• Another Personalized News Site Bites The Dust

    When Thoof launched in July 2007 a lot of people gave it a good chance of success despite the fact that it was entering into the dreaded personalized news space. Sure, the market was littered with failed startups, but Thoof was founded by former Revver cofounder Ian Clarke, and was well backed by Austin Ventures, Ron Conway and others. Thoof aimed to deliver tailored news by looking at what… Read More

  • Thoof Now in Public Beta

    Social news site Thoof, privately launched nearly two weeks ago by invitation only, is now open to anyone. Our launch post is here. Thoof is about personalized news and incorporates elements of Wikis, Digg/ voting features. Users submit stories to the service as a link to the news item, along with a title, description and tags. Other users start to see the news item if Thoof… Read More

  • Revver Founder Launches Thoof: Personalized News Service

    The web is littered with failed or stagnant personalized news startups. New startup Thoof is going to give it a whirl and see if they can do better than the ones that have tried it before. The idea around personalized news: instead of showing stuff based on what an editor chooses (like this blog, or the Washington Post) or via some sort of community action (Digg, reddit), a user will see… Read More