Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Flock Raises New Venture Round, Launches Public Beta

It’s been nearly eight months since Silicon Valley based Flock released a developer version of its Firefox based browser. Today at 3 pm PST they are releasing their first public beta version, available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines, at Flock.com.

Flock is a Mozilla based browser (see also Songbird, another application built on the Mozilla code base). They’ve built additional features to the core Firefox code base that make the browsing experience more seemless, including photo integration with Flickr or photobucket, social bookmarking integration with Del.icio.us or Shadows, a blogging tool and a RSS reader.

Firefox has also raised a new round of financing led by Shasta Ventures, rumored to be in the $10 million range.