Media entrepreneur, Raghav Bahl's Quintillion Media's mobile-focused digital venture The Quint has gone live. Earlier in January, The Quint had started publishing stories on Facebook as a preview to the new service. The new website, so far, has published news and analysis across various categories like politics, technology, entertainment, business and sports. It also has a separate section for podcasts and videos. There's also the WaterQooler section which features viral news and funny things from the internet (For example: Eric Clapton's Layla is now a Sanskrit sloka). The Quint's About Us page features Bahl and journalist Ritu Kapur who have been named co-founders of the new venture. Shoutout @Raghav_Bahl @kapur_ritu on the launch - true entrepreneurial spirit! #love — Sairee Chahal (@Sairee) March 16, 2015 so http://t.co/u3MVZjDkOL is LIVE! many congrats to @Raghav_Bahl and the team- best of luck guys!! — Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 16, 2015 Congrats to @Raghav_Bahl for the very smart and sticky The Quint — Dwaipayan Bose (@rijubose) March 16, 2015 Taking on WordPress What's interesting about the new website is that it is The Quint is powered by a new digital publishing platform called The Quintype and is looking to beat WordPress at its own game. Quintype is based in San Franscisco and is co-founded by Bahl, Kapur & Amit Rathore. Rathore is the CEO & chief product officer at Quintype. The service claims to offer a cloud-based solution for publishers to manage editorial assignments & collaborating editing, publish to various formats including mobile phones, tablets, desktop and develop apps for…
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