YouTube’s co-founders, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, shot to fame when they launched the video site that change the very shape of the internet. Within days, YouTube was an immense hit in the world of web. Although the duo eventually sold the company to Google, they’ve been working on a number of new project. The highest-profile of these is ‘Zeen’ which the two have just unveiled.
Zeen is basically an online magazine-making service. Hurley and Chen haven’t been sitting tight since they sold YouTube to Google for a whopping $1.5 billion. Rather, they launched a business incubator and have been involved with a number of in-house launches.
According to reports, Zeen is the most eminent project the two have worked so far, post-YouTube. Folks at Business Insider were able to reserve a username at Zeen and they have now received updates from it – let’s have a look at what exactly Zeen promises to deliver.
For now, the site is in beta and is being offered to only a limited number of individuals. Users have the options of connect their social network accounts, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with their Zeen accounts.
The visual tools offered by Zeen are indeed detailed and look pretty awesome. You are able to develop a magazine of your own right from scratch, having the option of tweaking fonts, colors and add photos.
While that may help all such users who want to develop e-magazines, the service has rather limited applications. Once Zeen becomes public, we’d love to see how the YouTube duo intends to carry it forth.
Source: Business Insider