InCircles Launches ‘CM’ Network
InCircles a Marina Del Rey startup founded by Simon Foster (Commercial & Music Video Producer) and Zach Feirstadt (Formally the Chief Network Architect at MySpace) launched their proprietary communications platform. InCircles leverages concurrent messaging and interactive meta networks built on top of the web.
Site = http://www.incircles.com
Breakthrough – Unlike existing IM networks that restrict you to one-on-one conversations with people you already know, InCircles is the first truly distributed CM (Concurrent Messaging) network that connects concurrent web users en masse!
InCircles immediately detects a user’s presence on a website and allows them to communicate with everyone else – in a group with select friends, privately one on one and collectively on the web page itself.
InCircles enables users to form groups and traverse the InCircles meta networks, which consist of high-density sites where other users are discussing their favorite topics in real-time. Unprecedented group travel allows users to surf the web in packs, ushering in a new era of real-time interaction and content sharing!
InCircles can be embedded on millions of sites – unlike their competitors, InCircles technology also functions over many common filters and widget impediments (e.g. MySpace). Simply drop the code on your site once; thanks to a Flash-based front end, all future updates will be automatically pushed to the user when their page is refreshed.
As a publishing tool and traffic accelerator, InCircles allows websites to be connected to one another via a meta network, resulting in a boost in traffic and user-base that wouldn’t have existed otherwise. InCircles allows both conceptually disparate and similar sites alike to exchange traffic by sharing contextual relevancy across the InCircles network, giving users the ability to deduce what’s happening on a publisher’s page at that exact moment.
Their Popular Pages feature allows InCircles users to connect to other popular sites in their network. InCircles will be making this feature even more relevant to individual users in their beta release.
Unlike existing IM suites, InCircles is offering considerably more customization for websites that are looking to increase their traffic and user interaction. For a limited time they are offering FREE skins. InCircles are now inviting site publishers to contact them to discuss the numerous customization possibilities
InCircles started life six months ago on a sailboat in Marina del Rey when Zach Fierstadt (formerly at MySpace) and Simon Foster (usually busy making commercials and music videos) were chatting about the possibilities of IM on the web and the lack of innovation over the last ten years.
Since then those ideas have evolved into a startup. We now have a talented team of nine people and hope to be hiring more very soon. We bootstrapped InCircles up to this point. We’re very close to launching our ‘alpha’ InCircles CM (concurrent messaging) platform. What you see now is just the tip of the iceberg. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to rolling out the next generations of InCircles.
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