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 real-time,
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 session.
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."
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 interact virtually.
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
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 inspiring community.
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
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.