Kuddle Set To Compete With Instagram

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Bad news for instagram. It’s rival kuddle is expected to have one million users by the end of the year and plans an aggressive push into the us market. A norwegian picture, kuddle is a sharing app designed for children and bills itself as a rival to instagram.

Kuddle, which raised $2 million in funding recently and is in the process of raising another $8 million, is now hiring staff in silicon valley and has already rolled out the app in 9 languages with further versions in the works to meet unexpectedly strong demand, the company officials said.

Kuddle, lets parents monitor what their children publish and keeps access to content restricted, preventing strangers from seeing and sharing pictures. There are no hashtags or comments to prevent online bullying and likes are anonymous.
Most of the app’s users are based in norway and the us but the firm has also been registering significant growth in countries like india and saudi arabia, prompting developers to speed up work on new language versions.

The company expects to generate revenue from an upcoming in-app store, selling safe mobile devices from some of the leading global brands, combined with child friendly data packages from mobile phone operators.

The firm’s investors include norwegian golfer suzann pettersen and the firm has also recorded interest from some major us and european venture capital funds.

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