Serge Kalinskiy appeared on this week’s NextNYers. nextNYers is a weekly web series hosted by Courtney Nichols, which interviews the top executives of the hottest up-and-coming technology, new media and Web 2.0 companies in New York. We would like to thank everyone involved with the production of this hot new series. Serge discussed how his experience with online dating sites yielded to the launch of Camlink. Just to clarify something which was edited in this video – Camlink plans to have about 500k-750k video impressions before we implement video advertising. We project that we will need 60,000 active users for us to do this – this is not our target # of users for the year as the “What we learned about Camlink.com section” hinted. We hope to reach this milestone in Q3 of this year. Please see this video on Viddler or Revver in Quicktime format.
We are excited to announce the launch of our private beta. Now there’s a new way to link people together just in time for Valentine’s Day! Please see the Press Release that went out on the wire this morning. Over the last few months, we have been working with our friends and family to work out all the bugs. Thank you for your time and the valuable feedback! This week we will be going through the list of hundreds on invite requests that people submitted and sending out the invite emails. The private, invite only beta is scheduled to take place for the next 2 months for us to perfect the user interface, design and add the requested features. We are looking forward to the comments and feedback from our users.
The Camlink team attended the Internet Dating Conference / Social Networking Conference on Jan 31 – Feb 1st in Miami. This is the largest industry event that covers the business management of an Internet Dating and Social Networking websites. This was our first iDate conference and we weren’t sure what to expect… It’s a very strategic event, with the ability to examine the industry trends and vision, as well as connect with other executives. We got to showcase our solution a few days before the upcoming beta launch, give away some webcams, and more importantly make new friends! The feedback to Online Speed Dating was great! Our T-shirts “When 10 dates in one night isn’t cheating” also got a lot of laughs and requests. Coming from NYC, the weather was awesome – as this gave us a well needed vacation.