Socialize has some great news — we’re being acquired by ShareThis, Inc.
With the acquisition of Socialize, ShareThis assembles a unified platform across desktop, mobile web browser and in-app environments and extends its massive reach of 200 million US internet users to the mobile app ecosystem.
Why we’re selling to ShareThis:
Socialize has been committed to creating the best possible social platform for mobile content, and when ShareThis approached us, we quickly realized that we could do some pretty amazing things together. With the acquisition of Socialize, ShareThis extends its massive reach to the mobile app ecosystem, which is poised to reach 98 billion downloads by 2015. As a result, no other company understands consumer sharing behavior across desktop and mobile platforms better than ShareThis. This was an opportunity that was just too good to turn down!
What this means for you:
ShareThis is committed to Socialize’s vision for deep, powerful social functionality in the mobile ecosystem. This means that Socialize’s infrastructure will be supported by ShareThis, and it’ll be the same team (us!) working to bring you great a social platform. If you’ve already integrated Socialize into your mobile app, you don’t have to change a thing. And if you’ve been thinking about integrating Socialize, now’s a great time to do it, because with the backing of ShareThis we’ll be able to provide an even better experience — not just in mobile, but across all device types.
Over the next few months, we will be integrating the Socialize dashboard into the ShareThis dashboard, giving you a unified view of how social is performing across both desktop and mobile devices. We will also have a number of great new things to share with you as we build out a unified infrastructure.
If you have any questions about the acquisition, please post them on our support forum.
ShareThis powers the social web, touching the lives of 95% of U.S. Internet users across more than 2 million publisher sites and 120+ social media channels. It makes content more engaging for publishers and marketing more effective for brands by tapping into the purest expression of interest-based social activity. ShareThis was just ranked #35 on Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies” list. ShareThis is the company for those wanting to make the world more connected, trusted and valuable through sharing. Based in Palo Alto, CA, the company is privately held. To learn more, click here.