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Last updated: October 06, 2014
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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.
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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. Unlike its rivals, Zoho Show service was originally built on HTML and Ajax. And that's why it reached even more progress in creating presentations on HTML5. Today Zoho has announced the new version Zoho Show 3, which includes impressive editing features for vector and raster graphics and animation support. Moreover, unlike SlideRocket, Zoho Show uses HTML5 not only in the viewer. The presentation editor is also working on HTML5. The new version also allows to collaboratively edit presentations in real time and demonstrate presentations via the Internet in the interactive mode.
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: - easily publish video on the Internet - easily send video to others - embed video this file anywhere - find the audience for your video On the other hand: - you can easily browse through many interesting videos on Youtube - quickly and easily view video, without waiting till it's downloaded So why not create the same service for presentations? SlideShare did it and in result we have the very popular site that people use to ... we are mainly interested in how use this service for business. Here are 4 ways to use SlideShare business purposes: 4. Publish presentations and send them to your customers Of course, you can also use Google Docs or Zoho Show for this purpose 3. Find new ideas for presentations On SlideShare you can find ideas and inspiration to create WoW presentation 2. Publish PR-pitches It's much more easier to create a presentation with pictures than video, and it can have the same viral effect. Do you still publish text press-releases? Than look at this press-release: 1. Training and educating The presentation is much better for eduction than boring text document. You can find different tutorials on SlideShare or publish own presentation to educate your employees