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Acquired byAOL
Date9/2010

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Websitethinglabs.com
Blogblog.thinglabs.com
Twitter@thinglabs
CategorySoftware
Employees6
Founded6/2009
DescriptionMaker of Brizzly

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San Francisco, USA

Funding

TOTAL $3.69M
FUNDING TOTAL $3.69M
Series A, 6/2008
Polaris Partners
SoftTech VC
Mike Jones
$1.6M
Series A, 10/2009
Polaris Partners
Ron Conway
Steve Olechowski
Greg Yaitanes
SV Angel
$2.09M

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Thing Labs

Thing Labs builds web-based software that makes it easy to create, share, explore and enjoy content.

Founded by Jason Shellen, a former Googler who worked on Blogger and co-created Google Reader, Thing Labs is the company behind Brizzly and Plinky.

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Brizzly

Websitebrizzly.com
Blogblog.thinglabs.com
StagePrivate
Launch DateJuly, 2009
Tags twitter, web-application

Brizzly is a social media reader from Thing Labs, Inc. It currently works with Twitter and Facebook, and adds features like inline media (photos, videos & maps) expansion, muting, groups, IM-like direct messaging and more.

Brizzly launched in July 2009 and is no longer in private beta testing.

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Sources

  1. Our New Parent, AOL, Confirms Our Scoop On Them Buying Thing Labs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Ex-Googler's Plinky Raises $1.5 Million (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  3. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  4. Plinky sold to Automattic (blog.thinglabs.com) [edit]
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