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PartyCam
Capture life with friends

Hi Everyone. Super excited to introduce PartyCam. Itay and I wanted to solve 2 problems.

First one is that there was not great solution to capture life with friends and share it outside the group.

Second was that we wanted to let people create stories based on topic and keep adding to them over time and share them anywhere.

hope you enjoy it.

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Introducing Augmented Messaging™

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TechCrunch
Can mobile app startups please stop building SMS invite systems into their apps already? The latest example of a venture-backed startup getting dinged by customers for having spammed their entire address book without permission is Sequoia portfolio company Tribe. The video chat app hit the App Store last year, and had been well-received until now.
DailyTekk
When it comes to messaging apps there's Snapchat and there's the default iOS or Android messaging apps. Everything else I'm not super impressed with and
Medium
First, this is the application which gave me the idea to start this blog. I saw everyday so many amazing product and I really want to keep track and share what happens in this amazing decade we are living. This application comfort 2 convictions I got regarding the text messaging applications : 1.
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Direct by Instagram is a new way to directly message friends on Instagram. Send private chats, currently in limited release.

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TechCrunch
As Facebook pushes ahead with its strategy to consolidate more of the backend of its various apps on to a single platform, it's also doing a little simplifying and housekeeping. In the coming month, it will shut down Direct, the standalone Instagram direct messaging app that it was testing to...
The Next Web
Instagram is working on a dedicated messaging app. Photo-sharing service Instagram is working on an spin-off messaging app called Direct, which could one day remove the built-in direct message service in the mainstream app. Although pretty barebones, there's a little to get excited here. When you open Direct, it goes straight to the camera - ...
The Verge
Instagram is testing a standalone app for private messages called Direct, a first step toward possibly toward removing messaging features from the core app. Direct, which opens to the camera in the same way Snapchat does, will become available on Android and iOS today in six countries: Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay.
TechCrunch
Instagram has changed a lot since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012. The original premise was so simple. Beautify your photo and share it to your friends in a couple clicks. Like your friends photos with a simple scroll and a double-tap. Now, Instagram has videos and gifs (Boomerang).
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The new group video chat app from Facebook 🔥

Bonfire is the long-rumored Houseparty competitor for Facebook. It's a group video chat app that lets you hang out with your best friends and meet new ones. Open the app to start video chatting instantly.

It's currently only available in the Danish App Store.

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The Next Web
Bonfire, Facebook's group video chat app, has sprung up on the Danish iOS App Store, suggesting the social media giant is slowly rolling it out to customers. We first learned about Bonfire in July of this year. Essentially, it borrows several features from current teen-fave (and Meerkat successor) HouseParty, allowing you to hold video chats ...
The Verge
Facebook is building a standalone app that incorporates ideas from Houseparty, the group video chat app that rose from the ashes of Meerkat, The Verge has learned. The app, which has the working name Bonfire, was recently demonstrated for employees. It is being targeted for a fall release, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Next Web
Today we discovered Bonfire, Facebook's new group video chat app, on the Danish iOS App Store. At time of writing, it's not available in the US App Store - or any other that we know of. If you want to try out the app for yourself, and you don't live in Denmark, you'll have to get creative.
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Islands connects you with people, places and communities you care about at your college. Finding your people is a core, primal need and unlocks human potential.

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Product Hunt
Greg Isenberg started his first company at age 13 and sold his previous one to StumbleUpon in 2013. He recently raised $1.85m from Greylock and others for his new app, after living on college campuses for the past year. Greg is here to share what he's learned with the community.
Mashable
Greg Isenberg has seen how other apps grow. That's why he's at the University of Alabama with his new app, Islands. It's already the hot new thing as students start classes for the fall 2017 semester. "Who wants to meet people the most? It's people at college.
Teen Vogue
As millions of students around the country find their bearings during the first few weeks of school, one thing remains universal: connecting with like-minded people on campus can be a challenge. But Islands, "your new home...
VentureBeat
Islands wants to take over colleges in the U.S. by connecting like-minded students through events and activities, and today the startup announced the close of its $1.85 million seed round. A string of notable investors participated, including Greylock Partners, entrepreneur Scott Belsky, and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Ventures.
Inc.com
Over the years I've regularly facilitated "founders' weekends" in Los Angeles, where I work with a number of CEOs developing new startups. At these weekends, companies like Breather and Quietly were vetted before launching. At one of these weekends, I met startup founder Greg Isenberg.
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Live video chat with friends, now with groups and texting 🎉

Houseparty 1.5 is FaceTime for groups. Now you can make guest lists, name your groups, and group chat away (pro tip: you can even buzz the guest list all at once). Pretend keeping your social circles separate in real life is as easy as separate Houseparty rooms.

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Gabriel Lewis
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House Party is one of the best ways to video chat with multiple people at once. It works incredibly well, and has a really fun, unique interface. The video quality is impressive. You can lock a "Room" to have only you and someone else, but you can have up to 8 people on the screen at once! Give it a try.
Dhananjay Yadav
Dhananjay Yadav- Growth Hacking and Performance Marketing
Even I recommend Zoom for professional conferences but if you are looking for something more casual and fun than you might love Houseparty
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TechCrunch
What does a gaming company do after raising $1.25 billion? Acquisitions seem like a pretty good place to start. Epic Games - of Unreal Engine and the ridiculously successful Fortnite phenomenon - has has just picked up Houseparty. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The social video a...
Gamasutra
Fortnite maker Epic Games has acquired synchronous social network Houseparty for an undisclosed fee. Launched back in 2016, Houseparty lets users quickly join group or one-on-one video chats with their friends, and is currently available for iOS, MacOS, Android, and Chrome.
Metro
The latest app that has captured the imagination teenagers these days is Houseparty which, thankfully, has nothing to do with alcohol and everything to do with video chatting with friends.
BuzzFeed
With Facebook reportedly hard at work cloning its group video chat service, Houseparty is playing some offense. Houseparty, an app which connects people with their friends in spontaneous video chats, is today releasing its first major product update - a new feature that lets users form groups of up to 16 people, and call them in organized video chats.
Wsj
8/9/2017 10:15AM The ​group video chat app Houseparty is​​ gaining traction ​among teens and young adults. ​We asked some users to explain it all -- to their parents. Photo/Video: Heather Seidel/The Wall Street Journal
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Let’s be ourselves again. A new app from BJ Novak and team

Kiyo is a personal media app, designed so you can engage meaningfully with the people who mean something to you, rather than browse #content by #influencers.

If you feel exhausted by social media –– by the pressure to stay 'on brand' –– and want a more freeing & personal outlet, then we think Kiyo is for you!

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HelloGiggles
Forget staying "on brand" and just be you.
Recode
When actor and writer B.J. Novak and his small startup first launched The List App back in 2015, an app for people who like making and reading lists, the company was already focused on connecting people. "The way that we think about it primarily is the way that you'd think about a social network," CEO Dev Flaherty told Recode at the time.
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Group video chat exclusively for iMessage

Fam is the first live video application built in and for the iMessage interface. After you download Fam, it will appear in your iMessage keyboard. With just a few taps, you can have a group video chat with unlimited friends at once inside your current iMessage group chats and one-on-one conversations.

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Fam offers a way to seamlessly hangout with friends in group video chats right within their already existing iMessage group chats.
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TechCrunch
In my opinion, one of FaceTime's major flaws is the lack of group video chat. Sure, apps like Skype, ooVoo and now Messenger let you do group video chats, but it's just not as seamless as FaceTime.
Business Insider
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple's native over-the-top (OTT) messaging app, iMessage, could be the most-used messaging platform for US teens, according to a comparative analysis by Fam messaging app CEO Giuseppe Stuto.
VentureBeat
Group video chat Fam is thinking about adding several interactive experiences to its iOS and iMessage apps, including TV shows, news video, and other content to play and watch with friends. Fam users can chat with more than a dozen people at once.
Hacker Noon
Okay, enough waiting - time for the good stuff! Here's the exact growth timeline from launch night through our 1,000,000th install 10 days later: December 5th, 2016 (MVP LAUNCH NIGHT, BABY!) Step 1: Prepare App Store Page6:30pm EST Fam app gets approved by Apple and is available for download on the iMessage App Store (we launched as iOS-only, and still are i… See more
Fortune
You might have seen people excitedly tweeting in the last two weeks that "group FaceTime" is finally here. But make no mistake - it's not tech giant Apple behind this new iMessage -based app. It's three guys in Boston you've never heard of.
Medium
Fam took 8 days to build, but it took over 2 years and 4 other product launches to create. The story starts when I teamed up with my cofounders Frank and Giuseppe. They had already created a powerful high school brand called SmackHigh  - a collection of regionalized Twitter accounts that enabled over half a million high school students to share and read high… See more
TechCrunch
The iMessage App Store may have its struggles, but one app aimed at bringing group video chat into the iMessage experience is reportedly taking off. Boston-based Smack, the company behind the video chat app called Fam, has raised $1.8 million in funding from a range of investors for its Top 25 Social Networking app on the App Store that allows groups to chat… See more
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A new data report, posted by the CEO of Fam, Giuseppe Stuto, discusses how Apple's default messaging platform is one of the most commonly used social apps in the U.S., especially among teens. Fam is a group video chat appaaa
Hacker Noon
No one really seems to talk about it or acknowledge it, but iMessage is where a lot of mobile usage is trending towards, particularly for Gen-Z, and there are many good reasons why.
AINNO
Their disappointment was loud and clear. Apple had just finished its big WWDC presentation last week on Monday, June 5, and it became apparent that the West Coast tech giant wasn't going to release a feature for iPhone that many fans were clamoring for: group FaceTime.
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Amazing video threads with friends

Have FUN with looping videos again! Post a moment or add reactions to anything you see! Watch and react to today's top moments from accounts like CNN, Stephen Colbert, Fox News and more. Show the world your opinions, feelings and talents! Built by former Facebook / Instagram people.

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