Report: Airtime has been rebranded to OkHello
Airtime is a live video website that supports real-time sharing and communication where users post videos and respond to them in real-time. Airtime was founded by Napster’s co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. When Airtime launched, the company raised $33 million in funding from several of Silicon Valley’s top investors.
There was even a launch party that featured appearances from Jim Carrey, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Fallon, Ed Helms, Joel McHale, Olivia Munn, Alicia Keys, Martha Stewart, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. But Airtime never gained real traction. Many people were laid off as a result.
This past March, Airtime hired former K2 media incubator head Daniel Klaus to revamp the company. Parker remained CEO, but Klaus was President. According to Fortune, Airtime has been rebranded to OkHello. OkHello launched in the App Store last April and it has been featured 46 different times across 28 countries. The app also launched on Android. The company has not really done much marketing with the press.
OkHello is a video chat service that is on mobile devices instead of the desktop. It features free group video chat with friends and family. Users can also share stickers, photos, videos, and text chats.
“OkHello makes group video spontaneous and simple. It’s perfect for connecting friends, families, and all kinds of groups on video,” states the app’s description.