Flektor offers tools and widgets that include audio, video, photos, text, and approximately 100 effects, transitions and filters to be used with media. Users can create personalized slideshows, polls, postcards, and streaming video projects which the website calls "fleks." Flektor also offers Chat (used as a MySpace addon) and Movie Editor, which provides the ability to edit content and assets together. Users of Flektor can import media from websites like Photobucket and Google's YouTube, and then edit their content with the site's editing tools.
Flektor was created by Jason Rubin, Andy Gavin and former HBO executive Jason R. Kay. Both Rubin and Gavin spent most of their careers in the video game industry developing games for publishers like Electronic Arts, Universal Interactive Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment America. They founded a successful game development studio called Naughty Dog and were responsible for games such as Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter. After selling Naughty Dog to Sony, Rubin focused on a comic book series called Iron and the Maiden before teaming up again with Gavin to venture into the web industry with Flektor. Jason Kay spent four years at Home Box Office, working as a consultant to the EVP of Business Development. Flektor is based in Culver City, California.
In May 2007, the company was sold to Fox Interactive Media, which is a division of News Corp., for reportedly more than $20 million. The deal coincided with Fox’s acquisition of Photobucket, an image-hosting and sharing website. Fox Interactive Media already holds possession of MySpace, IGN Entertainment, FOXSports.com, AmericanIdol.com and Rotten Tomatoes.
In the fall of 2007, Flektor partnered with its sister company, MySpace, and MTV to provide instant audience feedback via polls for the interactive MySpace/ MTV Presidential Dialogues series with presidential candidates Senator Barack Obama, Senator John McCain and John Edwards. Use of Flektor’s polling system, enabled hosts John McLaughlin and Geoffrey Garin to cater their questions towards subjects of voter-interest.
US Patent Issued to Flektor on April 26 for "System and Method for Flow Control in Web-Based Video Editing System" (California Inventors)
Apr 27, 2011; ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 27 -- United States Patent no. 7,934,011, issued on April 26, was assigned to Flektor Inc. (Culver...