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VentureBeat Acquires TradeVibes and Launches VentureBeat Profiles, a Comprehensive Directory of Companies and Their Buzz.


SAN DIEGO – Tuesday, September 22, 2009 – VentureBeat Inc., the leading news site covering innovation, has announced the launch of VentureBeat Profiles (, a new site that lists comprehensive information about tens of thousands of companies.

VentureBeat Profiles provides a platform to discover, research, and share information and opinions about companies. The site lets VentureBeat’s users, as well as the companies themselves, update the profiles directly, submit press releases, and follow the buzz about their companies on a Twitter stream contained on their profile page. VentureBeat Profiles will also show traffic trends, a private exchange where users can provide their opinion about the relative potential success of each company, and a list of competitors — making VentureBeat Profiles one of the most in-depth resources for private companies and executives.

VentureBeat is launching the site after acquiring TradeVibes, a leading database of private companies, last month. Going forward, VentureBeat plans to make the site even better -- making it much more useful to the hundreds of thousands of users that visit VentureBeat each month. Here’s how:

Widgets -- VentureBeat is integrating those profiles into VentureBeat’s story posts. So when VentureBeat writes a story about say, Facebook, more information about Facebook will be inserted at the bottom of the story -- in the form of a widget from the VentureBeat Profile page about Facebook.

Press Releases -- VentureBeat will let companies submit press releases to their VentureBeat Profile page in order to keep their page up to date.

Conversations -- VentureBeat has added a Twitter stream to the profiles as a way to keep up with the latest buzz about the companies. Any tweet with #company name is pulled into the company’s profile page so that readers can narrow in on news only about that company.

About VentureBeat
VentureBeat, founded three years ago to cover news and perspective about innovation for forward-thinking executives, has emerged to become one of the “best blogs on the Web.” according to the New York Times. It was recently called the most “influential business blog” by Text100, a public relations company that surveyed citations by mainstream news publications. VentureBeat runs several conferences, including GamesBeat, MobileBeat and GreenBeat. It also produces, the leading conference for emerging technology product launches.

About TradeVibes
TradeVibes is the best way to discover, research and discuss hot (and not so hot) startup companies. Our community finds cool and interesting startups and adds them to TradeVibes. By leveraging the collective wisdom of our community, TradeVibes separates the best startups from their competitors. Come share your opinions, or just come see the ratings, opinions, and discussions about which startup will be the next star.



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