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StumbleUpon Brings Personalized Online Videos to the Living Room Via the Nintendo Wii

StumbleUpon Brings Personalized Online Videos to the Living Room Via the Nintendo Wii










SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) February 13, 2007

StumbleUpon (http://www.stumbleupon.com), the best way to discover new sites and video content on the Internet, now delivers online video into the living room. With today's launch of a customized version of Stumble Video for Nintendo's Wii video game console, StumbleUpon combines the power to discover videos on the Internet with the ability to watch these videos on television. By visiting http://www.stumble.tv, Wii users can discover and rate personalized video content from StumbleUpon's fast growing community of more than 1.8 million members who have stumbled more than 1 billion times.

This week the company will also release StumbleUpon 3.0, an updated version of the StumbleUpon toolbar that includes integration with Stumble Video. Now, users will be able to easily access StumbleUpon and Stumble Video from the same convenient location.

The Stumble Video features provide an innovative gateway for video gamers to discover video content on the Internet without use of additional hardware. More than 6 million Wii consoles have been sold worldwide since they went on sale last fall.

Launched in December, Stumble Video is the first and only way to discover and watch videos that automatically match individual interests and preferences. Drawn from popular video sites such as YouTube, each video has been recommended by the StumbleUpon community.

"Both the video game industry and online video have been experiencing explosive growth," said David Feller, Vice President, Marketing at StumbleUpon. "By customizing our Stumble Video platform, we're giving Wii users another gateway to discover new and interesting video content that match their interests."

With the soaring popularity of YouTube and the consumer demand for video content, millions of videos reside online but many remain undiscovered. Even knowing what to search for becomes a daunting task - until the introduction of Stumble Video, which brings the simplicity of channel surfing to the web by automatically finding the best videos suited to your interests with no need for keyword searches, scrolling through screens, or additional downloads.

"Stumblers" rate online videos by clicking a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" button. With each rating, Stumble Video better understands what types of videos users like (or dislike) and delivers video content best matched to their personal preferences.

"From the debut of the toolbar to Stumble Video and now an optimized platform for Wii gamers, StumbleUpon has constantly proven that it's keeping up with technology and keeping technology fun for everyone," said Ariel Poler, a StumbleUpon investor.

StumbleUpon's video discovery capability follows its innovative Website discovery tool, a download that easily integrates into Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. StumbleUpon makes it possible to:

    Stumble the Internet for great websites, videos, pictures, games and more

    Rate and review websites

    Rate and review online videos

    Keep an online history of discovered sites and content

    Easily share the recommended sites with friends and other Stumblers

For more information and to discover great web sites relevant to you, visit StumbleUpon (http://www.stumbleupon.com).

About StumbleUpon.com

StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites and videos. With more than 1.8 million users and approximately 4 million stumbles daily, StumbleUpon.com is the most popular way to discover new content on the Web. Founded in 2001, StumbleUpon is based in San Francisco. StumbleUpon investors include Ram Shriram (Google, Junglee, Zazzle), Mitch Kapor (Lotus, Real Networks, UUNET), Josh Kopelman (Half.com, TurnTide, Delicious), Ron Conway (FaceBook, StubHub, Simply Hired), Rajeev Motwani (Google, Kaboodle), and Ariel Poler (LinkExchange, Kana, I/PRO). For more information and to start stumbling, please visit http://www.stumbleupon.com and http://www.stumblevideo.com.

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