scrible is launching new social integrations with Twitter and Facebook to empower consumers to easily share their critically curated and commented online content with followers and friends.
San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2012
scrible, Inc., a leading innovator in online reading and research technology, announced it has been chosen as a Finalist in the fourth annual SXSW Accelerator startup competition. The competition is scheduled to take place on March 12 and 13, 2012, during the annual SXSW Interactive Festival. In conjunction, scrible is launching new social integrations with Twitter and Facebook to empower consumers to easily share their critically curated and commented online content with followers and friends.
SXSW Accelerator Finalists were selected from over 670 applicants. scrible is one of eight startups competing in the Innovative Web Technologies category. Cofounder and CEO Victor Karkar will present scrible’s patent pending technology and business strategy to a live audience and panel of expert judges consisting of technology investors and thought leaders. The presentation will also be live streamed.
scrible is advancing a new way of working with online information. The cloud-based service allows Internet users to richly annotate web pages in any browser and manage and collaborate on them online. The service brings Web-based research into the Internet Era. Instead of printing web pages to annotate by hand, or copying and pasting passages into documents and emails, users can mark and manage vital Web-based information online.
During SXSW, scrible is launching new social features leveraging integrations with Facebook and Twitter. Whether seriously researching or casually reading online information and articles, consumers can quickly and easily post their notes, annotated passages and links to annotated web pages to their Facebook Walls and Twitter streams. This allows friends and followers to quickly see sharers’ notes and annotations in context and offers a more social reading and research experience. Users can also sign up and sign into their scrible accounts using their Facebook and Twitter account credentials.
“Competing in the Accelerator is a kind of homecoming for us,” said Victor. “Our Cofounder and CTO, Andrew Delpha, and I both worked together in Austin at enterprise software firm Trilogy during the dot com Era. So, it’s exciting to return to Austin as a SXSW Finalist.” Victor and Andrew were key early contributors at insuranceOrder.com, an online insurance startup spun out of Trilogy and later acquired by Marsh and McLennan, the world’s largest insurance broker. That experience paved the way for Victor and Andrew to later collaborate on scrible.
For more information about scrible, email Victor at press[at]scrible[dot]com or visit http://www.scrible.com.
Launched into public beta less than a year ago with $600,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation, scrible aims to dramatically improve online reading and research. scrible’s novel service combines a bookmarklet and web site for an online solution that works across browsers and operating systems. While working online, users can use the bookmarklet to save web pages; richly annotate articles with intuitive tools including highlighters and sticky notes; and share annotated online research with others. Users’ saved research is stored in personal accounts at scrible’s web site, where the information is indexed so it can be easily searched with keywords. Users can organize and manage their online information with power, speed and ease using tags and filters. Additionally, they can now share their notes, annotated passages and links to annotated web pages via Twitter and Facebook.