I just came across this article in the New York Times today on a competitor of ours
Hot Potato, which recently launched at the TechCrunch Crunchup, takes a different approach to creating conversations centered around places and events......
Lol how about an article on the original “live event chat” company – http://www.livechatconcepts.com/
While you are it you can write about http://www.coveritlive.com/ and http://www.livefyre.com/ as well.
Lol and I swear we had the words “developing highly scalable chat technologies for interacting during live events” on our website the day we went public back in May 2009 though it's always a shock to see these words in the Hot Potato powerpoints and descriptions -lol.
Though to be honest after using the Hot Potato app for the last week since it launched i feel it's a closer competitor to http://www.foursquare.com/ and much more of a 'check in' style application rather than the "destination" chat website application that we have for http://www.livebaseballchat.com/ and http://www.livefootballchat.com/
P.S. and yes I am jealous of the $1.4m they raised in their seed round - makes out $300k we are looking to raise look like a bargain.