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Jul 25 2012 - 05:47pm
Startup Spotlight: Highlighter
highlighter Details & Back-story Highlighter promises to help learners to better "save, share, and comment" on e-texts and e-books. The three founders— Josh Mullineaux, Matt Blancarte, and Nate Whitehill— all experienced founders in the startup space, united forces and entered the inaugural class of Seattle-area TechStars in 2010 where the team went on to win over $100K in initial funding. The team hopes to make textbooks cheaper by allowing,
"educators to publish PDF, ePUB and Microsoft Office documents for free, accessible on any device, with unprecedented engagement by highlighting, annotating, commenting, sharing and saving snippets of text."
Definitely worth highlighting! Unique Point-of-difference Free. There are many proprietary tools available on an iPad to annotate text you have purchased in the iBookstore; however, this is one of the few platforms that allows you to access similar tools for free resources through a unique, dedicated platform. EdLab Relevance Collaborative editing, highlighting and annotation is a subject we have explored through recent seminars, (e.g., Readmill) and through our proprietary video discussion platform, Vialogues. Our Takeaway Free and highly useful, Highlighter is well on their way to helping make e-texts both cheaper and more interactive.