Buzzr, (formerly Codename Enterprises) is creating an open social publishing platform allowing ordinary people, companies and organizations to build websites. The company is led by Ed Sussman, former President of Mansueto Digital, and is a partnership between Lullabot and Bond Art + Science. The platform will provide a simple way for average users to create dynamic, feature rich websites that previously required extensive work by developers. The product will offer a drag-and-drop interface along with design tools. The product leverages the popular open source Drupal framework. Users will be able to choose between functionality such as wikis, media sharing, social networking and social publishing. A professional services division will assist clients with design, copywriting, SEO, SEM and community moderation. Lullabot is a Drupal consulting & education company, with clients such as SonyBMG, Lifetime Television, IBM, and Harvard University. They publish DVDs and books, offer private and public Drupal training, and have written several best-selling Drupal books. Bond Art + Science is an award-winning design and usability company founded by four former Razorfish partners. Clientsinclude Microsoft, Nike, and Atlantic Media. Karen McGrane, who designed NYTimes.com, is leading UI and UX for the company. The Buzzr team worked together to launch the award-winning FastCompany.com site. The new platform will be launched in spring of 2009.
-White label, hosted (Software as a Service) mult-website/Multi-unit templates -Buzzr Education Edition for colleges and universities -Drupal under the hood, with an easier user interface -Drag and drop widgets -Point and click design -Features an...