Tag Archives: ambient social networking

A Smart Step Forward Into Ambient Social Networking: Facebook Acquired Glancee

Glancee is a leader in ambient social networking, along with competitors Highlight and Sonar. Unlike its competitors Glancee is the easiest to use and least creepy of the bunch. Perhaps this is part of the reason Facebook bought Glancee instead of one of its competitors.Or, it could just be the mobile service that came with […]

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Creepy? Or Just Effective Ambient Social Networking?: Facebook Updates Messenger For iOS and Android

Facebook’s updated messenger now allows you the ability to see if someone has read a message you sent. It will tell you who has seen the message right below the message–this message has been seen by… The updated messenger service also lets you see if someone is working on a message to send back to you. In […]

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Buy And Sell Easily With Those Around You: Zaarly

Zaarly is a peer-to-peer mobile service that connects buyers and sellers in are in the same area. Last march at LA Startup Weekend, the company raised $1 million from some high profile investors, including Ashton Kutcher and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. When it launched last May, it logged more than $1 million transactions in less than a month. […]

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Circle: An Effortless Ambient Social Networking Service With Great Design

Circle is an ambient social networking tool that allows you to always know when Friends and Networks are nearby. Evan Reas, CEO and Co-Founder of Circle, explains his inspiration for the app: “It could be magical to always know who is around you, whether that’s knowing that your friend who you haven’t seen in six […]

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Mobile Service Color Wants To Change Mobile Social Networking

Color is a mobile photo and video sharing app available for iPhone and Android. The startup is well known for being well funded, gathering $41 million so far. You can find the company website at Color.com This is the way the app works: it launches, quickly surveying the people in your surround area; then, you’re allowed to […]

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Sonar: Uncover The Connections You Share With People Nearby

Sonar is a mobile iPhone app that lets you uncover the connections you share with people nearby. The app taps into one of your social networking accounts (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Foursquare) and scans the public profiles of people around you, and then arranges them based on similarities based on mutual interests or friends in common. The interface is […]

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Banjo Reaches 1 Million Users Faster Than Pinterest, Foursquare & Twitter Did

Ambient social networking tool Banjo hit the 1 miliion user mark in just 9 months. The same feat was accomplished by Twitter in 24 months, Foursquare in 16 months and Pinterest in 13 months. Banjo’s succes lies in the company’s top priority: adapting to the customer’s needs. For example, when the company saw Instagram’s fast-moving […]

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Spotify Gets Radical Update For Android 4.0

Today, Spotify released a greatly improved beta version of their mobile app for Android 4.0. It’s not available on Google Play yet, but you can download the preview version from Spotify’s website, or by clicking on the link here from your Android device. The android app was originally released in November of last year, but […]

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How To Meet New Friends (Or Reconnect With Old Ones) Using Highlight

Highlight failed to impress at this years SXSW, but only because the app is not built to thrive in that environment, it’s built for meeting new people and is still the future. Highlight is a location-based social discovery app, currently only available on iPhone through the app store. Most technology enthusiasts see Highlight as the […]

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The Stalker-Free Path to Ambient Social Networking: Glancee

Glancee is an ambient social networking app devoid of any creepiness. The app, which you can get for iPhone or Android platforms, is one of the most straight-forward location-based services out there. You just launch the app, and it immediately shows you the Facebook profiles of people nearby. Unlike other similar services, it doesn’t map out exactly […]

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