Grove.io

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Grove.io was originally Convore, a real-time chat web application created by co-founders Eric Florenzano, Leah Culver, and Eric Maguire.[1] The founders were funded by Y Combinator in 2011.[2]

PC World said "It works as a news aggregate as well as a question/answer forum for its myriad of topics";[3] according to MIT Technology Review, it had "the polish and responsiveness that most new sites of its ilk lack."[4]

In January 2012, Convore pivoted into Grove.io, with a focus on providing services for businesses, and touting as a core feature that it was based on IRC.[5] The imminent closure of the Convore service was announced on their own website and on Twitter in February.[6][7]

In October 2016, Grove.io announced that they were closing down, and recommended users to use Slack as a replacement.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Convore - Convore". Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Convore - CrunchBase Profile". Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Jason (2011-04-18). "Social Media Treats: Convore and SoftCity". PCWorld. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  4. ^ "New Chat Thing Convore Is Google Wave Minus the Suck". Technology Review. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Convore is reborn as Grove.io, a chat service for businesses". Gigaom. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Convore Shutting Down April 1st". Convore. Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  7. ^ "Convore Shutting Down April 1st". Twitter. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  8. ^ "Closing up shop". Grove.io. 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 

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