• PollDaddy Traffic Soars, Releases Ratings Widget With Possible Digg Competitor On The Horizon

    It’s no secret that bloggers love their polls — they’re a great way to increase user engagement, and sometimes you can even get some useful data from them. But most people probably don’t realize just how popular these polls really can be. PollDaddy has just released some of its latest stats, and they don’t fail to impress: the company is now serving 430 million… Read More

  • Pollsb Nabs $1.3 Million In Funding For Lousy Interactive Polling Widgets

    Pollsb (short for Polls Boutique) has raised a Series A round of $1.3 million led by DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures and early-stage investors Zelkova Ventures and PhilQuo Ventures. The Tel-Aviv, Israel-based startup had previously raised $700,000 from incubator and seed funding provider Connector Media, which brings the total invested in the company to $2 million. Here’s how they pitch… Read More

  • What Do Your Twitter Followers Think? Conduct a twtpoll And Find Out.

    One of the simplest ways to use Twitter is to conduct instant polls among your followers. But compiling all the replies is an ad-hoc and messy process. Enter twtpoll, a simple polling app that lets you ask multiple choice questions and provides a shortened URL that you can Tweet. All you do is enter your Twitter user name (no password), create the poll, and then hit the… Read More

  • WordPress Acquires Irish Startup Polldaddy

    Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has acquired Irish startup Polldaddy for an undisclosed sum. The purchase gives WordPress an infusion of polling technology and seems to be justified simply on the basis that bloggers love polls (we use PollDaddy here at TechCrunch for many of our posts). Read More

  • Polling Startup SodaHead Raises $8.4 Million

    Polls are popular on the Web because they are interactive without requiring too much effort. They are also a good way to collect a lot of data from users across the Web. SodaHead, a startup founded by former MySpace executives Jason Feffer and Michael Glazer, announced an $8.4 million series B investment today. The round was led by Mission Ventures and Mohr Davidow. (The company… Read More

  • PollDaddy Attempts to Create Yahoo Answers for Polls

    PollDaddy, a company until now focused on distributing poll and survey widgets, is taking a stab at turning its website into a more formidable destination. How? Well, by doing what any company that has distributed its services across the web would do: by pulling them and their associated data back home. The company has decided to set up a central directory of the polls that its users have… Read More

  • PollDaddy Expands Widget Suite, Upgrades System

    The hype around widgetizing the web may have died down a bit, but PollDaddy – a company obviously focused on polls – will be pushing that widgetizing process further along with its version 2.0 release today. PollDaddy 2.0 will mark the company’s foray into providing a fuller suite of data-collecting widgets. Starting today, PollDaddy will distribute a new online survey tool… Read More