SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Xoopit released the
first product to bring the power of the social web to email by combining
the benefits of social networks and media management within email
environments. Xoopit finds the pictures, videos, and files buried in
webmail's gigabytes of free storage, and allows users to share, comment,
and post them to their contacts on other social networks and blogs. The
product was released today in private beta with initial client support for
Google's Gmail and automatically imports shared media from the top photo
and video sharing networks such as YouTube, Flickr, Kodak, Shutterfly, and
"Everyone has tons of pictures, short videos, documents, audio, and
data files piling up in their inbox as attachments or as links to sites
like YoutTube and Shutterfly," said Bijan Marashi, CEO & Co-Founder of
Xoopit. "We got tired of email being about managing messages, so we built
Xoopit. It's the first in a new product line dedicated to making the inbox
more visual, useful, networked, and fun."
The Xoopit beta is available as a Gmail plugin for FireFox, on iGoogle,
and on the web. Over time, the company plans to expand its offerings to the
top web mail systems including Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, AOL and the social
The Xoopit private beta can be accessed at http://www.xoopit.com.
"Email was designed 35 years ago to function as a messaging tool.
Today, it's become the de facto media-sharing tool for more than 1 billion
around the world," said Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, Partner at Accel, lead
investors in top social network Facebook. "Xoopit is about bringing the
engagement and discovery of the social web to email."
"We understand that solving the email problem at Internet scale is
going to take some serious infrastructure. Xoopit has developed a powerful
new personal indexing platform capable of making email systems more useful
and connecting the mail systems to the rest of the web." said Charles
Moldow, General Partner at Foundation Capital.
Xoopit was founded in 2006 by Bijan Marashi and Jonathan Katzman as the
first company dedicated to bringing the power of the social web to the
world's email systems. Xoopit is financed by Accel Partners and Foundation
Capital along with a slew of strategic angels.
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