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We first reported on NY-based Baveo when they launched into private beta mode last October. Today Baveo is announcing their public launch. Baveo describes their service as, "the simplest blogging platform on the market for new and expecting parents, enabling them to easily share photos, videos, updates and registries with family and friends."
Baveo has also announced a new partnership with the online arm of Pregnancy magazine — pregnancy360.com. Baveo will be listed in Pregancy’s partner site list and will handle all ad sales for Baveo. Interesting as Baveo Founder Ari Greenberg told us when they launched the beta that there would never be ads on the site. I will ping Ari for clarification and update this post after I hear back.
The new partnership should help Baveo get instant traction with their target audience.
Update: I spoke to Ari who provided the following information regarding the ads on Baveo, "There will never be ads on the public facing Baveo sites that parents use to share photos and videos of their children. From the beginning though, we have included a handful relevant ads in the private admin pages of the site which parents use to update their Baveo blog."
A new NY startup launched today in private beta named Baveo. Baveo offers new and expecting parents a simple place to keep information about their baby for their family and friends to access. The service allows you to post text, video and audio related to the baby. One of Baveo’s features I haven’t seen on the other baby sites is the "delivery date countdown". This allows family and friends to keep up-to-date on when baby may arrive. A fun addition would be a baby pool where everyone can select boxes on when the baby will arrive.
Baveo allows posting via mobile device so new parents can zap text and photo updates back to their family as most new parents might not be near a computer to create typical blog postings. Family and friends can subscribe to updates via RSS, email and SMS. I certainly hope they make the update process easy if they plan to target the mainstream audience.
Founder Ari Greenberg was most recently with NY-based Magnify.net. Ari says there will never be ads on the site. It looks like they generate revenue through affiliate relationships on your baby registries. My hope is that one of these baby services steps up with a pay model — there’s room for it.
Leslie at Mashable reviewed Baveo this morning and noted, "Everything about the site practically screams ‘baby!’" I will disagree with her when she says that Baveo is a competitor of CafeMom.