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Aug 02, 2018, 15:33 ET Most Consumers Concerned ISPs Monitor, Share and Sell Their Personal Data

As our digital world grows, so does the power of Internet service providers (ISPs). Open Garden, the decentralized ISP solution, recently surveyed...


Feb 27, 2017, 02:00 ET Open Garden Enables Mobile Apps To Connect Offline

Open Garden, Inc. announced today the release of MeshKit, a pioneering new platform for mobile applications. MeshKit is built on Open Garden's...


Jun 16, 2016, 09:00 ET MMDA And FireChat Partner For Metro Manila Shake Drill

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Open Garden Inc. announced today their partnership for deploying FireChat's pioneering,...


May 19, 2016, 09:00 ET Open Garden Launches Disaster-Proof "FireChat Alerts"

Open Garden announces today the release of FireChat Alerts, the first alerting service to leverage peer-to-peer mobile mesh networking technology....


Mar 29, 2016, 11:00 ET Chroma Music Festival And FireChat Team Up For Live Communications Without Signal

Strix Inc. and FireChat announced today that they are teaming up to enable live, offline communications at this year's Chroma Music Festival....


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET City of Arue, Minister of Digital Strategy, Smart Tahiti Networks & FireChat Partner To Create First Large Scale 'mesh' Network

Open Garden announced today a partnership with the City of Arue, the Minister of Digital Strategy and Smart Tahiti Networks (STN) to deploy a...


Apr 30, 2015, 11:00 ET The Inquirer Group And FireChat Partner To Connect Mobile Users In The Philippines Without Internet Access

Open Garden and The Inquirer Group announced today a new partnership to serve mobile users on FireChat, the free mobile app, created by Open Garden,...


Mar 25, 2015, 12:00 ET Storyful And FireChat Partner For Live News Gathering

Open Garden, the creator of FireChat, and Storyful, the first news agency of the social media age, today announce a strategic partnership to develop...


Mar 18, 2015, 06:47 ET FireChat Takes Home SXSW Innovation Award

Open Garden today announced that its app, FireChat, won the prestigious SXSW Innovation Award at this year's event. FireChat, the first off-the-grid...


Mar 05, 2015, 12:00 ET FireChat Brings You The Best Of SXSW "Right Now"

Open Garden, the creator of FireChat, announces today that the popular off-the-grid messaging app will provide live interactive news at the SXSW...


Dec 18, 2014, 07:30 ET Open Garden Launches Off-The-Grid Crowd Messaging

Open Garden announced today that you can now share photos and follow your favorite people in FireChat, the popular off-the-grid messaging app for...


Dec 18, 2014, 07:30 ET Open Garden Announces Series A Funding

Open Garden announced today a new series A investment round of $10.8 million. Total investments to date for the company add up to $12.8 million. The...


Nov 25, 2014, 12:00 ET Open Garden Introduces Off The Grid Live Chat For Artists And Fans

Open Garden, the publisher of FireChat, a free app for mobile phones, announced that it is now enabling artists to communicate live and off-grid with ...


Sep 11, 2014, 12:00 ET Open Garden Voted Top Investor Pick At CTIA's Super Mobility Week

Open Garden today announced that it has been voted Top Investor Pick amongst 40 finalists at CTIA's Super Mobility Week Startup Competition. The CTIA ...


Sep 08, 2014, 12:00 ET Open Garden Announces Network For IoT Devices

Today, Open Garden, a finalist at CTIA's Super Mobility Week Startup Showcase, announced a new generation Mobile Network for IoT devices. With the...


Jun 24, 2014, 09:00 ET Open Garden Releases FireChat

Open Garden announced today that its newest app, 'FireChat <3', is now capable of cross-platform 'off-the grid' communication. For the first time,...


May 12, 2014, 09:36 ET Open Garden's New Firechat App Enables Anyone to Create Their Own "Firechats"

Open Garden announced today that its newest app, FireChat 2, is now available on the App Store and on Google Play. After introducing off-the-grid...


Mar 20, 2014, 08:51 ET Open Garden Releases FireChat App Enabling "Chatting Off the Grid"

Open Garden announced today that its newest app, FireChat, is now available on the App Store. The app, available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,...


Sep 11, 2013, 08:45 ET Open Garden Continues Its Efforts to Improve Internet Connectivity with Release of Android App WiFi Opener

Open Garden, the San Francisco-based startup dedicated to improving Internet connectivity, has just released a new Android app called WiFi Opener. By ...


Aug 21, 2013, 08:57 ET One Laptop Per Child Partners with Open Garden to Grow Internet Everywhere

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), which debuts its XO Learning System on the new XO Tablet developed through a partnership with Vivitar under exclusive...