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Quicbrowse.com, Inc.
FoundedDecember 14, 1998; 21 years ago (1998-12-14)[1]
HeadquartersMiami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Key people
Marc Fest, Founder and CEO

Quickbrowse was a Web-based subscription service that enables users to browse multiple Web pages more quickly by combining them vertically into a single Web page. It was one of the early metabrowsing services.


Quickbrowse received wide media coverage[2][3][4][5] during the height of the Dot-com bubble. It was quickly followed by other metabrowsers such as Octopus.com (backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen), Onepage.com (backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen), iHarvest.com, Katiesoft.com and Calltheshots.com - all of which have ceased to operate as metabrowsers. Octopus received more than $11.4 million in venture capital funding from Redpoint Ventures.[6] Onepage received $25 million in venture capital funding.[7] Quickbrowse received half a million dollars in angel funding. Quickbrowse backers included its lead investor, Geocities.com founder David Bohnett, the financial writer Andrew Tobias and CBS hurricane expert Bryan Norcross. From 2001-2004, the Miami Herald licensed Quickbrowse and operated myHerald.com, a service that was based on the Quickbrowse approach of customizable Web content. Quickbrowse ceased operation in 2005.

Quickbrowse was created by Marc Fest, a former journalist and self-taught programmer who initially created it as a tool to facilitate his daily journalist research.


  1. ^ "QuickBrowse.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  2. ^ Mark Frauenfelder (April 24, 2000). "Don't just browse the Web--metabrowse!". CNN. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
  3. ^ Tom Weber (October 15, 2001). "Custom-Tailored Online News Can Be Dangerous for Society". The Wall Street Journal.
  4. ^ J.D. Lasica (August 2, 2001). "An in-depth look at the different flavors of personalization". Online Journalism Review. Archived from the original on 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
  5. ^ complete media coverage of Quickbrowse.com Quickbrowse pressroom. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  6. ^ "Octopus.com Closes First Round Funding From Redpoint Ventures". PR Newswire. November 15, 1999. Retrieved 2007-01-23.[dead link]
  7. ^ VentureWire.com Venturewire.com (archived at archive.org). Retrieved on 2007-01-23.

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