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Scribd HTML5 viewer goes mobile, Flash ditched on 20 million embeds

In 2010, Scribd announced that it planned to dump Adobe Flash embeds in favor of an HTML5 viewer for its user-uploaded documents. Now, the Scribd HTML5 experience has gone mobile as well. That's a very welcome update, since certain shiny touchscreen mobile devices don't offer support for Flash embeds. Scribd has also announced that all of its existing embeds -- which number more than 20...

Crocodoc launches plug-in free, embeddable document viewer

Looking for a slick way to share documents and allow collaborators to add annotations? Check out Crocodoc, which has launched a plug-in free document viewer powered by the standard Web code we both love and hate to refer to as HTML5. Just like competitor Scribd, files you upload to Crocodoc can be easily embedded on any site (check out a demo after the break). Readers can also post comments...

Scribd switches to HTML5. Another Flash fail? Not this time ...

TechCrunch has an interview with the CEO of Web-based document repository Scribd, and he has some interesting things to say about the company's recent switch from Flash to an HTML5-based viewer. Apparently, ditching Flash has led to a huge increase in Scribd's user engagement; we're talking about the same number of users, but they're spending three times as much time on the site as they used to....

Simon & Schuster brings 5,000 eBooks to Scribd

Scribd has been providing a quick and easy way to share documents over the web for a while. Now the company is hoping to move into the eBook arena with the Scribd Store, which lets you purchase, read, download or print premium content. This week publisher Simon & Schuster announced plans to bring 5,000 titles from its eBook library to the Scribd Store. User will also be able to browse...

Zoho Share takes on Scribd, DocStoc document sharing services

Zoho officially has more online office applications than most people could ever possibly need. But the latest addition makes a lot of sense. Zoho Share lets users upload documents (PDF, DOC, XLS, etc) and share them with other users either via the Zoho web site or by embedding docs on another page. In other words, Zoho Share doesn't do much of anythin gthat Scribd and DocStoc don't already do....

Self-publishing site Lulu adopts Scribd's iPaper

Document-sharing site Scribd and online self-publishing service Lulu have teamed up to offer Lulu's free ebooks in Scribd's iPaper format. iPaper is designed to be a versatile cross-platform means of displaying different document types online. Key draws include the ability to embed docs in any webpage, including your manuscript in Scribd's library, and adding ads to your document. Lulu is a...

Scribd launches iPaper: Embed documents on any site

Document sharing service Scribd has launched a new platform called iPaper that makes it easy to upload and embed PDF and Office documents on any web site. The iPaper viewer is based on Adobe Flash, which means it loads quickly and can be embedded on any web page just as easily as a YouTube video. You can share documents by uploading them to Scribd and grabbing the embed code. Scribd has also...

Issuu: Turn PDF files into online flip books

While there are plenty of services out there that let you embed a PDF file on a web page, Issuu has to be the prettiest we've seen. When you upload a PDF document, Issuu converts it into web-based document that looks more like a book than a text document. The PDF can then be embedded on pretty much any website, including Facebook, MySpace, LiveJournal, or Blogger pages. We submitted the...

Free Docstoc invites for Download Squad readers

A few days back we gave away a handful of invitations to DocStoc, a new online document sharing community. It's sort of like Scribd, but with more an emphasis on professional documents like contracts, budgets, and leases. The site is still in a closed beta, and our first five invitations disappeared pretty quickly. But DocStoc CEO Jason Nazar has agreed to give Download Squad readers a chance to...

Get your stuff online with Scribd

Coming out of a private beta, Scribd lets users share and store their stuff, because we all have a lot of stuff to share. Scribd's users can upload Text files, PDF's, MP3's, MS Office files into a public database. Descriptions and tags can than be attached to the ever-growing database of stuff, making it easier for other users to find, categorize, and vote on. Once uploaded, any items can then be...