They used to say "Content is the King". With the social network and mobile devices being part of our daily life, the video content is no longer a monopoly by the big guys or as some body... [read more]
ERT (organized by ShirleyLin) and MITCNC (MIT Alum Club) jointly present you our special Social Video: It’s All About *us*
They used to say "Content is the King". With the social network and mobile devices being part of our daily life, the video content is no longer a monopoly by the big guys or as some body else’s amateur entertainment. We, as individuals, create a foot print about our life, we choose what we want to see and whom we want to interact with comfortably. It has also become a utility that brings many of us to be in touch with each other, participating in each other’s life, even when we are on the go. The King is *us*!
On the deck, we bring you a VC and three startups that have innovated and became the forerunners in the mobile and social video space.
::Eric Setton, co-founder/CTO, Tango.me, http://www.tango.me/aboutus/team.php, which offers mobile video call service in iPhone, Android over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. It hits 1 million downloads within 10 days after release on iPhone, and was the number one Social Networking app in Apple’s AppStore. Eric held PhD from Stanford EE and was founder of Dyyno. It has raised $5M. Eric is one of the world’s leading experts in peer-to-peer video streaming and video compression. He wrote the first book on the subject, Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming, in 2007
::Nina Alastruey, from Barcelona, Founder/CEO, The Channer, http://thechanner.com/en/about.html a popular mobile live TV tuner where people watch and interact. Nina was General Manager of Piramide, Spain’s largest advertising production company among a long list of career in film production and television, including Audiovisual Industry Director for the Catalan government in Spain, General Manager at Oberon (a production company, and as managing Director at the Association of Cinema & Television Producers.
::Will Bunker and Hitesh Parashar, co-founders of VChatter, http://www.vchatter.com/press.jsp. Launched in May, 2010, VChatter has been on a fast track to becoming the largest social video chatting app on Facebook. Will was previously CEO of Match.com. [Will and Hitesh are also ERT members.]
6:00 - 7:00 Check in, relax/eat/drink/schmoozing
7:00 - 9:00 Gus Tai (Trinity Ventures), Eric Setton( Tango.me), Nina Alastruey(the Channer), Will Bunker/Hitesh Parashar (VChatter), talk/demo/Q&A
9:00 - More schmoozing
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Shirley Lin and all the ERT folks - Waleed, John F., Dave W, John S., Leo/Sirin, Chris, Taewoo, SueZanne, Daerick/Nedrra, Ian, Solomon, etc.