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Flock Browser Use Growing Dramatically
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Launch of 1.1 Version Extends Browser's Rapid Lead in Innovation REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)-- Flock, the innovative social web browser, announced today that adoption of the Flock browser has grown dramatically since the introduction of Flock 1.0, and has continued to accelerate in 2008. Flock has seen nearly 3 million downloads of its social web browser, with more than 70 percent of Flock users making it their default browser of choice. In the first two months of 2008, active users have increased by 135 percent. In February alone Flock has seen three times as many downloads per day as compared to January of this year. "The broad majority of our growth has been generated by way of recommendation," said Shawn Hardin, CEO of Flock. "Our users tell us that Flock is a whole new way to experience the web, and they find it addictive." Today Flock also announced the full release of Flock 1.1, available as a free software download for Mac, PC and Linux at http://www.flock.com. New features in this latest version of the Flock browser include: -- Friend Activity -- Flock helps you stay in touch with your favorite people across Flock's supported social services. Now Flock lets users know when their friends have changed their profile or online status, uploaded new photos or even if they have just Twittered or posted something new. -- Web mail Integration -- Flock has integrated Gmail and Yahoo Mail to let users quickly and easily share web pages, videos, images and articles with a simple click-to-compose function within the browser. When new emails arrive, the Flock Mail icon lights up to let Flock users know that new messages are waiting for them. -- Picasa Integration -- Users can quickly and easily upload up to 1,000 photos to Picasa using the Flock photo uploader. Flock users will now be able to share their Picasa photos via web mail or by simply dragging and dropping them into the Flock People Sidebar. In addition, Flock support of YouTube, Photobucket, Facebook, Flickr, Truveo, and Piczo was announced in Flock's 1.0 release. Flock is now available for free download at http://www.flock.com. About Flock Flock - The Social Web Browser - is built on Mozilla's constantly improving Firefox architecture (http://www.flock.com/mozilla). It is free to download and use at http://www.flock.com. Flock simplifies and extends the use of social and web-based applications to enable the richest user experience possible across information-gathering, sharing, communication, self-expression and interaction. Flock delivers a more personal experience of the web, where its users are in control and more connected to what they value. Flock was founded in 2005. The company is based in Redwood City, CA, with an office in Victoria, British Columbia. Atomic PR James Hannon, 415-402-0230 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008