Redwood City, CA, 2007 – www.rockyou.com
Add music, videos, themes, movie posters, instant posting, and more – popular integration with Facebook and MySpace…
RockYou has over 10 million registered users and gets over 150 million widget views from over 200 countries per day.
RockYou is the leading innovator, creator and distributor of widgets and applications on the social web. The company offers customized branding and advertising opportunities on Facebook and can deploy applications across any social network, including hi5, MySpace, Bebo and Friendster. RockYou’s advertising platform is the most dynamic way for brands and advertisers to reach application users.
Co-Founders Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen were sued by their former employer Iconix in 2006. Iconix claimed Tokuda and Shen were working on a slideshow application for them at the same time the pair created RockYou. A preliminary injunction favored Iconix before the intellectual property theft case was settled out of court.
RockYou’s main competitor is Slide.