They had interviewed Jon some time back, so we were expecting it. But its still great knowing that mainstream media are starting to write about the “dinky little startup” as Nicholas Carr called us. We also crossed a major milestone in terms of site statistics today (cannot share the figures yet!), but it was pretty exciting for us.
I am not in the US right now, so cannot get hold of a copy of Business Week easily (its in the Dec 18th edition) – but I did fork over $45.97 to buy an online subscription to look at the article. This is what they wrote.
Have I Got A PowerPoint For You (Business Week, Dec 18th)
In the beginning, there was MP3 sharing. Then came friend sharing (MySpace), photo sharing (Flickr), and video sharing (YouTube). Now it has come to this: PowerPoint slide sharing.
SlideShare.net offers a place to upload, view, and search for PowerPoint presentations. And since opening up its beta site in October, it has received tens of thousands of files…
The site’s “decks,” as the slide shows are called, are diverse: conference presentations, classroom lessons (”Let’s Learn Colors!” from a middle-school Spanish class), and PowerPoint satire (Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address famously summarized in bullet points, created in 2000 by Peter Norvig, Google’s research director).
Site co-founder Jonathan Boutelle came up with the service while organizing a conference. It will hardly grab as many eyeballs as YouTube, but corporate firewalls won’t block the likes of “Let’s Learn Colors.”
By Jena McGregor (Business Week)