Story Something Launches Personalized, Interactive Children’s Stories by TechCrunch50

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									Story Something Launches Personalized, Interactive Children’s Stories, Putting Kids at the Center of Fairy Tales and Creating Heroes out of Parents Beta Platform Unveiled at TechCrunch50, Selected from over 1000 Entries San Francisco, CA (Sept 14, 2009) – Story Something Inc., a mobile and Web platform enabling the creation of original and interactive children’s stories, launched in private-beta today at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco. Story Something was chosen as one of the fifty-featured companies to launch on stage at this prestigious event. Enabling busy parents to create personalized stories for children built specifically around a child’s name, interests, friends, and age, Story Something today went live in private-beta at Parents come to Story Something through any Web-enabled PC or device, enter some basic information about their child (first name, age, interests) and a wonderful, high quality personalized story is crafted for them in seconds. Stories can be read and enjoyed on the spot or scheduled for delivery to parents via email at the time and frequency of their choosing, including just before bedtime. Story Something editors select original stories that are customized for children ages 3-8. A mobile application for Story Something is currently being tested and will also be available soon. "Story Something makes it easy for kids to be delighted by the creativity of the unique fairy tales and stories told by their parents. Being selected to launch at TechCrunch50 is meaningful for us to deliver on our mission of helping busy parents build a strong bond with our kids through interactive stories and storytelling", said Jim Rose, CEO and co-founder of Story Something. “We all know that reading to our children is critical to their development, and now through Story Something, parents everywhere now have access to wonderful, personalized children's stories that can be read, shared and enjoyed at any place and any time, especially bedtime.” Over $3 billion worth of children’s books were sold in the United States last year. Parents and other users are increasingly reading stories and consuming content through technology devices like the Apple iPhone and Amazon Kindle. Publishers and authors are taking advantage of this trend

by making their stories digital and accessible to all. Now, for the first time, professional and aspiring authors can reach and connect with their your audience directly through the Story Something Author Center, Aspiring authors can upload and share their stories with parents and other authors alike on the Story Something site. Press Contacts: Jim Rose CEO, Co-founder (415) 205-7850 About Story Something Founded in 2009, Story Something is a mobile and web platform that enables interactive children's stories. Story Something provides busy, timestarved parents with a powerful, meaningful and fun way to connect with their children through personalized stories and storytelling. Professional and aspiring authors use Story Something's Author Center to reach and engage with their audience directly. About TechCrunch50 Founded in 2007 by leading technology blog TechCrunch and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, the TechCrunch50 conference provides a platform for early-stage, and frequently unfunded, companies to launch for the first time to the technology industry’s most influential venture capitalists, corporations, angel investors, fellow entrepreneurs and the international media. Companies are selected to participate exclusively on merit. TechCrunch50 is supported by corporate sponsors Google, Microsoft, Bing, MySpace and Facebook, as well as venture capital and legal-advisory firms including Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, Founders Fund, Redpoint Ventures and Perkins Coie.

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