On Thursday, April 7th, 2011, Spling.com was made available to the public and recorded an unprecedented amount of traffic throughout the entire launch weekend. Spling.com searches, collects, sorts and assembles a collection of media from numerous sources across the Internet thus eliminating the need for minor status updates on a regular basis. This is all accomplished in a fun and social atmosphere.
The Amazing Numbers Following Launch
Within the first four days following launch, the site generated over 1 million hits, boasting 5,000 unique visitors and 125,000 page views. As a result, Spling.com was tagged as one of the fastest growing social media websites to ever launch. This is quite the honor considering the competition like YouTube, Twitter, Flickr and social bookmarking sites.
The Goal of Spling.com
The primary goal of the CEO and Founder was to launch a different experience. Spling.com’s idea of sharing a variety of popular media content is straightforward and simple. Once a user joins, they become media broadcasters by creating their own virtual channel utilizing the Spling system to collect the best and most relevant media from across the Internet. This content will then be sorted onto a personalized page as a microblog.
The First Real Social Networking System
Spling.com claims to be the first true social networking system utilized solely for entertainment and media. The experience is a hybrid website, an intersection between social networking and microblogging with the goal of entertainment. Their motto is, “We are new, we are different, and most importantly we capture the Internet users’ thirst for entertainment.”
The 2011 Venture Plan Competition
The founders of Sling.com recently took first place in the 2011 Venture Plan Competition sponsored by the Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone, Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University and Susquehanna University. Spling.com was initially launched on 19 college campuses simultaneously and is currently being promoted by 35 campus representatives to advertise the service.
Innovation at its Best
Spling.com appears to be an innovative, fun and different way of communicating with friends the latest happenings in the news and entertainment gathered from across the Internet. Each account seems to be fully customizable to the tastes of each user. Therefore, other users can search for specific types of media in various categories to display the virtual channel of users in that group. This is definitely much different from Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media websites.
Infinera is one of the leading digital optical networking systems providers. The company recently announced that Deryck Robinson will be the new Vice President of Subsea Sales. This position will allow Robinson to conduct subsea sales on a global level. Robinson will also lead a dedicated team focused on expanding Infinera in the growing subsea networking market.
Another New Announcement
This appointment immediately follows Infinera’s announcement of the new 500Gb/s integrated circuits which deliver 100Gb/s channels across the Interoute pan-European network. Since 2009, Infinera Submarine Solutions have been providing submarine line terminal equipment and has shown an explosive amount of growth.
This brand of the company allows submarine operators to increase the network capacity in a cost-effective manner while simultaneously gaining from the ease-of-use, unified, efficient subsea-terrestrial network. Basically, Infinera is an organization that lays fiber optic equipment across the ocean floor to connect continents.
A Strong Portfolio
The company has already been utilized to move wire across the Atlantic Ocean, between North and South America and across the Indian Ocean. Therefore, Infinera has a fairly impressive portfolio of projects. Through expansion and growth, they will be able to provide a more efficient and effective service which will greatly improve connection performance across large bodies of water.
The continued growth of the Internet is proving to be a major strain on the current submarine fiber optic cables. As a result, performance and efficiency greatly suffer. To alleviate this issue, web hosting operators have turned to Infinera due to their rapid, cost-effective upgrades to existing lines as well as the ability to lay new, better performing fiber optic cable systems.
Robinson joined Infinera in 2006 as a senior sales director. Since that time, he has greatly contributed to the development of Infinera to achieve an industry-leading role in the North American long-haul marketplace. Infinera offers a variety of services which include their compact metro edge platform known as Infinera ATN, optical system Infinera DTN and optimization features for DTN and SLTE.
Due to the major impact this company has on the Internet, the projects they complete are extremely important. Therefore, Robinson has a great deal of responsibility to help the company grow so they are able to offer a high-quality, well-performing product at a reasonable price. If his past performance is any indication, the company’s subsea sales department is in good hands.