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Personal Video Curation Service Squrl Announces New Features


Squrl is a different kind of video curation service, one where viewers can create their own list of must-watch online videos and then view them when they have free time, accessing their lists from any device. Today, Squrl announced new features designed to make the system more social.

New offerings include a playlist option for iPad viewing that allows a Squrl video collection to become a playlist. iPad users can play an entire list at once, without needing to start each video separately. There’s also something for Android tablet owners, as playback has been optimized for the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The new social features include a discovery option that lets users see what other Squrl users are watching or curating. Also, a new sharing feature works with Twitter, Facebook, and email.

As Facebook has become an important source of online videos, Squrl now makes it easier to collect videos from that site. Lastly, Squrl accounts now integrate with YouTube accounts, so that Squrl users can access their YouTube playlists and subscriptions.

“With the latest version of Squrl, we have made it easy for users to discover community-curated video galleries across a wide range of topics — including the ability to watch video through the eyes and collections of others,” says Mark Gray, co-founder and CEO of Squrl. “Squrl works like a personal DVR service, making videos easily available to watch later.”




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