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General Information

Websitelimbo.com
Twitter@HDmessaging
CategoryMobile/Wireless
Phone1-888-335-4953
Employees30
Founded10/2005
Descriptionmobile social network

Offices

HQ
270 East Lane
Suite 1
Burlingame, CA, 94010
USA

People

CEO and Co-Founder
COO
VP of Corporate Development
CTO and Co-Founder
CMO and Co-Founder

Acquisitions

Brightkite, 4/2009

Funding

Competitors

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Limbo

BrightKite, formerly Limbo, is a prominent mobile social networks where people share the places they go and the things they do. In Limbo, members broadcast their location, locate bars, clubs or restaurants, and coordinate their friends with group text. All tools and services are free to members thanks to the support of interactive, highly targeted, location-based mobile advertisements.

In April 2009, Limbo Purchased Brightkite and adopted BrightKite’s name.

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Limbo

Launch DateOctober, 2005
Limbo screenshot
Above: Limbo Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/5/08

Limbo for iPhone

StageLive
Launch DateJuly 10, 2008
Tags iphone-app

Limbo is another geo-aware social network that behaves like a mashup of Twitter, Loopt, and Whrrl. One of the app’s most compelling features is its grid-like diagram that visually groups your friends according to what they’re doing (for example, all of your friends that are Out Drinking will be lumped together, even if they aren’t necessarily drinking in the same place). The app accomplishes this feat by forcing users to select from a predefined hierarchical list of activities (while this might sound restrictive, the list is pretty comprehensive). This categorization allows users to see what their friends are up to without having to sift through each of their messages.

You can download the app here for free.

Limbo screenshot
Above: Limbo for iPhone Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 7/10/08

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Limbo

Sources

  1. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
  3. Limbo 41414 Secures $9 Million to Accelerate Growth of Its Mobile Entertainment Community (globenewswire.com) [edit]
  4. NEA Invests $6 Million in Limbo 41414 (allbusiness.com) [edit]
  5. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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