video chat

  • Tribe augments video chat with speech recognition subtitles and suggested links

    Tribe augments video chat with speech recognition subtitles and suggested links

    Tribe’s voice recognition video chat technology could make Snapchat and Facebook Messenger look outdated. That tech also attracted a $3 million seed round led by prestigious VC Sequoia, its first seed investment of the year. Today, Tribe’s one-touch video walkie-talkie app launches a huge Version 2 update on iOS and Android powered by access to some unreleased Google voice APIs. Read More

  • Atlassian’s HipChat gets group video chats

    Atlassian’s HipChat gets group video chats

    In Atlassian‘s view, video is the next battlefield in the enterprise chat wars (a war it is mostly fighting with Slack, it seems). Its HipChat group messaging app launched one-on-one video chats back in 2014, but today, it is pushing this further by launching group video chats, as well. To enable this, Atlassian built a new video platform based on its acquisition of BlueJimp and… Read More

  • Sean Parker’s Airtime acquires WebRTC video chat wizards vLine

    Sean Parker’s Airtime acquires WebRTC video chat wizards vLine

    It takes some serious engineering magic to build low-latency group mobile video chat and simultaneous content viewing. That’s why Sean Parker’s recently relaunched video chat room app Airtime acquired vLine, which offered video chat infrastructure to SaaS companies. Founded in 2010, vLine was backed with $1.5 million from Kleiner Perkins and Harrison Metal. vLine’s team will… Read More

  • Sean Parker relaunches Airtime, a video chat room for watching – together

    Sean Parker relaunches Airtime, a video chat room for watching – together

    Social networks make us lonely, and messaging feels transactional. There’s still no vibrant, real-time place to hang out with friends online. That’s why four years after Sean Parker’s chat roulette website Airtime fell flat, he’s reviving it as a mobile chat room where friends can share photos, music, and videos that they all experience simultaneously. Launching on iOS… Read More

  • Snapchat seamlessly combines video, audio, GIFs, stickers in “Chat 2.0”

    Snapchat seamlessly combines video, audio, GIFs, stickers in “Chat 2.0”

    Say what you want, how you want. That’s how Snapchat’s reps say CEO Evan Spiegel describes Chat 2.0, a massive set of new features launching today. It lets private conversations morph between mediums depending on what users want to show or tell, and whether they can speak up or must stay silent. As WhatsApp focuses on simplicity and Facebook Messenger chases commerce, Snapchat… Read More

  • Online Meeting Service Join.me Expands To Video, Still No Download Required

    Online Meeting Service Join.me Expands To Video, Still No Download Required

    As anyone who has attended online meetings knows, traditional software with its clunky user interfaces and required software installations was in need of a change. That’s why LogMeIn’s online meeting service join.me has for some time now offered an advantage: you could quickly host or join online meetings for free, then chat and share screens without cumbersome software… Read More

  • Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

    A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS. Using a simple, one-screen interface, Pop connects with your phone’s address book and lets you send out a short video with just a tap, even allowing you to add colorful filters on top of the message… Read More

  • Video Chat App Rounds Raises $12M In New Funding Led By Sequoia

    Video Chat App Rounds Raises $12M In New Funding Led By Sequoia

    Rounds, a video chat company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The company was founded back in 2008 under the name Gixoo, launching a video platform called 6rounds a year later. Rounds says it now has 25 million registered users, and CEO Dany Fishel told me that the “vast majority” of them joined in the past few months. Read More

  • Looksery Launches A Video Chatting App That Makes You Look More Attractive

    Looksery Launches A Video Chatting App That Makes You Look More Attractive

    Want to look more attractive on video? Or just different? Earlier this year, a company called Looksery popped up on Kickstarter to raise crowdfunding for a new kind of mobile video chat application that allows users to look more attractive on video using special effects that can remove blemishes, let you change your eye color, slim your face, and more. The app, which is live as of today on… Read More