SOURCE: Watchitoo


November 02, 2009 08:30 ET

Real-Time Social Collaboration Pioneer Unveils Document Sharing and Live Stream Features Within a Social Network

Beginning November 2nd, Watchitoo to Provide Online Meetings With Enhanced Features Designed for Students, Executives, and More

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Watchitoo (, a real-time social collaboration website that provides people with a synchronized, content-sharing experience within a social network, announced today that it will enable people to share documents, facilitating online meetings, as well as to broadcast a live stream and benefit from an updated user interface,. The first real-time, social collaboration site, Watchitoo has been both an innovative leader and strong competitor in the growing trend of online social collaboration sites since its public beta launch in July. With the new capabilities and enhanced features, Watchitoo provides solutions for all, including talent who can now more easily share their work, as well as academics and executives who have growing long distance collaboration and social networking needs in an increasingly telecommuter society.

The document sharing feature allows individuals to view PDF, Word and PowerPoint documents in a synchronized environment, enabling careful review and collaboration with others. From students working on a school project to blue chip companies putting together important presentations, Watchitoo facilitates teamwork and allows friends, family and colleagues to get work done remotely and effectively by holding meetings online. Those on Watchitoo can also include dynamic video into a slideshow, which no other online meeting facilitator offers. Throughout the process, team members can work on documents while simultaneously engaging in live conversation via video, voice chat and instant message.

"As evidenced by excitement over products like Google Wave, real-time collaboration over content is the natural next step in the evolution of the web," said Rony Zarom, founder and CEO of Watchitoo. "Watchitoo was a first mover in this realm, having introduced this concept early on and is committed to staying ahead of the curve by continually building and adding new features to our platform. With this version we are providing individuals looking to interact online with a simple, all-encompassing platform to communicate, work, share content and collaborate with one another, without feeling like they are in separate spaces."

Additionally, the updated version of Watchitoo provides people with the ability to live stream content. Watchitoo is going beyond the live broadcast and giving participants the ability to drag their video chat icon into the main window, which will be the stage for their live show. Whether people are singing, cooking or just sitting and talking, they can now broadcast themselves in a live setting, in real-time and share their stream. This will eliminate the need to tape and upload footage in order to share it.

"From President Obama's inauguration to Michael Jackson's memorial, we've seen a surge in the popularity and demand for creating community around live streams," stated Zarom. "With our patent-pending technology we are able to live stream synchronized content, and provide a seamless experience, that allows everyone to be the star of their own live show."

In addition to major features like document sharing and the live stream, Watchitoo has made changes to the user interface, including a higher screen resolution, a larger viewing area for public shows, customization options for slideshow content, and more control settings and privacy options, offering private mode where personal viewing does not influence the synchronized public mode.

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About Watchitoo

Watchitoo, a web-based service, enables people to consume and collaborate over content in real-time. The platform eliminates the boundaries between content sharing and social networking allowing users to interact with an array of content while communicating via video, voice and text chat in a synchronized web-environment.

Watchitoo's patent-pending technology provides a real-time social collaboration platform that can be implemented as an embeddable service on any site, hosted or through a white-label application. Content including videos, music, photos, and documents can be organized, viewed, and easily shared on the Watchitoo platform in public settings or in private viewing environments that can be accessed by invitation only.

In addition to being a business-to-consumer platform, Watchitoo also serves as a business-to-business solution, offering businesses small and large a platform to hold collaborative meetings online and in real-time without the need to install an application or client.

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