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YourVersion at Stanford Cool Product Expo 2011
Stanford, April 13, 2011
Video of YourVersion demo at Stanford Cool Product Expo.

10 Ways to Find Blogs You’ll Love
Mashable, April 11, 2011
YourVersion allows you to see great blog posts (and other content, such as tweets and videos) on your own interests - you can also choose to see blog-only content. The company that makes the web app has also rolled out a nice suite of mobile apps, including offerings for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The app also comes with a nifty browser extension that makes saving (and organizing) bookmarks as simple as a single click.

At Hacker Dojo, Silicon Valley techies build toward success
CNET, April 4, 2011
YourVersion is joined daily by a wide variety of other techies and entrepreneurs at the Hacker Dojo, one of a growing number of so-called hacker spaces popping up in and around Silicon Valley and elsewhere.

Review: YourVersion (iPhone and iPad)
Appvader, April 1, 2011
YourVersion came out with 2.0 the other week and have made an already great app, even better. It's whole premise is that it will discover relevant, useful content based on your interests. For as long as I have been using it (many months now) it has done just that. All in all it's a wonderfully slick discovery app.

Video Review: 5 Top Android News Readers
MobileTechReview, February 17, 2011
YourVersion for smartphone and tablet: We take a look at both smartphone and tablet editions. Both are free and require free account creation. The tablet version is our favorite with a wonderfully simple yet powerful user interface.

Free YourVersion Android Tablet News App is Out, Sweet
MobileTechReview, February 10, 2011
YourVersion is a news reader app that pulls from myriad sources based on keywords and phrases you're interested in-- say "android tablets". It was a pleasant app on Android phones, but the tablet version is a cut above. The tablet app makes it easy to switch between your various keywords/interests and the tabs up top likewise make it easy to switch between news source types (all, news, blogs, webpages, Twitter and videos).

With Dying, It May Be Time for YourVersion
Secondary Worlds, January 1, 2011
Enter Yourversion–a newer, sleeker way to keep social bookmarks. The service is free and imports your bookmarks with a single click. From there, you can organize your bookmarks with ease (a function which, inexplicably, never had).

Delicious’s Loss Is Startups’ Gain As Users Jump Ship
Mashable, December 31, 2010
While Yahoo insiders say Delicious’ future remains uncertain ... startups such as YourVersion ... have seen spikes in traffic and usage, much of which is due to Delicious users jumping ship and importing their bookmarks."

YourVersion delivers news, reviews to mobile shoppers during holiday season
Mobile Commerce Daily, December 9, 2010
YourVersion is aiming to make holiday buying decisions easier for tech-savvy shoppers via a mobile application that lets them view the latest products, news and reviews. The application is available for the iPad, iPhone and Android. Customers who do not have a smartphone can access the service via the mobile web. The Pandora for your real-time Web content
The Stanford Daily, November 11, 2010
Pandora has long maintained its place as a top source for personalized music. Users simply type in their favorite artists or songs, and the site generates a playlist of songs tailored to their musical tastes. Now imagine this idea of personalized recommendations applied to your online news content.

The 30 best Safari extensions -- so far
ComputerWorld, October 26, 2010
YourVersion combines the social bookmarking features of sites like Delicious with the broadcasting abilities of Twitter and Facebook and the serendipity of discovery sites like StumbleUpon.

YourVersion | Pandora for Newsies
i-fficiency, October 1, 2010
Recently I have fallen in love with YourVersion. The service is nothing more than a news “aggregator” that allows YOU to define the content it displays. All the rage for the last few months have been apps like Flipboard and Pulse. RSS readers with amazingly beautiful front ends that read feeds defined by you. Where these Apps fall short are that the only content they display are what feeds you enter.

YourVersion: Building recommendations through implicit & explicit behavior, September 29, 2010
Just as you tell Pan­dora about what music you like, with YourVer­sion you tell them about what kind of infor­ma­tion you like. And in both cases the appli­ca­tions respec­tively serve up music and news/real-time con­tent to your desktop. YourVer­sion launched last year at TechCrunch Dis­rupt and won the people’s choice award. Olsen is back now mostly show­ing off their iPad appli­ca­tion. Given that the device is mostly for con­sump­tion, it’s really a nat­ural for a YourVer­sion application.

NYTimes working on personalized news site, September 10, 2010
Other similar services include ... YourVersion, which is a broader personalized Web content provider, which goes beyond the news to include video and Tweets, among other features. Users simply identify their interests ... and the site provides a listing of relevant and recent blogs, tweets, news stories, videos, and Web pages. It was a Vator Splash finalist last February.
"The problem that we're trying to solve is that the amount of content out there on the Web far exceeds the amount of time we have to find it and actually read it," said YourVersion CEO Dan Olsen.

25 Fresh Apple Safari Extensions: Must Know To Enhance Your Browsing Experience
Technology to Software, July 30, 2010
As you browse the web, the YourVersion Safari extension lets you quickly share any page on Twitter, on Facebook, or via email with one click.

The iPad Show – Episode 27 – Breaking News
The iPad Show, July 27, 2010
The iPad Show reviews the YourVersion iPad App along with other top iPad news apps.

Dan Olsen on Lean Product Management
Web 2.0 Expo Blog, Kaitlin Pike, April 7, 2010
Dan started off designing submarines, moved on to Intuit to lead product management for Quicken, did the same at Friendster, and now holds the position of CEO at his company YourVersion, Inc. (YourVersion is “Pandora for your real-time web content”: a real-time discovery engine that finds the latest, relevant content tailored to your interests across news, blogs, and Twitter).

Your Internet Needs a Filter, Jon Gatrell, February 18, 2010
I've been watching Dan Olsen tweet for say the last year or so, looking at his presentations on Slideshare, and watching how his new company, YourVersion, is doing post launch.

ReadWriteWeb's Jolie O'Dell Interviews YourVersion CEO Dan Olsen at Twiistup 007
ReadWriteWeb, Jolie O'Dell, February 9, 2010
YourVersion CEO Dan Olsen has been bootstrapping his startup for two and a half years but has recently been hitting the startup circuit hard. Since his launch at TechCrunch50, he and his team have been hard at work competing and promoting their work.

TC50 People’s Choice Winner YourVersion Comes To The iPhone
TechCrunch, Jason Kincaid, January 31, 2010
Last September, YourVersion took the stage at TechCrunch50 as the DemoPit People’s Choice winner, after receiving the most votes from conference attendees. The startup’s goal is fairly simple: to help you find content that you’re interested in, in real time. And now it’s bringing its application to the iPhone. You can download the free app here.

YourVersion CEO Dan Olsen Presents On Stage At Twiistup 007
TechZulu, January 28, 2010

TechZulu's Amanda Coolong Interviews YourVersion CEO Dan Olsen at Twiistup 007
TechZulu, Amanda Coolong, January 28, 2010

Top Topic Trackers
ReadWriteWeb, Richard MacManus, January 24, 2010
We listed and categorized some of the leading topic-tracking tools on the Web.

Cut Out The RSS Middleman - YourVersion
Nerd Stalker, January 12, 2010

Nerd Stalker interview with YourVersion CEO, Dan Olsen at the 2009 FailCon conference in San Francisco. YourVersion continuously discovers new and personally relevant web content based on your interests, and lets you easily bookmark and share your discoveries with friends.

Palo Alto's YourVersion Provides Tailored Web Content
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, January 8, 2010
YourVersion Inc. helps users find Web content on an ongoing basis that is tailored to their specific interests. It also allows them to easily bookmark and share the tweets, Web pages, news, blogs and videos it finds via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.

Free report: ‘Real-Time Search and Discovery of the Social Web’, David Spark, December 7, 2009
YourVersion is a discovery engine based on individuals' unique interests. Set up a profile with all collected interests and YourVersion delivers updates. Very impressive UI makes it easy to navigate and share.

10 Real Time Search Engines to Find Relevant Design News
Inspired Mag, November 30, 2009
We might follow lots of friends on Twitter, but how can we be sure we’re not missing some uber-interesting news in the design field? Should we keep an eye on TweetDeck 24/7? Yeah, some of us do that, but there’s also another way – 10 different ways in fact.

Silicon Valley's new sport: extreme bootstrapping
San Jose Mercury News, Scott Duke Harris, November 22, 2009
YourVersion founder Dan Olsen, 39, took a different path, enlisting friends to help launch his startup. With its slogan "Discover Your Version of the Web," YourVersion hopes to provide a streamlined Web experience tailored to the user's stated interests. ... Overseeing quality assurance was full-timer Chris Haase, an Intuit veteran who offered an explanation for Olsen's success as a recruiter: "We recognize that he has an outstanding vision and sets a high bar."

Wrapping up FailCon2009
FailCon Blog, Cassie Phillips, November 4, 2009
Congratulations to our demo contest winners...YourVersion is a real-time discovery engine that lets you easily discover, share, and bookmark web content tailored to your interests.

FailCon: Why Screwing Up Is OK
NBC 11 KNTV, Scott Budman, October 27, 2009
If you love to surf the web, you'll probably like A Silicon Valley startup, YourVersion collects and keeps your favorite search terms, and updates them for you on the go, so you can stay current with your interests. A thoughtful site, with founders who understand how some startups rise, and others fall.

FailCon: Celebrating High Tech's Failures, For Fun and Education
SFist, Jay Barmann, October 27, 2009 -- a site that finds you new web content tailored to your interests and frequent search terms...won the prize for audience favorite at FailCon.

WATCH: Dan Olsen, Founder & CEO of YourVersion, Talks About Winning the TC50 People’s Choice Award and His Experience in Building a Startup
IntimateMath, Kim Ngo, October 26, 2009
At TechCrunch50, Founder and CEO Dan Olsen’s startup, YourVersion, won the People’s Choice Award with a majority of 1,500 conference attendees’ votes.YourVersion, which was recently launched this past September, is an innovative discovery engine that delivers real time – relevant results and makes recommendations based on users’ interests and past searches.

TechCrunch50 popular winner YourVersion is interests aggregator
Building 43, Robert Scoble, October 6, 2009

The YourVersion real-time discovery engine was one of two dark-horse People’s Choice Award winners picked from the chaotic DemoPit in a vote by the 1,500 people attending the TechCrunch50 2009 September conference in San Francisco.

Ten Useful Examples of the Real-Time Web in Action
ReadWriteWeb, Marshall Kirkpatrick, October 1, 2009
The Real-Time Web - it's more than just immediate delivery of Twitter messages to an always-on mobile device, disrupting the concentration that civilization is based on and bringing a rush to crazed social media addicts obsessed with the hottest new buzzwords.

MADDEN CORNER: YourVersion - information like you want it
Madden Corner, October 1, 2009
YourVersion is a new search engine that tries to take all of the things you like about the web and combine them into one (searching for news, RSS feeds, web alerts, Twitter). Then it narrows down the web to the things you are most interested in. You have options for bookmarking and sharing, and connecting to some of your favorite things like Twitter and Facebook.

New Apps Promise to Find the News in All the News, Ryan Singel, September 30, 2009
YourVersion won the audience choice award at the TechCrunch50 conference in September. Most akin to MeeHive, the site asks you to tell it some interests, and then it attempts to find relevant content... The site’s algorithms are often quite good — for instance, the top item the first time I tried it out was my own story about TechCrunch50 conference.

What Early Birds Want to Know About the Real-Time Web
ReadWriteWeb, Marshall Kirkpatrick, September 28, 2009
The real-time web is a broad and rich phenomenon emerging online. A wide variety of companies are building and using it in really diverse ways. YourVersion offers a real-time discovery engine for finding streams of content about topics you're interested in.

Great Programs and Links: YourVersion!
Great Programs and Links, Anthony Tobin, September 26, 2009
I have just started using this app and all I can say is WOW it does everything it says and more.

YourVersion Scans Web for Stuff You Find Interesting, Abhijeet Mukherjee, September 26, 2009
YourVersion continuously discovers new and personally relevant web content based on your interests, and lets you easily bookmark and share your discoveries with friends.

Featured applications this week
Jolicloud, September 18, 2009
YourVersion is one of the People’s Choice winners of the recent TechCrunch50 DemoPit. Similar to Digg and Reddit but without users submissions, this discovery engine recommends new content based on your interests and past searches, updated in real-time.

Discovery engine YourVersion wins People’s Choice Award
AltSearchEngines, September 16, 2009
While there are many real-time content discovery engines available, YourVersion is an interesting one. It helps you discover cool stuff on the internet in real time, which are tailor made to your interests. And as you come across new stuff, you can easily bookmark as well as share them with friends on various social networks.

Service matchmaker Redbeacon tops TechCrunch 50
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, September 16, 2009
Palo Alto-based YourVersion Inc. helps users find new and relevant content based on their interests lets them easily bookmark and share discoveries with friends.

No Venture Capital? Web Start-Ups Look Elsewhere
New York Times, September 16, 2009
...“real time discovery engine” that scans Twitter, Facebook and many other places in a specialized search...

TechCrunch50: YourVersion - StumbleUpon, But Better?
AppScout, Mark Hachman, September 15, 2009
For my money, YourVersion is like StumbleUpon on steroids. StumbleUpon uses the site's audience to determine what sites are cool and worth visiting; YourVersion asks its audience, to begin with, what sort of interests they have.

TechCrunch50: YourVersion Launches Real-Time Discovery Engine for Better Browsing Experience
Trends Updates, Robert Lourembam, September 15, 2009
YourVersion is more personalized, user-friendly, and also provides more relevant results with less user effort. Dan Olsen, the CEO of YourVersion commented that Twitter has made everyone aware of the power of real-time but YourVersion’s real-time discovery moves beyond real-time communication by representing a large market opportunity.

YourVersion, a Discovery Engine that Provides Customised Recommendations
YODspica, September 15, 2009
You can browse through results from all of these content sources, indicating which ones you like (or dislike) using thumbs up or thumbs down functions.

TC50: YourVersion Wins People’s Choice Award In The DemoPit
TechCrunch, Jason Kincaid, September 14, 2009
YourVersion launched today, and looks to help users search for content across blogs, multimedia sites, Twitter, and other social sites, updating with relevant content in real-time. Rather than force users to run the same searches multiple times or rely on a clunky bookmark system, YourVersion pays attention to your interests, and presents results accordingly.

YourVersion Sign-Up Process Works
Instigator Blog, Ben Yoskovitz, September 14, 2009
The sign-up / initial workflow into YourVersion isn’t ultra fast – there are a fair number of steps, especially with the installation of the toolbar. But they engage the user quickly and keep the pages very basic. The information is clear and I get more and more curious about the application as I go through the process. It’s quite clear what the application does and what I can (and should) do after signing up.

Somewhat Frank Tidbits
Frank Gruber, September 14, 2009

Yourversion demos a real-time recommedantion and discovery engine at TC50.

It’s a tough nut to crack but this bootstrapping startup is taking it on. YourVersion made it on stage to demo by winning the demo pit.

YourVersion Looks Good To Find Recommended Web Content
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day..., Larry Ferlazzo, September 14, 2009
After you register, you identify your areas of interest, and YourVersion then seems to do a good job of identifying sites you might be interested in. It also has a lot of other bells and whistles. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Blog, Website, Book, Movie, & Music Recommendations.