• WooMe Acquired By Zoosk In Apparent Firesale

    WooMe Acquired By Zoosk In Apparent Firesale

    Social dating company Zoosk has acquired Woo Media, the company behind sites like WooMe.com, Shufflepeople.com and Monsterchat.com, for an undisclosed sum. You may remember WooMe from when I called the company, which was a finalist in our TechCrunch40 conference, out as lowly scammers (I signed up as a horse and turned out to be phenomenally popular among young super models). Read More

  • WooMe: TechCrunch40 Finalist, $20 Million In Funding – And One Huge Scam

    WooMe: TechCrunch40 Finalist, $20 Million In Funding – And One Huge Scam

    A friend just said I should sign up for WooMe with a picture of a horse instead of my own handsome face, just to see what happens next. Wow. I know there’s a lot of fierce competition in the online dating industry, but I’ve rarely seen a site with tactics as aggressive as WooMe’s, which I should point out was a TechCrunch40 finalist back in 2007 (albeit with a slightly… Read More

  • Voyeur Heaven: WooMe Lets You Post Your Online Video Dates To The Public

    WooMe, the site that throws users into 60-second one-on-one online video sessions to form new relationships, is launching a new public version of the site that should appeal to the voyeur in all of us. The site will now allow users to post recordings of their brief dating sessions to the public in a portion of the site dubbed “WooMe TV”. Following each dating session, users will… Read More

  • WooMe Opens Up to Public

    Speed introductions site WooMe, which we reviewed two weeks ago while in the site was still in private beta here, has officially opened its doors to the public. WooMe puts users in quick, 1-on-1 video conferencing sessions during which they can determine whether to pursue a relationship (romantic or otherwise) with the stranger on the other end. While the site is not explicitly marketed as… Read More

  • 1,000 WooMe Invitations for TechCrunch Readers

    WooMe – a website for “speed introductions” that presented at TechCrunch40 but is still in private beta – is giving out one thousand invitations to our readers (redeem yours here). You would be excused for mistaking WooMe for a speed dating website like SpeedDate.com (covered here). WooMe users are put into one minute-long webcam sessions with one another to decide… Read More

  • SpeedDate: Matchmaking for Hyper-Busy Singles

    You may not have come to TechCrunch looking for love, but we might be able to help you out anyway. SpeedDate, which launched as public beta in the last few days, brings the concept of speed dating to the web. Rather than asking its users to fill out surveys describing their interests and personalities, SpeedDate gets right to it by throwing you into 3-minute long “dates” with… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages

    We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. FlowPlay FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around browser-based casual games. Users play casual games as their own created anime-like avatar, earning virtual goods for their character including clothing, refrigerators and other virtual store items. Read More