Path is announcing a partnership with Sprint that will make it easier for users to download the app on certain Android phones, potentially giving the social network a needed boost in adding new members.
As Path strives for growth, it’s more important than ever for the company to keep the trust of existing users.
When it comes to mobile design, a number of features launched recently at bigger companies like Facebook and Tumblr have already been seen elsewhere — at Path. Take a look.
Path, which got into privacy related hot water in early 2012, found about 3,000 minors (below 13) on its network, purged them and now has reached a settlement with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to become COPPA compliant.
Earlier this morning, Adobe Systems, the San Jose-based creative software giant announced that it was buying New York City-based design-oriented community, Behance. Since then, many have been wondering how much did Adobe shell out? Now we have the answer.
Path is finally expanding to the iPad, America’s most popular tablet and a natural place for Path’s family-oriented users to head next. In landscape mode, the iPad app allows users to see popular posts of the day, including posts from friends on music, books and movies.
Private social networking apps like Path and the SMS-based GroupMe are trying to capitalize on the fact that most people only communicate regularly with a relatively small set of contacts. That requires thinking about social networking and content in a new context.
What are some of the most popular features of niche social network Path? CEO Dave Morin says the company has seen impressive user demand for the running feature on the app, wanting to share information on their runs with friends and family members.
Dave Morin, co-founder and CEO of Path, said they’re taking a different tactic when it comes to updates, inspired by the company’s belief that consumers want big, dramatic changes on a less frequent basis rather than small changes on a more constant basis.
After bootstrapping itself for more than five years, New York City-based Behance, an online destination for creative galleries and portfolios, has finally turned to outside funding, securing a $6.5 million investment from Union Square Ventures and a host of investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.