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  • Rounds Brings Its Group Chat Capabilities To Android

    Rounds Brings Its Group Chat Capabilities To Android

    Have you ever wanted to have a live chat with 11 of your closest friends? Well, even before this week, you could’ve done it using video chat app Rounds — but only on iOS. Now, however, the majority of Rounds users (namely, the ones on Android) will have access to the company’s group chat feature, too. CMO Natasha Shine gave me a quick demo of the Android app last week… Read More

  • Video Chat App Rounds Raises $12M In New Funding Led By Sequoia

    Video Chat App Rounds Raises $12M In New Funding Led By Sequoia

    Rounds, a video chat company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The company was founded back in 2008 under the name Gixoo, launching a video platform called 6rounds a year later. Rounds says it now has 25 million registered users, and CEO Dany Fishel told me that the “vast majority” of them joined in the past few months. Read More

  • Rounds Brings Co-browsing To Mobile To Let Friends Surf The Web Together During Live Video Chats

    Rounds Brings Co-browsing To Mobile To Let Friends Surf The Web Together During Live Video Chats

    Rounds, the video chat app and Israeli startup backed by $5.5 million in funding from Verizon Investments, Rhodium and DFJ’s Tim Draper among others, has been slowly expanding across platforms. Originally built as a Facebook-centric experience, Rounds expanded to the desktop last summer, launched Mac and Windows apps to allow its users to send and receive video calls without using… Read More

  • Rounds Social Video Chat App Goes Mobile, Recreates Hangout Feel With Shared YouTube Viewing, Photo Uploads

    Rounds Social Video Chat App Goes Mobile, Recreates Hangout Feel With Shared YouTube Viewing, Photo Uploads

    Social video chat app Rounds has reason to be proud: the company has raised a total of $5 million in funding and now has more than six million users across the breadth of its platform, which includes Facebook, Chrome, and desktop. Today, however, the company is launching a brand new mobile app for the first time called Rounds Video Chat Hangout. Along with facilitating a standard video chat… Read More

  • Social Video Chat App Rounds Expands From Facebook To Mac & PC

    Social Video Chat App Rounds Expands From Facebook To Mac & PC

    Rounds, the social video chat app for Facebook and the web, backed by $5.5 million in funding from Verizon Investments, Rhodium, DFJ’s Tim Draper and other angels, is now expanding to the desktop. This week, the company will debut its Windows and Mac applications which will allow users to send and receive video chat calls to and from their friends without using their web browser or… Read More

  • Social Video Facebook App Rounds Raises $3M From Verizon, Tim Draper

    Social Video Facebook App Rounds Raises $3M From Verizon, Tim Draper

    Rounds, a social video and gaming application, has raised $3 million in new funding led by Verizon Investments with Rhodium and DFJ’s Tim Draper participating. This brings the company’s total funding to $5.5 million. Rounds offers online experiences that mimic real-life personal encounters. Users can play with fun webcam effects, collaboratively watch YouTube videos, play… Read More

  • Rounds.com Adds Some Chatroulette To Its Facebook App, With A Twist

    Many a video application maker claims to have built a ‘Chatroulette for Facebook’, meaning an app that enables random video-chat connections between Facebook users in real-time. Rounds.com also has such an app, but offers a bit more than just video-based meetings between random people. Already at 335,000 monthly active users and counting, Rounds’ Facebook app now boasts a… Read More

  • 6rounds Changes Name To Rounds, Brings Its Video Chat Goodness To Facebook

    It’s over a year ago when we covered the launch of 6rounds, a consumer-facing video chat platform with a couple of interesting twists that made it a lot of fun to use. Henceforth, the startup and service will be called Rounds – they’re now leasing the domain name rounds.com, which is far more memorable. The company is today also debuting a cool video chat application on… Read More