Five Across Inc. on Monday introduced
Bubbler, a blog-based tool that enables users to create and update Web pages in real-time by dragging and dropping text, images, links, audio and video directly to the client. Bubbler also offers wiki-like collaboration for users authorized by the Web page owner. The software is available now as a free Beta download that requires Mac OS X v10.2. After the Beta expires on a date to be announced, Five Across will offer Bubbler with two tiers of service: Basic (US$4.99 per month or $49 per year), which includes 100MB of storage and 1GB of bandwidth per month, and Pro ($9.99 per month or $99 per year), which comes with 1GB of storage and 3GB of bandwidth per month. All users get their first 30 days for free.
When the Beta ends, Five Across will introduce Bubbler Workgroup Suite, which includes the Bubbler OEM Server and allows 5, 25 or 100 concurrent users for $499, $1,499 or $2,999 per year. Five Across noted that the Bubbler OEM Server is available immediately for ISPs and other blog hosting providers; contact the company for pricing.