• ThisNext Launches Glossi, Its Free Digital Magazine Builder

    ThisNext Launches Glossi, Its Free Digital Magazine Builder

    Glossi, the digital publishing platform from social commerce company ThisNext, is going into public beta today, which means that a much broader group of people can use Glossi’s tools to build and publish their own online magazines (though you still need an invitation). CEO Matt Edelman said the company built Glossi in response to a number of different trends, including “the growth… Read More

  • Social Shopping Site ThisNext Confirms Funding, Acquires Stylehive

    Social e-commerce company ThisNext recently raised a Series C round of $1.2 million, which we reported based on an SEC filing. The Santa Monica, CA startup has now confirmed the financing round and also announced that it has acquired smaller rival Stylehive for an undisclosed amount. ThisNext set up an entirely new parent company, Curatemedia, which will be the corporate brand that will… Read More

  • ThisNext Takes $5 Million Series B

    Social shopping service ThisNext has taken $5 million Series B in a round that included previous investors Anthem Venture Partners and Clearstone Venture Partners. ThisNext launched in 2006 with a product that offers shopping combined with comments, tagging, social recommendations, comment ratings and a wishlist. Users can also create a website widget to show products they like to others via… Read More

  • Ramblings on ThisNext

    A handful of startups are groping around in the “social shopping” area, talking about making money from the 80% of online shopping time that is spent researching products rather than buying them. The king of this space is CNET reviews, which combines editor reviews with lots of pictures and structured data with direct user reviews as well. In May Yahoo launched Yahoo Tech… Read More