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Acquisition

Northern Virginia

Oracle to Acquire AddThis

By | Jan 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Today, Oracle has announced the acquisition of AddThis, a Vienna, VA-based social bookmarking and analytics platform, for an undisclosed amount. AddThis entered the market in 2004 with a simple widget that allowed content consumers to easily share what they’ve read across other platforms such…

Trends

Northern Virginia

2015 Trends in Online Sharing and Content Behaviors [Infographic]

By | Dec 31, 2015 at 11:10 am

This week AddThis released the results of an analysis consisting of data from more than 2 billion people that created more than 1 trillion pageviews. With a focus on the latest trends split between desktop and mobile internet usage, AddThis was able to identify…

Enqos – Tower V2

Product Launch

Northern Virginia

AddThis Launches Share to Slack Feature

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

AddThis, one of the largest social engagement and analytic platforms, has announced the release of a new share to Slack feature. The feature will make it easier to share content and websites to a team’s Slack group. Across 15 million sites, AddThis bars can…

Announcements

DC

Matt Calkins Joins AddThis Board of Directors

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

DC-based social sharing and analytics company AddThis knows the importance of having a strong Board of Directors–compiled of members who share their values and goals as a company. Their Board of Directors recently grew a bit stronger with the addition of Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian….

SXSW

Austin

One of the Top Reasons for AddThis’s Success: Company Culture [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

While Rich Harris hasn’t been at AddThis for too long (he joined the company towards the end of 2013 as its new CEO), he’s managed to push the company through new growth while somehow maintaining a startup-like culture in the workplace. This is pretty…

Sports

DC

How Do You Pick Your March Madness Winners?

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Nobody has ever gotten the $1 billion bracket. If you’re unfamiliar, there’s a challenge every March Madness season that stipulates: if you can call every game perfectly you win $1 billion. But there are so many moving pieces in a March Madness bracket, not…

Culture

Company Values Guide You through Those Harder Situations

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

In the startup world, we’re constantly talking about the importance of company culture. We define our corporate values and put them on t-shirts and posters all over our offices. But company cultural values don’t mean much until you find yourself in real life situations…

Infographics / Images

‘Selma’ Wins ‘Best Picture’ Oscar, Based on Social Engagement [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Feb 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Tomorrow night, people around the world will tune in to one of the most important events in the world of film and entertainment: the 87th Annual Academy Awards. The gold standard in the industry, the Oscar is the marker of ultimate success for an…

Business

DC

DC’s AddThis Releases New Audience Targeting Tools to Help Websites Increase User Engagement

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 8:15 am

The Vienna, VA-based content engagement platform AddThis announced this morning that it has released a new set of audience targeting capabilities that will provide website owners with tools to deliver more personalized and relevant content to site visitors. Through this improved platform, AddThis users will…

Tech Cocktail TV

Cyrus Radfar: How do you Keep People Excited About Your Product?

By | Nov 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

When Cyrus Radfar first got involved in the entrepreneurial world in 2004, the internet was a young, very different place. There were only 50 million domains, Google was the number five website in the world, and Britney Spears was the top search term. Blog was…

Apple

Apple OS X Yosemite Hits Higher Adoption Rate on Launch Day Than OS X Mavericks

By | Oct 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm

According to data provided to us from AddThis, the content engagement platform that gives publishers the ability to add sharing and following widgets to their websites, adoption of Apple’s OS X Yosemite hit nearly 2 percent by the end of yesterday’s launch day. This adoption…

Business

San Francisco

Expa Finds First EIR in AddThis Founder Hooman Radfar

By | Sep 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm

We’ve been seeing more and more companies invite an outside, well-experienced entrepreneur to sit as the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). Garrett Camp and Naveen Selvadurai, Uber and Foursquare cofounders respectively, have announced that they’ll be adhering to this trend and bringing their own EIR into…

Business

NYC

AddThis’s Peggy Fry to Join Wedding Startup Loverly as President and COO

By | Jul 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Loverly, the wedding startup that offers brides an online platform to plan every aspect of their wedding, announced today that Peggy Fry will join the team and take on the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. First reported by TechCrunch, founder and CEO Kellee Khalil…

Social Media

DC

Under New CEO, DC-Based AddThis Launches AddThis Pro

By | Feb 12, 2014 at 8:45 am

Today, DC-based AddThis launched AddThis Pro to help publishers drive more traffic and engagement on their websites. AddThis is a content engagement platform that lets publishers add sharing and following widgets. You’ve probably come across them – they reach over 97 percent of the…

Business

Social Sharing Trends of 2012: The Tech World is a Small Part of the Internet

By | Dec 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

Today, social analytics platform AddThis released data on how we used social media in 2012. Their infographic, based on sharing across 14 million domains, is below. And it contains a lesson for startups about making assumptions about your customers. Entrepreneurs tend to immerse themselves…

Business

DC

Clearspring Changes Its Name to AddThis and Launches New Social Tools

By | May 10, 2012 at 7:00 am

Clearspring, the company behind social sharing and analytics platform AddThis, will henceforth be known as AddThis. What’s more, the DC-based company released some powerful statistics: AddThis is now on 14 million sites, reaching 1.3 billion users every month. It powers those little sharing buttons…

Business

Trends at SXSW: The Hottest Startup, Social Network, and More

By | Mar 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

Buzz, buzz, buzz: That’s the sound of SXSWers frenetically typing on their mobile phones and clogging up social networks with their thoughts on this week’s event. And they’ve been collectively anointing the most popular startup there, which – according to social analytics platform AddThis…