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Last year in July, Kast acquired Rabb.it with the rights of the software stack, intellectual property, and patents. Rabbit TV had stopped working in May and nothing forced it to shut down. Its investors just withdrew from it. Originally, it was a group chat app based on the web with video streaming features.

Rabbit
Content-sharing
URLwww.rabb.it
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched2013
Current statusDefunct as of July 31, 2019

Rabbit, also known as Rabb.it, was a video streaming website and mobile application. Launched in 2014, and based in California, United States, the service enabled multiple people to remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.[1]

A host could create a room, invite others to it (or, alternatively, set it to public so the room appeared on the site's homepage for anyone to join), and share content using a virtual computer called a 'Rabbitcast,' or using the Google Chrome extension 'Share on Rabbit.' Whatever content the host opened was displayed to the other users in the room[1] along with audio and video. Rabbit offered text and video chat alongside this functionality.[2]

Unlike other popular streaming websites such as YouTube and Netflix, Rabbit did not host the content viewed on it. Instead, Rabbit streamed a virtual computer (Rabbitcast) with a browser, which could then be used to navigate to other websites and content. A Rabbitcast was a Rabbit-hosted, shared Firefox browser that could be viewed and controlled by anyone within the room.[3][4] The built-in web browser had an ad-blockerpre-installed.[5]

History[edit]

After a beta release in 2013[6][7] which offered limited Mac-only functionality, the company redesigned Rabbit as a web app in the summer of 2014. The service took off, adding 400,000 users by the end of the year.[3] With around 3.6 million monthly active users,[8] Rabbit users viewed content using the service for an average of 12.5 hours a month, with the most active users doing so for 28.5 hours a month.[1] The company had 30 employees worldwide as of May 2019.[1]

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In July 2019, Rabbit CEO Amanda Richardson announced that the site was soon to cease operations; a round of VC funding had failed in May, and Richardson was forced to lay off staff and begin shutting Rabbit down immediately.[8] Despite announcements that all staff members had been let go, the site remained semi-functional until July 31, 2019 when the servers were shut down.[9]

On July 31, 2019, it was announced that its remaining assets—intellectual property, software stack, and several patents—had been acquired by fellow streaming service Kast.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ abcd'Rabbit lets you remotely watch online videos with your friends'. VentureBeat. 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  2. ^Rosman, Katherine (2015-02-13). 'Love in the Time of Binge-Watching'. The New York Times. ISSN0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  3. ^ abStaff, Fast Company (2015-02-09). 'The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Video'. Fast Company. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  4. ^'How to deal with a long-distance relationship? Try this tech'. USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  5. ^Ravenscraft, Eric (1 August 2015). 'Rabbit Lets You Watch Netflix, YouTube, Browse the Web with Friends'. Lifehacker. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  6. ^Jacobs, Harrison. 'A Startup Named 'Rabbit' Thinks That It Solved A Major Problem With Video-Chatting'. Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  7. ^'Xconomy: Video Chatting and Watching Gets a Social Makeover from Rabbit'. Xconomy. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  8. ^ abRichardson, Amanda. 'Hitting The Wall'. www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  9. ^ ab'Kast acquires remnants of group-watch company Rabbit'. VentureBeat. 2019-07-31. Retrieved 2019-08-06.

External links[edit]

  • Official website

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