Podcast: TheSocialGeeks Episode 35 – Tungle, Delicious, Yobongo and Fring

The whole crew was in the house for this roundtable of TheSocialGeeks.  Join Chris MillerCaleb Elston,Sarah PerezJeff SmithCorvida and myself as we cover todays announcements:
  • The sale of Tungle to Research In Motion (RIM)
  • A brief jab at the BlackBerry Playbook
  • Caleb talks what it is like to launch Yobongo at SXSW and futures
  • The sale of Delicious to AVOS (the YouTube founders new corporation)
  • How to get divorced via SMS
  • Fring new 4-way video chat ability.  Look for a full Fring review on TheSocialNetworker.

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My iPhone SXSW group messaging / group texting app plans

There's a secret "SXSW facebook group" that I belong to and most of the conversation so far is about the parties and which apps to use to keep track of everything during SXSW interactive. Too much is happening this year and there's no way to stay up-to-date with everything. You're going to miss some parties, some panels, some meetups and some people. But with this year's hot startup app topic group messaging / group texting apps they're all hoping you'll not miss anything by messaging your friends during the conference. This also means some of the best conversations may happen offline on [...]

yobongo! Out of private beta, ready for you to chat with people nearby but in selected cities

Today is the day. @Yobongo (my baby) is now available on the App Store. Download right now!!! http://t.co/614LfGOThu Mar 03 17:33:51 via Twitter for Mac

That's right, those of you who have been dying to test Yobongo and/or attending SXSW the wait is over. Yobongo is finally out of private beta and ready for you to chat with people nearby on your iPhone. Today [...]

How did the cofounders of yobongo come up with the name … yobongo!

Yobongo! If you're lucky enough to be one of the early beta testers of the much anticipated location-based mobile startup then I'm sure you don't mind yelling Yobongo out loud and you get it. For others waiting to beta test are posting tweets with a sense of frustration, jealousy, all with a nervous sense of anticipation to see if Yobongo is going to live up to the hype. If you don't believe me just look a some of the tweets below.

Like many web/tech mobile startups, sometimes the hardest part of launching a startup after you come up with an idea is coming up with the name. This had [...]

First look at the new Yobongo commercial and screenshots to see why it could be the next big thing

I first wrote about Yobongo back in early January when it was seeking more beta testers quietly sparking interest from location-based geeks. A lot has changes since then. Yobongo now has a new logo and is one of the most anticipated startups to open to launch for the general public to test along with being predicted as one of the breakout apps of SXSW 2011 on Quora and other news sites. I've been lucky enough to be one of the few East Coast beta testers of Yobongo and I must say the app is great.

Yobongo is founded by Caleb Elston and David Kasper. Caleb is former VP Of Product of [...]

How to be the first to beta test Yobongo new iPhone app and chat with people nearby

Yobongo a new iPhone app that provides a way for mobile users to chat with people nearby has been in stealth mode since late October but that is about to change. I received a tip that in the next 48 hours if you have "liked" the Yobongo facebook page which is here or joined signed up for the beta here you may have a chance to be one of the early beta testers.

Yobongo which was first covered on TechCrunch joins the growing list of new mobile chat applications such as Beluga, FastSociety GroupMe and Kik. All which have users [...]