• iPhone Most Social Device, Claims New Study From ShareThis

    iPhone Most Social Device, Claims New Study From ShareThis

    The mobile web is more social than the desktop web, and among mobile devices, the iPhone is the most social. These are the new findings from Palo Alto-based publisher platform ShareThis, which is today releasing data from a large study of social behavior across devices. The study compared billions of social actions across both desktop web and mobile in order to determine which platforms… Read More

  • ShareThis Aims For Mobile, With $23M Series C Led By T-Venture, Acquisition Of Social App Platform, Socialize

    ShareThis Aims For Mobile, With $23M Series C Led By T-Venture, Acquisition Of Social App Platform, Socialize

    Palo Alto-based publisher platform ShareThis, the maker of those “social sharing” buttons scattered across the web, is today announcing having closed on $23 million in Series C financing, in a round led by T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. Additionally, in another move signaling its intention to unify its platform across web and mobile, ShareThis has also… Read More

  • ShareThis Study: Facebook Accounts For 38 Percent Of Sharing Traffic On The Web

    Sharing is big on the Web. We all know that. But exactly how big? ShareThis has some answers in a study it put together with Starcom MediaVest Group and Rubinson Partners. Looking across the sharing and clicking habits of the more than 300 million people a month who pass links with a ShareThis button on over a million websites (producing 7 billion pageviews a month), a few things stood… Read More

  • After 5 Years Of Facilitating Sharing On The Web, AddToAny Turns A Profit

    Like Twitter, AddToAny turns five years old this week. It doesn’t garner even a fraction of the attention that venture-backed competitors like Clearspring (AddThis), Gigya and ShareThis do, but it has definitely put its stake in the social sharing widget ground. Note: the above-cited rivals have raised roughly $90 million combined, while AddToAny has never taken outside financing since… Read More

  • ShareThis Now On 1 Million Websites, Appoints Former Yahoo Marketer As CMO

    ShareThis, which you may be familiar with thanks to all the buttons online publishers worldwide have been plastering on their sites to lure you into spreading their content, is now live at roughly 1 million websites, aggregately reaching more than 400 million users. The company has now tapped Kristen Fergason, formerly a marketer at Yahoo, as its new CMO to grow even more. In addition to… Read More

  • ShareThis Starts Measuring Social Reach, Facebook And Twitter Account For Nearly Half

    ShareThis Starts Measuring Social Reach, Facebook And Twitter Account For Nearly Half

    When it comes to measuring how content is shared across the Web, the approaches we use today are still pretty primitive. People count how many times a link is shared on Facebook or retweeted on Twitter, but nobody really knows what percentage of those links are clicked on to drive traffic back to the original sites. ShareThis, which offers an all-in-one share button across tens of thousands… Read More

  • ShareThis Introduces The Share Stream

    You know all those share buttons across the Web? They are getting more and more social. What I mean by that is initially they were used to share stories or content mostly via email on a one-to-one basis, but over the past year or so services like Facebook and Twitter have been overtaking the way people use those buttons to share stories, videos, images, and links. The way most people… Read More

  • ShareThis To Acquire Fellow Widget Maker madKast

    More acquisition news from the TechStars Demo Day: madKast will soon be acquired by ShareThis, a widget company that allows users to share a blog post or news article across multiple services like Digg and MySpace. madKast, which we covered last October, is also a widgetmaker, allowing users to share posts through web services as well as through other routes like SMS messages and… Read More

  • ShareThis Raises $15M: A Lot of Dough for One Widget

    ShareThis, a startup that provides a single widget with the same name, has raised $15M in a Series B round led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. That brings the company’s total financing up to $21M after a Series A round in 2007. The ShareThis widget is akin to the AddThis bookmarking widget we use here on TechCrunch at the bottom of each post. Readers can use it to share posts with others… Read More