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YouTube founders’ brainchild, MixBit, launches as iOS app

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Several months ago, we reported that YouTube founders, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, were working on a new social video service called MixBit, which they were more than happy to tease.

Over the months, MixBit has gotten lost in our distant memories, but today it’s back and it looks quite appealing. MixBit has been launched officially in the form of an iOS application that records a 16 second video clip, with a twist. Unlike Vine and Instagram Video, MixBit allows you to edit and remix videos, making clips of up to an hour long. Videos are submitted anonymously and no comments are available making trolls all the more less and remixing so much better.

MixBit is backed by Google Ventures and Chen & Hurley have promised an Android version will become available in the Google Play store in the coming weeks.

Windows Phone users cry out as Instagram deletes photos uploaded by unofficial applications

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After months and months of constant bickering by Windows Phone users, and the use of a magnitude of different unofficial Instagram clients such as Instance and Hipstamatic’s Oggl, Instagram has started striking back at users who make use of unofficial Instagram clients by deleting such users’ uploads.

The move, albeit to combat spam uploads, has resulted in an outcry by Windows Phone users who have been crying for several months, begging the company to release a Windows Phone application. Nokia has even had a campaign in which they tried to bully Instagram into creating an official Instagram for Windows Phone application through #2InstaWithLove which failed miserably. Instagram has started deleted uploads by users that use unofficial Instagram clients, of which several are Windows Phone applications such as the popular Instance. Instagram officially noted that the deletions were caused by a change in their APIs that have been made to combat spam uploads on the service, all unofficial offerings seems to have been affected.

Instance’s creator, Daniel Gary, has taken to Twitter to calm disgruntled users down and promising a fix soon with the possibility of refunds being offered to users who purchased the application for their devices. Best to get an iPhone or Android device then, hey?

Facebook event shows off videos for Instagram, set to take on Vine with 15 second clips

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So, the rumours proved correct, Facebook today officially announced Video for Instagram, now available on Android and iOS. Just like the rumours were going on and on about this week, Instagram has in fact received a new feature allowing users to share short video clips.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 20th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Facebook supposedly taking on Vine with video support for Instagram tipped for Thursday

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Facebook’s announcement of that they will be unveiling a “big idea” this Thursday has brought along a lot of speculation as to what big blue has planned for us, some have suggested that they will be unveiling a Google Reader replacement while today news has started spreading, supposedly from insiders, that the company is bringing video sharing to Instagram, making it more competitive with Twitter’s more popular Vine.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

June 17th, 2013 at 5:36 pm