eBay In Advanced Talks To Acquire Browsing/Sharing Tool StumbleUpon: Report

WSJ is reporting that eBay is in advanced talks to acquire StumbleUpon, a service that helps people rates sites/pages and discover them through a browser plugin…the deal is in the range of $75 million, the story says. The rumors on this were first reported on TechCrunch last month. The WSJ story says a deal has not yet been signed and could fall through.

StumbleUpon was founded in 2001 in Calgary, Canada, and the company’s three co-founders funded its growth themselves until March 2006, then took funding from a handful of angel investors, including Google director Ram Shriram and Lotus founder Mitch Kapor. SU is a Firefox and IE extension that lets you