Overview

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Headquarters:
Moscow
Description:
Chatroulette is a website that allows its members to connect and video chat with random, site-selected users.
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Categories:
Web Browsers, Video Chat, Video
Website:
http://www.chatroulette.com
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Company Details

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Founded:
February 24, 2009
Employees:
11 - 50 | 2 in Crunchbase

Chatroulette is a web site that allows users to connect to and video chat with random (site-chosen) users. It was developed by Andrey Ternovskiy of Moscow. The concept arose from video chats he used to have with friends on Skype, and that he wrote the first version of Chatroulette in "two days and two nights." Ternovskiy sought help from his long time friend Vlad Kostanyan , whom helped him with his side projects. Ternovsky chose the name "Chatroulette" after watching The Deer Hunter, a 1978 film set in the Vietnam War in which prisoners of war are forced to play Russian roulette.

Chatroulette uses seven high-end servers all located in Frankfurt, Germany. Network throughput is 7 gigabits a second.

The application uses Adobe Flash Player, and the RTMFP peer-to-peer technology acquired from Amicima and introduced in Flash Player 10.0.

Current Team (2)

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Competitors (3)

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  • Omegle is a free online chat site that allows users to communicate with strangers.
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  • Tinychat is an online chat website that allows users to communicate via voice and video chat and instant messages.

Customers (1)

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  • ROCCAT™ is a top manufacturer of professional gaming hardware and accessories.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    Moscow,

    RUS

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