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Myfamily.com. Former Flip Video Execs Launch Hubble, A Private Network For Families. Hubble, a new mobile application for private social networking created by the team that developed Flip Video, is launching today to serve as the secure hub (get it?

Former Flip Video Execs Launch Hubble, A Private Network For Families

Hubble?) For family communication. The app currently supports text messaging, voice messages, photo and location sharing and alerts, and may extend into other real-time communication methods like voice and video in the future, too. In an age when so many families have adopted smart devices – even the kids – it’s somewhat remarkable that no single service has managed to become a centralized place where family members go to connect with each other, share news, and generally communicate.

One could argue that Facebook is exactly this place, but it’s not really. So for the team behind Hubble, the lack of a default winner in the private, family networking space is seen as a huge gap in the market which it aims to fill. Hubble’s Family Hub. I Built a Social Network for My Family, Should Resorts Do the Same? A few weeks ago, my dad came to me and said, “I’d really like a website where our family can keep in better touch.

I Built a Social Network for My Family, Should Resorts Do the Same?

Post updates from our week, comment on each others posts, and be able to know what each other is up to even if our schedules don’t work to chat on the phone.” My father, who is not on Facebook, wanted a Facebook for our family. So I built one in a quick, hour-each-evening, two-week process. The Mom App: A Parenting News & Tips Magazine App for Mother & Child for iPhone & iPad. The iMums - Awesome Apps & Products for Kids Reviewed by Mums! SquareHub: Your Private Family Network for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Family Happiness, Squared. SquareHub, a free iOS mobile app for sending private messages and photos, coordinating activities, and sharing those spontaneous moments of joy with just the family. SquareHub addresses the need to coordinate multiple activities each day while keeping personal information private. With SquareHub, every family member on the network can send instant private messages and photos.

Parents can coordinate activities and kids can request a pickup or tell parents privately when they will be home. SquareHub replaces the inconvenience of multiple communication avenues—texting, phone calls and email—with the ease of a single app that all members can use. Startup lesson #2: Don’t ignore the enablers. [Editor’s note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub.

Startup lesson #2: Don’t ignore the enablers

The three-part series is running this week on GeekWire, starting yesterday with their thoughts about minimum viable products. In part two, they’ll talk about how they determined product features. Part three, set to run Thursday, will include their ideas on customer acquisition]. As with most startups, our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. Even with the idea of “minimum viable product” firmly in our heads, we started off thinking every feature met that bar.

10 Private Social Networks for Discreet Interaction. You're sick of all the mainstream social networks.

10 Private Social Networks for Discreet Interaction

The constant baby pictures, your oh-so-in-love couple friends, your creepy co-worker who Likes every single one of your photos. If you want to trim down your social networking, or if you would rather not friend your Aunt Josephine or your boss on Twitter and Facebook, consider switching to a more private network. These 10 private social networks ensure you always have a space to share photos, collaborate on a group project for work or school, or organize a carpool to this week's neighborhood softball game. 1.

SquareHub debuts private Facebook for families - One News Page [US] SquareHub emerges with high-profile backers and a goal to connect families. Dave Cotter is a divorced father of three girls — a busy guy who struggles to keep up with his family’s hectic schedule.

SquareHub emerges with high-profile backers and a goal to connect families

“My ex wife and I were just looking for a better way to stay coordinated,” says Cotter, a well known entrepreneur who previously served as a general manager at Amazon.com. From that personal situation, SquareHub was born. The startup company, which has operated rather stealthily for the past year, is launching a new iOS app today that’s essentially a private social network for families. SquareHub: A social network just for your family. And it happens to be awesome. at Cool Mom Tech. SquareHub debuts private Facebook for families. Whether or not Dave Cotter’s new venture takes off, he has a future in fund raising.

SquareHub debuts private Facebook for families

Cotter lined up a remarkable team of investors behind SquareHub, a new private networking service for families called SquareHub. The service provides messaging, status updates, a shared calendar and photo sharing through a free iPhone app that became available this week. Cotter, a former Amazon.com manager and co-founder of Seattle’s AdXpose, had personal motivations. He needed a better tool to stay in touch and coordinate schedules with his children and ex-wife. “Especially with our teens and ‘tweens, we noticed that the more gadgets family members had and the more networks we used, the harder it was to stay coordinated and emotionally connected,” he said in a release.

SquareHub works primarily on iPhones but can also send messages to other devices via email or SMS. The Seattle-based company raised $650,000 from investors, who can presumably throw more into the pot if necessary. SquareHub Archives » The Dalai-Nana The Dalai-Nana. Do you need a private way to communicate with EVERYONE in your Family – and no one else. There’s an App for that – SquareHub Family Network. As a grandmother, I am in awe of the amount of coordination required to manage today’s busy family.

I am often asked to help in the pick ups or transfers or game day events. When live gets complicated, clear communication is difficult and that is BEFORE you add in the element of teenage communication skills – with their grandparent, no less. This nifty new app might be just the thing to communicate with everyone we need to and not those we don’t. SquareHub addresses the need to coordinate multiple activities each day while keeping personal information private. Plus it appears to be a great planning tool for my brothers and I as we are coordinating help for our parents. Path.

Path CEO Says The Mobile-Only Social Network Doesn't Spam Users. Mobile-only social network Path became the subject of intense criticism last week.

Path CEO Says The Mobile-Only Social Network Doesn't Spam Users

A U.K. -based user accused Path of spamming his entire address book, sending text messages to his friends and family inviting them to sign up for Path. That accusation raised questions about the source of Path's sudden growth. The private social network is growing by 1 million users a week, and has 12 million registered users. But Path CEO Dave Morin maintains that the app does not spam users. Weekend Recap: AT&T All in One, Facebook Blocks Path, T-Mobile TV App. Posted 05/06/2013 at 4:00am | by J.R.

Weekend Recap: AT&T All in One, Facebook Blocks Path, T-Mobile TV App

The social network Path is growing fast, but it risks alienating its users. Facebook blocks Path's friend access. Dave Morin, Path Inc.

Facebook blocks Path's friend access

CEO and co-founder. Facebook Inc. has blocked access to friend network data for Path Inc., a social network co-founded and led by Dave Morin, a former high profile Facebook manager, according to TechCrunch. The suspension came after days of unflattering headlines about Path’s practice of sending sign-up invitation messages to new members’ contacts unless people pro-actively opt out. San Francisco-based Path, which previously paid an $800,000 federal fine for downloading users’ phone contact data without permission, said it sends out invites to enhance users’ experiences. The harsh spotlight swung back to Path again after British blogger Stephen Kenwright wrote about family members getting telephone calls from Path at 6 a.m. alerting them that he had photographs to share with them, even though he didn’t, and he was only a member of Path for a half-hour before he decided to disenroll.

Path Accused of Spamming with Texts, Robocalls. Reports surfaced this week that Path – the photo-powered social network of 10 million users – stands accused of resorting to “spammy tactics” for the presumable purpose of recruiting more members.

Path Accused of Spamming with Texts, Robocalls

Adrianne Jeffries of The Verge says that digital marketer Stephen Kenwright “downloaded the app earlier this week, tried it out, uninstalled it, and went to bed.” But that seeming conclusion to Kenwright’s relationship with Path wasn’t the end at all. Path gets push on Sprint smartphones. By Tim Ferguson Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focu... read more Social networking app Path will be pre-installed on a number of smartphones being offered by US number-three operator Sprint. According to a post on the Path blog, the app will be available via the Discover-it Widget on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One and Torque devices offered by the carrier.

Path is a social networking service that allows users to keep journals that they can share with a network of up 150 friends. Using the app, people can upload, store and share photos, thoughts, songs they have been listening to and location. Sprint customers who buy the handsets will be able to download Path with a quick tap, allowing them to connect and share content with friends and family. Path announces new partnership with Sprint. Path has hit a few road bumps as it grows from unknown startup to influential social network. Sprint to feature Path on Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Torque. Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) and social networking app Path have formed a partnership making it easier for Sprint users to find the app without having to search through the Google Play storefront. Users with Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Torque devices will have the Discover-It widget preinstalled on their phone, and the widget will spotlight select apps that Sprint recommends, including Path.

"Sprint and Path are finding ways to collaborate to enhance our customers' experience. This is a first step," said Kevin McGinnis, vice president of product at Sprint, in a prepared statement. "We're excited to work with a mobile-first, best-in-class design company like Path. " "Now, Sprint customers can download Path with just a quick tap, allowing them to easily connect and share with the ones they love," reads the Path blog post marking the announcement. Path did not provide further details about how long the partnership would last, or its financial details. Path loads up with Sprint for Galaxy S4, HTC One, Torque. Path Makes A Deal With Sprint. Path: The New Social Mobile Network That’s Racking Up 1M Users a Week. Path - Blackboard. Hasselhoff Has Germany, Path Has France. As one is wont to do , I was checking the French iOS app store rankings this a.m. just to make sure that my old mainstay app “ameli, l’Assurance Maladie” was still in spot No. 3 when sacrebleu!

— Path was the No. 1 free app in France. Now I’ve never really clicked with Path, rarely checked in with people there (it’s super awkward to name drop digitally) and have too much FOMO to stomach scrolling through all the things you people are doing on weekends without me. Though I found the redesign to be a vast improvement , I didn’t actually use the app at all until people began to say things like, “Did you see all the crazy stuff he/she posted on Path?” So I log in every once in a while to use it, morbidly curious, thinking that only people in my rarefied circle use it to brag or complain about their personal lives off of Twitter. 9 New Social Networking Sites That Could Change the Game. Mobile Social Network Path Now Has 10 Million Users.

Path - iTunes Top Apps. Version 3.0.4 (May 3, 2013) iPhone Path App. A Private Social Network For Your Baby. Babyzilla - iTunes Top Apps. Another Private Social Network For Families: Grou.ps Debuts Babyzilla App. White label social networking platform Grou.ps is the latest to join the increasingly crowded “private networks for posting about babies” space (we may need a better title for this…), which has been heating up as of late. Babyzilla: the app for families.

23snaps - Index. 23snaps - iTunes Top Apps. Version 2.5 (May 9, 2013) Introducing photo printing and photo books from 23snaps! We recognize that there's something special about holding a cherished photograph or photo book in your hands. 23snaps now pairs the beautiful digital journal from the app with high quality photo prints and books for you to treasure forever. - Create photo books (hardcover 8.25" square books with one photo per page) or order prints (glossy photo-finish prints in 4"x4" and 4"x6" sizes) of your favorite snaps with a single tap. - Order prints and books of your own snaps, or those of your connections. - Create books and orders instantly from your collections or from a calendar month. - Ship books anywhere in the world, and ship prints to the US and UK. - For printing terms, conditions and pricing, please visit This update also includes bug fixes and performance optimization. Thank you for your support, kind reviews and feedback!

Expand notes Version 2.4 (Apr 2, 2013) Various bug fixes and improvements including: 23snaps, The Facebook For Families, Flicks The Monetization Switch With Printed Photo Books. 23snaps, The Facebook For Families, Flicks The Monetization Switch With Printed Photo Books. 23snaps, The Facebook For Families, Movies The Money making Switch With Printed Photo Books. 23snaps: A sweet, private social networking app for parents. 23snaps takes its private social networking app for families to Android. 23snaps App Review. 23snaps is the best private mini-Facebook for families. Review: 23 snaps. 23snaps Tries Its Hand At Being The Facebook For Families. Shortlist. Hapimomi - Family Social Network and Family Calendar. Hapimomi. Hapimomi makes connecting with family EASY! - Plum Crazy About Coupons. {Product Review} Hapi Momi App. The Walt Disney Company is launching a new social media app for moms. Storytelling App for Families. NewFronts: Disney Tees Up Online Shows, ‘Story’ App for Digital Families.

TECH NOW: New Disney app tells your Story. Disney launching Story app this week. Disney Launches Story App Aimed at Moms. Story - iTunes Top Apps. Familio - the place for the family. Familio - iTunes Top Apps. Familio: A Safe and Easy Photo-Sharing App for Families. Familio Video And Photo Sharing Website For Families. » Share Family Photos Only With Loved Ones On Familio. Www.alt12.com/products. Path For Families? Kidfolio Brings Private Social Networking For Parents To iPhone. Kidfolio Parenting and Baby Book - iTunes Top Apps. Kidfolio Parenting and Baby Book. Showcasing BabyBump App/ Care.com Debuts Karoo, A Private Mobile Social Network For Families & Caregivers.

Karoo - iTunes Top Apps. Karoo for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store. Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Care - Care.com. Karoo app keeps parents & caregivers connected. Skitch 2.0, Karoo, Hallo - Social Voice - iPhone app article - Marty Gabel. App of the Week – Karoo. Care.com Launches Karoo App For Parents and Caregivers To Stay Connected. Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles: Karoo App Review #doyoukaroo.

Everyme - The Private Social Network. Startup CEO: We Had The Perfect Product Launch Planned, And Then It All Went Splat. Everyme is 1 part Google+ and 1 part Path, and it actually solves some address book issues. The story of Everyme, the app that has magically packed 200k people into 17k circles. Private social networking app Everyme adds videos sharing for iOS and Android. 15 of the best social apps of 2012. Everyme - Google Play Top Apps. Everyme Has A New Project: Origami, A Private Sharing Service For Families. Notabli - Tell your Kids' Story. Capture Little Milestones with Notabli. Notabli Review. Notabli challenges 23Snaps and Everyme with its private social networking app for parents.

Preserve those precious kid memories with the Notabli app at Cool Mom Tech. Notabli App Helps Parents Safely Save and Share Their Kids’ Life Moments.