Social shopping leader Kaboodle
announced today the launch of Kaboodle Together,
an interactive group experience that enables users to
co-browse the Kaboodle site with others. Members can
create rooms and invite their friends and followers to
chat, browse and shop together by simply sharing a link
or sending an invite through Facebook, Twitter, or
email. There are no downloads, installs or
plug-ins required of any kind.
"We are really excited about this new technology. Our
users love sharing their
personal styleboards, lists and latest style
finds with each other, and now they can share it all in
real-time with Kaboodle Together," said Alex
Amin, Co-Ceo of Kaboodle. "It's truly the next step in
the evolution of social shopping."
In addition to enabling users to browse together in
Together features audio and video chat, cursor
tracking, screen drawing, private rooms, and
multi-platform compatibility. Whether friends,
colleagues or family members are on a desktop,
smartphone or tablet, everyone can view the same content
while automatically following the leader from page to
page. Leaders can also pass controls to other users,
giving everyone the opportunity to control the shopping
great resource for people to communicate and share
without actually being physically next to each other.
Shopping is naturally a very inclusive process and with
Kaboodle Together we are allowing people to do
just that - shop together as they do in the real world,"
said Rafi Gordon, Co-CEO of Kaboodle.
extremely proud to work with the Kaboodle team to
integrate our site embed technology into the site that
pioneered social shopping," said K. David Pirnazar, CEO
and co-Founder of samesurf. "With this integration
partnership, we look forward to building upon our goal
of truly redefining what it means to 'share' online."
Kaboodle Together is an indispensable tool for
brides looking to get and give feedback from
bridesmaids, friends in need of fashion advice or make
up tips before a date or job interview, girls getting
ready to decorate their dorm rooms, or parents needing
birthday, holiday and back-to-school gift ideas. The
platform, in conjunction with the site's
user-merchandised styleboards, polls, lists and blogs,
helps solidify Kaboodle as the premier social shopping
destination for "stylistas" looking to connect and
nearly 2 million registered users, more than 5 million
monthly visitors, and nearly 13 million products being
curated and shared daily, the site caters exclusively to
the fashion, beauty and home shopping categories. To
learn more about Kaboodle and to try out the innovative
Kaboodle Together shopping tool, please visit
Kaboodle is a one-of-a-kind social networking site that
allows users to explore looks, play stylist, write blogs
and create polls all while communicating with fellow "stylistas."
Users discover new trends, shop for products and share
their style ideas within an always evolving and truly
Kaboodle is part of the Hearst Digital Network, a
division of Hearst Magazines. Kaboodle and StyleSpot are
part of Image Network Inc., which was founded by Rafi
Gordon and Alex Amin, and whose investors include
Idealab and Hearst Entertainment.
Samesurf is a
browser/application, site embed technology and
destination site that empowers multiple users to surf
the web together in real-time without having to
experience the lag, complexity and one-way interactivity
of screen sharing. The company's cross platform
offerings integrate patent-pending co-browsing
technology with video chat, screen drawing, cursor
tracking and social integration to seamlessly recreate
the experience of "being there together in person."
Samesurf requires no downloads, installs or plug-ins and
functions on virtually every desktop and mobile browser.
The company was founded by CEO K. David Pirnazar and
Sapient co-founder Jerry A. Greenberg and its investors
include Omninet Capital.