GeekSpeak for 2007-09-15

Meebo, Instant Messaging

[Meebo|http://www.meebo.com/] provides a web-based interface to all your instant messaging services and includes group chat support. If you use IM, this is one great way to do it!

In addition to learning about this new product from the firm’s founder, we’ll talk about the trends in personal, immediate communications. Where are the trends heading? Why is this form of communication so popular and what will happen to all of the competing international standards and providers? Above all, is it truly useful – or just another distraction from thoughtful and meaningful human connection?


! Our Guest: Seth Sternberg

Seth is a co-founder and CEO of Meebo. Prior to Meebo Seth worked at IBM in Corporate Development leading M&A transactions and working on strategy and venture capital initiatives. Seth flies airplanes, rides motorcycles and rollerblades. Seth majored in Political Science at Yale.

! About Meebo

meebo.com is a website for instant messaging from absolutely anywhere. Whether you’re at home, on campus, at work, or traveling foreign lands, hop over to meebo.com on any computer to access all of your buddies (on AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, and Jabber) or find new friends with meebo rooms, no downloads or installs required, for free. Meebo launched in September 2005 and received funding from Sequoia Capital in December 2005 and Draper Fisher Jurvetson in January 2007. Today, 7.5M unique screen names log in monthly and users exchange over 130 million instant messages daily. The meebo team is just a fun bunch of people trying to bring IM to the web!