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LoKast: How to adapt when you are in front of the curve – with CEO Boris Bogatin

By Rob Woodridge, June 30, 2011

We spend this session talking about the evolution of the “proximity Internet” and how LoKast has adapted to the accelerated competition and changes to their product based on customer and industry feedback. What is it to be in a startup in an evolving and undefined space? How does a hunch build a business? Where does LoKast go from here? How will they make money?


New Wave of Social Networks Have You “Friending” Your Location

By Sarah Perez, June 22, 2011

“Meanwhile, location-based startup Lokast sees all its competitors, from local public chatting app Yobongo to group texting apps like Beluga and Groupme, as startups building entire companies on top of one of its feature sets, either current or on its roadmap.”


LoKast Relaunches Group Messaging App With Photo, Video, Music Sharing

By Leena Rao, May 25, 2011

We’ve written previously about NearVerse’s mobile app LoKast, a proximity based mobile social network. Today, the company is debuting a new version of its iOS app, which combines group messaging with location proximity and media sharing.


New Apps Aim for Social Serendipity In Real Life

By Ryan Kim, May 25, 2011

“For every one real-time social group that happens on the Internet, 99 happen in bars, living rooms, classrooms, conferences, cafes, retailers, etc.,” said Bogatin. “We’ve been living “proximity” for 10,000 years, know the behavior better than any other bar none, and all we are doing is raising it up to the next level – putting those 10,000 years on the Internet. We think the proximity Internet market is 10 times bigger than the Internet market over 10 years, and we think the tech consumer mindset is finally here to make it happen.”


NearVerse launches its LoKast 3.0 app to digitally connect in a physical space

By Courtney Boyd Myers, May 25, 2011

NearVerse, a proximity Internet company based in New York City has launched its LoKast 3.0 iOS app today, which allows users to connect, message and share media with each other directly within a “social browser” when in a shared location over WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth.


LoKast Relaunches to Give Color A Run for Its Money

By Cheryl Morris, May 25, 2011

Compared to Color, the product embraces more media types (conversation, video, music, links, photos) and more user control (read: groups and privacy controls). These work to create heightened relevance for users — one of two factors Bogatin firmly believes are key to his app’s success as a mainstream play and which current proximity sharing apps lack. The second factor: an incredibly calculated and refined go to market strategy.


Color underwhelms the competition

By Anthony Ha, April 8, 2011

There’s no shortage of folks who weren’t particularly impressed by the launch of social smartphone application Color a couple of weeks ago. Looks like you can add Boris Bogatin, chief executive and founder of “disposable social network” LoKast, to the list.


Proximity-based social networking tips for businesses

By Lauren Fisher, April 6, 2011

There is definitely an upward trend at the moment, in the area of proximity-based social networking and for many businesses, large and small, it’s a new concept to learn. Many new apps are growing in popularity, such as newly launched Color, while other apps such as LoKast (which offers local file sharing from mobile to mobile) are developing to become even more accurate and efficient. While many organisations are now comfortable using social media purely online, combining this with physical location presents a new challenge altogether. The benefits are great, but only if you get it right.


LoKast and Qualcomm put more muscle into wireless file-sharing

By JP Manninen, February 14, 2011

NearVerse, which makes the LoKast app that lets you share content from one mobile device to another within a 300-foot radius has partnered with Qualcomm to improve its service.


5 Location And Mobile Tech Predictions For 2011

By Alistair Goodman, December 9, 2010

Companies like Foursquare and Gowalla will need to go beyond the check-in and find ways for consumers to connect once inside a location. Expect more interest in the technology of proximity-based sharing “after the check-in,” such as the interest developed by apps like Bump and LoKast.

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