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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

  • King Bach launches Bachify, a photo editing app for the social media obsessed

    King Bach launches Bachify, a photo editing app for the social media obsessed

    Andrew Bachelor (better known as King Bach on Vine, where he has more than 15 million followers) has just launched Bachify, his own iOS-based photo-editing app. The genesis of the app was an issue anyone who is a heavy social media user faces — there isn’t one app that provides a comprehensive photo-editing experience. Bach explained that he “always had to go to… Read More

  • Vine releases a Watch button because scrolling is too much work

    Vine releases a Watch button because scrolling is too much work

    Vine, Twitter’s social network turned entertainment platform, is today announcing a new way to consume content on the app. The company is introducing a “Watch” button, which will let users watch a particular channel or account without needing to scroll. When a user presses the watch button on a certain account or channel, videos in that feed will play back-to-back… Read More

  • Vine brings on Hannah Donovan as the new GM

    Vine brings on Hannah Donovan as the new GM

    Vine, the six-second, looping video platform from Twitter, has just hired Hannah Donovan as the new general manager. Donovan has built her career in product and design leadership. Her most recent position was product lead at Drip, which was recently acquired by Kickstarter. Some exciting news: I'm joining @vine as GM in May! Absolutely thrilled and humbled to work with this team 🐯👊… Read More

  • Peach Creator Just Released A Web Version, But Is That Enough To Juice Activity?

    Peach Creator Just Released A Web Version, But Is That Enough To Juice Activity?

    You can now message your friends on the web version of Peach, a new chat app created by the founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann. The iOS app became a viral hit in Silicon Valley after it first launched at the beginning of this year. Someone else even made an unofficial web and Android version of the app called Nectarine. Read More

  • These Are The Most-Watched Vines Of The Year

    These Are The Most-Watched Vines Of The Year

    Vine, Twitter’s social platform for six-second looping video, just turned three. The company says that over 200 million people watch Vine videos (either on mobile or on the web) each month. But what are all those people actually watching? In celebration of time’s eternal trench forward, Vine has curated the most-watched (looped) Vines throughout the third year of the company: Some… Read More

  • Vine Gets A Personalized Channel Just For You

    Vine Gets A Personalized Channel Just For You

    If you’re a Vine user then you know that finding new clips can be difficult. I rely mostly on my network to surface really funny Loops, but the team wants to make it easier for you. Today it has introduced a new channel within the app called “For you.” Here’s what Vine had to say about it today: Our home feeds on Vine are filled with posts from the accounts we follow… Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: Building An Empire On YouTube

    Hello and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This is our first international report, taped at Disrupt London 2015 in the Copper Box Arena. This week we dug into YouTube, the video platform, and how people use the product for far more than cat videos. In fact, some popular channels on the service are businesses in and of themselve Read More

  • Vine Lets You Swipe Left To Find Similar Vines, Launches On Apple Watch

    Vine Lets You Swipe Left To Find Similar Vines, Launches On Apple Watch

    Fresh on the heels of Snapchat announcing Story Explorer, Vine has today announced a new way to discover Vines following a similar theme. When browsing in a channel or through your own feed, simply swipe left on a Vine to see other content that is of a similar nature. In the example provided as part of Vine’s blog post, you can see Vines of Justin Bieber across multiple accounts… Read More

  • Now You Can Steal Any Vine’s Audio To Jump On The Remix Bandwagon

    Now You Can Steal Any Vine’s Audio To Jump On The Remix Bandwagon

    Vine is a never-ending series of inside jokes. Every day, some weird video or audio clip becomes the trend and everyone races to make their own remix. Now you can play along without any extra editing tools with Vine’s new audio remix button. Just tap the three-dot more button below any Vine, hit “Make an audio remix”, and you can then shoot or upload a video with the… Read More

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