9SLIDES Springs Out of Beta to Offer a Better Way to Share Presentations Online
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) REDMOND, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --
9SLIDES, a Web 2.0 application that breathes new life into online presentations, today announced that it has exited its public beta and is available to the general public. Unlike the many existing slide hosting services, 9SLIDES is the first affordable self-service Web-based solution that enables anyone to upload their own slide and video content and seamlessly synchronize the two to create a unified multimedia experience. Available in a 'freemium' model, users of 9SLIDES include everyone from entrepreneurs pitching their start-up and dynamic product demonstrations to sales training sessions and inspirational talks.
"Your presentation is about you and the slides that most people use when they present are really just a small part of the overall experience. While there are currently a variety of ways to share presentations online, they're largely one dimensional," said Ruchit Garg, founder and CEO of 9SLIDES. "By enabling users to view a speaker's video alongside slides, presenters are able to more effectively connect with their audience. Best of all, 9SLIDES is free to try out, dead simple to use, and inherently social."
Since first entering public beta in late 2011, thousands of users have signed on to 9SLIDES to upload their presentations. Creating a 9SLIDES presentation is an easy three-step process: users simply upload their presentation and video files, synchronize the video file with their choice of content by using the site's intuitive online editor, and then publish. A custom-built multimedia player built on top of HTML5 technology allows users to watch content over any Internet connected device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, as well as other popular mobile devices such as the Samsung Galaxy.
Features in the latest release include:
Compatible with Practically Any Document -- In addition to supporting PowerPoint files, 9SLIDES now also supports PDF files. Since most applications can easily output to the PDF format, users are not limited to standard presentation software and can upload content from popular applications like Prezi, Apple Keynote, or even Microsoft Excel. Intuitive Online Editing Capabilities -- Synchronizing video and presentation content is highly intuitive for even the most novice of users. Once both pieces of content are uploaded, users simply drag and stretch the editing tool to synchronize the video portion with their presentation materials. Performance Improvements -- The latest release of 9SLIDES includes several performance and user experience improvements, allowing users to quickly create and share their presentations.
9SLIDES also recently partnered with Microsoft BizSpark, a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. Through the BizSpark program, more than 45,000 start-ups across the globe will have access to the 9SLIDES solution, enabling CEOs to disseminate strategic information out to the field or provide a novel way for start-up founders to pitch potential investors.
Privately held and based in Redmond, Washington, 9SLIDES is transforming the way individuals and organizations communicate and share their presentations online. With 9SLIDES, users can upload video and recorded content and seamlessly synchronize the two files together to create a rich, unified, and contextual experience for their audience. To learn more, visit www.9slides.com.
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