Surphace (formerly Sphere) provides contextual content tools that make connections between text, video, photos and ads. Surphace helps online publishers create a more engaging reader experience leading to longer time spent on site and increased PVs per visit along with a new incremental revenue stream. Surphace is currently integrated into over 150,000 leading sites and is live on over 1.2 Billion monthly article pages across the web.
Surphace's core technology is a patent-pending process utilizing Sphereâ€™s proprietary Content Genome.â„¢ The Content Genomeâ„¢ was developed specifically to deliver high-precision, low-cost (automated) related content delivery in dynamic online publishing and news environments. Unlike many other solutions, the Content Genomeâ„¢ does not require a taxonomy or training â€” Surphace can index any text artifacts, or media with associated text, and generate related content out of the box. Integration time on the publishersâ€™ side is minimal, and no additional meta-data is required.
Surphace has a broad range of partners including leading A-list publishers, micro-publishers and independent blogs.
Funding Rounds (2) - $3.5MUpdate
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|Apr 25, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Kellogg Tech Conference Focuses On Monetization|
|Mar 17, 2014||TechCrunch - TC’s NYC Meetup To Feature Interview With Tumblr’s Derek Gottfrid, Pitch-Off Judges Announced|
|Feb 15, 2011||Gigaom - On Heels Of Surphace Purchase, Outbrain Raises $11 Million|
|Feb 2, 2011||Gigaom - Ahead Of Earnings, AOL Sells Content Recommendation Engine Surphace|
|Feb 10, 2010||TechCrunch - Surphace goes self-service with private beta of s4|
|Dec 22, 2009||TechCrunch - Sphere Team Raises Money From Aol Ventures, True Ventures And Others For New Stealth Startup|
|Nov 20, 2009||Gigaom - AOL Wrestles With The Value Of Putting Its Brand Name On Everything|
|Oct 24, 2009||TechCrunch - Tim Armstrong's Secret Project Is To Turn AOL Into A Low-Cost Content Machine|
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