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Forever Announces Completed Integration of Artisan and Historian into its Memory Management Platform
Forever, Inc. integrates leading scrapbooking and photo management software into its memory keeping platform to help families manage their memories and tell their stories.
(PITTSBURGH) October 26, 2015 – Forever, Inc, the one-stop shop for digitizing, editing, printing, permanently saving, and sharing family photos and memories is pleased to announce that it has completed the integration of all Panstoria products and services into its memory management platform. As a result, Panstoria founders, Mike Carroll and Paul Schweizer, are leaving active employment with ForeverTM in December of this year.
“The acquisition of Panstoria has been incredibly successful for Forever,” said Glen Meakem, Forever Founder and CEO. “Mike and Paul have been terrific team members and helped integrate Panstoria’s products into Forever’s overall platform. As a fellow entrepreneur, I congratulate them and understand their interest in moving on to the next entrepreneurial phase of their lives.”
Although they are leaving active employment with the company, both Mr. Carroll and Mr. Schweizer will continue to be important shareholders and will continue to support Forever through an ongoing consulting arrangement.
Carroll said, “Both Paul and I were thrilled to join Forever thirteen months ago and work beside Glen and his team. We have tremendous confidence in the strategic direction and future of Forever and we look forward to an ongoing relationship as both shareholders and advisors to the company.”
In related news, Forever is hiring an experienced Windows developer as its new Senior Desktop Developer. This person will support the Forever Artisan and Historian products moving forward, and will be instrumental in building new features and cross-platform functionality for these and other Forever products.
Forever, Inc. offers the world’s first and only guaranteed permanent online media storage and sharing service, which is backed by the patent-pending Forever Guarantee. Forever was founded and is led by Glen Meakem, previous Founder and CEO of the highly successful business-to-business e-commerce company, FreeMarkets, Inc. The team at Forever believes that family memories should never be lost. Forever offers a one-stop-shop for digitizing, editing, printing, permanently saving, and sharing family photos and memories. The company offers highly secure, triple backed up cloud storage, with encryption of critical locator data. It also offers award winning mobile apps for iOS and Android that automatically back up to member accounts at www.forever.com as well as web and desktop apps so customers can access, edit, and organize their content from virtually any device. Forever guarantees customers who buy “permanent sharable storage” that their photos and memories will be saved for their lifetimes plus 100 years with the goal of many generations beyond. The company can make this guarantee because a large portion of the money customers pay for “permanent storage” is deposited into the Forever Guarantee Fund, a restricted fund that acts like a permanent endowment or reserve, with earnings paying for storage, bandwidth, and migration to new file formats for generations into the future.
The company also offers Forever Artisan®, the leading digital scrapbooking software, and Forever Historian -- photo organization and management software, as well as Forever digital art, printing, photo scanning and media conversion services.
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