Global Grind announced the launch of its online destination for the hip-hop community. Global Grind is a unique combination of community and content, bringing usersâ€™ information and content relevant to their specific interests.
Global Grind is a next generation start page solution that gives users the ability to aggregate content, wrap community around that content, utilize a proprietary relevance engine that â€œbubbles upâ€ relevant content based on the activity of the users, and have access to curators who engage and challenge users by promoting blogs, video, music, podcasts, photos, specialist news, MSM news feeds, widgets, and a mix of original and sourced editorial. Global Grind provides a rich and dynamic integration that is poised to be the online cultural epicenter for this generation as it promises to deliver â€œyour web filtered fresh.â€
â€œThe hip-hop market is large and diverse â€“ there are more than 24 million people in the U.S. who self-identify with hip-hop and collectively they have spending power of more than $500 billion. Yet, to date, there has been no single online resource for this community that allows them to connect to the depth and breadth of the culture. Global Grind will allow users to pull all the things they see and do online into one place and share it with their peers,â€ said Navarrow Wright, president and CEO, Global Grind. â€œWith the launch of Global Grind, we are solving and delivering a unified online experience that speaks to this powerful demographic by delivering the freshest content.â€
Global Grind has received funding from Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Russell Simmons, hip-hop leader and entrepreneur who has raised the profile of hip-hop in every facet of business and media.
Originally posted on September 26, 2007 @ 10:25 am