#USA Video startup crumbles after false Will.i.am and Richard Branson claims




The founder of an Australian startup that claimed to have Will.i.am and Richard Branson signed up to their video app has denied acting fraudulently and said the press had treated him unfairly.

Sociabl, which proposed to set up one-on-one video calls with celebrities for a fee, was founded in South Australia by Brandon Reynolds and Jarrad Hrotek, both in their early 20s. According to Sociabl, half the fee would go to charity

A press release sent from PR agency Markson Sparks to media on Jan. 10, 2016 claimed celebrities from 5 Seconds of Summer and Will.i.am would be available for video chats with their fans. A number of the famous names listed have denied their involvement to Mashable Australia. Read more…

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