Vurb

  • Snapchat is acquiring mobile search app Vurb for $110M+

    Snapchat is acquiring mobile search app Vurb for $110M+

    Snapchat could help you organize a night out with friends or get a digest of the day’s news thanks to its acquisition of mobile search startup Vurb. TechCrunch caught wind of the impending deal over the weekend and now The Information reports Snapchat is in the closing stages of talks to pay $110 million for Vurb (75 percent stock, 25 percent cash). Snapchat is also said to offer $75… Read More

  • Search App Vurb Adds Messaging To Become The U.S. WeChat

    Vurb Adds Chat To Its Search App

    WeChat dominates China with its messaging hub that lets you shop, call a taxi, and pay bills — all from one app. Now, mobile search startup Vurb wants to bring the monolithic app style to the United States with the help of Tencent, WeChat’s developer which has secretly been an investor in Vurb’s $10 million of funding. Step 1 happens today with the launch of a chat feature… Read More

  • Disrupt Winner Vurb Raises $8 Million To Steal Mobile Search From Google

    Disrupt Winner Vurb Raises $8 Million To Steal Mobile Search From Google

    The conundrum of mobile is you either use one convenient app that is mediocre at doing many things, or you have to discover and hop between a flotilla of single-purpose apps. Vurb wants to solve this for mobile search by aggregating utility from top third-party apps so you can make decisions rather than click links. Today the 2014 Disrupt NY Battlefield winner announced it’s raised a… Read More

  • Vurb Helps You Get Things Done

    Vurb’s Contextual Search Engine Blows Away Those Stupid Lists Of Links

    Search is outdated. Google steers you to right section of the library, but doesn’t answer your question or compile that answer with others to help you make a decision. Luckily, today Vurb is launching its reinvention of search results in the form of a web and mobile contextual search engine. Rather than requiring multiple searches in different tabs, Vurb collects all the relevant info on… Read More

  • Contextual Content Engine Vurb Raises More Than $1.5M From Max Levchin And Others

    Contextual Content Engine Vurb Raises More Than $1.5M From Max Levchin And Others

    VCs like to go around asking the same questions: “What’s cool? What startups do you like?” Recently, the consensus answer to those questions is a startup called Vurb. Vurb is a contextual content engine, a platform that connects and compiles relevant information from services like, but not limited to, Yelp, LinkedIn, Google Maps, Amazon and so on. Nothing quite like it exists… Read More