New Apps Aim for Social Serendipity In Real Life

People have created a web of connections online through social networks. But a new wave of apps are looking to help people create spontaneous connections when people arrive at specific locations, giving rise to temporary social networks that are built around a place and a time.

Lokast P2P Mobile Media Service to Launch at SXSW

NearVerse plans to launch a new proximity-based media-sharing service called Lokast next month at SXSW in Austin. Lokast is to debut at some of the festivals’ shows, with bands releasing exclusive content to the members of their audiences with iPhones.