• After A Hot Start, Spins Off Socialcam, Its ‘Instagram for Video’

    After A Hot Start, Spins Off Socialcam, Its ‘Instagram for Video’

    Last spring, just in time for SXSW, launched a new standalone video app that has a simple purpose: it lets you share short videos with your friends with just a few taps. The app adopted a model that’s very similar to Instagram’s, with a ‘follow’ system and quick sharing to services like Twitter and Facebook.  And it got off to a strong start, with… Read More

  • Socialcam Surpasses 1 Million Downloads, Now Lets Users Trim The Fat

    Socialcam Surpasses 1 Million Downloads, Now Lets Users Trim The Fat

    Socialcam, the service from that’s essentially an ‘Instagram for Video’, has passed a big milestone: since launching in March, they now have more than one million downloads on iOS devices (actually they have more than that now, because they passed that number in as the end of June). Of those, they say over 335,000 unique active users last month across both their iOS… Read More

  • Socialcam's 'Instagram for Video' Is Now On The Web, Too

    Socialcam, the video sharing app that was created by, is quickly fleshing out its feature set.  The app — which is a lot like an ‘Instagram for video’, minus the effects filters — launched just in time for SXSW and had 250,000 downloads in its first month (the total download number is significantly higher than that, though they aren’t releasing… Read More

  • Socialcam 2.0 Lands on The iPhone

    Back in Feburary we took an in-depth look at Socialcam, the mobile video app for iPhone and Android that was built by The app is easiest to describe as an ‘Instagram for video’ — fire it up and you’ll see a stream of videos recently recorded by your friends. And when you record a video, it’s very easy to quickly tag your friends using Facebook… Read More

  • Mobile Messaging March Madness

    On Thursday, I used Yobongo all day, which helped me find a new lunch spot, run into an old friend, and meet a Yobongo co-founder. That afternoon, I thought it would be a good time to write about the new group and mobile messaging wars for TechCrunch. A few hours later, Color Labs launched, to put it mildly. And, as I was editing this post on Friday night, Disco appeared, the new… Read More

  • Socialcam: A Look At's Upcoming 'Instagram for Video'

    Between the likes of picplz and Instagram, image-sharing sites are making plenty of headlines these days. And there’s one obvious offshoot that seems ripe for similar services: video. Granted, Path offers support for video, but it’s semi-private and there could still be an opportunity for a more public service to tap into this trend.That’s where’s upcoming… Read More