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  • Major Book Publishers Start Turning To Scribd

    Major Book Publishers Start Turning To Scribd

    Online document sharing site Scribd has announced that it has partnered with a number of major publishers, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing Co., Berrett-Koehler, Thomas Nelson, and Manning Publications, to legally offer some of their content to Scribd's community free of charge. Publishers have begun to add an array of content to Scribd's library, including… Read More

  • Yourmagz.com Marries Ning with Scribd

    Yourmagz.com Marries Ning with Scribd

    Canadian start-up Yourmagz.com launched the closed beta version of its SaaS content distribution platform today. You can sign up to view the site. The platform - which can be described as a hybrid between social network platform Ning and web document sharing service Scribd - specializes in distributing publishers' content across various websites, social networks, and mobile devices. So basically… Read More

  • 2009: Products I Can't Live Without

    At the beginning of each year I traditionally publish a list of my favorite startups and products. This is the fourth year I've done this - previous lists: 2006, 2007, 2008. You guys get to pick the winners of the Crunchies - this list is all mine. This is a list of the products I tend to use daily. Some are for work (Wordpress, Delicious, Zoho, etc.), some are for fun (MySpace Music, Hulu, etc)… Read More

  • Scribd Had A Blowout Year, And So Did the Web Document

    Scribd Had A Blowout Year, And So Did the Web Document

    The biggest surprise fro me in the social media rankings that I posted earlier today was the appearance of document sharing service Scribd in the top 20. According to the comScore numbers, it has more unique visitors worldwide than imeem and almost as many as Bebo, with 23.5 million visitors in November, 2008. (In the U.S., it had about 4 million visitors). This is a serious accomplishment for a… Read More

  • Top Social Media Sites of 2008 (Facebook Still Rising)

    Top Social Media Sites of 2008 (Facebook Still Rising)

    What were the top social media sites of 2008? ComScore came out with its worldwide traffic stats for November a few days ago (so these don't include December). They are a mix of social networks and blogging platforms. Blogger, the orange line in the chart above, still rules the roost with an estimated 222 million unique worldwide visitors in November (up 44 percent from November, 2007). … Read More

  • Scribd Finally Starts A New Chapter With A Redesign

    Scribd Finally Starts A New Chapter With A Redesign

    Scribd, the popular document sharing hub, has finally rolled out a much-needed redesign. The site has long been hampered by a messy homepage that wasn't attractive for first-time visitors, displaying a list of its top features in lieu of a YouTube-esque stream of featured documents. The old design made it clear that Scribd worked well as a utility, but didn't make it attractive as a… Read More

  • Obama Campaign Launches Document Archive On Scribd

    Obama Campaign Launches Document Archive On Scribd

    Barack Obama’s campaign has posted a blog post announcing the launch of its official account on Scribd, the online document repository. The page, which can be accessed at http://scribd.com/barackobama, will serve as a resource for documents related to Obama’s policy, along with official statements. Y Combinator-funded Scribd is a “YouTube for documents” that allows users to… Read More

  • Labmeeting: A Social Network For Scientists

    Labmeeting: A Social Network For Scientists

    Scientists are not the most social people on the planet. Many of them would rather be holed up in their labs trying to make the next big discovery than hanging out on Facebook throwing virtual pies at each other (although there are exceptions). But what if they could organize their all their scientific papers online and share them easily with other members of their lab? Mark Kaganovich figures… Read More

  • Docstoc Poses As File Transfer Service With OneClick

    Docstoc Poses As File Transfer Service With OneClick

    Docstoc has taken a page out of YouSendIt’s book by releasing a desktop applet for sending documents to others via email without having to worry about size restrictions. The Windows-only OneClick app enables users to right click on certain file types (Word, PDF, Excel, etc.) and choose to email them via Docstoc. The files will begin uploading to the startup’s servers in the background… Read More

  • Drop.io Adds Scribd's iPaper For Smoother File Browsing

    Drop.io Adds Scribd's iPaper For Smoother File Browsing

    Drop.io, a file storage and sharing service, has partnered with Scribd to bring streamlined document viewing to the site. From now on all supported documents that have been uploaded to Drop.io will be viewable in Scribd’s Flash-based iPaper viewer. Drop.io’s “drop box” storage isn’t exactly unique, but it has a nice interface and a few key features that help… Read More