Brainshark Announces Record Viewing Activity in 2012 – With 1,200 Years’ Worth of Video Presentations Consumed Around the World


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Company Details Other Milestones From a Successful Fiscal Year, Including
Explosive Usage of its SlideShark App, Strong Customer Activity and Industry

WALTHAM, Mass. — January 31, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online
and mobile presentations, today announced milestones from a successful 2012
fiscal year. From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012, viewers consumed more than 636
million minutes – or 1,200 years’ worth – of Brainshark video presentations
– a 150 percent increase over 2011 activity. The company continued its
strong growth, delivering profitable operating results for the sixth
straight year.

Thousands of companies, including half of the Fortune 100, and millions of
individuals rely on Brainshark’s cloud-based solutions to improve the ease
and effectiveness of their communications – while cutting costs by up to 95
percent. Brainshark’s signature platform makes it easy to convert static
documents, such as PowerPoints, into trackable, online video presentations –
that can be viewed anytime, on-demand, including from mobile devices. The
company’s SlideShark app – for properly viewing, presenting and sharing
PowerPoints from the iPad and iPhone – also continued to experience
explosive growth.

Other milestones and achievements from 2012 include:

• Prolific viewing activity – Across the world, one Brainshark video
presentation was viewed every 1.6 seconds. Brainshark’s on-demand format
allows for convenient, anytime viewing – with 10 percent of viewing activity
occurring on weekends last year. In addition, one Brainshark video
presentation was created every 2.3 minutes in 2012.

• High availability – While Brainshark set new viewing and usage records,
users also continued to benefit from a highly secure, reliable experience –
with 99.997 percent uptime.

• Strong customer activity – Brainshark added hundreds of new enterprise
customers across industries, with customers now spanning 26 different
verticals – from financial services to healthcare to sports teams to higher
education. The company also reported numerous customer success stories –
including NASA, Combined Insurance, Nerium International and more, with many
companies detailing their achievements on Brainshark’s blog.

• Brainshark partnerships and integrations – Brainshark announced
partnerships and integrations with companies including Blackboard, Eloqua,
Microsoft and Oracle, bringing expanded functionality to its users.

• New Brainshark Mobile Player – Setting the stage for even greater and
easier mobile viewing activity, Brainshark debuted its HTLM5-based
Brainshark Mobile Player last year – enabling viewers on iOS and Android
devices to take advantage of interactive features straight from their mobile
browsers, and without downloading an app.

• Skyrocketing SlideShark use – In arming mobile professionals with
unprecedented presentation capabilities, Brainshark’s SlideShark app
experienced strong activity by many measures. The 1-year-old app surpassed 1
million downloads (with two downloads/minute, 24×7, since launch), ranked
among the top “Productivity Apps” in Apple’s App Store (with 4.5 stars out
of 5, based on thousands of user reviews) and attracted users in more than
140 countries.

• Major SlideShark updates – Brainshark maintained a rapid pace of
SlideShark innovation, with a new release on a near-monthly basis. Major
updates included integrations with Box, Dropbox, EMC’s Syncplicity and
Google Drive; the availability of SlideShark on the iPhone and iPod touch;
iPhone remote control functionality and “Presenter Mode” capabilities, among
others. Brainshark also launched SlideShark Team Edition – the version for
businesses with advanced analytics and content management features –
attracting thousands of users.

• Monthly accolades – Brainshark was recognized with 18 industry awards
across its product lines – honoring the company’s content authoring
platform, its commitment to enterprise mobility, the SlideShark app, and its
support for – and shaping of – sales enablement. Wins occurred in the Stevie
Awards (American Business Awards Program), Appy Awards, Best of Elearning!
Awards, AlwaysOn Global 250, Mobile Merit Awards, and many more.

• Non-profit grants – Brainshark awarded technology grants to 30
non-profits, helping to alleviate communication expenses through the free
use of Brainshark’s technology. For more information about the Non-Profit
Program, please see

“We’re proud of all our successes in 2012 – a testament to the great
customers we have and our talented, dedicated team,” said Brainshark CEO Joe
Gustafson. “In the year ahead, as video, mobile and social continue to drive
change, Brainshark is well-poised to help companies take their
communications to the next level and deliver their messages with maximum
impact. We’re looking forward to executing on our exciting product roadmap –
with groundbreaking solutions and features that will help companies equip
their sales forces for success, as well as improve overall communications.”

About Brainshark, Inc.
Brainshark, Inc. provides cloud-based solutions that help business
professionals communicate more effectively in a mobile, social world.
Whether your audience is across the table or across the globe, we help you
market, sell, educate and inform with maximum impact. Our easy-to-use
solutions enable you to transform static documents into dynamic,
mobile-ready content that can be accessed quickly, and viewed as on-demand
video presentations or presented live – anytime, anywhere. You can also
measure the effectiveness of your communications in ways never thought
possible and use these insights to take action. Thousands of companies –
including half of the Fortune 100 – and millions of individuals rely on
Brainshark to increase the impact and reduce the cost of their sales,
marketing, training and HR communications. For more information, please
visit and

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