Social discovery browser purchased, team moves to Yahoo
Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, a content discovery app that started life as a web browser build with heavy social network integration. The latest purchase by Yahoo, speculated to be in the region of $60 million and $70 million, means that all of its apps and the web service will be shuttering at the end of the month, with users being encouraged to export their data before closure.
RockMelt to bring out social browser for iPhone
(Update: released, link below) RockMelt has revealed a new iPhone version of its browser that will synchronize with its desktop version. While it's not yet available from the App Store, the browser will sport the same Read Later option for saving websites to read at a more convenient time and gets Twitter and Facebook management tools. It will let users post on either, as well as add photos, geotag locations and open social links.
RockMelt social browser enters early form
Newly public startup RockMelt tonight formally launched a self-titled web browser that it hopes will make social browsing common. Based on a concept of frequent sharing much like Flock, the browser's always-on connection to Facebook both makes it possible to share any page through a single button but also to follow others. The app always lists a chosen list of friends on a sidebar and supplies a quick glance at status updates, detailed feeds and Facebook chat for when both contacts are online at the same time.