“ Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.
Sean Parker on the launch of Airtime, which was released with much celebrity fanfare - and rather embarrassing demo glitches back in June. Since the début of the video-chat service, backed by $33 million in funding, the site has only attracted 10,000 monthly active users so far.
“We are iterating on our approach,” insisted Parker in an interview with at Airtime’s office in San Francisco. “Airtime is finally getting around to some of the bigger ideas that got me interested in this project in the first place.”
Question remains, if Airtime can really lure an audience away from existing services and show an added value over competing video-chat tools like Apple’s Facetime, Google Hangouts or Skype.