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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

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

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&#821

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’ –

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, w

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.

Squeezing video blood from Twitter’s stone

After watching other social networks get rich off of video, Twitter’s tuning in. Brevity that inspires information density has always been what’s magical about Twitter . In 140 characters

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 an

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

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 posi

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

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

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
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