Flock browser leaves beta and releases 1.0

By Justin Mann on November 5, 2007, 2:09 PM
This week, the Flock browser exited their beta phase and have announced the release of the first 1.0 version of the browser. Originally an offshoot of Firefox, Flock is intend to be a “social” browser, coupling Internet browsing with social networking. About a year ago, we interviewed Flock and got an idea of what they were trying to accomplish.

While they didn't quite make their original release date of the end of 2006, they have worked hard to get it out and now it is available for download on Windows, Mac or Linux. You can read the press release in the comments section.

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FLOCK RELEASES THE SOCIAL WEB BROWSER Flock 1.0 offers users a dramatically improved Web experience Mountain View, CA – November 5, 2007 – Flock, the innovative social web browser, today announced the full release of Flock 1.0, available as a free software download for Mac, PC and Linux at Flock.com. Flock puts people at the center of their Internet world – unifying all of their friends, media and content into a convenient, real-time view. As the social web continues to evolve, Internet users spend a lot of time going from one site to the next, keeping up with a variety of friends, acquaintances and interests. Flock 1.0 delivers a more personal experience of the web, where its users are in control and more connected to what's important to them. By automatically managing updates and media from popular social services such as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and Twitter, Flock makes sharing with friends and services drag-and-drop easy. “With Flock, your reach across multiple social networks becomes more powerful, your web behavior more nimble and your communication much easier,” said Shawn Hardin, CEO of Flock. “With Flock 1.0, the browser finally catches up to the way people engage with the Web today. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for our users and we are continuing to push at the boundaries of browser innovation.” Key features of Flock 1.0 include: * People in the Browser – Flock automatically integrates the user’s friends from services such as Facebook and Flickr, and pulls them into the browser so they can be accessed at any time. The user can see when their friends have updated their profiles and media, access their shared media, share web content with them, and communicate with them effortlessly across services. * Drag and Drop Sharing of Media – Flock's Media MiniBar presents a scrollable filmstrip view of photo and video streams from Facebook, Flickr, PhotoBucket, Piczo, Truveo, YouTube and other services that provide a feed of media content. Users can easily drag photos and videos from the media mini-bar to their friends in the People sidebar for immediate and effortless sharing. * Users at the Center – Users can now assemble and organize their online interests in one place putting them at the center of their favorite social sites, content feeds and media streams. When any of supported services are updated an icon in the browser lights up to show that Flock has sensed them, politely indicating a new item of interest. Flock 1.0 is now available for free download at [url]http://www.flock.com[/url]
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