Founded by co-founded by entrepreneur Doug Imbruce and Internet industry pioneer Dr. Louis Monier (AltaVista founder), Qwiki and is considered by many as a “game changer.” The platform is expected to “define the future of information consumption worldwide,” according to Eduardo Saverin, that is, of course, if the company managed to convince users to adopt.
Doug Imbruce, Qwiki CEO, said the problem with the use of digital information today is not lack of it, but overload it. In response, the company seeks to be the platform that offers an experience of information “that is more acceptable to humans. “Think about asking your favorite teacher of Leonardo Da Vinci, or rather his friend traveled from Buenos Aires: this is the experience Qwiki eventually deliver, on demand, wherever you are in the world … in every device you are using , “said Qwiki website. Qwiki To break into parts, is basically an informational presentation with a voiceover. Another way to look is Wikipedia fed by some really fancy, high tech, Adobe Flash technology.
Qwiki way of presenting information allows users to absorb information quickly. It’s good for users who are asking for definitions. For example, a search on “Medea” (Greek mythology) that allow students to quickly understand their background and history. Qwiki also did a good job connecting the queries related to the previous search. If a user to search for Medea, he or she will probably be interested to know more about ‘Jason’ too.
The comany produces a Qwiki which is a short animated video drawn from various sources on the Internet and back to the person seeking the information as opposed to standard search engine. The combinations include audio, video, text and photos. In a press release Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, said, “Qwiki is a revolutionary new platform that will define the future of information consumption worldwide. I am particularly excited to support the team as its initial product Qwiki gains momentum. Always is exciting to participate in the early stages of technology. ”
Qwiki not deliver the results list as a search engine, but the responses of rich media, a story – it could work, if you have the time to listen to a whole story to get to the point that really interests you. While it may be a “game changer” Qwiki not sound like a “time-saving.” The technology could be more use for entertainment purposes. So far, it sounds too to something that only fans will like documentary film.
There is a big disadvantage on Qwiki: Users can not recover data quickly and accurately. Say if you search for “the people of Singapore or specific news, Google appears to be a better search engine. Maybe that’s not a fair comparison. After all, Qwiki is still in alpha testing. Let’s see how Qwiki addresses the problem .
Qwiki financial support from some of the best known visionaries Site: Eduardo Saverin (co-founder of Facebook), Jawed Karim (YouTube co-founder) and Pradeep Sindhu (co-founder, Juniper Networks). Institutional investors include Lerer Media Ventures, Enterprise Partners Tugs and risk contour. The individual investor consortium was organized by Felix Investment New York City-based.
For more Qwiki access, users can sign up for their alpha program on its website.