social networking

Google Ventures-Backed Messaging Startup, Just.me, Launches iOS App In 155 Countries/32 Languages, Aiming To Rattle Social’s Cage

Following its beta launch at the end of January, just.me, the mobile messaging startup from Keith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch and partner at incubator Archimedes Labs, has launched its first app,

Private Photo And Video Sharing Service For Families, Famil.io, Is Like A Dropbox For Memories

<a target="_blank" href="http://familio.com/">Famil.io</a>, a new service for privately sharing photos and videos with your family across web and mobile, is today officially launching to the public. T

Line: We’re A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

Line, an app made by South Korea’s Naver Corp which has grown rapidly since its launch in summer 2011, is typically labelled as a messaging app – and compared to the likes of WhatsApp, Viber and S

Apple Patents ‘Friend Or Foe’ Identification System For Social Networking Apps And Services

Apple has been granted a patent today (via AppleInsider) in an area where it hasn’t had tremendous success: social networking. But the system described in the patent isn’t specific to Appl

With Users In Over 83 Countries, Social Discovery Platform At The Pool Wants To Be The Anti-Facebook

<a target="_blank" href="http://atthepool.com/">At The Pool</a>, the Los Angeles-based social discovery platform, is today rolling out a big re-design that sees the startup becoming laser-focused on c

Kik Tops 2M Cards Users In One Week, Releases Reddit Card For Optimized Mobile Meme Sharing

Kik announced a fairly significant change in direction at the end of November, with the introduction of Kik Cards. Today, the company revealed to TechCrunch that over 2 million of its 30 million total

Ping.it Launches ‘Noise-Less’ Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted — But Still Sociable — Way

Ping.it, a Norwegian startup that wants to cut down on social networking noise by building a more controlled sharing platform -- described as a cross between email and social networking -- has launche

Opera Maps Global Mobile Social Network Usage: Facebook Most Frequently Visited On Phones In Macau, Twitter In Paraguay

Browser maker Opera has released its 2012 State of the Mobile Web report which measures social networking popularity by looking at the number of Opera Mini users who visit them. Data is aggregated fro

Pew: U.S. Parents Of Online Teens Worried About Reputational Damage Of Online Activity And What Advertisers Know About Their Kids

U.S. parents are worried about the reputational damage of their teens' online activities, according to a new report by the Pew Internet Project and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Har

The Biggest Threat To LinkedIn: The Power Of Many, Not One

Given how well LinkedIn has been doing of late, the headline for this post may seem a bit out of place. Just a few days ago, LinkedIn yet again exceeded Wall Street's expectations, <a href="https://be

LinkedIn And The Mutable Rules Of Social Networking

When I started using LinkedIn (in 2008) the service put a lot of emphasis on only connecting with people you had indubitably ‘done business with’. Which made it pretty straightforward to decide wh

Social Network Everloop Hits Mobile With New Goobit App (Yes, It’s For Kids)

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.everloop.com/">Everloop</a>, a social network for children <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/12/social-network-for-kids-everloop-lands-3-1-million-in-new

Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing

Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to guard users' privacy. Mozilla today <a target="_blank" href="https://blog.mozilla.org/pri

Autodesk Acquires Social Collaboration Company Qontext

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://autodesk.com">Autodesk</a>, best known for its AutoCAD product, announced that it has acquired enterprise social networking company <a target="_blank" href="http:

Rootsy’s Private Social Network Lets You Build Your Family Tree Online

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.rootsy.com/">Rootsy</a> is the latest entry in the private, family-focused social networking space - an area which has seen a surge of startups in the wake of Faceb

Don’t Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

Joining a new group of companies looking to build services on the backs of users' social networks, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.irrive.com/">Irrive</a> is debuting its social scrapbooking web

Facebook Saturation?: Twitter, Skype, Instagram & Other Apps Downloaded More In July

Based on downloads, Facebook's iPhone app was no longer the most popular mobile social networking app in many Asian countries and elsewhere from July 2011 to June 2012. This, according to <a target="_

Deets For iOS Keeps Contacts Up To Date Automatically, Lets You Share Files, Photos & More

<a target="_blank" href="http://sharedeets.com/">Deets</a> is a newly launched mobile app that lets you organize your contacts and keep everyone's information up-to-date automatically, but that descri

EMarketer: 26% Of U.S. Consumers Access Social Networks On Mobile Today, Facebook 85% Of That

Figures out today from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1009247">eMarketer</a> estimate that in the U.S., just under 82 million consumers, or 26% of the population, wi

Path’s Consistency Of Tone

Admittedly, I have a negative bias towards overhyped startups. If a company gets a lot of attention before they do anything significant, I'm less likely to try their product and when I do, less likely
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