ScribbleLive helps Reuters report breaking news live

by Rob Lewis

Tragic events like the earthquake in Japan and the ensuing widespread nuclear threat are key events for media organizations around the world.

The web has become the go-to-place for distributing breaking news and in the case of the tragedies in Japan, global news agency Reuters has relied on Toronto's ScribbleLive to report updates live online. has been publishing continuous coverage since the initial earthquake on March 11th thanks to the Reuters ScribbleLive live blog which features news, video and photos from Reuters journalists.

Reuters displays real time numbers of concurrent users on each live story and their increasing audience numbers are a direct effect of quality coverage. Shortly after the earthquake the Reuters live coverage page reached 25,000  concurrent unique users on the page.

Reuters ScribbleLive coverage of world events is an important milestone in the evolution of real-time news and ScribbleLive's content delivery software could be the future of online journalism.

With fellow Toronto live-blogging startup CoverItLive in the news itself earlier this month after being acquired by Demand Media, it's great to see ScribbleLive have success on the world news stage.

Founded in 2008, ScribbleLive has raised $1 Million in funding to date from Rogers Ventures and its founders and currently employees 13.

Scribble Technologies
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scribble is the leading end-to-end content engagement platform that enables brands, sports organizations and media companies to drive engagement on their digital assets resulting in improved retention and acquisition of customers. Scribble has an international network of customers including world-class brands CNN, The Associated Press, Reuters, Rogers, Samsung, ESPN, Mashable, Fast Company,... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  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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