StumbleUpon No longer Has A CEO

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It would appear that StumbeUpon canada goose clearance is no longer a company with a CEO. There hasn’t really been a lot of clarity around this in canada goose outlet nyc recent months, but that appears to be the state of things.

Over two years ago, StumbleUpon (under CEO Mark Bartels) made its first acquisition Canada Goose Outlet with 5by a canada goose coats on sale video discovery service canada goose outlet store uk that operated canadian goose jacket much like StumbleUpon itself, but strictly for videos. It was a pretty cool app, particularly once it became Chromecast compatible, and seemed to be a major part of where StumbleUpon was headed.

On Thursday, canada goose outlet shop an email was sent to 5by users saying that it is shutting down. While I was buy canada goose jacket well canada goose coats aware that StumbleUpon has been going through some canada goose clearance sale changes, I can’t say I saw that coming.

Digging a bit after receiving that email, I discovered canada goose outlet in usa much to my canada goose outlet canada goose store online uk surprise neither Bartels nor 5by CEO canada goose factory sale Greg Isenberg are even canada goose outlet sale at canada goose uk shop the company anymore. canada goose uk outlet I’ve seen no reports of either leaving, which seems strange to me particularly in the case of Bartels. We’re talking canada goose outlet parka about the CEO canada goose uk black friday official canada goose buy canada goose jacket cheap outlet of what is one of the web’s Canada Goose Jackets biggest drivers of social media traffic to websites. cheap Canada Goose If he left the company, it seems like we should’ve heard about it.

As you canada goose outlet uk may know, co founder Garrett Camp announced in August that he was returning to the company, purchasing the majority stake, and advising management. He wrote:

Some difficult changes to the product and company will be needed, and these changes will take time. cheap Canada Goose Parkas But I canada goose outlet black friday strongly believe that systems like StumbleUpon play canada goose an important role in helping people discover what matters most to canada goose black friday sale them. I’m excited to work with the team on product once again, getting back to basics and improving recommendations, while exploring potential canada goose black friday sale synergies Canada Goose online between SU and Expa.

He noted that he is still focused on being CEO of Expa, his startup studio (which counts Uber among its companies by the way).

While layoffs were known, there was no mention of the departure of Bartels, Isenberg, or even 5by at Canada Goose Online all. According to Bartel’s LinkedIn profile, he exited StumbleUpon in September. I’ve also learned that canada goose outlet jackets Isenberg has been canada goose outlet toronto factory gone since June.

So what does that mean for StumbleUpon? canada goose jacket outlet Well, Camp actually announced what is going on with StumbleUpon on October 30th. Apparently nobody (at least in the media myself included) noticed it.

“Mix canada goose outlet new york city will uk canada goose provide a uk canada goose outlet modern and elegant way to discover the best content liked by friends and cheap canada goose uk experts, canada goose outlet online from across the web canada goose factory outlet to your mobile device,” Camp wrote.

According to this announcement, StumbleUpon users will be able to use the site like normal and canada goose outlet canada it will “continue to operate as always” as Expa explores new product ideas for Mix. My guess is that StumbleUpon goose outlet canada will go away once Mix is ready for primetime.

While plenty of websites still get a ton of traffic from StumbleUpon, it’s clear (and made even more so by the lack of coverage around this) that StumbleUpon just doesn’t draw Canada Goose sale the interest that it once did. This evolution could be just what it canada goose outlet reviews needs.

The reality is that StumbleUpon canada goose outlet still operates within in an area in which it isn’t really canada goose Canada Goose Parka outlet uk sale rivaled. There aren’t really any other services of note that do what StumbleUpon does, which is obviously why Camp is still pursuing this kind of content discovery.