I just read about DoubleClick being acquired for 3.1 billion by Google. Coincidentally I met Kevin Ryan, co-founder of DoubleClick, earlier today. These days he’s involved in several startups, he showed me a cool demo of one called ShopWiki. It’s a shopping search engine that indexes everything, not just paid feeds like Shopping.com does, and you can do cool stuff like search by color and neat range stuff.
8 replies on “DoubleClick and Kevin Ryan”
Hey, what a cool guy. He’s very involved with human rights and international health. I really like to see folks like Ryan make good because they recognize that with wealth and success you can make the world a better place. Good for him.
I love the interface of the SERPs pages at ShopWiki when you hover and see the available stores. Nice.
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What an amazing deal! From what I’ve read, Google seemed to pick DoubleClick up to keep MS from getting it. Whatever works!
I think it would have been more interesting if we could learn what his position and opinion on the recent Google acquisition of DoubleClick is.
FYI, Kevin Ryan did not co-found DoubleClick. DCLK was founded by Kevin O’Connor and Dwight Merriman. Kevin Ryan came in later when they needed a seasoned CEO to run the business. Kind of like Larry and Sergey recruited Eric Schmidt, only in a slightly different world…. 🙂
(Ex-Managing Director, DoubleClick Norway)
ooo I do like my colour searching! More ways for me to spend money! great!!
I like the shopwiki… especially the slider bar.
That being said, it looks kinda like an amateur site design.