Last week we made more Mimeo history and moved closer to our vision of being the cloud-printing-dial-tone of the internet.
Last week, Mimeo announced integration with Scribd, the world’s largest social publishing and reading site. Working through the Scribd site, or via their well-documented API, content consumers can easily get high quality bound hardcopies. As Trip Adler, the CEO, and co-founder of Scribd clearly articulates, “we want people to be able to read on any form, or device they choose”. I could not agree more. Customers are best served when their digital documents are available in a range of form-factors – and Mimeo serves those who need hard-copies.
But we did not stop with Scribd, last week Mimeo.com also opened our print production and technology platform to other third parties. The new program enables partners and customers to offer cloud print services. My hope is in the coming months and years, developers will “cloud print” enable their applications via the mimeo platform.
I view the Mimeo as “the most powerful API on the internet”, although I think Google or Amazon might disagree. Sure through some of Goggle or Amazons APIs you can hundreds of servers to respond to you will… but with mimeo you can actually control a manufacturing facility, and tap into FedEx’s 640 plane air fleet. That’s because Mimeo’s main 140,000 s/f production facility is integrated with FedEx’s main Memphis distribution hub. Perhaps this is one of the reasons we were recognized last week as one of the AlwaysOn 100.
And then today HP announced a new product in their portfolio: The HP (VPC) Virtual Print Center Powered by Mimeo. HP is leveraging the Open Platform Technology that Mimeo to provide a customized, co-branded solution to their Managed Print Services (MPS) clients and prospects.
Congratulations to Scribd, HP and the Mimeo Team.