Presentation-sharing platform SlideShare is making many of its professional-level features available for free.
Starting August 20, the popular LinkedIn-owned platform began making the change for all SlideShare users to have access to premium features including analytics, profile customization and additional upload options (like video). Slideshare will be releasing one new feature every month starting in September 2014.
SlideShare, acquired by LinkedIn in 2010 for $119 million, will be removing its paid tiers completely - once priced at $19/month and $49/month.
The analytics feature is what will likely be most appealing to Web workers and digital marketers. The former SlideShare Pro feature shows who has viewed a presentation (along with location information), how the content was discovered (search, social, direct) and other engagement metrics.