Lausanne – May 19, 2011 – Paper.li announced today the next generation of improved curation and management capabilities for its publishing platform. Since the company’s alpha launch last spring, Paper.li has enabled individuals, as well as the likes of name brands such as HBO, to become publishers of their own online newspapers by incorporating Twitter and Facebook streams into a familiar newspaper layout. Paper.li also announced today that Eric Hippeau, former CEO of the Huffington Post, will join, Guy Kawasaki on the company’s advisory board. Eric Hippeau’s endorsement of the company, together with Paper.li’s latest product advancements, further establish Paper.li as the de facto curation platform for people who want to find, discover and share relevant information.
“Curation is the next iteration of information on the web, and I believe Paper.li has the momentum, passionate publisher base and advanced technology to deliver on the promise of curation and hand-picked content,” said Eric Hippeau. “In a world awash with information, well-curated content is increasingly important and I’m excited to advance the industry through working with the Paper.li team. Paper.li opens up a whole new way for people to consume information and engage in news that matters.”
Over 12 million articles are curated daily by Paper.li publishers, creating highly personalized and contextually relevant content collections. The company’s enhanced search now provides the Paper.li community easy access to this filtered information, for an unprecedented content discovery experience.
“Paper.li is shaping the modern state of publishing, by matching context and content from diverse streams of social media information and packaging it in an easy to consume manner,” said Iskander Pols, COO and Co-Founder of Paper.li. “We’re thrilled that Eric has chosen to help us shape the next wave of publishing and curation, and we thank our millions of readers and publishers for helping us advance our application to where it is today,” added Edouard Lambelet, CEO and Co-Founder of Paper.li.
Key features of the latest Paper.li platform
Improved search – Paper.li’s “Newsstand” offers its community the opportunity to search for and discover not only other Paper.li newspapers, but also people, topics and individual articles that are contextually relevant. This makes Paper.li a powerful tool not just for publishers, but also for researchers and enthusiasts looking for like-minded people.
Enhanced curation – Paper.li publishers can now combine multiple Twitter and Facebook streams onto one paper. Unlike aggregation engines, Paper.li empowers publishers to hand pick sources of information they think will benefit their readers.
Easier editorial control – Paper.li now provides one-click editorial controls allowing publishers to delete or reposition articles on their paper.