Vine founder plans ‘follow up’ service

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has announced plans for a “follow up” to the short-form video service, which was shut down by its parent company Twitter earlier this year. In a series of Tweets, Hofmann said he would work on this as a self-funded “outside project” separate from his work at his current company Interspace, which […]

Twitter to shut down Vine this month

Twitter has confirmed that it will shut down its short-form video sharing service Vine on January 17 and relaunch it as a camera app. The timing was confirmed in a Tweet posted by Vine, which said the Vine app will become Vine Camera – an app that will allow users to make 6.5 second looping […]

Twitter reportedly considering bids for Vine

Twitter has reportedly been approached by a number of potential buyers for Vine, the video sharing service it announced it was shutting down a week ago. According to Techcrunch, citing unnamed sources, Twitter has been approached by a number of potential buyers and could strike a deal soon. According to the report, Twitter has received […]

Vine co-founder launches new video service called Hype

Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov launched a new mobile video service in the same week that Twitter announced it was shutting down the short-form video app. Live video broadcasting service, Hype, launched on the App Store for iOS devices last week, just days before Twitter said it was pulling the plug on Vine. Hype lets users […]

Twitter extends length of Vine video clips, adds new functionality

Twitter is extending the length of videos allowed on its short video-clip service Vine and is launching new functionality to enhance the video viewing experience on the site. The social media site is extending the limit on video clips from 30 seconds to 140 seconds, matching the number of characters permitted in Tweets. Selected publishers […]

Twitter to up video efforts, hits 1.5 billion Vine loops per day

Twitter has revealed that it has “a lot more coming on the mobile video front” as the firm said that it now logs more than 1.5 billion Vine loops a day for its short video service. Speaking on the firm’s fourth quarter earnings call, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that the launch last week of […]

Twitter launched Vine Kids

Twitter has launched a child-friendly version of its mobile video service Vine. Vine Kids is available as an iOS app and is the result of a “hack week” project from early January. In a blog post announcing the launch, Vine said the new app means “kids can watch videos that are appropriate for a young […]

Snapchat moves into original series

A day after launching its editorial-driven app Discover, messaging service Snapchat has launched its first exclusive original series. SnapperHero, which comes from digital production company Astronauts Wanted and MSN Fullscreen in conjunction with US telco AT&T, will feature YouTube and Vine personalities playing superheroes. Video Game High School’s Freddie Wong is among those lined up […]

Twitter releases new-look site

Twitter has launched a new-look website for its mobile video service Vine, designed to make it easier for users to find and discover Vine videos on the web., which first launched as a website in January, now features an explore page, which features specific channels alongside trending tags and popular-now videos. Vine has also […]

Vine goes live on the web

Twitter’s mobile video service Vine has gone live on the web for the first time at The site will let Vine users view their home feed, view other Vine users’ profiles and like, comment, and share videos just as they can on Vine’s mobile apps. For the web version of the service, Vine has also […]