CircleUp Overview


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CircleUp turbo charges email and instant messaging when communicating with groups. What if you could ask a question of circles of any size and get back a single consolidated result instead of a blizzard of emails and instant messages?

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  • CircleUp Overview

    1. 1. A Social Communication Service For Online And Offline Communities March 2007
    2. 2. Turbo Charging Email & Instant Messaging for Communication In Groups <ul><li>What if you could ask questions and gather information from circles of any size…5, 50 or 500 people… and get back a single, organized result instead of a blizzard of emails and Instant Messages? </li></ul><ul><li>What if it worked for any circle… online communities, youth sports, volunteers, school parents, Boy Scouts, book clubs, dive clubs, church groups, grass roots campaigning, alumni & professional organizations… even ad hoc groups at work and your customers? </li></ul><ul><li>What if it was free and fiercely viral? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ask a Better Question… Get a Better Answer <ul><li>Bob’s the president of the campus snowboard club. </li></ul><ul><li>Who can drive for the campus snowboard trip to Lake Tahoe? Who needs a ride? How many snowboards fit on your car? </li></ul><ul><li>80 Answers. </li></ul><ul><li>No emails or IMs. </li></ul><ul><li>One single, organized result to be used and shared </li></ul>
    4. 4. Lots of Formal Circles… and Ad Hoc Circles That Form, Operate and Disband <ul><li>Sally’s getting married! </li></ul><ul><li>CircleUp the family and friends coming to town for your wedding to see who needs a ride from the airport. </li></ul><ul><li>CircleUp your local family and friends to see who can drive. </li></ul><ul><li>Then share the arrival times and flight numbers of 20 friends arriving with the 12 people who can drive by sharing a single tag. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Ask Questions From Messaging <ul><li>Ask Questions from Your Messaging Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlook Tool bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AIM/Yahoo IM client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s Your Question? Toolbar in: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NetVibes and other start pages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any desktop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partner Websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CircleUp Web Site </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Question Widgets Are Powerful
    7. 7. Monitor Progress From Anywhere <ul><li>Outlook </li></ul><ul><li>IM Plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NetVibe, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Springwidget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Vista </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apollo from Adobe </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Dashboard </li></ul>
    8. 8. CircleUp Is An Ü ber Messaging Network enabling bi-directional communications for communities Multi-Channel SMS/Mobile Web Email Instant Messaging CircleUp “Hub” A Common Service Across Multiple Platforms Underlies Question Engine Hierarchy Of Priority
    9. 9. Uses Found Everywhere <ul><li>CircleUp 65 members of the fundraiser committee to ask, “Who can volunteer the night of the event?” Share a master list of who will do what, and when, instead of 50 emails / IMs. </li></ul><ul><li>CircleUp the families of 20 kids who made the traveling team for the big soccer tournament, asking how many tournament T-shirts they want… in what size. Get back an exact list of shirt sizes…overnight… instead of 27 emails and IMs. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Uses Found Everywhere <ul><li>CircleUp 8 people you really trust on the finance message board asking what the stock price will do after the earnings announcement. Share a single, consolidated result that can be commented in the privacy of the group instead of multiple IMs, emails and board posts. </li></ul><ul><li>CircleUp the other board members; “What’s your preference for the date of the April Board of Directors Meeting.” Get a single, organized response that can be shared by all instead of a flurry of emails and IMs. </li></ul><ul><li>CircleUp the Volunteers for the grass roots campaign. Get a single, organized result that can be used and shared by all. </li></ul>
    11. 11. John Payne, CEO CircleUp, Inc. 1600 Dove Street Suite 101 Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 631-9500 Ext. 701 Voice [email_address] (949) 606-8851 Fax