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OnTheAir Video Chat startup was acquired by Yahoo

  • 04/12/2012 at 20:14 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Yahoo OnTheAirOnTheAir video chat startup announced today on their official website that they have been acquired by Yahoo. It’s an amazing achievement for a startup that was launch this year in March.

It’s Yahoo’s second acquisition ever since Marissa Mayer joined them as CEO. But what is OnTheAir? OnTheAir was founded in March 2012 by a team of 5 young enthusiasts. For those who are familiar with Skype and Google+ Hangouts it’s more like a merger between these two services.

With OnTheAir you can organise hangouts that can be watched by an audience of hundreds or thousands of persons worldwide. It’s more like a live stream hangout.

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Google+ Lost 60 Percent of their Active Users

Google PlusGoogle+ is still not liked and now Google’s pouting about it. Their social networking product, Google+, has fallen into the mud, face first. The only thing worse is that no one’s laughing, no one even cares.

Google made vain attempts to bolster public perspective of Google+ by limiting it to invitation only accounts. While people were curious, their curiosity was only out of incredulity. They did not believe Google would be capable of creating a product that would appeal to the masses and adequately compete with Facebook. They were right.

Flailing about to save the pitiful go at a social networking product, Google opened it up to all. On September 20th they opened it up and in one day there was a spike of 1200% in membership. It was just that curiosity that drove them there and the product was so horrible that since then, 60% of its active members have jumped ship.

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