Drop.io and Scribd Announce Partnership to Deliver drop.io Users Enhanced Private Document Conversion and Viewing

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drop.io (http://drop.io), the simple private sharing solution and Scribd (http://www.scribd.com), the leading platform for online document publishing, announced today a partnership to offer rich document conversion and viewing within private drop.io ‘drops’.

We are very happy to be working with drop.io to enhance their document presentation. iPaper is the best solution for people who want to share and display documents online and drop.io's simple private platform provides us with a perfect partnership to show off the true benefits of iPaper's functionality while maintaining the private nature of drop.io's core offering.

Drop.io users will now be able to enjoy enhanced document conversion and viewing to privately share and view most document file formats such as: Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint, using Scribd's Flash-based iPaper format. The new integration of ipaper with drop.io will enable documents to be effortlessly displayed directly in a users drop.io drop without any registration or accounts in as little as two clicks.

"We are excited to be able to offer this richer document conversion application to our users through our partnership with Scribd via their iPaper API. drop.io users have asked us for more ways to privately share and view documents directly in their drops. After evaluating several ways in which to provide our users with greater document conversion options, we found Scribd's iPaper to be the best offering." said Sam Lessin, CEO of drop.io.

The integration between drop.io and Scribd has been structured to be consistent with drop.io's strong focus on making it easy for people to privately share information of any type online. All documents that Scribd will convert for drop.io will be kept private and deleted upon user request – they will not be searchable or otherwise accessible outside of drop.io. As always with drop.io – the original documents in their original format will always be available for download.

Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd said, "We are very happy to be working with drop.io to enhance their document presentation. iPaper is the best solution for people who want to share and display documents online and drop.io's simple private platform provides us with a perfect partnership to show off the true benefits of iPaper's functionality while maintaining the private nature of drop.io's core offering."

About Drop.io

Drop.io allows consumers to create their own private online spaces where they can easily and privately share photos, videos, documents, and other types of media with others. By default, drops are "private" – consumers control how and with whom drops are shared. Drop.io never requires any type of account registration, and all drops can be password-protected and set to expire after a period of time. Drop.io provides multiple methods of sharing content - by uploading through the Web site, sending email or MMS messages to the drop email address, faxing assets in and out, or by calling the drop voicemail number to leave a voice notes. The service is used by an incredibly wide range of users ranging from mothers sharing baby photos to large companies using 'drops' as collaborative workspace. The company was founded by Sam Lessin in 2007 and has raised $3.9 MM in financing from RRE Ventures and DFJ Gotham.

About Scribd

Scribd is the leader in online document sharing and publishing. It was founded in 2006 by then-Harvard students Trip Adler and Jared Friedman, and their friend Tikhon Bernstam, when they couldn't find a way to publish the documents they wrote for school on the Web. Scribd has since grown to service over 19 million unique visitors per month and has the largest document-sharing community on the Internet. Documents hosted on the site are being viewed and embedded across the Internet in every corner of the globe. Scribd is funded by Y Combinator, The Kinsey Hills Group and Redpoint Ventures. For more information about Scribd, visit http://www.scribd.com.

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