1. Escape from the tech hype machine: Meerkat's founders look beyond livestreaming

    Escape from the tech hype machine: Meerkat's founders look beyond livestreaming

    Escape from the tech hype machine: Meerkat's founders look beyond livestreaming 0 Share What's This? Then Meerkat and now Houseparty CEO Ben Rubin and Wired reporter Jessi Hempel during the DLD Conferences in New York. By Patrick Kulp 2016-10-06 14:00:00 +0200 Several months ago, an app called Houseparty quietly appeared in the Apple and Android stores under the name of developer "Alexander Herzick."

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