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October 25, 2012 12:30 ET

StumbleUpon Brings Discovery to Windows 8

New App Creates Powerful Full-Screen Stumbling Experience and Makes Sharing and Searching Easier Through Charms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - StumbleUpon, an easy way to find great stuff from across the Web, today announced a new version of its product built especially for Windows 8. The app, which can be used on Windows 8 tablets and PCs, has been designed to take full advantage of the system's new features.

"The dynamic, visually-rich interface and interaction model of the Windows 8 operating system are a natural fit with StumbleUpon, which aims to bring surprise and fun to the experience of finding great stuff on the web," said Cody Simms, Vice President, Product at StumbleUpon. "Microsoft Corp. has created an environment that enables the user to enjoy all of the amazing content that the Web has to offer and we are excited to be a part of this."

"StumbleUpon is a great addition to the Windows 8 Store," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "We're excited that the app gives Windows 8 users the opportunity to discover great content and share it from anywhere."

Features include:

Full-Screen Discovery - Users can discover unique travel adventure ideas, delicious dinner recipes, thought-provoking articles, beautiful photos, hilarious videos and more in an engrossing full-screen experience. The app commands recede as users Stumble, providing optimal views of every page without any chrome getting in the way.

Instant Access with Tiles - Users can also view recommended Stumbles directly in the StumbleUpon live tile before launching the app, saving time and giving users the power to decide what to discover next as they stay connected to StumbleUpon no matter what else they're doing on their Windows 8 devices.

Incorporated Sharing and Searching with Charms - This version of StumbleUpon takes full advantage of the Windows 8 charm functions. With the Share charm, users can share their Stumbles and Likes with any of their favorite Share-enabled Windows 8 apps, including StumbleUpon. Users can also explore topics outside of the Interests they follow by using the Search charm, which supports 500+ different keywords and Interests.

Easy Multitasking - With Snap View, the app can be used alongside another app so users can see Stumbles recommended for them while doing another activity on their devices.

Same Seamless Stumbling Experience - Users who are familiar with StumbleUpon will be able to browse content in a style and interface that are similar to the desktop version. The new app will also allow users to Stumble through trending Stumbles and their friends' activity, just like on the desktop, and it can be found in the Windows Store at http://su.pr/2JPMld.

StumbleUpon also offers apps for iOS and Android devices. Find out more at http://www.stumbleupon.com/mobile.

About StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is an easy way to discover new and interesting things from across the Web. More than 25 million people turn to StumbleUpon to be informed, entertained and surprised by content and information recommended just for them. In addition, more than 75,000 brands, publishers and other marketers have used StumbleUpon's Paid Discovery platform to tell their stories and promote their products and services. Explore more at www.stumbleupon.com.

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