Sunday, January 23, 2011

Are You Ready For A Qwiki?

What's a Qwiki, you ask? This is Qwiki. It's a new search site that they call an "information experience".

Qwiki at TechCrunch Disrupt from Qwiki on Vimeo.

The first check he wrote to an entrepreneur turned him into a billionaire and a lead character in a Hollywood blockbuster.

Now Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder and onetime friend of Mark Zuckerberg who has shunned the spotlight for the last several years, is writing a much bigger check in hopes of planting a seed that will blossom into another Internet wonder.

On Thursday, Qwiki, a Silicon Valley start-up, announced that Mr. Saverin was the lead investor in an $8 million round of financing. The company, whose Web service responds to search queries with interactive multimedia presentations rather than links, recently received a top award at an Internet conference.- Facebook Co-Founder Backs Start-Up

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