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The relentless march of social media apps’ algorithmic advertising hooks, influencer-leveraged social graphs and UX that begs for endless scrolling have led to viral success and mass-market engagement for the…

Lapse, an app that lets you snap and ‘develop’ rolls of film with groups of friends, raises $11M

Mobile photo-sharing application Cluster, one of the better-designed apps for creating albums which can be shared with and collaborated on with friends, is rolling out several significant changes today. With “Cluster 2.0,” as…

Mobile Photo Sharing App Cluster Now Focused On Private Groups, Adds Support For Video, Notes And Tablets

When Google launched Plus, it was clear they just wanted users to move their sharing over from Facebook. Google+ didn’t give users a new way to interact, they just copied…

How Google Can Leverage Facebook’s Biggest Weakness

Cluster, a mobile photo-sharing app which helps users collaborate on albums with their friends, is today announcing $1.6 million in seed funding in a round led by early Instagram investor Steve…

Photo-Sharing App Cluster Snags Instagram Seed Investor Steve Anderson & Others To Lead $1.6M Round, Launches Version 1.0

Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families which just launched to the public this month, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. Financial terms of the deal are not…

Origami Labs Acquires FamilyLeaf, A Competing Private Social Network For Families

Origami, the new family-focused product from Y Combinator-backed mobile social network Everyme, has now arrived after nearly a year of development. A spin-off of sorts, Origami takes some of the original inspiration…

From The Makers Of Everyme, Origami Launches Its Private Sharing Service For Families

Hubble, a new mobile application for private social networking created by the team that developed Flip Video, is launching today to serve as the secure hub (get it? Hubble?) for…

Former Flip Video Execs Launch Hubble, A Private Network For Families

White label social networking platform Grou.ps is the latest to join the increasingly crowded “private networks for posting about babies” space (we may need a better title for this…), which has been…

Another Private Social Network For Families: Grou.ps Debuts Babyzilla App