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Pick or Skip: Chatroulette Minus the…Well, You Know Pick or Skip: Chatroulette Minus the…Well, You Know
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I’m sure many people feel the same way about Chatroulette as I do:  Fun idea gone horribly, horribly wrong.  In the approximately six hours I spent on the site (all in one night mind you), I made one interesting connection …

Random Video Chat Comes to Facebook, Courtesy of Rounds
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Last summer, Rounds (formerly 6rounds.com) launched an interactive video chat platform for Facebook.

Chatroulette Comes Back to Disappoint

Last week, Chatroulette was down, displaying nothing but a blank screen and a promise of a quick return. That return didn’t come so quickly, but the site is back now…somewhat.

Chatroulette is Down, and is About to Relaunch

Chatroulette is currently not available. The Chatroulette that we’ve all known has apparently just been an "experiment". It will be back today, however, if a message on the site is any indication.

If you go to the site, it says, "The experiment #1 is over now. Thanks for participating. Renewed and updated version of the website will be launched today."

Apple to Close Quattro Wireless, RIM Looks for Its Own Ad Network
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Apple’s VP of iAd (formerly Quattro’s CEO) Andy Miller sent Apple employees a memo saying that the Quattro Wireless Network will be shut down at the end of September. Apple bought Quattro, which would lead to iAd, last year for $275. Silicon Alley Insider has a look at the memo

iPhone Gets Another Chatroulette-Like App (For Now)

Apple has a reputation for being stingy with apps that could provide users with anything remotely resembling adult content (though it has made exceptions for big brands). Chatroulette has a reputation for being a place where guys show their private parts to random viewers (though the site is supposedly cracking down on this).

Chatroulette Calls Upon the Power of Napster
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Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb reports that Sean Parker (of Napster and Facebook fame) announced from Techonomy that he’s working with ChatRoulette. This is particularly interesting, as TechCrunch reported in June that Shawn Fanning (also of Napster fame) was advising Chatroulette.

Chatroulette Cleans Up its Act
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If you’re aware of the existence of Chatroulette, you’re probably aware that it is often associated with people exposing their private parts. Unfortunately, those on the other end of that exposure are sometimes minors, and it has become such a problem, that Chatroulette creator Andrey Ternovskiy has decided to get the law involved.

In a message posted to that Chatroulette site, he explains:

Could ChatRoulette Become the Next Social Hit?
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ChatRoulette is a site that is getting a lot of attention. Some think it could be the "next big thing" on the web. The concept is simple. You chat via a webcam or keyboard with random strangers. If you don’t like the one you’re currently connected to, just click a button (or hit F9), and you’re on to the next one. Maybe at some point you can find someone you like, have something in common with, or don’t find incredibly repulsive.