Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Chill Rolls Out Music Lounges, Streams TC Disrupt
Los Angeles-based Chill, the social video viewing site founded by Brian Norgard and Dan Gould, said Wednesday that it has launched a new "music lounge" experience on the service, plus is also streaming the finals of TechCrunch Disrupt. Chill--which is part of Namesake--allows users to interact in real time while watching videos, via a real time chat and interactive avatar interface. Chill said the its new "Bounce" music video lounges provide a club-like environment, rather than the site's prior theater seat theme. Separately, the firm said the streaming of TechCrunch Disrupt is its first branded custom community; TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is an investor in Chill, as are Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Atlas Venture, and Paul Kedrosky.