Since its release in late 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It has been well received by traditional bloggers as well as those in mainstream media. Our users are finding millions of usage occasions from niche events like chess tournaments in Germany or local elections in London, to marquee events like the NFL draft and American Idol.
Before CoveritLive, writers were struggling to create so called ‘live blogs’ for sports, political events, television shows, conferences and earnings calls but their existing software was holding them back. Chatrooms, forums and discussion boards often denigrated into a place for spammers and a small handful of people who felt the need to dominate the group. We love hearing our users say, “THIS is what I was looking for”.
Over 30% of our users come from outside of North America. The software continues to evolve and improve as we learn more about this new form of journalism from our users and their readers.
News on CoverItLive
Demand Media has acquired liveblogging tool CoverItLive, according to a report by TechCrunch this morning. The company has not disclosed the terms of the deal, but our sources place the purchase... more
A couple of days ago I wrote about ScribbleLive, a really innovative way for journalists to create and update stories for online publications. Another Toronto company, CoveritLive, has a different... more
2009 saw the further introduction of the Techvibes brand in the Toronto tech community. In the coming 12 months we will be highlighting many insightful people, innovative companies and... more
The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs) have announced this year’s finalists in 19 different prestigious award categories. As part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading digital media... more
Earlier this week ESPN was getting some kudos in the media for embracing social media thanks to Toronto's CoverItLive. For Twitter fans and sports fans alike, the results were promising. ESPN... more
The second annual PICK 20 roundup of Canada’s leading Web 2.0 pioneers has been announced over at Backbone Magazine. To compile the top 20 we assembled a crack panel of judges and asked... more
Mesh '09 was a great place to learn about bootstrapping your startup. MeshU featured a presentation by Carl Mercier, who successfully sold his bootstrapped startup recently (Defensio). Here are his... more
Quick, what does Toronto have which Silicon Valley doesn't ? How about not one, but two competing startups in the live-blogging space - CoverItLive and ScribbleLive. Both have great products... more
Techcrunch is reporting this morning that CoverItLive has raised $1.2 Million from its current investor and private equity fund Flagstone Capital and well-known investor and entrepreneur Paul... more
After a historically short election campaign, Canadians head to the polls today. If you're unsure of where to vote, Elections Canada's site can help you out.While there are restrictions on media... more