Prezi vs SlideShare

Last updated: August 12, 2020

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Prezi
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas upon a virtual canvas. Prezi is distinguished by its Zooming User Interface (ZUI), which enables users to zoom in and out of their presentation media. Prezi allows users to display and navigate through information within a 2.5D space on the Z-axis.
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SlideShare
SlideShare is an online slide hosting service. Users can upload files in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenOffice presentations. Slide decks can then be viewed on the site itself and embedded on other sites.
Prezi vs SlideShare in our news:

2020. Scribd acquires presentation-sharing service SlideShare from LinkedIn



SlideShare has a new owner, with LinkedIn selling the presentation-sharing service to Scribd for an undisclosed price. The two products always had kind of similar missions. Only SlideShare focused on more on PowerPoint presentations and business users, while Scribd focused more on PDFs and Word docs and long-form written content, more on the general consumer. SlideShare will continue to operate as a standalone service, separate from Scribd, and will continue to be well-integrated with LinkedIn. LinkedIn acquired SlideShare in May 2012 at a time when it was becoming clear that professionals were using LinkedIn for more than making professional connections.


2014. Online presentations service Prezi secures $57M



Cloud presentation platform Prezi that has been gradually eating away at Microsoft’s Powerpoint market share for the last few years, has secured a $57 million growth investment. Prezi is cloud-based, meaning you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips. Prezi’s software is unusual because the presentations it produces aren’t


2014. SlideShare gets iOS app



LinkedIn rolled out the first-ever iOS app for SlideShare, the presentation and content-sharing platform. It's offering a modern, clean layout to browse and search through the presentations hosted on SlideShare’s service. It also adds more social experience, allowing you to like and share the presentations you come across, and follow the categories you care about. Users have their own profiles on the app, where you’re able to see all the presentations you’ve liked, uploaded and saved. And you can view presentations from your friends and professional network, tying LinkedIn’s social graph into SlideShare more directly, so you can see what’s popular within your own group.


2014. SlideShare makes Pro features Free



LinkedIn-owned SlideShare, the service for publishing presentations online is going free. It's dropping its PRO accounts and making extra features, which used to come at a price, free for all. The most popular paid feature is analytics. It lets you know who has looked at your presentations (including location), how they found the content, which sites are driving traffic to the presentation, and other engagement metrics — much like the profile viewing analytics on LinkedIn’s main site. Another paid features include the ability customise your profile, to set presentations to private so that only specified users can view them, as well as video uploads. Thus LinkedIn wants to increase the number of active visitors and uploads to the site and to collect more data for itself about how business people are using its cloud-based services.


2012. LinkedIn acquired Youtube for presentations - SlideShare



LinkedIn, the professional social network #1, is doing fine. During two last quarters LinkedIn manages to double its incomes - already up to $188 million/quarter. And the company is already valued at $10 billion. That's why LinkedIn can afford to buy the new users in bulk - for example, by purchasing online service SlideShare for $119 million. SlideShare works like Youtube - only not for video - but for presentations. And its target audience - are mostly business users (like in LinkedIn). You can upload to SlideShare your PowerPoint presentation and publish it anywhere in the embeddable web-viewer (like yuotube video). Besides SlideShare - is itself an additional marketing channel with a large audience, so by publishing a presentation on it, you can get new customers and partners. Will LinkedIn somehow integrate SlideShare into its network - is not clear yet, but at least they have already embedded LinkedIn presentation on the SlideShare homepage.


2011. Online presentations go HTML5: SlideShare and Zoho Show


It seems that the days of Flash as a platform for the Rich web interfaces are really coming to an end. Online presentation services, for which the Rich-interface is most important, are ditching Flash in favour of HTML5. Last year, the market leader, SlideRocket released the HTML5-viewer and today the most popular presentation sharing service SlideShare has done the same. Moreover, SlideShare not just added the HTML5-view option but completely removed the Flash-option. Developers say the new HTML5-viewer is 30% faster and displays presentation on tablets (like iPad) and smartphones. In addition, you can now select and copy text from a presentation with the help of the mouse.


2011. Prezi+iPad - ideal presentations at conferences

We continue to find new interesting ways of how iPad (and other tablets) can be used in the Enterprise. We have already mentioned that for executives and sales persons who often go to business meetings iPad can serve as a cool accessory to impress the client. But frankly speaking, nobody will demonstrate presentations on the iPad at these business meetings. Projector or laptop with bigger screen are much more appropriate for this case. But at different exhibitions and conferences, where you can meet many partners and customers, iPad - is an ideal solution to show presentation on the go. Besides, now the spectacular presentation tool has appeared - Prezi for iPad. We have already reviewed Prezi - it's one of the most original and exciting services for online presentations. And on the iPad it looks impressive. It's interesting that presentations are not saved on the tablet, but broadcasted from the Internet. Besides this first version doesn't support video, animation and PDF files. It also doesn't allow to edit presentations - only to demonstrate.


2009. Prezi - fresh look at the Web presentations



When it comes to presentations, the minimalist style, that is usually more appropriate to business applications - not works so fine. Because you want your audience (potential customers) to say "WOW!". That's why besides the classic presentation apps, such as PowerPoint or Google Presentations, there is number of quite succesful alternative presentation tools such as SlideRocket with its incredible flash effects or Second Life with its virtual 3D auditories. The Hungarian start-up Prezi also belongs to this group. It has already gathered a lot of excited reviews, awards and investments. It's coolest feature is that the entire presentation is placed on one large virtual board, and its demonstration - is navigation on this board with dynamic scaling.


2008. SlideShare = YouTube for presentations



Here's a simple formula for a successful startup: find a popular service (e.g. YouTube), remember what you can do best of all (i.e. presentations), put "for" between these two words and probably you'll get an interesting idea. That's what the creators of SlideShare did. And they have already raized $3 million on their idea. So, what is YouTube killer feature? A first glance it's - huge video catalog. But that's only at first glance. In fact, Youtube became so popular, because it allows you to: