LookSmart Acquires Furl

By | September 23, 2004

This whole grab-stuff-from- the-net-and-store-it- somewhere-you-might- be-able-to-find-it thing seems to be taking off at long last.

Furl, which allows you to save clips from the Internet and store/share/access/search them easily, has just told its customers in an email (no URL available yet) that it has been bought by LookSmart, a SF-based “provider of Web search and research-quality articles”.

Furl’s Mike Giles, Founder & CEO, has assured its users that “LookSmart has no intention of changing the things that make it great. On the contrary, LookSmart is committed to making existing features even more powerful.” To sweeten the move for users, Furl is giving each 5 gigabytes of storage, and has promised that the service will remain free.

One thought on “LookSmart Acquires Furl

  1. Jeremy

    To bring a name out of the past, what makes these bookmarking services that different than Backflip? Is the Web now more mature for these services, or is it just grasping at straws to find what the public wants?

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