Meebo has been popular because it can let people chat online, in most cases even if a firewall would block IM. Translation – you might be able IM on your college network or at work.
Meebo has focused on raising revenues and capital. First, they looked for a buyer, Techcrunch says the rumor is Meebo was hoping to be bought, with a $250 million valuation. Even though their revenues are said to be around $1 million. So rather than sell, they’re getting another round of capital – this time with a valuation of between $175 – $200 million.
Brokaw was vice president of digital media at Warner Music Group for about a year and before that spent over ten years as the vice president of corporate sales at CNET. He’ll head Meebo’s advertising sales and monetization strategy.
There are a number of jobs posted on Meebo right now, but none for an SEO guru. I can’t help but think that should’ve happened a long time ago (especially after reading this post about startups need SEOs).