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Facebook snags former Vine GM to run product for its new experimental app division, NPE Team

Is Facebook preparing to launch a serious competitor to TikTok? If so, the company just picked up some key talent to make that happen. Last week, Facebook announced plans for a new division, called th

Vine reboot Byte begins beta testing

Twitter shut down Dom Hoffman’s app Vine, giving away the short-form video goldmine to China’s TikTok. Now a year and half since Hoffman announced he’d reimagine the app as V2 then s

TikTok’s next ambitious goal is to discover future music stars

TikTok needs a lot of music. A lot. The short-form video service began life as a lip-synching app in China, where it’s called Douyin, and although other categories of content, like skits and lif

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll found dead of suspected overdose

Colin Kroll, the 34-year-old co-founder and CEO of the HQ Trivia app, has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his apartment, TechCrunch has confirmed. A spokesman for the NYPD told us that

Vine co-founder plans to launch successor Byte in Spring 2019

Vine — the much loved and mourned short video hosting platform — will return, kind of, sort of. Co-creator Dom Hofmann announced on Twitter today that its spiritual successor is set to arrive next

HQ Trivia names new CEO and teases upcoming Wheel of Fortune-style game

HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll, formerly the company’s CTO, will take over as CEO. He’s replacing Rus Yusupov, who will now serve as HQ’s chief creative officer. According to Digiday, who fir

Vine co-founder halts development of its replacement, V2

There will be no “Vine 2” — at least for now. Trying to take on the giant social networks without external funding proved too tall a task for six-second video app Vine’s co-fou

Here’s how Vine replacement v2 will work

First, don't call it "Vine Two". Details are starting to emerge about v2, the forthcoming video app built to replace Vine by its former co-founder Dom Hofmann. TechCrunch has learned that v2 has begun

HQ Trivia is coming soon to Android

HQ Trivia is letting Android users pre-register for the live-streamed trivia game built by the makers of Vine, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. Pre-registering means you'll get notified the moment HQ Triv

Crunch Report | HQ Trivia, New App from Vine Founders

The former founders of Vine release their new app, "HQ Trivia," Alphabet is looking to turn Toronto into a model smart city and Magic Leap raises $502 million. All this on Crunch Report.

Vine’s founders are back with HQ, a live trivia game show app

"It's a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new." That's how former Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov describes his new trivia game show app HQ, which feels like Who Wa

Twitter says Vine users’ emails and phone numbers were exposed for a day, but weren’t misused

Twitter is alerting Vine users of a bug that exposed their email addresses and, in some cases, phone numbers to third parties. It’s also advising affected users to be cautious about an

Twitter just can’t let go of Vine, launches an online archive

Twitter just can’t seem to let go of Vine . The company announced last fall it would close the video-sharing community site and its accompanying mobile applications, which it then did just days

Crunch Report | Chelsea Manning to Be Freed in May

Chelsea Manning is going to be freed this May, Zoom video conferencing raises $100 million, Vine is shutting down -- today is the last day to grab your videos, Google Drive has been experiencing inter

Vine shuts off sharing, launches Vine Camera

Vine as we know it is dead. Today Twitter turned off sharing, liking, commenting and revining in Vine, and released its successor, Vine Camera, as an app update on iOS and Android. It has also discont

Twitter loops all videos under 6.5 seconds as Vine shrivels into a camera

Twitter itself will take Vine’s place as a social network for short videos. To prep for tomorrow’s Vine shutdown and rebirth as Vine Camera, Twitter now automatically loops all videos shor

Vine is shutting down, so don’t forget to export your videos today

As first announced back in October, Twitter is about to shut down its looping video app and social network, Vine. The company had originally implied it would pull the Vine app from the app stores, bu

Crunch Report | Medium in the Hot Seat

CES 2017 kicks off, Vine edges closer to its death, Medium is shifting strategies and streamlining and Netflix's upcoming Korean TV show. All this on Crunch Report.

Twitter confirms it will shutter Vine on January 17

Twitter announced last year that it will kill off Vine and relaunch it as a camera app, and now we know the exact date that will happen: January 17.

Vine won’t be removed from the app stores, will instead relaunch as “Vine Camera”

In October, Twitter announced it was shutting down Vine, its app that let users create and share 6-second looping videos. Today, the company says it won’t actually pull the Vine app from the app
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