“Pownce Is Alive!” States Kevin Rose

Posted Jun 27, 2007

Pownce[1] is the latest venture by Kevin Rose, founder of Revision3 and Digg.com.  Pownce is basically an IM tool that allows users to send messages, files, links, and events to other users on the IM tool.  Right now Pownce is still testing and only sending out invites to selected users.  Pownce’s software runs on Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR)[2], a software that is similar to Adobe Flash.

Below is a screen shot of the Pownce software:

And here is a screen shot of Kevin Roses’ Pownce profile available at http://pownce.com/kevin/[3]:

The rest of the Pownce team includes Leah Culver, Daniel Burka, and Shawn Allen.  The four of them created a parent company that designs the software.  The company is called Megatechtronium.  The software can be downloaded at: http://pownce.com/download/.[4] The software is still in Alpha stage.  Companies will be able to buy advertisement space in the software.

Below is a description of how Pownce is made.  I took this screen shot from Pownce’s About[5] page:

“Pownce Is Alive!” exclaimed Rose on his blog.[6]

[1] Pownce.com
[2] Adobe: Adobe Integrated Runtime
[3] Pownce: Kevin Rose’s profile
[4] Pownce: Download
[5] Pownce: About
[6] kevinhasablogg: Pownce Is Alive!