a user visited Meebo they were required to re-enter their IM login credentials… Read More

  • Netvibes adds Meebo IM

    Netvibes, one of the leading ajax desktops online, announced today that they have added a module for Meebo, a cross-platform web IM system. Netvibes is a great way to make RSS visually appealing and usable, but the inclusion of Meebo in the platform takes things to the next level in terms of interactivity. People who use multiple computers can now use any terminal to read their feeds in… Read More

  • Meebo Extension for Flock

    A UK developer who goes by “Tones” has created a Flock-specific extension that puts Meebo, and therefore Yahoo, AIM, Gtalk and MSN IM, directly into a sidebar in the Flock browser (the extension also works for Firefox). Since Flock and Meebo are two startups I use, this looked interesting. I’ve downloaded the extension and tried it out. It works as promised, although it… Read More

  • News Bits: Skype, Pandora and Meebo

    There are a few product updates going out tonight or tomorrow morning involving Meebo, Pandora and Skype that are worth mentioning. Skype Adds Skypecasts Skype is releasing version 2.5 beta of its client software on Wednesday. There are some cool new features: the ability to send and SMS to any worldwide cell phone, improved conference calling (you see who’s talking), and other small… Read More

  • Meebo: More Features, Continued Growth

    Since launching last year, Meebo the web-based instant messaging application has had phenomenal growth and great user adoption. This week they have announced a new set of features and upgrades to their application, the first since they announced their funding from Sequoia capital. The best of the new features are that you can now create an account with Meebo and have access to all your… Read More

  • E-Messenger gets Ajax Religion

    Amsterdam-based had the web chat market all to themselves before Meebo came along and stomped all over them, matching their traffic in four short months and raising venture capital from Sequoia. Earlier this week e-messenger fired back with an ajax implementation of its own. At this time it only works for MSN IM. Implementation is via a pop-up, whereas Meebo places the chat… Read More

  • Meebo Confirms Sequoia Funding

    Meebo confirmed the rumor that they have received funding from Sequoia Capital on their blog. Congratulations to everyone involved. No real details yet, but I’m hearing that the pre-money valuation was $9 million, not $10 million as I originaly reported. I assume the investment was in the $3 – $4m range. Read More

  • Meebo Funded by Sequoia?

    I just got back from back-to-back (to back) holiday parties and the rumors are flying that Meebo, which I wrote about a couple of days ago noting their stellar growth, has closed funding from Sequoia Capital at a $10 million pre-money valuation. I have not confirmed this with the company and it could be inaccurate. That’s quite a valuation for a company that is barely 12 weeks old. Read More

  • Meebo's Impressive Growth

    Meebo (original profile) is clearly going to be raising venture capital and/or be acquired in the very near future. I spoke with Founder Seth Sternberg yesterday about site growth and he revealed some impressive stats. Meebo is now averaging about 250,000 logins per day. On December 7, twelve weeks after launch, Meebo had 236,000 successful logins, 6,534,948 messages sent and approximately… Read More

  • Meebo – Instant Messaging with Ajax

    Company: Meebo
    Launched: Today, September 14, 2005 (Public Alpha)
    Location: Palo Alto, CA Overview Meebo, an ajax-rich web-based instant messenger application, launched today. It’s elegant and useful. There are a number of problems with instant messaging. First, most of us have too many client applications to run at one time (skype, msn, AOL, Yahoo, Google Talk, Meetro, etc…)… Read More

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