Direct Line Blog

Google scoops up recommendation startup Fflick

Share this article:

Google has acquired social media recommendations engine Fflick for a reported $10 million. Founded by four former Digg employees in August 2010, users could log in to the service using Twitter to view the most tweeted-about movies and sort findings by number of positive or negative reviews. Users could also see which movies were talked about amongst people they followed on Twitter.

Google acquired the company to be part of the YouTube brand, but how the sentiment-based technology and staff members will be integrated into YouTube's offerings is yet to be determined.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

Latest Jobs:


Company of the week

Data Services, Inc. meets the needs of today's data-driven marketer by providing front-end database management and data analytics platforms alongside our expertise in global contact data quality, database building and ongoing maintenance that comes with our 45+ years in business.


Find out more here »

More in Direct Line Blog

Social Is a Key Part of 24 Hour Fitness' Lead Gen. Regimen

Social Is a Key Part of 24 Hour ...

Peer-to-peer referrals produce healthy conversion rates.

Not Every Small Business Prioritizes Marketing

Not Every Small Business Prioritizes Marketing

Whether or not it's to their detriment, some companies simply aren't interested in marketing, and probably never will be.

Marketers Speak out on Data, Email, and the Customer Experience

Marketers Speak out on Data, Email, and the ...

What are marketers talking about? In large part, how data changes everything.