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 Picasaweb. "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 networks. 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. About Xoopit 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. Editor's Note: Images of Xoopit can be found at http://tinyurl.com/2cpkqa.