How Airtime plans to keep penises out of the picture

Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning’s new social video startup Airtime launched today with a celebrity-studded event, but no matter how many times Jim Carrey praised the service it was clear that it liberally borrowed the basic idea of Chatroulette and added Facebook to the equation.

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Lights, camera, Klip: Social video startup raises $8M

As people’s pockets fill with camera-enabled smartphones the rush is on to be the top dog in social video sharing. Palo Alto video startup Klip announced today that it has raised $8 million in a second round of funding,  just two months after launching and raising $2 million.

Former Facebook exec backs BlipSnips social video service

Despite the hoopla about how everything on the Web is becoming increasingly social, BlipSnips chief executive John Bliss said that online video remains a remarkably un-social experience — and that’s a problem BlipSnips is trying to solve.