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Acquired byElectronic Arts
Price$15M
Date5/2008
TermsCash

General Information

Websiterupture.com
Blogrupture.com/blog
Twitter@rupture
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Employees25
DescriptionGaming Social Network

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Headquarters
400 2nd Street
Suite 350
San Francisco, CA, 94107
USA

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board of advisors

Funding

TOTAL $3M
FUNDING TOTAL $3M
Angel, 7/2007
Joi Ito
Ron Conway
Reid Hoffman
Baseline Ventures
Michael Parekh
SV Angel
$3M

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Rupture

Rupture was an online destination connecting gamers and allowing them to share gaming experiences, events, challenges, and achievements. The site was founded by Shawn Fanning and investor Ron Conway. After working together with the original Napster and then with music distributor Snocap, the two began work on Rupture, a social network for MMORPGs; primarily for World of WarCraft (WOW) gamers.

The company was based in San Francisco, California. Parent company ThreeSF, Inc., was acquired by Electronic Arts on May 28, 2008.

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Rupture

Websiterupture.com
StageLive
Tags games

Rupture works through an add on or software download that grabs your information from WOW. Character names, stats, profiles and other information is taken directly from your account and put up on your Rupture profile. Rankings and points are dynamic and change as your game play improves or suffers.

Rupture screenshot
Above: Rupture Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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Rupture

Sources

  1. Shawn Fanning Finally Gets A Real Payday: Electronic Arts Buys Rupture For $30 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. techcrunch.com [edit]
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