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Pixable

Pixable
Founded Cambridge, Massachusetts
(March, 2009)
Headquarters New York, NY
Founder(s) Inaki Berenguer
Andres Blank
Alberto Sheinfeld
Industry Internet
Slogan(s) What you need to see today
Website www.pixable.com
Alexa rank positive decrease 14,851 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site News & Social Networking
Available in English
Launched October 16, 2009

Pixable is a mobile application and company headquartered in New York City. The application aggregates and ranks photos across different online photo repositories allowing users access all the photos connected to them in one location.[2] The application also highlights trending stories from around the web, curated by an editorial team.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Photo and Video Discovery 2
    • Ranking Algorithm 2.1
    • Following 2.2
    • Feeds 2.3
  • Board of Directors 3
  • Board of Advisors 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

History

Pixable was founded in March 2009 by MIT graduates and entrepreneurs Andres Blank, Inaki Berenguer, and Alberto Sheinfeld in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[3] The company started in the dorm rooms of MIT before moving its headquarters to New York City. In November 2009, an additional office was opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The company's free application offers a unique, personalized browsing experience by aggregating photos from different social networks and content sites and then smartly sorting them in order of their relevance to the user. Pixable also doubles as a notification service allowing users to follow friends’ photo activity and be notified of newly tagged or uploaded photos.[4]

The company raised approximately $7 million from Highland Capital Partners and Menlo Ventures.[5]

On September 18, 2012, Pixable was acquired for $26.5 million by SingTel as a part of their Digital L!fe Group, which focuses on fostering new digital growth engines to bring the latest digital technologies to their customers and compete in new markets and adjacent industries.[6]

Photo and Video Discovery

Pixable’s primary product is a photo and video discovery and viewing application available on the web, Android, Feature Phones, iPhone, and iPad. The application aggregates the photos available to each user on their

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  13. ^ Hernandez, Barbara. "App Follows Trending Photos on Facebook". Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  14. ^ Kessler, Sara. "Pixable Adds a Timeline of Facebook Photos You Liked & Commented On". Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "Pixable - About Us". Pixable. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

References

  • Pixable Home
  • Facebook

External links

Paul English, co-founder and CTO of Kayak
Beth Ferreira, former VP at Etsy and COO at Fab.com
Douglas Alexander, former General Manager at Flickr
Mario Brueggemann, founder of Acierto
Freddy Kerrest, founder of Okta.com
Ed Roberts, MIT Professor
Daniel Loreto, entrepreneur and expert in Search (Google and Twitter)

Board of Advisors

Inaki Berenguer
Andres Blank
James Joaquin, founder of oFoto, former CEO of KodakGallery and serial entrepreneur
Bob Davis, founder of Lycos and General Partner at Highland Capital Partners[15]

Board of Directors

As of July 2011, Pixable introduced a feature allowing users to view a timeline of all of the photos they have liked or commented on in the application.[14]

Pixable sorts users photos into several feeds such as "Best Photos of the Day" and "Just the Ladies," each of which have photos organized in an order determined by its ranking algorithm.[12][13]

Feeds

Pixable’s photo discovery includes a feature through which users can subscribe to updates of selected friends’ Facebook photo activity. This feature allows them to ‘follow’ them through updates The ability to see these updates of friends' Facebook photo activity is possible through the "follow" feature or through email and push notifications.[11]

Following

Pixable's ranking technology prioritizes photos that are the most interesting to a specific user based on factors such as the number of likes and comments, amount of interaction with the friends associated with the photo, and the kind of photos the user has liked in the past.[10]

Ranking Algorithm

[9] On Twitter, the application will update and display the photo timeline of a user's Twitter stream, not just of an individual.[8][7]

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