SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new company that has developed disruptive technology to transform the way we communicate online, Rabbit today emerged from stealth with initial details of its groundbreaking video chat and content sharing application, available as a closed beta in Q1 of 2013.
Rabbit is the first platform to change video chat from a mere utility to a fun, intuitive and meaningful way to interact with others online. Rabbit is the first and only application that allows you to watch videos, listen to music and share any type of content together. The platform also sets a new industry standard by allowing you to chat just with friends or with an unlimited number of people – including public or private conversations.
Rabbit was founded by four videogame pioneers who saw a need in the market for a new approach to online communications: one that allows synchronous, real-time video chat and sharing of content with small or large groups. They saw that the first generation of video chat applications allowed for small numbers of people to talk together with a limited ability to share content, and there was room to push this to a whole new level by combining current internet infrastructure with cutting-edge gaming, social and VOIP frameworks. And by also applying the principles of massively multiplayer online gaming (MMOGs) and new innovations in product design, the end result is a quantum leap in video chat and social networking.
Rabbit is the brainchild of four gaming and music industry veterans:
- Philippe Clavel – former CTO of a video game startup and Technical Director at Sony Online Entertainment and Hands-On Mobile, Clavel is one of the leading technical minds in MMOGs, specializing in developing architectures to support multiplayer titles with multiple millions of users.
- Gregory Fischbach – a seasoned entrepreneur and early-stage investor, Fischbach is the former founder and CEO of Acclaim Entertainment and was President of RCA Records International and President of Activision International.
- Stephanie Morgan – former Studio Director at Hands-On Mobile and producer/designer at ngmoco:), Morgan is a 10-year veteran in game and application development with multiple award-winning social applications in the market.
- Nicholas Reichenbach – an established entertainment software publisher who's brought over 300+ apps and entertainment products to market over the past 15 years, Reichenbach is the Chairman of Guestdriven and was the EVP of publishing at Magmic Games.
"It's time to shake-up how we communicate together online. While video chat tools enable live interaction, they aren't social. Social networks give us new connections, conversations and discoveries, but they're not live," said Stephanie Morgan, co-founder of Rabbit. "With Rabbit, we're using what we learned developing some of the world's most successful social games to revolutionize video chat. The result is a product that is radically different than anything available on the market today."
To get a first look at the application, please visit www.letsrabbit.com. For updates on the closed beta launch, please follow Rabbit on Twitter at @LetsRabbit, or Like Rabbit on Facebook at facebook.com/LetsRabbit.
Rabbit revolutionizes video chat: watch movies and TV shows with your friends, listen to music together, chat with an unlimited number of people, and even meet new ones — all in a single application.
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