Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

A new application called Shout is offering a twist on location-based mobile social networking, with a newly launched app that lets you post messages shared with those in your immediate vicinity, or ev

Facebook’s Interest-Based Social App Rooms Is Now Easier To Use

Facebook’s “Rooms” application, like many of the experiments put out by Facebook’s Creative Labs – which is also responsible for apps like Paper, Slingshot, Mentions and

Fans Can Create Albums For Favorite Teams In Fancred Update

Fancred, the social networking app for sports fans, released an update today that enables fans to set up detailed profile pages with an album for each team they support. Fancred will even pull relate

Social Address Book Connect Raises $10.3M As It Expands Into Messaging, International Markets

Connect, a social address book and friend finder application that launched earlier this year, has raised $10.3 million in new funding as the company prepares to expand into messaging, and also to addi

Jigglist Lets You Find Places For Meetups Without Leaving Your Group Chat

Jigglist is a group chat app centered around finding places to go that are appropriate for the group that will attend.

Muzik Starts Selling Headphones With One-Touch Social Sharing, Raises $10M In Funding

Audio accessory startup Muzik is launching its product after two years of design and gearing up production, making the Muzik smart over-ear headphones available to consumers today for $299 and a ship

StumbleUpon’s 5by Relaunches As An App For Chatting About Online Videos With Friends

5by, the video recommendation startup that became StumbleUpon’s first acquisition last fall, is relaunching its mobile apps for iOS and Android today with a slightly different focus: instead of

Product Hunt Gets Social With Twitter-Like User Profiles, Following Features And Notifications

Product Hunt, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed aggregation site currently focused on surfacing new tech products and startups, is now turning itself into something of a social network this morning with

Life360 Acquires Two-Month-Old HelloWorld

Today, location-sharing startup Hello World is announcing that it has been acquired by Life360 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

Price-Tracking Service Nifti Switches Gears, Launches Social Polling App Cinch

Pricing tracking and alerts service Nifti is testing the waters with a new application called Cinch (no, not Klout’s advice-giving app also called Cinch, but very close.) In fact, Nifti’

Reveal Chat For iOS Helps You Build Real, Social Connections Via Anonymous Chat

Offering a different spin on anonymous mobile chatting, Seattle-based Reveal Chat is debuting an app today that lets its users share more with the other party as they become more comfortable with the

Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos

An app called Anniversary offers a new twist on remembering the past via your photo and video memories. Instead of posting to a social network like Facebook, Anniversary lets you share your content

Apple Acquires Spotsetter, A Social Search Engine For Places

<a target="_blank" href="">Spotsetter</a>, a social search engine using big data to offer personalized recommendations as to places to go, has been qui

After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million

Anonymous social networking apps are having a moment. Following the notable funding rounds for apps like Secret ($8.6 million) and Whisper ($21 million!), newcomer Yik Yak is today announcing a sma

Mobile Couponing Service SnipSnap Launches GoodFor, An App For Sharing Handmade, DIY Coupons

SnipSnap, the growing mobile couponing app (and former TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield participant) with nearly 3 million users, launched a second app today to address a trend they had been seeing amon

Draw Something Designer Debuts Sneeky, An Anonymous Social App Which Focuses On Photos

Anonymous social networking is the new social media. (Or the new “SoLoMo.” We’ll see.) Developers are attacking the space right and left these days, it seems, despite the controversi

With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximity’s Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s Hit The Tipping Point

With the arrival of Obamacare, millions of uninsured Americans are entering the healthcare system for the first time. As these new patients happily stream into waiting rooms, doctors are scrambling to

Banjo Raises $16M To Grow Its Experiential Real-Time News And Events Platform

Startup Banjo has raised a new $16 million Series B round of funding, bringing its total raised to date to $21 million. The round was led by Balderton Capital, and included participation from BlueRun

Banter Debuts An Anonymous Social Network On Mobile That Focuses On Interests, Not Confessions

A new mobile app called <a target="_blank" href="">Banter</a> wants to build an anonymous social network on mobile by carving out a niche for itself that falls somewhere in between mo

Sharalike Automatically Turns Photos & Videos Into Shareable Slideshows

Sharalike, a new application that lets you create video slideshows similar to Facebook’s recently popular “Lookback” videos, is now launching into beta. The company’s technolog
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