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Monday, March 31st, 2008
Today, April 1, ripple would like to confirm persistent rumours that have been swirling around Silicon Valley and Richmond over the last week. ripple.org has reached an historic agreement with Google to acquire a majority stake in the company. ripple and Google have been in intermittent discussions for the last six months. Google has accepted ripple’s offer of cash and shares amounting to $45,000 US per share, and one group hug. The deal was announced at a press conference this morning with Google Representatives Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Erick Schmidt and ripple directors Simon Griffiths and Dennis the Droplet. Mr Brin stated that the ‘deal was a good one for our shareholders and for my bank balance’. He then began laughing maniacally and making donkey noises. Dennis the Droplet scoffed at speculation that it was a foolish move for a small volunteer charity website to purchase one of the world’s largest internet companies saying ‘Scoff, scoff’. The press conference ended in Chaos when members of Mr Griffith’s fan club arrived with banners and donuts for him to sign.
Sunday, March 30th, 2008
ripple’s street cred with the indie universe was bolstered again when we were featured amongst other cool stuff in Frankie magazine.
Here is the cover of the mag we featured in….
And a shot of our feature page.
Could we get anymore famous? We are the Tom Hanks of charity websites…..
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
Most of the advertising campaigns run on ripple are sold directly by us to advertisers we approach ourselves. Contacting advertisers and explaining how ripple can help their business has taken up a lot of our time over the last six months.
Over the next few weeks we are going to try something new. We are going to begin serving ads from advertising networks. We haven’t done this before so we are interested to see what kind of quality advertisers we will have.
We don’t want to expose people to bad advertising or advertising which links to defective or crooked products in any way. So keep in touch with us about the ads that you see and let us know if any make you cringe!
Monday, March 10th, 2008
Thanks to everybody that reported the broken water link. Sorry about that, we were testing out a few new features and got a little be too excited with our edits!
Anyway, we have fixed the link and it’s all working now!
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
We mailed out some sweet sweet cheques earlier this month. Oh baby. We’ll upload the next set of cheques as they are mailed…keep rippling!