Social browser RockMelt launches iPad browser+reading app

RockMelt, a startup co-founded by Tim Howes & Eric Vishria burst on the browser scene two years ago with a social browser. Today the company is launching a brand new iPad app that marries browser and a reader. It is part of company’s growing focus on mobile.

Rockmelt gets $30M to double down on social browser

RockMelt has raised $30 million in a series B funding round led by Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Although Rockmelt has already seen interest from potential acquirers, the social browser company has opted to “double down” on the opportunity to grow independently.

RockMelt Goes Mobile With iPhone Offering

RockMelt is set to launch a mobile version of its browser, which integrates social media tools. RockMelt’s move into mobile this week comes just one month after the public debut of its desktop browser.

RockMelt Adds “View Later” to Bookmarks

A new beta of social browser RockMelt has been released, including better chat and Twitter apps. Perhaps the most interesting development, however, is the new Instapaper-like “View Later” stream, which allows users to easily save web pages for later viewing.

Facebook Browser Friends YouTube, Helps You Waste Time Faster

RockMelt launched its Facebook browser a few months ago to much fanfare — and criticism. Now it is adding web services apps, like an application for YouTube that will let users view videos, as well as create and manage playlists directly through the browser.

Flock’s Newest Social Browser Launches, Finally Supports Mac

Flock, the Menlo Park, Calif-based company, today released a new version of its social networking oriented browser, Flock 3.5 for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. It’s a worthy competitor to other Chromium-based browser rivals, such as recently launched RockMelt and Google’s Chrome.

Repeat After Me: Investors Are Never the Story

As we’ve seen in recent coverage of RockMelt, it has become commonplace in the Valley to shift focus away from founders and put it on the investors. But the investors are the wrong reasons to pay attention to a company and its technology.

Hands-On With New Social Browser RockMelt

Launched at the weekend, new “social browser” RockMelt promises to make it easy to share and keep up with your friends. It caused quite a lot of discussion after Om wrote about it. I’ve had a chance to take it for a quick test drive.

Behold RockMelt, Browser for the Social Set

RockMelt, a Mountain View, Calif.-based start-up with backing from the likes of Marc Andreessen, has made a new socially-aware, media-consumption-centric browser that’s available in beta soon. The company says its browser is optimized for the modern web and focuses on making sharing easy.