authorStream (Re)Launches Premium Services – Goes Aggressive Against SlideShare

authorStream is a Chandigarh based startup that has re-launched its premium services and most importantly the startup has gotten aggressive against Slideshare (the startup has recently raised funding).

The premium services include services for PRO and Business users (PRO is available for only $2.5/month and Business for $39.95/month).

For Business and PRO users, some of the interesting features include

  • Branded Channels (follow the UnPluggd Channel).
  • Unlimited public and private storage
  • ad free content.
  • PowerPoint to video conversion
  • Present Live (as premium user, you get the option to keep attendee logion optional)
  • Branded presentation embeds [more details here].


We earlier covered the awesome webinar feature of authorstream, which Slideshare launched later.

What’s interesting about authorStream is that there are useful features on the site which in my opinion are much more user friendly than Slideshare – for instance, the desktop plugin that lets you find images (from web) while you are creating a powerpoint presentation. Similarly, you can embed videos from the web using the plugin.

Difference Between authorStream and Slideshare

Feature authorSTREAM SlideShare
Unlimited Private uploads Yes Yes
Analytics Yes Yes
Webinars (Conferencing tool) Yes Yes
Convert PPT to Video Yes
Download presentation as Flash Yes
Price $2.50/month $19/month

Give authorStream a spin and share your comments.

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