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  • Vine Introduces Vine Kids

    Vine Introduces Vine Kids

    Vine is today introducing a new layer of the app called Vine Kids. It’s meant to be a safe, kid-friendly space for a younger audience to play around with the app and watch vines. The feature pulls from the millions of Vines being created on the platform and chooses ones that are appropriate for children. The interface of the Kids section of the app has also been tailored to be more fun… Read More

  • Rothenberg Ventures’ First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education

    Rothenberg Ventures’ First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education

    VR could enlighten and heal, not just entertain. Its immersiveness could distract us from pain, help us face our phobias, or give us first-hand training. “We have a belief that VR will disrupt every industry. And it’s global. So we made efforts to find companies in every different industry and that are global” Rothenberg Ventures’ founder Mike Rothenberg about the… Read More

  • Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    A new mobile application called Blinq is launching today into public beta to add a layer of contextual information to your favorite mobile messaging applications. Founder Yossi Ghinsberg, who’s better known for his adventures in the Amazon (not Amazon.com, but the actual unchartered wilderness), described Blinq as “more of a hack than an app,” saying that people are tired… Read More

  • Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone

    Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone

    Discover is Snapchat’s big new play in the world of media. It’s a special tab in the app powered by content publishers like ESPN, Yahoo, etc., offering daily long-form content with videos, articles and, of course, advertisements. Brands can buy advertisements against these Discover “Editions,” which play every three or four swipes. It’s really not all that bad. Read More

  • Swipe Raises $6.5M To Combine Tinder And Photo Sharing Clichés Into Something Cool

    Swipe Raises $6.5M To Combine Tinder And Photo Sharing Clichés Into Something Cool

    What if you swiped through Instagram rather than scrolling? What if posts were anonymous until you commented and the author replied? What if you’re already too old to know what kids like? Swipe raises these questions, and it’s that last one that may have prompted top early-stage firms Sherpa Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital and Binary Capital to invest $6.5 million… Read More

  • Reddit Complied With 58% Of User Info Requests, 31% Of Takedown Notices In 2014

    Reddit Complied With 58% Of User Info Requests, 31% Of Takedown Notices In 2014

    Reddit just released its first transparency report, outlining the requests for user information and for content takedown that it received in 2014. Not surprisingly, the report doesn’t go into detail about individual requests, but it does break things down by category. It also notes how many of those requests the news and content-sharing site actually complied with and offers some… Read More

  • Imgur Releases A Fast Video-To-GIF Converter

    Imgur Releases A Fast Video-To-GIF Converter

    Here’s an embarrassing secret: Before today, I’d never made a GIF. I mean, obviously I’ve seen them, laughed when they’ve been passed along, and made a note so that I could share them myself later. I’ve even searched for them once or twice on Giphy. Read More

  • Facebook Now Has Over 3B Video Views Per Day

    Facebook Now Has Over 3B Video Views Per Day

    If it’s starting to feel like every visit you make to Facebook these days is full of videos, you are not alone. Facebook today reported in a strong set of Q4 earnings that there are 3 billion videos viewed on its site each day. With the company also reporting daily active users of 890 million, this works out to more than 3 videos per day. Facebook more specifically later noted that… Read More

  • More Than Half A Billion People Access Facebook Solely From Mobile

    More Than Half A Billion People Access Facebook Solely From Mobile

    It seems that with every earnings report, we hit another milestone in Facebook’s shift to mobile. Here’s the latest one: 526 million of its monthly active users access Facebook solely from their mobile devices. That’s up from 456 million in the previous quarter, and it’s an increase of around 78 percent from the 296 million mobile-only users that Facebook saw during… Read More

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