Airtime

  • Face To Face: How Airtime Will Re-Humanize The Internet

    Face To Face: How Airtime Will Re-Humanize The Internet

    One minute into using Airtime I was laughing with someone I’d never met. That’s something special when despite all the asynchronous connection, the Internet threatens to make us feel lonely. On Airtime, you experience together thanks to real-time video chat and video sharing. You’re both the performer and the audience. When you look at your friend or a stranger you’ve… Read More

  • Sean Parker’s Stealth Video Startup Airtime Ready For Launch At June 5th Press Event

    Sean Parker’s Stealth Video Startup Airtime Ready For Launch At June 5th Press Event

    Airtime looks to be finally ready for takeoff, as Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning’s stealth video startup just put up a blog stating “We look forward to saying hello on June 5th. Sign up to be first in line.” Airtime took a limited round of pre-registrations last month but is now letting people sign up for early beta access. No one’s sure what exactly the startup does… Read More

  • Video Social Network Runfaces Takes On Sean Parker’s Airtime

    Video Social Network Runfaces Takes On Sean Parker’s Airtime

    In 2009 a Russian teenager named Andrey Ternovskiy created random video chat website ChatRoulette, which at its peak in March 2010 attracted 1.8 million unique monthly visitors, but suffered from offensive content. The phenomenon inspired Shawn FanningandSean Parkerto create Airtime, which raised $8.3 million in funding and is rumored to go live soon. While Airtime engineers are still… Read More

  • Sean Parker And Shawn Fanning’s New Social Video Startup Airtime Staffs Up For Launch

    Sean Parker And Shawn Fanning’s New Social Video Startup Airtime Staffs Up For Launch

    A few weeks ago at SXSW, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning briefly mentioned — during a talk about another company they co-founded, Napster — that they were working on a new social video startup called Airtime. Now it looks like the company is gearing up for launch. Airtime now has a website and a Facebook sign-up button for early access. And it is hiring. Read More

  • Mark Pincus Used To Be Sean Parker’s Boss

    Napster co-founder, former Facebook president and current Airtime CEO Sean Parker subbed in for Zynga CEO Mark Pincus today onstage at Web 2.0 Summit, when Pincus couldn’t speak because of Zynga’s quiet period (sidenote: expect an IPO within the next month, yo). You know what’s cool? That the 15-year-old Parker, oddly enough, used to intern for Mark Pincus’… Read More

  • Shawn Fanning And Sean Parker Talk About Airtime And “Smashing People Together”

    Shawn Fanning And Sean Parker Talk About Airtime And “Smashing People Together”

    The last company Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker started together was Napster, over a decade ago. Now they are teaming up again to create a new startup called Airtime (previously codenamed Supyo). The two have completed an $8.3 million series A financing from Founders Fund, Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Yuri Milner, Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, Ashton Kutcher, will.i.am, Scott Braun… Read More

  • Shawn Fanning And Sean Parker Are Back With An Ambitious New Project; Investors Abound

    Longtime collaborators Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker are back together working on an ambitious new project, we’ve learned. In 1999, Fanning and Parker introduced the world to Napster. Their music sharing service was absolutely culture changing and ushered in a new wave of excitement about the web. Now, over a decade later, they’re back at it. And the new project is nothing if… Read More