Thursday, September 29, 2005


A new start-up out of Stanford, YackPack presents a new way of keeping in touch with friends and family. It feels like a visual web-interface to voicemail. The functionality appears limited at the moment, with the ability to send users or groups a "yack" message which they can then pick up when they log in. The experience isnt quite as exciting as I had hoped it would be, but I get the feeling they are testing the water and unwilling to reveal the magic, as I suspect there is still an heavy dosage of stealth mode. The roadmap possibilities for a new interface to messaging (and social networking) gets interesting when you move the medium to mobile. Replace the web audio file with an MMS (or video) and its a compelling experience.
One to watch....

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