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This article was published on January 22, 2008


    Pownce, now open to everyone

    Pownce, now open to everyone
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Pownce Launch Party
    Pownce launch party

    About 27 minutes ago Pownce went live and out of closed beta. If you know all about Pownce but didn’t get in before head over there now and get an account.

    If you haven’t heard about Pownce before read on. Pownce was founded by Leah Culver (a speaker at The Next Web Conference 2008), Kevin Rose and Daniel Burka and went into closed beta about 6 months ago. Pownce is “a way to send stuff to your friends. What kind of stuff? You can send just about anything: music, photos, messages, links, events, and more. You can do it all on our web site, or install our lightweight desktop software that lets you get out of the browser.”

    Although the founders have denied being a Twitter clone from day one you can’t help but seeing some similarities. Where Twitter keeps things extremely simple and depends on outsiders to build extra services on top of their API Pownce is much more versatile and offers a lot of extra functionality right from the start. Pownce is all about sharing stuff (Events, urls, photos, contacts) and Twitter is more about talking about what you are, or are not, doing.

    People unimpressed with Twitters interface and options but interested in interacting with a community might want to check out Pownce. For a detailed report of the new features check this post on Techcrunch and Mashable.