Meebo.com is receiving
$2.5 million, respectively, from the two investment firms. Meebo's raised
$3.5 millionin its original round of funding."SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Meebo Inc., which allows users to view instant messages from four of the most popular services simultaneously, has won new financial backing from two of Silicon Valley's top backers of hot Internet start-ups." [Reuters] "The site, which three recent college graduates set up a year-and-a-half ago, now employs 12 people." [Reuters] "The service combines instant message (IM) contacts from Yahoo, AOL Microsoft and Google into a unified 'buddy list.' Meebo works over the Web instead of requiring users to download several different software programs on each computer where they use IM services."
Reuters reported that Meebo has approximately
3.5 million users, who exchange around
75 million messages a day.
30%of Meebo users are in the United States.
Reuters also reported that
25%of Meebo users are teenagers,
20%are college-age and another
25%are recent college graduates who use Meebo to stay connected with friends while at work. [Note: many employers don't allow IM software to be used at work.]
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 18 January 2007