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Flock introduces social web browser

At the TechCrunch 40 Conference, Flock previewed the Social Web Browser, which will be fully released and marketed later this fall. For the tens of millions of people who use social networking, photo and video sharing and blogging services, Flock simplifies their web experience by integrating these services directly into the browser.
Flock provides a new browsing experience and a refreshing approach to participating on the Web. With rich drag and drop capabilities across social media services, Flock lets people effortlessly find and collect the things that interest them, share them with friends, and express themselves – all as an integrated part of the web browsing experience.
“As the first browser built for the way people are using the social Web, we’re thrilled to have been selected by TechCrunch as one of the 40 hottest and most influential startups,” said Shawn Hardin, CEO of Flock. “Flock’s rich features eliminate multiple steps, remove complexity, and deliver much greater enjoyment for our users in their daily web interactions.”

Flock is a world-class browser, built for the demands of daily online activities. Anyone who has ever used a browser can immediately start using Flock, and choose to activate Flock’s powerful features at any time. The Social Web Browser includes:
People – Flock automatically integrates the user’s friends from services such as Facebook and Flickr, and pulls them into the browser so they can be accessed at any time. The user can see when their friends have updated their profiles and media, access their shared media, share web content with them, and communicate with them effortlessly across services.
Media – Flock’s Media MiniBar presents a scrollable filmstrip view of photo and video streams from YouTube, Flickr, Photobucket, Piczo, Truveo and other services that provide a feed of media content. Users can drag and drop items from the media bar onto friends, blogs or email for immediate and effortless sharing.
Share and Discover – Flock also helps people to discover photos, videos, feeds and people by detecting them on supported services where they can be activated or shared in some way. When any of these items are available, an icon in the browser lights up to show that Flock has sensed them, allowing the user to collect, favorite or share items of interest.

Previewed at TechCrunch, Flock will today open sign-ups for private beta testing of 1.0, which will be followed by a full public release later this fall.

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