Reddit buys US TikTok rival Dubsmash

Forum site Reddit has acquired Dubsmash, the US-based TikTok competitor. Reddit, one of the top 20 visited websites in the world, said that the short-form video social platform Dubsmash will operate as a separate brand, but that it will integrate the app’s creation tools directly into reddit. The undisclosed deal represents Reddit’s latest serious foray […]

Reddit tests live broadcasting with ‘Reddit Public Access Network’

Social forum site Reddit has launched its first broadcasting tool. The site, which is the third most visited on the internet, announced the “Reddit Public Access Network” – r/pan – on a five day trial. It is believed that, should the trial become permanent, it could help Reddit take on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.  […]

Reddit adds native video in ‘rich content’ push

Social discussion website Reddit is adding new video functionality, allowing users to upload and share videos and gifs directly to the site. The move follows Reddit’s introduction of native image hosting last year and native video adverts earlier this year, and was by its own admission a “massive undertaking”. “Reddit is home to more than […]