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  • Vine Courts The Embed With High Res Video

    Vine Courts The Embed With High Res Video

    Vines just got bigger with a higher quality video upgrade today. A new post on the company blog announced a technical change that allows Vine users to upload the higher-resolution 720p HD video to the app. That’s a significant improvement from the 480p resolution. Video is increasingly viewed on mobile devices and across the web. Facebook rolled out the ability to embed video on other… Read More

  • Empathy Machines

    Empathy Machines

    The annals of live video are littered with cautionary tales. For every hype-driven social video startup that had a coming out party at South By Southwest, there is a matching tombstone. On The Talk Show earlier this week I talked to host John Gruber about Meerkat. One of the concepts I floated on there is something I’ve been thinking about for a bit: The idea of services like… Read More

  • 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

  • Vine Now Lets You Get Push Notifications For New Content From Your Favorite Accounts

    Vine Now Lets You Get Push Notifications For New Content From Your Favorite Accounts

    Vine’s fast-becoming a place that houses funny and entertaining content from a range of different artists, and now the Twitter-owned company wants to help you keep with your favorites via push notifications. Read More

  • Twitter Has No Short-Term Plans To Monetize Vine

    Twitter Has No Short-Term Plans To Monetize Vine

    Twitter has no short-term plans to monetize Vine, a social product that it purchased in its infancy. The information was shared during the company’s earnings call, following a quarterly financial report that included stronger-than-expected third-quarter performance but soft guidance and user growth that investors found troubling. Twitter is down more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. Read More

  • Vine’s Stars Are The Best Part, And Now You Can Follow Whole Channels Of Them

    Vine’s Stars Are The Best Part, And Now You Can Follow Whole Channels Of Them

    Vine has just released a minor update to the app that not only beautifies the platform for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but adds some new functionality in terms of sharing videos and consuming them. The Twitter-owned video sharing app now takes advantage of the share extensions functionality in iOS 8, meaning that users can share directly to Vine from the video itself. Read More

  • Science Inc.’s Refame Connects Influencers With Advertisers On Vine And Instagram

    Science Inc.’s Refame Connects Influencers With Advertisers On Vine And Instagram

    Startup studio Science Inc. is announcing its latest project — Refame, a marketing platform for social apps Vine and Instagram. Science’s approach to startups is pretty diverse — it launches new companies, invests in others, and also acquires teams and products. In this case, it’s launching Refame as part of Science Growth Labs, the organization’s division for… Read More

  • Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

    Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

    With more than 100 million people watching Vines across the web each month, and over 1 billion loops every day, Vine has just released an update to the app that finally lets users import video from their camera. Twitter’s video sharing app has always required users to film new content directly within the app, using Vine’s once-unique hold-to-record feature. Now, Vine users can… Read More

  • Vine Update Introduces Loop Counts So You Know How Great You Are

    Vine Update Introduces Loop Counts So You Know How Great You Are

    For the narcissist in all of us, Vine has today introduced Loop Counts, which show the number of times someone has watched your gif play over and over again in their feed. As many of you well know, Vine lets users share six-second looping videos in an Instagram like feed. Those Vines can be re-vined by other users, commented on, or liked. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Hollywood & Vine

    Gillmor Gang: Hollywood & Vine

    The Gillmor Gang — Alexia Tsotsis, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — kick off the holiday weekend with a primer on cloud politics. Techcrunch co-editor Tsotsis in her maiden appearance in the clubhouse wastes no time putting @scobleizer on the spot, but Robert does a Seinfeld by saying nothing in a revealing way. Then we’re off to the land of Beats… Read More

  • Instagram Diverges From Vine By Personalizing Explore Tab

    Instagram Diverges From Vine By Personalizing Explore Tab

    Rather than just sunsets from foreign countries and selfies by fashion models, Instagram’s Explore page is now also personalized with top photos and videos Liked by people you follow. Personalization highlights Instagram’s focus on your own social graph and a subjective vision of beauty, to contrast with Vine, which centers around re-sharing and globally popular expert content… Read More

  • Convies Debuts A Vine-Like Video Messenger For Chatting With Friends And Groups

    Convies Debuts A Vine-Like Video Messenger For Chatting With Friends And Groups

    Fresh on the heels of Vine’s expansion into private video messaging last week comes today’s launch of a new video chat app called Convies, offering a dedicated experience for sharing short video messages with friends or groups of friends, as well as with your broader social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Read More

  • Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Steps Down From Day-To-Day Role

    Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Steps Down From Day-To-Day Role

    This afternoon Vine co-founder Colin Kroll announced in a tweet, fittingly, that he has stepped back from “day-to-day” duty at the service, and that he will remain an adviser to the product. This marks the second departure of a founder from Vine. Dom Hofmann departed the company in January. Read More

  • One Year In, Vine’s Battle Has Just Begun

    One Year In, Vine’s Battle Has Just Begun

    Tomorrow, Vine will celebrate its first birthday. Celebrating in our own way, we asked Vine’s GM and co-founder Colin Kroll about the last year of Vine, and what to expect in the future. He said one thing that really surprised him about Vine was how people collaborated within the app, and how interested people were to “hardware hack” with camera accessories. Read More

  • Third-Party Vine Client Vinyet Disappears From App Store, Following Takedown Request From Twitter

    Third-Party Vine Client Vinyet Disappears From App Store, Following Takedown Request From Twitter

    Vinyet, a mobile application that helps users make better social videos which can then be shared to services like Twitter’s Vine, has disappeared from the iTunes App Store today, following a takedown request from Twitter. According to Vinyet’s creator, Jason Lawrence, his company, Arqball, also the makers of other photography apps like FocusTwist and Arqspin, has now removed the… Read More

  • Vine Introduces Full Profiles On The Web And TV Mode For Binge Watching

    Vine Introduces Full Profiles On The Web And TV Mode For Binge Watching

    Today, Twitter’s Vine has announced full web profiles for all of its users, something it has lacked until this point. It has also introduced a new TV Mode that lets you watch videos in full screen on your computer. You can view videos, browse users’ back catalogue and interact with them on the web. This includes viewing your home feed, liking, commenting and sharing videos. The… Read More

  • Vine Focuses On Global Expansion With 19 New Languages

    Vine Focuses On Global Expansion With 19 New Languages

    Twitter’s six-second video sharing app, Vine, today launches in a number of new languages. Nineteen, to be exact. New languages include Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai and Turkish on both the iOS and Android apps, as well as… Read More

  • Vine Launches On Windows Phone

    Vine Launches On Windows Phone

    Vine, Twitter’s six second video sharing app, has just released a version of the app compatible with Windows Phone. Video creators on the WP platform will have access to all the same features as iOS and Android users, such as Ghost and TimeTravel, as well as exclusive Windows Phone features like the ability to pin favorite accounts to the home screen and pivot to switch through the… Read More

  • Twitter Apps For iOS, Android And Web Get In-Stream Video And Image Previews

    Twitter Apps For iOS, Android And Web Get In-Stream Video And Image Previews

    Twitter today shipped an update that adds in-stream video and image previews to the main feed in its iOS, Android and web apps. Previously you would have to tap on links for images via Twitter or video service Vine. Now you can see them right in the feed. Read More

  • Vine Update Lets Users Edit Videos, Save Multiple Drafts

    Vine Update Lets Users Edit Videos, Save Multiple Drafts

    Vine, Twitter’s six-second looping video app, has just released an update that brings two new big features to the video-sharing platform: Sessions and Time Travel. Time Travel essentially lets you edit videos, which has always been something Vine was very rigid about. In the past, you could never go back in time with Vine, but would rather have to shoot continuously without a mistake. Read More

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