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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

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

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. E

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

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

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 d
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