VYou is coming out of beta with the launch of a redesigned site. The update puts even more focus on conversational video between its users, adding key features, such as the ability to comment on videos and to provide open questions to the site’s general audience.
Keek is just one of many startups looking to become the Twitter of video status updates. But it might be the best financed: Keek announced that it has raised $5.5 million in a financing round led by AlphaNorth Asset Management and Plazacorp Ventures.
Another day, another short video messaging service. The latest to enter the fray is Keek, which allows you to share “microvideo status updates” with friends and followers, either through the Keek website or through Android or iOS mobile apps.
New York City-based Q&A site VYou has gone mobile, enabling users to respond to messages from wherever they are with an iPhone app. It has also added status updates to its communication options, which could put it in closer competition with mobile messaging services like Tout.
The video Q&A site VYou, which launched in beta last month with an eclectic mix of celebrity users, hits right at the core of what drives social networking. And despite some flaws, the site has the potential to evolve into an interesting community of conversation.
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