video chat

  • QuicklyChat Brings “Push-To-Talk” Video To Small, Remote Teams

    QuicklyChat Brings “Push-To-Talk” Video To Small, Remote Teams

    QuicklyChat, a Y Combinator-backed startup participating in the Summer 2012 program, has an interesting take on video conferencing. With its newly launched solution designed for small teams working remotely, QuicklyChat is trying to bring back ad hoc conversations, which are still the most valuable aspect to the in-office work environment. With its “push-to-talk” video chat… Read More

  • Google Replaces Gmail Video Chats With Google+ Hangouts

    Google Replaces Gmail Video Chats With Google+ Hangouts

    This was probably inevitable: Google today announced that it is replacing video chats in Gmail with Google+ Hangouts. The company first brought video chat to Gmail in 2008, but ever since the launch of Google+, it was only a matter of time before the company decided to replace its old video chat feature with Google+’s marquee group video chat tool. Hangouts, Google says, “utilize… Read More

  • Airtime Aims To Win The Mainstream With Over-The-Top, Star-Studded Promo Video

    Airtime Aims To Win The Mainstream With Over-The-Top, Star-Studded Promo Video

    Are you ready for your close-up? In early June, the dynamic, disrupting duo of Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning launched their new video chat and sharing network, called Airtime. As a matter of course, the founders built Airtime on top of Facebook, with a cool $33.5 million in funding to get the operation off the ground — and more. Today, the startup released a polished new video that aims… Read More

  • Flikdate’s New Mobile Live Video Dating Service Launches on iOS

    Flikdate’s New Mobile Live Video Dating Service Launches on iOS

    In May, we wrote about Flikdate, an innovative mobile video dating service that feels like a mix between Chatroulette and Match.com. The app is now available in Apple’s App Store. Unlike most other video dating services, which focus on pre-recorded videos, Flikdate allows you to set up virtual mini-blind dates using video chats right on the phone. The app, which was created by an… Read More

  • To Fight Off Airtime and Google+ Hangouts, Facebook Tests Adding Video “Call” Button To Profiles

    To Fight Off Airtime and Google+ Hangouts, Facebook Tests Adding Video “Call” Button To Profiles

    Desperate to increase video chat usage, Facebook is testing out a “Call” button  on top of people’s timeline profiles. I don’t think I’ve received a Facebook video chat since Facebook partnered with Skype to launch the feature a year ago, but now that might change. If a friend is online on the desktop version of Facebook, those in the test see a… 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

  • Flikdate Announces The World’s First Mobile Live Video Dating Service

    Flikdate Announces The World’s First Mobile Live Video Dating Service

    Until now, online and mobile video dating has mostly been about looking at video clips. Flikdate for iOS, however, is all about live video calls, making it feels more like a mix of Chatroulette and Match.com than the current crop of video dating services. The Flikdate team gave me a demo of the service earlier this week and it turns out the app is about as easy to use as it gets. You simply… Read More

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    Study: 37% Of U.S. Teens Now Use Video Chat, 27% Upload Videos

    Study: 37% Of U.S. Teens Now Use Video Chat, 27% Upload Videos

    Video chat is still something quite a few people don’t feel comfortable with. For U.S. teens, however, it is quickly becoming a pretty routine way of communicating with each other. According to a new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 37% of teens now regularly use Skype, Google Talk or iChat to talk to each other. There are significant differences between how many… Read More

  • Future Versions of Firefox Could Feature Built-In Video Chat

    Future Versions of Firefox Could Feature Built-In Video Chat

    For a while now, Mozilla has been looking beyond the core browser features to expand Firefox’s capabilities. Last week, the Firefox team showed an interesting new demo at the ITEF 83 meeting in Paris. In this demo, the Firefox team shows a new browser-based video chat feature for Firefox that is completely based on JavaScript and other open standards. The most important of these… Read More

  • With Speeksy, Facebook Users Can Meet New People (Just Don’t Call It “Online Dating!”)

    With Speeksy, Facebook Users Can Meet New People (Just Don’t Call It “Online Dating!”)

    How do you meet new people in today’s digital age, without over-exposing yourself the creeps, trolls and spammers? The answer, perhaps, is build a social service on top of Facebook, leveraging your network, your friends of friends and shared interests to form connections with people you don’t know. That’s what the new startup Speeksy is doing. The service is virtualizing… Read More

  • Video Calling Service Tango Launches On PC

    Video Calling Service Tango Launches On PC

    As promised earlier this summer, mobile video calling app Tango has finally made it to the PC. Today, a year after its launch on iOS and Android, Tango is now available for Windows desktop computers (XP, Vista and Windows 7). The company says a Mac version will be available later this year. Read More