weRead

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weRead
Weread logo.jpg
Web address weRead.com
Registration Open
Owner Flipkart
Created by

Krishna Motukuri
Co-founder/CEO and

Harish Abbott
Co-founder/President
Launched May 2006
Alexa rank
negative increase 2,277,971 (February 2014)[1]

weRead, formerly iRead, is an online community of book enthusiasts. weRead started out as a social cataloging application on Facebook in June 2007 and has since expanded to over 3.1 million active members across Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, Hi5, and Bebo.

weRead is part of uGenie, Inc.,[2] a privately held company based in San Mateo, California, funded by BlueRun Ventures[3] and Sierra Ventures.[4]

weRead's Chuck a Book feature allows users to recommend books to their friends. On March 20, 2008, it launched Author's Corner, a place to connect authors and their fans. On April 9th, 2008, weRead launched Read Inside that allows members to browse sections of many new titles and read entire books in electronic format through a partnership with Project Gutenberg. In 2010, Indian online retailer Flipkart acquired Weread.[5]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Weread.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  2. ^ Kirkpatrick, Marshall (2006-11-01). "uGenie Crunches Shopping Numbers". Techcrunch. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ http://brv.com
  4. ^ http://sierraventures.com
  5. ^ Flipkart Buys Social Book Discovery Tool WeRead

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