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Acquired byYahoo!
Price$65M
Date8/2013

General Information

Websiterockmelt.com
Blogblog.rockmelt.com
Twitter@rockmelt
CategorySocial Networking
Emailquestions@rockmel...
Employees
Founded2009
DescriptionSocial Media Web Browser

Offices

Headquarter
800 California St.
STE 300
Mountain View, CA, 94041
USA

People

Co-Founder, Chairman & CTO
Co-Founder & CEO
Vice President

Funding

Competitors

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Rockmelt

Rockmelt is a social web browser built off of Chromium and boasts deep integration with both Facebook and Twitter with its “Edges” which are filled with friends that are online and feeds that you follow complete with update badges.

It also sports what some believe to be the next big search revolution. Unlike Google’s universal navigation field, RockMelt has a dedicated search field that shows complete search results as a drop down overtop web pages. This is helpful when switching between different search results from one single query. Rockmelt also has its own URL shortener me.lt. The browser is supported on both Windows and OS X platforms.

It is backed by one of Silicon Valley’s most well-known personalities, Marc Andreessen. The principal engineer for Netscape Navigator, Robert John Churchill, is the principal engineer for RockMelt as well.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

RockMelt Beta Launch Video

Added: 10/18/12

Screenshots

Rockmelt screenshot
Above: RockMelt Overview
Uploaded: 11/17/10
Rockmelt screenshot
Above: RockMelt Displaying Facebook Friends
Uploaded: 11/17/10
Rockmelt screenshot
Above: Rockmelt Screenshot -- #3
Uploaded: 7/18/11

Sources

  1. Yahoo Has Acquired Rockmelt, Apps To Shut Down On August 31st (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Andreessen Horowitz Back RockMelt Social Media Browswer (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  3. TechCrunch [edit]
  4. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn (nytimes.com) [edit]
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