Overview

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Status
Spotplex has been closed
Total Equity Funding
$450k in 1 Round
Headquarters:
Santa Clara, CA
Description:
Spotplex is an online content aggregation service that provides an instant, impartial ranking of popular news articles.
Website:
http://spotplex.com

Company Details

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Spotplex is an online content aggregation service that provides an instant, impartial ranking of popular news articles. Differently than with competitor Digg, Spotplex users are not required to change their behavior to generate content rankings. By eliminating tagging and voting, Spotplex more accurately reflects what people read most today. Digg and many other social news sites do a reasonable to good job of displaying the most popular news articles of the day, but what they do best is uncover the most interesting content rather than the most read.An algorithm-based measuring system analyzes readers' behavior in real time to generate Spotplex's popular content rankings. Popular content is derived by aggregating the most read articles on sites that include Spotplex's javascript (copies of this code is available to the public). This impartial process gives every blogger a fair opportunity to be heard. Spotplex also uses a relative popularity measure by which article reads are measured relative to a site's overall traffic, rather than by volume alone. This evens the playing field so all blogs can compete equally in the Spotplex rankings, regardless of readership size or subject matter. Competitors within the news aggregation area can be found [here] it is now "under construction"(http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/03/16/whos-taking-on-digg/).

Funding Rounds (1) - $450k

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2007$450k / Angel0

Products (2)

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Competitors (1)

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  • Digg Inc. operates a website that enables its users to find, read, and share the most interesting and talked about stories on the internet.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    3160 De La Cruz Blvd., #202

    Santa Clara, CA 95054

    USA

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