If you’re a fan of content discovery veteran, StumbleUpon , or haven’t quite been sold by its new look , then you just might have some love for a new startup out of Helsinki, Finland, called Futureful . A product of Finland’s largest, seed-stage startup accelerator, Startup Sauna , Futureful has spent the last three years quietly building a predictive discovery engine that co-founder Marko Anderson says describes as “part toy, part tool” and seeks to provide users with a personal filter for the Web’s multifarious content. Backed (and mentored) by Skype (and Kazaa) co-founder Janus Friis through extended beta testing, Futureful is today officially launching its iPad app, a personal and predictive interface for all the digital information flowing around you. While that may sound a bit wish-washy, Futureful can be hard to pin down in a few words. However, like StumbleUpon, the app eschews the traditional web browser and familiar search mechanisms and has customized its own browser hybrid within the app based on the belief that there’s more to discovery than your run-of-the-mill web browsing experience allows.
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