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Scoot & Doodle Launches Shared Family Playspace on Google+ Hangouts

Creating an Exciting New Way for Families to Connect Online in a Face-to-Face Play Space Where They Laugh, Play, Create and Draw Together -- Simultaneously (March 28, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/12 -- Scoot & Doodle today announced the launch of its family-friendly online playspace on Google+ Hangouts. With Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts, friends and families play and grow closer face-to-face using the shared doodle pad. This experience is unlike playing traditional online games and turn-based activities. Here, families play and design at the same time and in the same place. They share this experience together create lasting memories. The real-time, open-ended design encourages spontaneity and imagination. With Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts, people invent their own hilarious drawing and guessing games, participate in imaginative group doodles, and share and illustrate stories together. Its simplicity means multiple generations of family and friends -- up to ten individuals -- can easily laugh and play together no matter where they are located around the world.

"We chose Scoot & Doodle as one of our featured Apps at launch because the product is a natural fit for Hangouts," said Amit Fulay, Product Manager for Google+. "Scoot & Doodle provides a fun, collaborative experience that people of all ages can enjoy."

The perfect online social activity
With more than 5 billion Internet video calls made in 2011, families with young children are some of the biggest adopters. Scoot & Doodle takes online face-to-face communication to the next level with real-time social interaction through its shared playspace. Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts gives friends and families a personalized way to laugh and grow closer through shared experiences they create themselves. Scoot & Doodle is universally appealing and multi-generational.

"Today our families are busier and more geographically scattered than ever. We created Scoot & Doodle to help families actively participate in the lives of the people they love and not just hear about them," said Christine Egy Rose, founder and CEO of Scoot & Doodle. "Through Hangouts, multiple family members can share a part of their daily lives like never before. We are thrilled to be launching in Hangouts and working closely with the Google team. As a start up, we could not have asked for a better partner to launch Scoot & Doodle. I look forward to the success of Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts and connecting friends and families worldwide."

About Scoot & Doodle
Based in San Francisco, Scoot & Doodle creates web, mobile and social products that span time, distance and generations to help families play and grow closer, no matter where they are. The company was founded by three women entrepreneurs who were inspired by the love of their families, their children and their passion for spending quality time with them. Scoot & Doodle's service, with additional enhanced functionalities, is currently available as an invite-only beta. (

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