TechCrunch Disrupt winner and alum Qwiki took the stage today for an update on news from the startup. What makes Qwiki so compelling is its ability to generate media on the fly that combines text, audio, and animated photos. It presents information in a highly visual way, assembling photos and spoken text from Wikipedia and other sources to create visual guides to millions of topics.
The company will soon allow you to “Qwiki yourself,” meaning you can create a personal Qwiki of the social data about yourself available on the web. The feature will combine photos and information from Facebook and other social media sites.
Qwiki has also added a number of new employees, including Navin Thukkaram, Chief Operating Officer; Brad Whitaker, VP of Engineering; and Matthew Liu, VP of Product. The startup’s cofounder Louis Monier just left the company to join Proximic as Chief Scientist.