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  • Wattpad moves into video with personal storytelling app, Raccoon

    Wattpad moves into video with personal storytelling app, Raccoon

    Wattpad, the social publishing platform behind apps for sharing original stories and chat fiction, is today venturing into video with the launch of a new app called Raccoon. Unlike its predecessors, Raccoon will focus on non-fiction video-based storytelling, with the goal of connecting people who want to create and watch stories that either entertain or inspire. While Raccoon still fits… Read More

  • Wattpad takes ‘chat fiction’ beyond text with launch of Tap Originals

    Wattpad takes ‘chat fiction’ beyond text with launch of Tap Originals

    Chat fiction apps are among some of the most popular in the App Store, thanks to their highly engaged, largely teenage to young adult fan base who enjoy reading thrilling stories told in the form of text messages. Today, one competitor in this space, Wattpad, is rolling out an upgrade to its chat stories to differentiate its app from others, and further addict its readers. The company is… Read More

  • Wattpad debuts Tap, an app for reading chat-style short stories

    Wattpad debuts Tap, an app for reading chat-style short stories

    A new mobile app called Tap, launching today, introduces a different way to read stories on your phone: as text message-like chats. The app is the latest from Wattpad, a social publishing platform for authors whose community now includes over 45 million readers worldwide, who visit its site or its flagship mobile app to read its nearly 250 million stories. With Tap, Wattpad is stepping… Read More

  • Universal plans to bring Wattpad stories to TV

    Universal plans to bring Wattpad stories to TV

    Social publishing platform Wattpad is making its biggest move into Hollywood yet thanks to a new deal with Universal Cable Productions. UCP is a TV production company owned by NBCUniversal — it’s produced shows including USA’s Mr. Robot, SyFy’s The Magicians and Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. As a result of the deal, the company plans to develop… Read More

  • Wattpad teams up with Turner and Tales from the Crypt

    Wattpad teams up with Turner and Tales from the Crypt

    Social publishing platform Wattpad is announcing one of the first partnerships as part of its new Wattpad Studios program — the company has struck a deal with Turner to help generate ideas for shows on Turner networks, starting with the upcoming Tales from the Crypt revival on TNT. Wattpad Studios head Aron Levitz said it’s too early to reveal all the details of the partnership, but… Read More

  • Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups Crunch Network

    Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups

    I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Toronto and learned there’s more to this city than Drake calling it home and the recent successes of their professional sports teams. We made one investment there in 2015 and the experience — with the company specifically and the city generally — has been overwhelmingly positive. Indeed, the city has all the markings of a world-class… Read More

  • Wattpad sets its sights on brands, publishers and Hollywood with Wattpad Studios

    Wattpad sets its sights on brands, publishers and Hollywood with Wattpad Studios

    Wattpad, a popular site where authors can share stories with readers, is announcing its broader ambitions with the launch of a new division called Wattpad Studios. The company describes Studios as a way for Wattpad to partner with the entertainment industry, and it said the new division will operate like the multi-channel networks that work with online video creators. Wattpad Studios builds… Read More

  • DC’s Vertigo Becomes The First Comics Publisher On Wattpad

    DC’s Vertigo Becomes The First Comics Publisher On Wattpad

    Attention comics fans: Social reading app Wattpad is giving you a new way to connect with your favorite publishers and writers. Well, one publisher and four writers initially — the publisher is Vertigo, which has enlisted Survivors’ Club writers Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen to launch their profiles today and share lists of their favorite horror movies. Gail Simone and Holly… Read More