Bootup's Summify renames and launches beta - 25 invites available

Posted by Rob Lewis

Bootup Labs' ReadFu has smartly renamed itself Summify and this week they went into private beta.

In a nutshell, Summify's one line of javascript code installed on your website will insert a small magnifying glass icon next to all your hyperlinks. When scrolled over your readers will get a quick summary of the the outgoing link. Unlike a simple thumbnail screenshot, Summify auto-magically summarizes the content of the page in question.

The founders believe that Summify will make increase time spent on your website, improve your site's mobile experience, and reduce bounce rate while increasing user engagement. We've installed Summify on Techvibes to test-drive the product as well as their assumptions.

If you're interested in trying Summify on your site we've got a private beta code for 25 Techvibes readers. Simply enter 'techvibes' in the invite code field when registering online.

Summify is a team of talented hackers from Romania that have relocated to Vancouver to be part of Bootup Labs' January 2010 cohort.

Company:
Bootup Labs
Website:
http://www.bootuplabs.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bootup Labs is a seed accelerator in Vancouver, BC that helps founders and companies go "from concept to company." Bootup Labs recruits promising entrepreneurs and provides mentorship, ongoing support and office space to help define their business and, if required, secure venture financing. Companies receive $150k in financing. Focus exclusively on Internet based businesses including casual gaming, consumer... more

Company:
Summify
Website:
http://www.summify.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Summify is a "social news reader" that helps you consume your river of news in minutes, rather than hours. People are increasingly getting their news mainly from the social networks they're part of, but this is rapidly getting overwhelming. If you're connected with a few hundred people and companies it's hard to stay on top of the news they share. There's currently no way to get the important stuff without going... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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