Topix Selects to Power Obituary Section


Tributes-powered Custom Obit Section Now Featured Within’s Extensive Hyper-local Content


BOSTON, MA ­– January 13, 2013 –, the online source for local and national obituary news, announced today that they have formed a partnership with Topix, the leading news community on the web, to power a custom obit section providing timely obituary news to supplement’s rich local content delivered to every city and town across the country. documented over 80% of the deaths in the country in 2012 and possesses one of the largest databases of obituaries and death notices within the United States – 97 million records and growing.

“In evaluating the Tributes platform we were very impressed with the breadth, depth and quality of their obituary content,” said Steve Rubinstein, COO of Topix. “Tributes’ ability to deliver timely obit content across the entire country will be highly valuable to our users who look to Topix to provide them with current news and information, both within and outside of their local communities.”

 “We are very pleased to have been selected by Topix as their obituary content partner,” said Elaine Haney, CEO and president of Tributes, Inc.  “ is an important new addition to our growing obituary distribution network which our funeral home partners rely on to communicate service information and connect the families in their care with extended family and friends that provide comfort and support during times of loss and grieving.”



About® is driven by the belief that Every Life has a Story which deserves to be told and preserved. is the online source for current local and national obituary news and a supportive community where friends and family can come together during times of loss and grieving to honor the memories of their loved ones with lasting personal tributes. Through one centralized national web destination, with 97 million and growing current and historical death records dating back to the 1930s, Tributes has made obituary and online memorial service information easily accessible. The site has experienced rapid growth since its launch in the fall of 2008, and is now relied on by thousands of funeral homes and over 4M unique consumers each month to publish and locate obituary news.  For more information about, please visit our website at or contact us at  

About Topix

Topix is the leading news community on the Web, connecting 12.4 million people (comScore, Jan 2013) to the information and discussions that matter to them in every U.S. town and city.

A Top 10 US Newspaper Site (comScore, Jan 2013) and 2nd largest mobile news site (Quantcast, Jan 2013), the site links news from 74,000 sources to 450,000 news topics. Topix also works with some of the nation's major media companies to grow and engage their online audiences through forums and RSS feeds.

In January 2009, Topix launched a mobile optimized website - as the 2nd largest mobile news site (Quantcast, Jan 2013), Topix mobile reaches 5.2 million people every month. Half of Topix traffic is now on mobile.

In March 2012, Topix launched Politix, an interactive political news&discussion site where you can vote in Debates, test your knowledge with Quizzes, and engage in conversations around the issues of the day.

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Topix LLC is a privately held company with investment from Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Company.