Slide, the maker of a Web slide show feature, has emerged as a major player, boasting 150 million daily slide show views and more than 200,000 new slide show “widgets” created daily.
These numbers are astonishing, and are enough to make it the largest “independent” widget company on the web, according to the company. It is a striking example of how quickly you can grow if you have a good, simple idea. Slide, founded in 2005, first hit our radar barely a year ago. While all companies are the product of team efforts, Slide chief executive Max Levchin, a PayPal co-founder, has the reputation of a relentless workaholic.
Slide is one of the best-funded photo-related Web 2.0 companies in Silicon Valley (see our coverage), having raised up to $28 (we haven’t confirmed exact amount) at a reported value of more than $60 million.
Slide gives you a way to push slideshows, onto your blog for example, or to share your favorite photos with friends and family. But it also lets you pull them, accepting a slideshow of images fed from your friends or from your favorite Web sites.
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