Palo Alto, CA — February 17, 2005 — Five Across, Inc., which launched its Bubbler™ product at the DEMO conference this week, won one of the show's coveted DEMOgod awards. Five Across presented at DEMO's 15th anniversary conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, before a capacity crowd of 700 of the technology industry's most elite journalists, venture capitalists, bloggers and other influencers. Bubbler, the company's new blogging technology, is being called the fastest, easiest way to blog.
Five Across won the DEMOgod award for having “the fastest full-featured demo in the West.”
“Five Across built a blog from scratch, with notes, photos and an audio file created live, on-stage, in about a minute,” said DEMO’s executive producer, Chris Shipley. “I don’t think even this sophisticated audience had ever seen anything like it. Most presenters grapple with staying under their six-minute limit, but Five Across nailed it in under two minutes, start to finish, and had time to score a few laughs in the process.”
“We wanted to show how fundamentally different this technology is,” said Glenn Reid, CEO and founder of Five Across. “We think Bubbler has the potential to make the blogging process 1,000 percent better for bloggers and to make blogging accessible to people who have been standing on the sidelines because they were daunted by the tools that were available to them.”
Bubbler technology allows users to blog as easily as sending an email or instant message, updating text in real time. Users can upload photos, audio, video or other files by simply dragging and dropping them into the blog. Bubbler has simple privacy controls for permission-only viewing or open public access. It also provides wiki-like collaboration for authorized users, perfect for personal expression, file and photo-sharing, real-time publishing or group project management.
Pricing and Availability
The free, public beta version of Bubbler is available immediately at www.bubbler.com. After the public beta period, Five Across will offer a 30-day free trial and several hosting options starting at $4.99 per month, depending on storage and bandwidth usage. The Bubbler OEM Server is available immediately for ISPs and other blog hosting providers and the Bubbler Workgroup Suite will be available at the conclusion of the public beta.
About Five Across
Five Across was founded in November 2003 to deliver communication and collaboration software that makes it easier for business and personal computer users to share information. The company’s initial product, InterComm, has been adopted by a diverse set of customers including Dartmouth University’s Hitchcock Medical Center and Jordan Baris Real Estate Services within the first six months of availability. Five Across is based in Palo Alto, Calif., and backed by leading investors Adobe Ventures and Granite Ventures. For more information please visit www.bubbler.com.
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