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  • Twitter still might save Vine by selling it

    Twitter still might save Vine by selling it

    Vine may survive after all. Twitter is currently vetting multiple term sheets from companies offering to buy Vine, and hopes to make a deal soon, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. After announcing its plan to shut down Vine last month, Twitter received a large number of bids, including several from Asia. It’s now working to decide who should run the short-form video app. While… Read More

  • Five principles for building the next great video platform Crunch Network

    Five principles for building the next great video platform

    Video is eating the internet. It accounts for nearly 75 percent of internet traffic, with Americans consuming more than an hour of online videos each day — more than three times as much as in 2011. Established platforms like YouTube and Netflix capture a large portion of this traffic, but there are also a number of new players exploiting the video opportunity. Read More

  • Vine founders’ Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix

    Vine founders’ Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix

    Does the world need another live video app? Meerkat’s demise might suggest not, but that hasn’t stopped Vine’s co-founders from screwing their courage to the sticking place and stepping into a highly contested space with the launch of an iOS app called Hype — days after Twitter announced it would be shuttering their looping video app, apparently without even doing them… Read More

  • The reasons why Twitter won’t let anyone save Vine

    The reasons why Twitter won’t let anyone save Vine

    There are so many ways Twitter could end up looking like a fool if it gave up control of Vine that it would rather bury the app than sell it. There’s little to gain and a lot to lose. So in the spirit of Vine, I’m going to break down the reasoning into 6-second snippets of text: Twitter can preserve all the existing Vines so tweets and embeds with them don’t go dead, whereas… Read More

  • Let your Vines live on forever with this Giphy conversion tool

    Let your Vines live on forever with this Giphy conversion tool

    The death of Vine was perhaps not entirely unexpected, but it’s sad nevertheless. Luckily, six-second videos are pretty easy to archive for posterity, and all-purpose GIF platform Giphy wants you to do just that. Read More

  • Founder’s comment on Vine shutting down? “Don’t sell your company!”

    Founder’s comment on Vine shutting down? “Don’t sell your company!”

    Vine founder Rus Yusupov threw a ton of shade at Twitter with a tiny little tweet in reaction to the company saying Vine will be shut down soon: “Don’t sell your company!” TechCrunch has learned that Yusupov didn’t know about the impending death of Vine until we contacted him this morning. Don’t sell your company! — Rus (@rus) October 27, 2016 Yusupov… Read More

  • Twitter is shutting down Vine

    Twitter is shutting down Vine

    With Twitter’s future still in question following failed attempts at finding an acquirer and the recently announced layoffs of nine percent of its workforce, the company today announced it’s shutting down its standalone short-form video app, Vine. According a post, nothing is changing immediately — the website and apps will remain online for the time being, and users will… Read More

  • Vine’s new Soundboard is the audio meme recycler you always wanted

    Vine’s new Soundboard is the audio meme recycler you always wanted

    Vine has a new feature for iOS app users called Soundboard, which lets users incorporate viral sounds within their own Vines, including Vine-sourced classics like ‘why you always lyin’ – it’s basically an express remix feature for trying to give your own content some reflected glow from memes that already made it big. The Soundboard comes in at the portion of the… Read More

  • Shots Studios rebrands from selfie app to social star video factory

    Shots Studios rebrands from selfie app to social star video factory

    Twitter once tried to buy Shots for $150 million to score its 3 million rabid teen users, a source tells TechCrunch. But the Justin Bieber-funded selfie app developer dreamed of a different destiny, where it would become the “Saturday Night Live” of the mobile generation. The Shots app grew to a peak of almost 8 million users, but ultimately it was too difficult… Read More

  • Reflections on a historic few months for online video Crunch Network

    Reflections on a historic few months for online video

    This has been my Summer of Video — several months when it became clear to me that we’ve reached an inflection point in the transition from linear TV to online video. Read More

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