TinyChat

  • Coming Soon: Tinychat's 12-Way Group Video Chat App For Facebook

    Coming Soon: Tinychat's 12-Way Group Video Chat App For Facebook

    Soon Facebook will be expanding its Chat product with video calling functionality, powered by Skype. It won’t support group video calling, though, at least not at first, and we haven’t heard anything about support on mobile phones so far. Next week, Tinychat will submit a group video chat application that will work on both iOS devices and desktop browsers, and supports video… Read More

  • Chatroulette Parts With Private Parts, Looking For A New Look

    Chatroulette is plotting another comeback! The Russian website that allows complete strangers to jump from one awkward random video chat to the next was all the rage among the Web’s tastemakers in the first half of last year, but it seems like everyone’s now pretty much moved on. The fact that the site was – and is still – frequently used by creeps who couldn’t… Read More

  • Tinychat Lets Anyone Put A Group Video Chat Toolbar On Their Website

    Video-based communication startup Tinychat is attracting a lot of interest of late, not just from professional investors but also from celebrities from around the world. The company just raised a $1.5 million round of financing from Ashton Kutcher, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Madonna manager Guy Oseary, among others. Now any website owner can get Tinychat’s robust group video… Read More

  • Hour.ly Lets Employers Interview Potential Temp Hires With Browser Based Video Chat

    Hour.ly, a New York City startup that matches temporary job seekers and freelancers with prospective gigs and employers online, unveiled two new features and partnerships on Tuesday with Trufina and Tinychat. Co-founded by Brooke and Lynn Dixon (Left to right, in image below), Hour.ly has been in pre-revenue, beta mode since September 2010. The bootstrapped company’s newest site… Read More

  • Tinychat Raises $1.5M From Kutcher, Diddy And Others, Is Just Getting Started

    Fast-growing video communication and messaging platform provider Tinychat, which started out with disposable chat rooms back in early 2009, has just raised $1.5 million in funding, TechCrunch has learned. The startup has confirmed the financing round, a convertible note, which included capital injections from angel investor Naval Ravikant and A-Grade, the investment vehicle of Madonna manager… Read More

  • Tinychat's Video Chat App Is Blowing Up On Facebook

    Tinychat‘s super simple messaging service lives on the Web (and then some), but the fledgling company’s Facebook video chat application is clearly seeing some solid growth of its own. The app is now the single most used video chat application on the Facebook Platform, with roughly 2.4 million monthly active users according to the application page. Read More

  • TinyChat Jumps To 1 Million Users, Adds Broadcast Feature And Facebook Chat

    TinyChat, a straightforward chat platform that lets you create a throw-away chat room in a few clicks, is on a roll. The company has surpassed 1 million members in the 75 days since it began accepting user registrations, and is adding around 12,000 new members a day according to cofounder Martin Redmond (the service has been around for much longer than 75 days — it just didn’t… Read More

  • Tinychat Boasts 500 Million Minutes Of Usage And 300,000 New Users Per Month

    Not so tiny after all: Tinychat, a simple text, video and audio communication platform, is growing by leaps and bounds. First launched in February 2009 as a simple way to create Web-based chat rooms, Tinychat today is a full-blown chat system with lots of bells and whistles. And the service is gaining traction, fast. Read More

  • Tinychat Launches Twitter Chatrooms

    We’re big fans of Tinychat, a web-based chat startup that has been growing like gangbusters and recently won a Crunchie for best bootstrapped startup. Tinychat, which started out as a simple IRC-style chatroom app, has been steadily building out its innovative platform to include video chat and screensharing options, live video streaming, and Facebook Connect.Today, the startup is… Read More

  • TinyChat Launches Grouped Version Of Chatroulette

    Chatroulette, a website that connects random strangers via video chat, has been receiving a lot of buzz. And we’ve seen it can be quite entertaining. Web-based chat startup TinyChat is launching their own version of Chatroulette, called TinyChat Next. Similar to Chatroulette, you can be thrown into a room with strangers and conduct video chats with random people. When you tire of a… Read More

  • TinyChat Upgrade Brings Etherpad, Whiteboard And YouTube Integrations

    We’re big fans of TinyChat, a web-based chat startup that has been growing like gangbusters and recently won a Crunchie for best bootstrapped startup. TinyChat started out as a simple IRC-style chatroom app to complement conversations on platforms like Twitter, has been steadily building out its innovative platform to include video chat and screensharing options, live video streaming… Read More

  • Tinychat Launches Live Video Streaming Portal To Take On Ustream And Stickam

    Startup Tinychat, which started out as a simple IRC-style chatroom app to complement conversations on platforms like Twitter, has been steadily building out its innovative platform to include video chat and screensharing options and Facebook Connect. Today, the startup is launching Tinychat.tv, a Ustream-like streaming platform that lets users live stream any video conversations or shows that… Read More

  • Tinychat Gets A New Look, Adds Facebook Connect, Sees Early Traction

    Tinychat, which started out as a simple IRC-style chatroom app to complement the quick-and-dirty conversations on platforms like Twitter, has been steadily building a solid browser-based communication platform that rivals some of the tools built by large corporations or venture-backed startups out there. After adding essential features like video chat and screensharing options to the… Read More

  • Skype Sniffing Around Web Chat Startups

    Skype has been in the news a lot lately. Over the past six months, rumors swirled that the peer-to-peer telephony service provider was going to be bought back from eBay by its original founders, to be spun off as a separate company and then IPO, and ultimately to be sold to an investor group (which was confirmed at the beginning of this month). Now Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus… Read More

  • TinyPetition Aims To Become The Default Petition Engine For Twitter

    Dan Blake from Harkness Labs – who is working on far more projects at the same time than he could possibly tell me about in just one conversation – recently filled me in on his latest Twitter-related venture, TinyPetition. Basically, Blake is looking to address the apparent need for a tool that allows the many opinionated people that inhabit Twitterland to voice their concerns… Read More

  • Virtual Chat Room TinyChat Adds Video Conferencing And Screen Sharing

    TinyChat, the simple, free web-based chat room we wrote about here, is now adding video conferencing and screen sharing to its list of features. Once you create a chat room on TinyChat’s site, TinyChat will generate a unique URL that you can share with whoever you choose to invite to the virtual chat room. When users click on the link, they will enter the interface and will be able to… Read More

  • TinyChat Makes Creating Disposable Chat Rooms A Breeze

    Companies like Google and Twitter have taught us that a simplistic front-end and limited features can effectively have much more appeal to users than overly complex services, as long as they fill a need and work as advertised. TinyChat falls under the category of really simple applications that might just be what people are looking for, although I think this one ist just a thad too… Read More