ShareNow

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ShareNow
Type of site
digital media
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Website http://www.sharenow.com
Commercial Yes

Overview[edit]

ShareNow is a company which runs a file sharing Website with social networking facilities.

History[edit]

Izimi[edit]

ShareNow was launched on March 5, 2007 as "Izimi", which was a free-to-download PC software product[1] that let users share any file with anyone else on the internet, without the viewer/recipient needing to download any special software other than a standard web browser.[2] The software also allowed users to post free classified ads which could be accessed by fellow users.[3] The software was used not only by individuals, but also in the business world, such as in the instance of workers in the health care field who needed instant access to documents stored by co-workers.[4]

Launch of social networking facilities[edit]

In mid-2007, izimi changed its name to ShareNow and the service was re-launched, in beta, in April 2008. ShareNow then became a social networking and file-sharing website which allowed customization of the user's profile page and it also allowed files of any type to be uploaded onto the user's Media page (free file hosting) for others to view, download or comment on. User pages included a Sharewall, which allowed them to post their content (i.e. videos, pictures, audio files, presentations – any file type) onto the Sharewalls of other users.

At that time, ShareNow was based jointly in Los Angeles, California and Bicester, England, and was co-founded by Chris Chedgzoy and the British entrepreneur Nigel Robertson.[citation needed]. In September 2009, Norm Schulz became the CEO.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Financial Times - ShareNow in PC file sharing advance, by Chris Nuttall, FT tech correspondent. Retrieved June 26, 2007.
  2. ^ InternetNews.com - A New Angle, Peer-to-Web Publishing, By David Needle. Retrieved June 26, 2007.
  3. ^ Richard Fletcher (2007-04-06). "Scoot founder to launch new ad service". The Telegraph. 
  4. ^ "Tired of failed intranets, users try ShareNow app". ComputerWorld.com. 2006-10-30. 

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